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We have all heard that “good golf begins with a good grip,” but all too often information on how to grip the club lacks personalization. In a series of Instant Swing Fixes, I will be going through all areas of the golf swing to help golfers personalize the scientific information that leads to these conclusions of how to best swing a golf club.

First up is this 5-minute show on Grip Types: Neutral, Weak, Strong and how they affect the rotation of the club. Next up will be “Face Squaring” followed by “Methods of Taking Your Grip.”

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Michael Jacobs is the Director of Instruction at X Golf School and the owner of Jacobs 3D. He's was recently named on the of the 50 Best Golf Teachers in America by Golf Digest (2017-2018). He's also a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher in America, a Golf Digest Best Young Teacher in America, and the 2012 Metropolitan Section PGA Teacher of the Year. Jacobs is also the author of two books and the only golf professional to ever design his own golf research software program.

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  1. engineer bob

    Jul 20, 2018 at 12:31 am

    What utter total rubbish! You can’t define torques with descriptive rotations; you must determine how the torques are applied or imposed. Sasho may respond intelligently, but you and BrianM struggle to explain what you don’t really understand. It’s so obvious.

    • ogo

      Jul 20, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Not only rubbish, also incorrect drawings. The alpha, beta, gamma torques are NOT represented as X,Y and Z force vectors shown on the golf club. This is what you get when ball beaters fail as pro golfers and become teachers trying to explain physics… stoopid!!!

      • Josh

        Jul 22, 2018 at 12:36 am

        Don’t get me wrong this is still dumb but I think those are axes not vectors? Dumb Dumb Dumbbbb

        • alas

          Jul 24, 2018 at 12:30 am

          Alpha, beta and gamma torques are listed as X, Y, and Z… and then the axes are shown as the same. Are they vectors or axes? What gives?

  2. Larry

    Jul 17, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Be nice if he’d have shown better pictures of the 3 grip types. The angles in the video make it really hard for me to understand the differences.

    • ogo

      Jul 20, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      Jacobs is confused in his ignorance of physics while trying to explain how it applies to the golf grip and swing. He and Manzella are frauds… soooo obvious.

    • alas

      Jul 24, 2018 at 12:32 am

      He’s confused too, likely because he made the video on the run… after scribbling some nonsense on the chalk board to make him look scientifically savvy. Wotta scammer …..!

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