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  • Neutral vs Strong grip and pinky position

    Hi everyone,

    I have recently taken on a more neutral grip due to a slight slice that came out of nowhere with my irons. The neutral grip fixed about 5-10 of the following rounds. I seem to have taken on this weird mentality re: where the pinky of my left hand is supposed to sit (right handed golfer). Is that pinky supposed to be wrapped firmly around the club, or gently laid against the side? Last round I suddenly lost ability to make contact with my irons, and Im wondering if this is has anything to do with it.

    Also - i've taken lessons and dont have the time to do this right now. I have a clublink membership so most of my practice is hitting the range pre-round and on the course.

    Thanks

  • #2
    the pinky is held tight against the grip
    Last edited by bl8d; Oct 12, 2018, 10:25 AM.
    Things change.

    Ping i25, PWR75 s
    Ping i25 3w Accra Tour Z LS M4
    Ping i25 5w PWR75s
    Ping ISI 3-pw Z-z65
    Ping ISI W2, W3
    Cal i-Trax

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bl8d View Post
      the pinky is held tight against the grip
      +1 the pinky keeps grip securely against healpad of hand. In general about grip (neutral v strong).... the way your arms naturally hang is how they should go on the club (this is neutral FOR YOU as this is the orientation they will naturally return to if swung freely). For some this means their neutral looks really strong. I fall into this category as my hands hang with my palms more towards my body than for most people.

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      • #4
        ^^ about the hand position relating to your naturally hanging arms.
        I might have mentioned his site before.
        https://www.youtube.com/user/Wrightbalance/videos

        it has absolutely the best content if you want to look for bio-mechanical information and how it should be applied to your specific physical makeup.
        What your optimum stance is for width and how your natural hanging hand position influences your hand rotation during the swing. There is much more, so take your time going through his vds. His presentation is a little dry, but don't let that deter you.It is time well spent.
        Things change.

        Ping i25, PWR75 s
        Ping i25 3w Accra Tour Z LS M4
        Ping i25 5w PWR75s
        Ping ISI 3-pw Z-z65
        Ping ISI W2, W3
        Cal i-Trax

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by bl8d View Post
          ^^ about the hand position relating to your naturally hanging arms.
          I might have mentioned his site before.
          https://www.youtube.com/user/Wrightbalance/videos
          will def check this guy out. I come from a motor learning and motor control background myself so this kind of minutia is right up my alley. Thanks for the link. Can hardly believe I havent come across this guy before given how many youtube vids I watched when starting out.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bl8d View Post
            ^^ about the hand position relating to your naturally hanging arms.
            I might have mentioned his site before.
            https://www.youtube.com/user/Wrightbalance/videos

            it has absolutely the best content if you want to look for bio-mechanical information and how it should be applied to your specific physical makeup.
            What your optimum stance is for width and how your natural hanging hand position influences your hand rotation during the swing. There is much more, so take your time going through his vds. His presentation is a little dry, but don't let that deter you.It is time well spent.
            Came across this document:

            http://fliphtml5.com/azhq/tazi/basic/1-50

            and here's all of his "books":

            http://fliphtml5.com/homepage/azhq
            WITB: clubs, balls, tees, Advil and a candlestick (just in case)

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