Stop Slicing Now – The Grip

Grip1 No fundamental is more significant to immediate success than a square club face at impact. The 3 knuckle (strong) grip position will help influence club face rotation and forward shaft lean that will lead to better swing path (inside-out) alignments. a good grip is one that fits the individual swing. As a student of the game you will likely experience various grip positions, primarily it will be based on your swing shape and ball flight characteristics. Your grip maybe the first or last adjustment and is relative to your ball flight. In other words your ball flight pattern will tell you when to strengthen or weaken your grip. Without grip adjustments one has no chance as a developing player to build a consistent game. Conversely, if you develop the correct grip the doorway is open for success.

LEFT HAND HOLD…There are THREE PRESSURE POINTS in the hands that monitor the position the club head and the speed of the club head. These three pressure points allow the mind to determine where the club head is located throughout the swing and how fast the club head is traveling during the swing. The mind then coordinates the motions of the body to achieve the necessary rhythm of the golf swing. The FIRST PRESSURE POINT in the left hand is THE HEEL PAD. THE LAST THREE FINGERS OF THE LEFT HAND WEDGE THE BUTT OF THE CLUB INTO THE HEEL PAD.

The heel pad pressure downward senses the cocking and uncocking of the left wrist and sends this information to the brain.

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Grip3 Neutral Position

The left thumb should sit MORE ON TOP of the grip, slightly to the right of center so that you are able to see the first two knuckles.  The “V” formed between your thumb and index finger should be compact and point towards your right shoulder.

Strong Position

Set both thumbs to the right of the center line of your club showing your three big knuckles on the top hand

 

 

 

 

Grip4 THE RIGHT HAND

In the right hand the hold should be primarily across the fingers.  There are TWO PRESSURE POINTS in the right hand.The FIRST AN EXTENSION OF THE RIGHT FOREARM THROUGH THE RIGHT HEEL PAD. This point fits on the back of the left thumb; the left thumb fits into the life line of the right palm. The right heel pad presses onto the back of the left thumb.

This point has two functions:
FIRST, it senses the bending of the right wrist and sends this information to the brain.

SECOND, the Extensor Action of the left arm. As long as the right heel pad exerts a slight pressing action against the left thumb away from the left shoulder, the left arm will always remain extended. With this slight

pressing action, there is never any tension in the left arm. The left arm will always retain the same radius around the left shoulder from start up, through the backswing and impact, because of this extensor action.

The SECOND PRESSURE POINT in the right hand is the first knuckle of the right index finger. The knuckle of the right index finger presses into the rear of the grip right behind the clubface sweet spot.

This is one of THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THE GOLF SWING.

This pressure point monitors the position and the speed of the club head. The brain senses this position and speed of the club head, Tells the hips when to begin their forward rotation and how fast they need to rotate so that the swing achieves the proper rhythm.

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