In a recent poll of Top 100 Teachers, 81percent acknowledged that the grip is one of the first things they work on with newstudents. I'm not suprised. Most golfers seethe grip as simple grab the handle andsqueeze. But there's a lot more to it, andmaking even the slightest error can haveserious ramifications in your swing. (Bythe way, the 19 percent who said their students'grips don't need work admitted tocoaching only pro players. See a pattern?)By Eric Alpenfels, Pinehurst Golf Academy In a recent poll of Top 100 Teachers, 81 percent acknowledged that the grip is one of the first things they work on with new students. I'm not surprised. Most golfers see the grip as simple — grab the handle and squeeze. But there's a lot more to it, and making even the slightest error can have serious ramifications in your swing. (By the way, the 19 percent who said their students' grips don't need work admitted to coaching only pro players. See a pattern?)If you're concerned about your grip, then follow these simple steps. This is the method we teach at the Pinehurst Golf Academy, and it's sequenced to set your hands in the correct positions and avoid the most common grip errors. It's a 5-second procedure that will give you the power and control you've been missing.