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A sound and secure grip will set the stage for the purest striking in golf on all levels.
Your shots will feel better, sound better, look better better; your abilities to work the ball higher, lower, fade with compression and draw with penetrating trajectories will all improve.

Maybe your shots won’t end up looking like Cameron Champ’s, but an exploration of the grip in general, and how he holds the club in particular, will help your game.

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Shawn Clement is the Director of the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre and a class A PGA teaching professional. Shawn Clement was a 2011 and 2015 Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year nominee and was also voted in the top 10 (tied with Martin Hall at No. 9) as most sought after teacher on the internet with 65 K subscribers on YouTube and 29 millions hits.

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    Dec 7, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    That grip parallel to the base of the fingers looks horrible imo.

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