Is your golf grip strong, neural or weak?

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Scott Rushing
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Is your golf grip strong, neural or weak?

So I read an article which suggested that if you were to visit the practice range at any tour event, 8 out of every 10 golfers would have a strong grip. I play mostly a neutral grip unless I'm trying to hit something specific, but what about you guys? I may experiment with a stronger grip on the range and how it feels. I've had a little more trouble lately keeping my drives in the fairway though I think that's as much lack of play and practice as anything.

scomac
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I play what I call a neutral

I play what I call a neutral grip, but I'm sure some would call week. I used to use a much stronger grip, but it caused me to have an inconsistent release that would lead to blocked shots. The instructor I had at the time weakened my grip and that magically got the club face back to square almost automatically so I've stuck with that ever since. Needless to say, I don't draw the ball -- ever -- but, I can cut it at will even to the point of working it around trees and such even while using SGI type irons.

DocT
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I have a neutral grip, and

I have a neutral grip, and feel more comfortable with this type of grip.

Practice like you play. Play like you practice.

I don't normally hit a sand wedge 170 yards. But when I do, it's from a greenside bunker.

Aimee
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grip

mostly neutral, but a little more weak on long irons/hybrid. One lesson instructor told me weakening grip on long irons would help club face position issue on backswing. And for some reason it seems to help prevent hooking my hybrid. But it's really a very slight adjustment, like maybe a half a knuckle.

It's not how...it's how many

Scott Rushing
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Going to be in the high 50s

tomorrow and Monday. Planning to play Monday, at one of the top 10 hardest courses in the US, Tot Hill Farm. Which is probably dumb given how little I've played recently. So i'm heading to the range tomorrow (only supposed to be about 38 today) to work on the swing and may trip a slightly stronger grip for the driver and see how it does. Have to find the fairway at this course!

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DON
2 knuckle grip mostly here

I mostly usee a Neutral grip with 2 knuckles showing on my left hand. I do use a somewhat stronger grip with my driver, as it prevents me from hitting a big fade to the right when hitting the driver. All other clubs I use the neutral grip and get a straight ball flight if not a slight draw especially with the shorter irons.

Most golfers that Slice the ball would be well advised to try a stronger grip. I was able to correct one golfers slice with a simple change of his grip. I had him setup the SAME way he normally did, and then had him change his grip to a stronger one, and then hit the ball as usual. HIs ball flight was Straight for the first time, and it went LEFT into the trees. On the second try I had him Align his body to the fairway instead of way left like it did the first time, and the second ball went right down the middle of the fairway with NO slicd in sight. Problems solved in two swings with a simple grip change. A life long slice was gone with one little change.

Don

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Scott Rushing
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Yeah, for some players simple

Yeah, for some players simple changes like that can have very positive effects.  Grip pressure is also another adjustment I play with.  If I need to hit a fade, right now I take my same setup but I grip the club a little firmer with my left hand so it doesn't roll over and usually I can hit a nice little fade. 

 

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DON
Same idea for a draw

The same idea can work for a draw as well. Using a lighter grip pressure can allow a golfer to hit a little draw, and it's for the same reason, you close the club face a little sooner.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.