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#1 generally john

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:37 PM

I looking to go from a weak grip to neutral. What sort of troubles did you come up against?


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#2 SomedayScratch

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:18 PM

None, going from a weakish/neutral grip to a slightly strong grip was the most effective and best change in my golf game in my life.

I hope you experience the same. No guarantees, but I hope.

Edited by SomedayScratch, 13 February 2018 - 04:18 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:11 PM

firs...t Mr. Olazabal....why are you changing your grip to begin with ?????

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:57 PM

 seve1972, on 13 February 2018 - 05:11 PM, said:

firs...t Mr. Olazabal....why are you changing your grip to begin with ?????
I got issues with losing long clubs and driver right and not much power. It's also causing other issues in my swing

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:58 PM

 SomedayScratch, on 13 February 2018 - 04:18 PM, said:

None, going from a weakish/neutral grip to a slightly strong grip was the most effective and best change in my golf game in my life.

I hope you experience the same. No guarantees, but I hope.
What my hope is. Any tips besides getting lots of reps in to getting comfortable with it?


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:30 PM

I was going to ask a similar question as for some unknown reason my grip migrated from strongish to weak which resulted in  an open clubface and poor strike with some shanking thrown in for good measure. I realized I went front 2 1/2 to 1 knuckle and my right hand went from v pointing at shoulder to nose. When I switched back neutral to closed clubface and strike returned.

What changes to swing mechanics are needed migrating within the spectrum? In other words if one had a decent pattern with a neutral grip but for whatever reason wanted a weak or strong grip what other changes would be required?

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:20 PM

Actually was just noticing that my grip had also migrated to a very weak grip. So one of the things I am focusing going into this season is going to the strong side again.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:57 AM

I have a strong grip, I have tried changing to a weaker one.  I feel I lose too much power in my swing.
My left hand is thru the fingers diagonally (no club in palm) thumb is pressed down on shaft and retracted and right hand is similar to a baseball grip with index finger trigger and thumb on the outside.  Right hand pad kind of cups over left thumb.
It's a Leadbetter approved grip mostly.  I think he likes interlocking pinkee.
It's good some days and not so good others.  But could be anything , so many factors involved.

Edited by BB28403, 14 February 2018 - 12:59 AM.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:57 AM

A stronger right hand gets your elbow in a better place at address, which allows you to "get in the slot" or "hit from the inside" for all you buzz word fanatics out there...

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:38 AM

 SomedayScratch, on 14 February 2018 - 09:57 AM, said:

A stronger right hand gets your elbow in a better place at address, which allows you to "get in the slot" or "hit from the inside" for all you buzz word fanatics out there...
I'm drooling thinking about it


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