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Position of right thumb (on top or on the side)


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I don't think it really matters as long as it feels good. Like the putting grip there are many variations that work for different people. From a mechanical standpoint I have always read that the left thumb should sit on top of the club because it gives more control.

 

I remember David Leadbetter showing a grip check method in which he held the club in his left hand and released all his fingers but his index and thumb. Then he said if the club falls out of your hand you aren't placing the thumb properly. The way he demonstrated had his thumb right on top.

 

Hope that makes sense.

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I'm sorry jport, I though you wanted to know the position of the left thumb :). Now the right is a different story. I think there is even more variations with the right then the left and it all depends on the strength of grip you play. Most people move it to the left of the grip if they like a weaker grip or prefer working a draw, while others will keep it to the right for a stronger grip or a fade.

 

Anyway here is a picture of David Leadbetter's training grip he sells through Golf Pride. I would assume that he would use the most fundamental location.

 

 

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