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Why did this grip change work so well ?

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Used2PlayALotUsed2PlayALot Members  336WRX Points: 101Posts: 336 Greens
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With my left hand, I have a neutral to strong grip.

With my right hand, I have been using a weak grip. Meaning I wrap it over towards the left side, towards ball target.

Today, I didn't wrap the right hand over as much. Made it more neutral.

This had an immediate effect on my driver. Was hitting the drive straighter and farther.

I think this also made for better iron shots too. I will experiment with this at the range tomorrow.




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  • juststevejuststeve Members  5330WRX Points: 642Posts: 5,330 Titanium Tees
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    It worked because you put your hands more in balance with each other. The picture at the bottom of your post show a very good grip. I hope its yours.

    Steve

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  • Muskiegolfer17Muskiegolfer17 OhioMembers  16WRX Points: 21Handicap: 1.3Posts: 16 Bunkers
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    I'd say that making the right hand neutral or stronger than before will allow you to hinge easier at the top so that could be the reason. I am by no means an expert though!

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  • dsmildsmil Members  579WRX Points: 91Posts: 579 Golden Tee
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    What has your typical miss been? What does your lead wrist look like at the top of the backswing. There is a lot of information out there about matching your grip with your lead wrist position at the top of the backswing. Strong grips working better with cupped position at the top, neutral position working better with neutral position at the top, and weak grips working better with a bowed position at the top. Aside from this, you are talking about previously combining a neutral/strong left hand with a weak right hand, which I doubt is usually recommended.

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  • davep043davep043 Members  5325WRX Points: 2,498Handicap: 6.3Posts: 5,325 Titanium Tees
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    "Aside from this, you are talking about previously combining a neutral/strong left hand with a weak right hand, which I doubt is usually recommended."

    This is what I wondered in the OP. To me, the right hand fits naturally over the left, so the base of the left thumb is pretty much aligned with the lifeline of the right hand. It seems to me that if the hands aren't kind of "unified" that way, it could cause issues with the way the wrists flex. I'm no expert, but I'd want the hands working together, not fighting one another.

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  • dsmildsmil Members  579WRX Points: 91Posts: 579 Golden Tee
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    You're right. I'm curious to know how this is even possible. I think we usually focus on the grip of the lead hand and then the other hand just goes into place with that.

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  • tthomasgolfer605tthomasgolfer605 Members  186WRX Points: 91Handicap: ProPosts: 186 Fairways
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    A weak right hand grip can get your shoulders more open and weight too far left at setup. The grip change most likely got you in a better position to strike it correctly.

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