One fault I have is "re-gripping." Essentially one loosens their left hand grip in the back swing. Typically the clubface becomes shut and then one re-tightens the grip on the down swing. The result is duck hooks or, at best, low hooking shots. Fast forward to Saturday. I was somewhat amazed at my ball striking while at the same time being thoroughly soaked while playing 6 holes in a steady rain. I think, in an effort to maintain a hold on the wet grip with my wet glove and right hand, I gave the club a more even and continuous grip. No shut face duck hooks. Lots of solidly hit slight draws or fades.
No, I don't recommend playing in the rain or wetting down one's grips and glove/hands. It did get me thinking about inconsistent grip pressure as possibly being a source of my poor ball striking of late.
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I don't know about playing in the rain but today the course was about as soaked as I have ever played in. I was taken by surprise as I was out of town all week and apparently it poured twice. Had several balls plug. Most interesting, I just read an article about how it is easier to make a ball spin in the rain. Sure enough, I had 3-4 shots dance backwards. Cool, if only lucky.
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