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Post by McLaren on Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:57 am

First topic message reminder :

I am sure many of you watch Rick Shiels on Youtube, well in his most recent video about improvements over the summer he suggests it is a good idea to list the three things you hate most about your game and work on them over the winter.

Here is the video if you want to watch it.




My list would be

1. Constantly fighting a hook on drives.

2. Coming out the shot and catching iron shots on the bottom half of the club. (I think due to poor footwork)

3. Very poor ball striking with my long irons compared to the shorter ones.



What would yours be?
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Post by super_realist on Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:50 pm

Says who?
I know guys who have a baseball grip and another who is cack handed and both are comfortable Cat 1 golfers. There is no "best" method for everyone. It's whatever suits.


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Post by navyblueshorts on Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:42 pm

SetupDeterminesTheMotion wrote:
navyblueshorts wrote:
SetupDeterminesTheMotion wrote:
McLaren wrote:


My list would be

1. Constantly fighting a hook on drives.

2. Coming out the shot and catching iron shots on the bottom half of the club.  (I think due to poor footwork)

3. Very poor ball striking with my long irons compared to the shorter ones.



What would yours be?

Those are mine also.
1. Due to grip , not being in the fingers
2. exactly
3. No idea what causes this, probably trying to hit it to hard & losing tempo.
Hmmm. Unless I'm very much mistaken, having your grip such that the club is more in your fingers will exacerbate a hook tendency.

What ?

Your club is supposed to be in your fingers, not in the palm of your hand.

This allows the club to release much better.
:sigh: Yes. Maybe I didn't interpret your point 1, above, correctly. Do you mean you're hooking due to it not being in the fingers enough? If so, that's bunkum. Yes, you should have the grip so it's into your fingers, but if it's too much you're asking for a hook, or to make a hook worse. It's a balance, clearly, but if you're too much in the fingers, it'll make a hook worse.
As for this mythical 'release', people worry about it too much. Given the speed and momentum at impact, hands will always 'release' unless actively restrained.
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Post by McLaren on Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:49 pm

Navy

I pro told me once that most hook/slice grips are due to how far your grip manipulates your hands away from roughly how they would sit if you just let them hang in front of you. Although a really palmy grip would seem a bit ham fisted and would surely cause issues of its own?

If the finger grip entices a flip at impact I could see how overdoing it would cause a hook.
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Post by MontysMerkin on Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:54 pm

Amazing how thickness of grip can have an effect as well. My old mans got hands like shovels and has extra jumbo grips, nightmare to play with (both him and the grips!). Find I fade the ball a lot more using his phattys.
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Post by SetupDeterminesTheMotion on Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:55 pm

Check here :

http://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/videos/golf-swing-tips/step-by-step-guide-to-the-perfect-golf-grip

Simples.
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Post by navyblueshorts on Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:07 pm

SetupDeterminesTheMotion wrote:Check here :

http://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/videos/golf-swing-tips/step-by-step-guide-to-the-perfect-golf-grip

Simples.
Yes, that's fine. However if you get it more into the fingers than that sort of thing, you'll accentuate a hook.....which was what I was saying.
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