.. If you are gripping the club correctly, the "V" joint of the left hand should be pointing to the left shoulder .. (pulled from a source on the internet)
I am annoyed.
Well, actually relieved.
But I should be annoyed.
I have spent twenty years trying to weaken my left hand to prevent hooking because a strong left hand grip "was a contributer to hooking". ("The hook is in the left hand" idea). My goal was to have the V in the left hand point to between the left shoulder and head. Phrased another way, I wanted the back of my left wrist to face the target.
I'm not "blaming anyone" and when I learned the idea of avoid too strong a left hand, I can't say my understanding of the golf swing was beyond a few cover articles in Golf Digest. What I will say ... is that avoiding a strong left hand was actively encouraged 20 years ago. Of course, now there is Dustin Johnson !
I can't wait to love my strong left hand again. (as bad as that sounds)
I wonder if a strong left hand grip will feel like someone else is gripping my shaft (sorry, couldn't resist).
Q: Can anyone trace back to when a stronger left hand was starting to be encouraged ?
I suspect if you tracked PGA players grip over the last 50 years, you would see a significant trend in a strengthening on their left hands. Anyone want to guess what are the driving forces at play here ? Where there any pivotal events that contributing to a stronger left hand [pun unintended] ?
I think "what is neutral" has changed so much in 20 years that weak today is neutral from 20 years ago !