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The Young Jordan Speith comes to mind

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> @TLUBulldogGolf said: > (Quote) > > > > > I don't know if this is 100% true. I think now it's very difficult to turn a driver over with a controllable ball flight beca

I know he's not PGA Tour but Euro Tour's Rafael Cabrera-Bello has a weak grip I think. I think Charles Howell's is neutral/slightly weak? That is a tough one. Can't think of many

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[quote name='adamthegolfer' timestamp='1433215578' post='11671966']
I know most guys on tour in the 70's and earlier gripped the club with a pretty weak grip, but it seems that over the years the grip styles on tour have gotten gradually stronger. Who is still using a weak grip today? Only two I can think of is Rickie Fowler and Woody Austin.
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A weak grip was a little more common back then, but not the norm.

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[quote name='adamthegolfer' timestamp='1433215578' post='11671966']
I know most guys on tour in the 70's and earlier gripped the club with a pretty weak grip, but it seems that over the years the grip styles on tour have gotten gradually stronger. Who is still using a weak grip today? Only two I can think of is Rickie Fowler and Woody Austin.
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A weak grip was a little more common back then, but not the norm.
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Back in the days of balata balls and tiny headed persimmon drivers the dreaded hook was far more destructive and therefore feared, so most pros played a weaker grip to make it easier to hit a fade. The modern bomb and gouge is more suited to a draw so stronger grips are more common on tour. Modern drivers and balls make it much easier to control a right to left ball flight than the old days.

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[quote name='John L.' timestamp='1433236183' post='11672824']
[quote name='adamthegolfer' timestamp='1433215578' post='11671966']
I know most guys on tour in the 70's and earlier gripped the club with a pretty weak grip, but it seems that over the years the grip styles on tour have gotten gradually stronger. Who is still using a weak grip today? Only two I can think of is Rickie Fowler and Woody Austin.
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A weak grip was a little more common back then, but not the norm.
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Back in the days of balata balls and tiny headed persimmon drivers the dreaded hook was far more destructive and therefore feared, so most pros played a weaker grip to make it easier to hit a fade. The modern bomb and gouge is more suited to a draw so stronger grips are more common on tour. Modern drivers and balls make it much easier to control a right to left ball flight than the old days.
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I don't know if this is 100% true. I think now it's very difficult to turn a driver over with a controllable ball flight because it tends to knuckle and that flight can end up anywhere. Fades go just as far anyways if you hit it correctly, which pretty much all pros do. The longest guys on tour like DJ and Bubba are really not drawers strictly.

As far as guys on TOUR, Rod Pampling is the the person that came to mind when I thought of weak grips.

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> I don't know if this is 100% true. I think now it's very difficult to turn a driver over with a controllable ball flight because it tends to knuckle and that flight can end up anywhere. Fades go just as far anyways if you hit it correctly, which pretty much all pros do. The longest guys on tour like DJ and Bubba are really not drawers strictly.

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> As far as guys on TOUR, Rod Pampling is the the person that came to mind when I thought of weak grips.

 

Bubba's predominant ballflight w/driver is a fade. He doesn't like to draw the driver. But he'll move it both ways w/irons.

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Jon Rahm......pretty weak left hand. Spieth and Matsuyama are also correct answers.

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> Back in the days of balata balls and tiny headed persimmon drivers the dreaded hook was far more destructive and therefore feared, so most pros played a weaker grip to make it easier to hit a fade. The modern bomb and gouge is more suited to a draw so stronger grips are more common on tour. Modern drivers and balls make it much easier to control a right to left ball flight than the old days.

 

 

Right you are, the rotational swing at today's all out speeds demands a strong grip to hold on to the [email protected] thing.

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Mickelson has a 1970s swing with a 1970s Uber weak/neutral grip..

Heck, his chip grip is dang near past mid line (On the weak side)

 

 

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Good call on Mickelson. Not only is his grip very neutral/weak, I've also read he grips the club so softly that he has zero calluses and doesn't wear out gloves. And it makes sense if you think about how much hand release and clubface rotation his swing demands. Definitely from the old school. It's my opinion that he would be much more accurate and effective off the tee if he was playing in the persimmon era. It's tough to get the clubface rotation he needs with the modern titanium drivers.

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No sure I agree with this. Some of the longest hitters with the strongest grips predominately play a fade. DJ comes to mind

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What most call a weak grip is just neutral. Ams with a slice strengthen to the point of absurdity to try to not leak it right. And end up with a two way miss. Only time I see the need for a strong left hand is when wanting to hit a hook around a tree. Otherwise neutral with a good hard turn will net straighter shots.

 

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