There is a common misconception when it comes to gripping and ripping with a golf club. Many golfers think that the tighter you can hold your grip, the longer the golf ball will travel. This simply isn’t true. Try loosening your grip some and watch how far the ball will fly.
You have to be able to find that happy medium between a grip that is much too tight, and a grip that is much too loose. Gripping the club too loosely will cause you to lose shot control, and may also result in the golf club flying out of your hands.
A great place to practice your grip during shots is the driving range. Take a bucket of balls out and test some different grip styles. Once you find that perfect grip tightness, you will notice quite a difference in not only the way a ball jumps off your club, but also the length that the ball will travel