Taking Your New Grip On To The Golf Course (Video)
Taking Your New Grip On To The Golf Course (Video)

So if you’ve understood the pros and the cons of ultra-strong grip, you’ve gone ahead, you’ve made the change to the ultra-strong grip, you now want to take that grip out onto the golf course and play for real. There’s a couple of things I would encourage you to do for the first few rounds. The first thing is I wouldn’t play for anything serious, don’t go out there in a competition and try to implement this grip change in one go, I’d much rather see you go out there in a few practice rounds and do a little bit of work on the golf course just maybe even on your own, quiet evening after work, couple of extra balls in your pocket. And if you do hit bad shots, throw another ball down and have another go. The other consideration is, don’t play easy golf courses or easy golf holes. And if you’re playing a tight waterline golf course, water down both sides and you’ve got this strong grip and you’ve got this ball drawing more than you’re used to seeing, that’s going to be quite off putting. You’re going to be hitting the ball into trouble a little bit too often and it could put you off playing the game at all.

So I would start on a couple of easier golf courses, build up the grip change first on the easier courses when you’re not playing for anything serious then take it onto a more difficult course. Well, so you might just decide to go and play nine holes, therefore if the grip change doesn’t go particularly well, you can actually go back to the driving range or the practice ground, do a little bit more work on the grip change there and then again feed it back into the golf course gradually. One more consideration I think you would look for with this grip change is you’d expect the ball flight to draw a little bit more. We’d probably see the ball moving more from right to left, so we’d have to consider how we adapt for that on the golf course. Firstly, it might be where do we aim? We might want to aim slightly more down the right side to allow the ball to draw back in with this ultra-strong grip, particularly being careful of when there’s danger down the left side. And if you’re fader of the golf ball, you might be able to aim down the left side and fade it away from danger, but now with your ultra-strong grip you might feel the ball is going to draw more if you’re aiming down the left side you just draw it straight into the hazard. So those considerations is something I would work on, if you’re making this grip change to then feed it in gradually onto the golf course by utilizing those checks points.
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So if you’ve understood the pros and the cons of ultra-strong grip, you’ve gone ahead, you’ve made the change to the ultra-strong grip, you now want to take that grip out onto the golf course and play for real. There’s a couple of things I would encourage you to do for the first few rounds. The first thing is I wouldn’t play for anything serious, don’t go out there in a competition and try to implement this grip change in one go, I’d much rather see you go out there in a few practice rounds and do a little bit of work on the golf course just maybe even on your own, quiet evening after work, couple of extra balls in your pocket. And if you do hit bad shots, throw another ball down and have another go. The other consideration is, don’t play easy golf courses or easy golf holes. And if you’re playing a tight waterline golf course, water down both sides and you’ve got this strong grip and you’ve got this ball drawing more than you’re used to seeing, that’s going to be quite off putting. You’re going to be hitting the ball into trouble a little bit too often and it could put you off playing the game at all.

So I would start on a couple of easier golf courses, build up the grip change first on the easier courses when you’re not playing for anything serious then take it onto a more difficult course. Well, so you might just decide to go and play nine holes, therefore if the grip change doesn’t go particularly well, you can actually go back to the driving range or the practice ground, do a little bit more work on the grip change there and then again feed it back into the golf course gradually. One more consideration I think you would look for with this grip change is you’d expect the ball flight to draw a little bit more. We’d probably see the ball moving more from right to left, so we’d have to consider how we adapt for that on the golf course. Firstly, it might be where do we aim? We might want to aim slightly more down the right side to allow the ball to draw back in with this ultra-strong grip, particularly being careful of when there’s danger down the left side. And if you’re fader of the golf ball, you might be able to aim down the left side and fade it away from danger, but now with your ultra-strong grip you might feel the ball is going to draw more if you’re aiming down the left side you just draw it straight into the hazard. So those considerations is something I would work on, if you’re making this grip change to then feed it in gradually onto the golf course by utilizing those checks points.