Strong Left-Hand Grip to Square Clubface at Impact (Video)
Strong Left-Hand Grip to Square Clubface at Impact (Video)

If we could highlight one fault amongst all of the faults that majority of the golfers will suffer from at some stage in their golfing careers. If we break it down to its most fundamental basis, it’s the fact that the clubface is open to the swing path and the target during the golf swing. Now the clubface being open for a right handed golfer is too far right of the swing path. Now the major thing that controls where the clubface is aiming is going to be your only connecting point to the club which is going to be the grip and tracing it back even further the left hand for the right handed golfer probably has the most influence over clubface position. So it stands to reason that if you slicing the golf ball, blocking the golf ball, missing the ball to the right too many times it would be worth checking over the position of your left hand and making sure the left hand grip is strong enough. Now strong doesn’t apply to necessarily the pressure that you’re putting onto the golf club. Strong is a word we use to describe how much that left hand wants to rotate and if we drop the hands down and relax them this is going to put our hands in a neutral position.

So there is neutral, if we turn it too far to the right that’s strong as in it wants to turn back to neutral and turn to the left. If we put it in a weak position that one now wants to turn back to the right hand side and that would effectively open the clubface. So when we are setting up to the golf ball if your grip is too weak when you look down you won’t be able to see many knuckles maybe only just one. So we are going to position that hand in a neutral, two knuckles or even a strong three-knuckle grip position. When we have the left hand in a stronger three knuckle grip position place your right hand on it might encourage your right hand even to go more underneath, more to the right as well, you got enough strength on the right hand. From this stronger grip position you will feel quite instinctively the club wants to aim more left and close down. Now if you’ve been slicing the golf ball because you’ve been hitting the ball with an open clubface by having a stronger grip that should close and square the face and actually help you hit the ball straighter. Now there is no exact right position for the grip by watching a lot of good players on the PGA Tour you’ll see lots of different grip positions to suit the players natural shot shape. But I think the hey to this is to experiment and try working your left hand into a stronger position particular if you’ve been slicing the golf ball.
2015-03-25

If we could highlight one fault amongst all of the faults that majority of the golfers will suffer from at some stage in their golfing careers. If we break it down to its most fundamental basis, it’s the fact that the clubface is open to the swing path and the target during the golf swing. Now the clubface being open for a right handed golfer is too far right of the swing path. Now the major thing that controls where the clubface is aiming is going to be your only connecting point to the club which is going to be the grip and tracing it back even further the left hand for the right handed golfer probably has the most influence over clubface position. So it stands to reason that if you slicing the golf ball, blocking the golf ball, missing the ball to the right too many times it would be worth checking over the position of your left hand and making sure the left hand grip is strong enough. Now strong doesn’t apply to necessarily the pressure that you’re putting onto the golf club. Strong is a word we use to describe how much that left hand wants to rotate and if we drop the hands down and relax them this is going to put our hands in a neutral position.

So there is neutral, if we turn it too far to the right that’s strong as in it wants to turn back to neutral and turn to the left. If we put it in a weak position that one now wants to turn back to the right hand side and that would effectively open the clubface. So when we are setting up to the golf ball if your grip is too weak when you look down you won’t be able to see many knuckles maybe only just one. So we are going to position that hand in a neutral, two knuckles or even a strong three-knuckle grip position. When we have the left hand in a stronger three knuckle grip position place your right hand on it might encourage your right hand even to go more underneath, more to the right as well, you got enough strength on the right hand. From this stronger grip position you will feel quite instinctively the club wants to aim more left and close down. Now if you’ve been slicing the golf ball because you’ve been hitting the ball with an open clubface by having a stronger grip that should close and square the face and actually help you hit the ball straighter. Now there is no exact right position for the grip by watching a lot of good players on the PGA Tour you’ll see lots of different grip positions to suit the players natural shot shape. But I think the hey to this is to experiment and try working your left hand into a stronger position particular if you’ve been slicing the golf ball.