Connect with us



Here’s a follow-up on last week’s video on grip pressure to clear up a few things and give you more clarity on how grip pressure influences the golf swing!

Your Reaction?
  • 10
  • LEGIT3
  • WOW1
  • LOL2
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP6
  • OB0
  • SHANK11

Shawn Clement is the Director of the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre and a class A PGA teaching professional. Shawn Clement was a 2011 and 2015 Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year nominee and was also voted in the top 10 (tied with Martin Hall at No. 9) as most sought after teacher on the internet with 65 K subscribers on YouTube and 29 millions hits.



  1. ogo

    May 29, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    * * * crickets * * * ……….(as usual)

  2. ogo

    May 27, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I did it!!! I squeezed more and it happened!!! It’s magic I tell you… it’s magic!!!

  3. steve

    May 26, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Shawn… in your 2013 video – PREDICT PERFECT CONTACT EVERY TIME!… you mention grip pressure strength numbers from 1:50 to 2:05 minute marks.
    Could you do a Part 3 – Grip Pressures that quantifies grip pressures throughout the swing as you briefly did in this video? Thanks.

  4. steve

    May 25, 2018 at 10:38 pm


  5. Tom

    May 25, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I don’t understand why the commenters seem to analyze Mr Clement’s comments in their heads rather than going out on the range and seeing if what he says works. For me it seems to work. I’ve always thought you held the club at address as lightly, softly, as possible. That grip pressure would increase to an appropriate level by impact. My mind is changing on this. I am hitting the ball better with more hand pressure. Has anyone responding to Mr Clement’s comments actually tried what he suggests?

    • steve

      May 25, 2018 at 10:25 pm

      Fair enough, you’ve done something with your hands that seems to work for you. However, just squeezing the club handle is not valid instruction nor objective advice. Go ahead and try something and if it works for you great, but it’s not clear advice. It’s just “try it and you’ll like it” because it works for me! That’s plain stupid.

  6. steve

    May 25, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Shawn replies to questions on his youtube channel but he shuns legitimate questions that challenge the specifics of his grip pressure advice. GolfWRX should not give Clements a platform on this website unless he responds to legitimate questions here.

  7. Boyo

    May 25, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Seems like an instinctual thing to me….

    • ogo

      May 25, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      “..instinctive..”? How can you teach instinct which is an innate behavior?
      Behavior is instinctive if it is performed without being based upon prior experience, that is, in the absence of learning, and is therefore an expression of innate natural abilities. You either got it or you don’t!

  8. ogo

    May 24, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    youtube video not properly embedded by WRX staff… wonder why?

    • bryce

      May 27, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      Dang moderators reduce the number of characters allowed in comments and if you exceed that it goes to moderation. Wotta buncha wooses….

  9. steve

    May 24, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Shawn: — “…secure grip…” …. for a variety of swings and shots. Okay, but do you apply a strong grip pressure at address and hold it through the BS and DS… or do you apply various grip pressures as a reflex in response to the intensity of the kinetic chain flow of energy in the swing? Thanks.

    • steve

      May 24, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      Furthermore… the loading between the hands varies throughout the swing as it reverses several times before impact. The hands are subject to different leverages and grip pressure alternates in response. Are you advocating tight axial finger squeezing throughout regardless of changes in the BS and DS loadings? Thanks.

      • steve

        May 24, 2018 at 4:12 pm

        Also, does hand pressure differ between the hands or is it consistently equal throughout the swing? Both hands at “10”, or top hand at “10” and lower hand at say “7”? Or does the hand pressures fluctuate at different stages of the swing? Thanks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


WATCH: Try the “battering ram” drill to achieve ball-first contact



Yes, you heard me, one of the best drills we have is the battering ram drill. It is awesome for getting the relationship between body turn and arm swing correct, and improving your impact conditions. Enjoy the video, and hope this helps!

Your Reaction?
  • 12
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB0
  • SHANK12

Continue Reading


WATCH: The problem with swinging too far from the inside (Lesson of the Day)



In our all new “Lesson of the Day” video series with V1 Sports, we match a different GolfWRX member with a different V1 Sports instructor each day. It’s extremely important to both V1 Sports and GolfWRX to help golfers improve their games and shoot lower scores, and there’s no better way to do that than getting lessons. While we not only want to provide free lessons to select GolfWRX members, we want to encourage and inspire golfers to seek professional instruction. For instructions on how to submit your own video for a chance at getting a free lesson from a V1 Sports instructor as part of our Lesson of the Day series, CLICK HERE.

In today’s Lesson of the Day, V1 Sports Instructor John Hughes teaches GolfWRX Member Brandon Goodwin the importance of alignment, and why coming too far from the inside can be detrimental.

Hughes has more than 29 years of experience. He’s the golf coach to beginners, intermediates, elite juniors and amateurs, corporate executives, celebrities, mini tour and major tour winners. One of only 368 individuals who have earned the designation of PGA Master Professional, Hughes has the skills, knowledge, experience, and passion to provide you an opportunity to experience the absolute best golf lesson you will ever have, as well as assist you in reaching your potential. For more, check out his website here.

Enjoy the video lesson below!

Your Reaction?
  • 46
  • LEGIT7
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT2
  • FLOP2
  • OB0
  • SHANK32

Continue Reading


GolfWRX’s Top-3 Women’s Polo Shirts from the 2018 PGA Fashion Show in Vegas



GolfWRX’s fashion expert Jordan Madley picks out the top 3 women’s golf polos from the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show in Las Vegas recently. Enjoy the video below!

Your Reaction?
  • 14
  • LEGIT9
  • WOW8
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP2
  • OB1
  • SHANK15

Continue Reading