If you have a "Godfather" grip -- too strong -- your hands are to the right of a balanced position on the club handle. The result: a serious hook. In this case about 40 Yards!

If your hands have wandered left of the balanced position -- too weak -- you'll slice it all day long.

Your swing could be perfect, alignment spot on, weight distribution extraordinary. But if your grip has slipped -- right or left -- you will try to compensate, which will make it worse ... and you'll end up with sore muscles.

Check out this tip on the grip and save yourself some grief.

Enjoy the game again,

-- Steve