What Can Go Wrong With A Dominant Right Hand In The Golf Swing (Video)
What Can Go Wrong With A Dominant Right Hand In The Golf Swing (Video)

If your right hand is too dominant what are the issues that you can be seeing within your golf game. Generally speaking, with a very dominant right hand you’ll tend to throw yourself at the golf ball. Now this can lead to strike problems, however it can also lead to very, very difficult club face positions to get out of. It can lead to some very, very odd ball flights. Generally speaking, as already mentioned, players who have a dominant right hand will generally have a strong right-hand grip. Now with the right-hand grip what you want to be seeing is the hand on top, and the V created by the thumb and the forefinger pointing up towards the right chest area. If that right hand becomes too strong and it moves underneath the grip, like so, what’s going to happen, that club face as you’re moving to impact is going to want to close, is going to want to rotate and turn off to the left-hand side.

When you hit shots the palm of the grip wants to face inwards. And if you have a very strong grip you can see what’s happened there to the club face. So that’s the first things which should generally happen if you have a very, very dominant right hand, is that as you move through that grip takes control, and you start to hit the shot off to the left-hand side. Another issue that you’re going to have with that right hand is the power problem. If you are very dominant in one hand it can start to take control over the technique. To hit good successful golf shots and to hit shots with power you need your body to also be rotating. You need your left hand to be involved. If you are simply just hitting it with your right hand that’s going to lead to a big mismatch in the amount of power that you’re putting through the shot. So what we’re going to do is try and make sure that we have much more a neutral grip to really try and iron out any issues that you’re going to have with the right hand desperately trying to take control over the shot. So first of all, if you feel you’re throwing the right hand, if you see those problems with the ball flight, then that could lead to an issue, and that could indicate that that right hand is a dominant problem.
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If your right hand is too dominant what are the issues that you can be seeing within your golf game. Generally speaking, with a very dominant right hand you’ll tend to throw yourself at the golf ball. Now this can lead to strike problems, however it can also lead to very, very difficult club face positions to get out of. It can lead to some very, very odd ball flights. Generally speaking, as already mentioned, players who have a dominant right hand will generally have a strong right-hand grip. Now with the right-hand grip what you want to be seeing is the hand on top, and the V created by the thumb and the forefinger pointing up towards the right chest area. If that right hand becomes too strong and it moves underneath the grip, like so, what’s going to happen, that club face as you’re moving to impact is going to want to close, is going to want to rotate and turn off to the left-hand side.

When you hit shots the palm of the grip wants to face inwards. And if you have a very strong grip you can see what’s happened there to the club face. So that’s the first things which should generally happen if you have a very, very dominant right hand, is that as you move through that grip takes control, and you start to hit the shot off to the left-hand side. Another issue that you’re going to have with that right hand is the power problem. If you are very dominant in one hand it can start to take control over the technique. To hit good successful golf shots and to hit shots with power you need your body to also be rotating. You need your left hand to be involved. If you are simply just hitting it with your right hand that’s going to lead to a big mismatch in the amount of power that you’re putting through the shot. So what we’re going to do is try and make sure that we have much more a neutral grip to really try and iron out any issues that you’re going to have with the right hand desperately trying to take control over the shot. So first of all, if you feel you’re throwing the right hand, if you see those problems with the ball flight, then that could lead to an issue, and that could indicate that that right hand is a dominant problem.