Excerpted from The Front Nine: Nine Fundamentals of Golf that Will Improve Your Marriage by Roger and Becky Tirabassi
If you are among golf's devoted, then you already know that this particular sport teaches many lessons
Fundamental #1: Loosen your grip
Those of us who have held on to a golf club too tightly know from experience that this can cause several undesirable results: loss of distance, slower club head speed, and a ball that is apt to fly in the wrong direction. Though it seems that a tight grip would bring more power and control, it usually produces a shorter drive.
When you loosen your grip, your swing becomes more natural and relaxed, the club head goes naturally into proper positions, and you'll experience every golfer's dream
A "loose grip" in marriage can mean eliminating critical comments or refraining from asserting your preferred style into your spouse's method of doing things. As you see the freedom that comes with a loosened grip, you'll be encouraged and motivated to let your spouse develop strengths, pursue dreams, and overcome obstacles!
Loosening your grip is a matter of paying close attention to your spouse's personality and strengths and of being an encourager rather than tightening the grip of control that squelches a healthy relationship.