The Benefits Of A Strong Golf Grip Position (Video)
The Benefits Of A Strong Golf Grip Position (Video)

So we have gone ahead now and established that some players can play with a strong grip. We really need to identify well, what are the benefits of using that strong grip? Why would I go ahead and utilize that strong grip. So the strong grip was firstly a three knuckle or four knuckle left handed position for the right handed golfer, right hand sitting in quite a strong position underneath, but if you try this for a lot of golfers what they generally feel is that they have a little bit more stability and a little bit more control of the club head, particularly through the impact phase the hands are like the in a strong position, the right hand particularly really has a lot of control of the club head, through the hitting zone, and because of that they might feel like they're quite stable.

And one of the key benefits for that might actually be when you're playing into the wet grass or particularly long grass and if you got really good powerful hold on that club, the stability in your swing is emphasized even more because normally in that position, as the long grass is in this area here and the club starts to attack maybe when you are playing out the semi rough or the heavy rough. All of the long grass will try and wrap around the golf club and try and slow the golf club down and potentially lead to twisting of the golf club, but if we've got the super strong grip, as we hit through this phase that grass is going to have a less influence, the club paddle will be more stable and won't turn over so much. So, if you are continually hacking out to the rough and you have a relatively weak grip, you might feel that the club is continually being pulled out of position by the long grass and leading to deviated golf shots when playing from the rough, so the strong grip might benefit you in that position. Now one other area that we can kind of work on with this strong grip is making sure that the body is doing the right thing to help the grip and it should really be quite an improved body rotation to go with the strong grip. If you have a strong grip, but then you have very little body action what we generally find happens is the hands just mounts to over the top of the swing, hooking the golf ball quite [indiscernible] [00:02:00] than the left side is the hands do too much work. And the hands can't really do much about that just the nature of that strong grip will make them over work. But if the body improves its rotation particularly in the down swing phase and turns through very quickly, you might be able to compensate for that fast hands by having an even faster body. So this time, as the hands are trying to rotate, the body is working through very quickly ,which can actually deliver a relatively square club face position, so if you’ve got very fast hip and body action improve rotation and the club is in quite a strong grip position, the two might compensate out for each other and actually lead to a fairly square club face at impact, but you can always guarantee that if you have got a strong grip and a slow body action, this ball is going to go left on you. So let's make sure that if you do have that strong grip, you understand why you have got it, to keep the club stable through impact particularly in the rough but we need to make sure the body is working nicely to improve the rotation to the left side for the right handed golfer to keep the club face square at impact.
2016-05-04

So we have gone ahead now and established that some players can play with a strong grip. We really need to identify well, what are the benefits of using that strong grip? Why would I go ahead and utilize that strong grip. So the strong grip was firstly a three knuckle or four knuckle left handed position for the right handed golfer, right hand sitting in quite a strong position underneath, but if you try this for a lot of golfers what they generally feel is that they have a little bit more stability and a little bit more control of the club head, particularly through the impact phase the hands are like the in a strong position, the right hand particularly really has a lot of control of the club head, through the hitting zone, and because of that they might feel like they're quite stable.

And one of the key benefits for that might actually be when you're playing into the wet grass or particularly long grass and if you got really good powerful hold on that club, the stability in your swing is emphasized even more because normally in that position, as the long grass is in this area here and the club starts to attack maybe when you are playing out the semi rough or the heavy rough. All of the long grass will try and wrap around the golf club and try and slow the golf club down and potentially lead to twisting of the golf club, but if we've got the super strong grip, as we hit through this phase that grass is going to have a less influence, the club paddle will be more stable and won't turn over so much. So, if you are continually hacking out to the rough and you have a relatively weak grip, you might feel that the club is continually being pulled out of position by the long grass and leading to deviated golf shots when playing from the rough, so the strong grip might benefit you in that position. Now one other area that we can kind of work on with this strong grip is making sure that the body is doing the right thing to help the grip and it should really be quite an improved body rotation to go with the strong grip. If you have a strong grip, but then you have very little body action what we generally find happens is the hands just mounts to over the top of the swing, hooking the golf ball quite [indiscernible] [00:02:00] than the left side is the hands do too much work. And the hands can't really do much about that just the nature of that strong grip will make them over work. But if the body improves its rotation particularly in the down swing phase and turns through very quickly, you might be able to compensate for that fast hands by having an even faster body. So this time, as the hands are trying to rotate, the body is working through very quickly ,which can actually deliver a relatively square club face position, so if you’ve got very fast hip and body action improve rotation and the club is in quite a strong grip position, the two might compensate out for each other and actually lead to a fairly square club face at impact, but you can always guarantee that if you have got a strong grip and a slow body action, this ball is going to go left on you. So let's make sure that if you do have that strong grip, you understand why you have got it, to keep the club stable through impact particularly in the rough but we need to make sure the body is working nicely to improve the rotation to the left side for the right handed golfer to keep the club face square at impact.