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Always was taught over the club , anything fundamentally wrong with placing it on the shaft 

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Makes me almost want to pick up a club to make sure I'm doing it right.  Thanks Monte!

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3 hours ago, MonteScheinblum said:

Thx 

Driver 9* Titleist Tsi3 BLK 6x tipped 1”  45.5” C2 3w Tsi3 15* B1 Ventus Red 9x tipped 2" 43”2i 19.5* T-MB AD DI 105x (Tipped 2.5”)  Sans 2i R15 5w Fit on Pro 95XX (tipped 2.5”)Titleist MB 620 3-PW (47* PW) Tour Issue X100s (HSx1) lie angle 620mb std specs + .25 to .5” Vokey Wedge Works Sm8 D grind 54(@53*) bounce 12* | custom grind leading edge relief w/ Nippon 125 x + 1” lie angle 63* Sm8 K grind 58(@59*) low bounce 6* | custom grind heel relief w/ Nippon 125 x + 1” lie angle 63 | Bettinardi BB8 tri sole - 70* Lie angle 2* of loft Super Stroke GT 1.0
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Steve Elkington's book "Five Fundamentals of Golf" has one of the best written instruction on the grip.

 

He mention "if he had to have one operation done to improve my golf, I'd have the Doctor sew my forefingers to my thumbs".Pic below shows it as Monte describes - no gap in that V (on either hand actually). In the book he shows a black marker pen dot on his thumb - to the side of the thumb, which is where that thumb makes contact with the grip.... NOT the ball of the thumb (again, see below)

 

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A search throws up a pdf of his chapter on the grip

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ruralgolfer/skills/five-fundamentals-book/Grip.pdf

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Saw this Johnny Miller lesson series the other night. so i pass on the info regarding grip and right thumb. 

 

 

 

The first 4 minutes are the ones for grip, so check there.  He does mention specifically the right thumb and the location options and results. The long right  thumb down the shaft vs the right thumb wrapped around the shaft do give different results.

 

Johnny mentions John Daly and Daly's right thumb position, wrapped round the shaft.  I tried this and found good drives for that day.  No problem adjusting as it's all in the set-up, not in the  motion.  Anyway, Johnny's discussion of grip technique and the shots that we see are interesting.  

 

 

 

 

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