What grip (overlap vs. interlock) did Ben Hogan endorse?

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ccnp123ccnp123 Members  1WRX Points: 0Posts: 1
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I've recently come across some conflicting information and I'm SURE <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> the community here would have the answer...<br />
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I "read" Ben Hogans "Five Lessons" book ...where the book quotes "I experimented next with the interlocking grip, and at length - I must have been about 15 at the time - I finally arrived at the overlapping grip. I recognized quickly this was the best of all grips..."<br />
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However, at this time ( July 12th 2014, 2:01AM), the Wikipedia page for Ben Hogan states: "Also, the interlocking grip is the best technique because it allows the hands to act as one unit. The following describes the perfect golf grip in the eyes of Mr. Hogan:". This is the last sentence in the first paragraph of the "The Grip" section of the page.<br />
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At this time, I believe the Wikipedia statement is incorrect. I am assuming that the text from the Five Lessons site (posted first) is straight from his book (which I have not read in the flesh). It would seem that the Wikipedia text, which is NOT a quote, incorrectly states which grip Ben Hogan thought was the "best" grip.<br />
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I simply ask the community here for the truth... did Ben Hogan advocate the Overlapping or Interlocking grip?
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  • tjamestjames Members  71WRX Points: 0Posts: 71
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    strong first post......
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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,191Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/to_become_senile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':to_become_senile:' /> I say he used a 10 finger grip...2 inch space between each hand
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  • roundersmittyroundersmitty Members  1147WRX Points: 107Posts: 1,147 Platinum Tees
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    If it was on wikipedia, it must be 100% fact. Maybe cross handed is the best grip...but nobody ever really gave it a chance........
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    I am sure he would say a full cord is the best. Hahaha
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  • mdgboxxmdgboxx Put lipstick on a pig - - - it's still a pig Members  5282WRX Points: 205Posts: 5,282 Titanium Tees
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    moehogan wrote:
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    [Mod Edit] Link removed<br />
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    Just a heads-up.<br />
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    My Bitdefender blocked a dangerous spam/virus on that page.<br />
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  • lonestar48lonestar48 Members  189WRX Points: 0Posts: 189
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    Watch the Coleman video on YouTube...at the end, there is a close up of him taking his grip on the club.
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  • tembolo1284tembolo1284 Boom Boom Banned  20715WRX Points: 1Handicap: BeefPosts: 20,715 Titanium Tees
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    moehogan wrote:
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    That's an awesome picture.
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  • willard1523willard1523 Members  165WRX Points: 45Posts: 165 Bunkers
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    So was his right thumb on the club at all?
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  • moehoganmoehogan Members  1115WRX Points: 167Posts: 1,115 Platinum Tees
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    So was his right thumb on the club at all?<br />
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    Not much, but that's because he has the handle so deep into his right forefinger. He's pressuring the grip ABOVE the middle knuckle of that finger ... makes it easier for the right hand to work UNDER through the strike.
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    Sure SVS is pissed that this guy's first post was allowed in here lol.
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  • tembolo1284tembolo1284 Boom Boom Banned  20715WRX Points: 1Handicap: BeefPosts: 20,715 Titanium Tees
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    His grip is still one of the most elegant i've ever seen. His physical grip he put on the steel and the way he put his hands on the club.
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