Compressing the ball has to do with letting the right hand get in the passenger seat when holding the club. I say ‘Hold’, because that’s what we need to think when using the club, not ‘Grip’. ‘Grip’ has a firm rigid connotation, while hold has a soft athletic connotation for most.
If we start with our hands and arms relaxed, yet ready, we are more apt to make a fluid and athletic move. Holding the club right is simple: use the last three fingers in the left hand to secure the top of the golf club. Next, use the middle two fingers on the right hand to attach the right hand for its ride.
Here’s the drill:
1)Hit 1 balls with the left hand only.
2)Hit 1 ball with both hands, yet let the right hand come off on the follow through.
3)Hit 1 ball with both hands. Let the left hand drive the club, and the right hand check out the scenery along the way!