Zach Johnson Pro Golfer - Body Rotation makes strong grip work, Golf (Video)
Zach Johnson Pro Golfer - Body Rotation makes strong grip work, Golf (Video)

We all know that the grip is one of the most integral and fundamental parts of having a good golf setup, so, getting the hands in the right position to get a good set up, utilizing a good golf swing to bring the club back to a square position.

But you sometimes see tour players, they won't always have the classic position that we teach you'll find in the manuals, in the books. Zach Johnson particularly has a very strong grip, his left hand is rotated quite a long way to the right hand side of center, sharing two and a half or three knuckles on the back of his left hand. That causes a position where the right hand gets a little bit stronger underneath as well, where the V from the right thumb and forefinger points over the right shoulder, so a very strong position here.

But Zach Johnson, 2007 Master's winner, how does he manage to play good, tall level golf when he's got one of the fundamentals in the wrong place? But he has a swing that kind of compensates for it a little bit as well. He has a good set up, he turns very flat in his back swing, his left forearm and left arm, very flat below his shoulder plane, almost horizontal at the top. The club face gets quite closed as well, club face facing the sky, not the classic tilting down position.

Through the golf ball, he has an incredibly fast turn of his body which keeps his body well in front of his club face and allows the club face to square up. Without that very fast body turn, he would find that the club face would close and it would be prone to hitting quite a few hook shots. But because he's quick with his body release through the golf ball, he can keep the club face online and square for target.

So, if you find that you can't possibly grip the club in a neutral position, you've got such an engrained strong grip, but you're trying to stop the ball hooking on the left hand side for you. Make sure that your body turn is very quick through the golf ball. You open up, you leave the club head behind a little bit and you keep the club face square through impact.

But if your grip isn't that engrained and it is strong but it's not that engrained and it's not being too long in a strong position, try and work your hands into a more neutral position, two knuckles visible on the back of the left hand, link the right hand and over the top with a V pointing up to your chin. Keep the club in a more neutral position. Zach Johnson gets away with that strong grip, but it's difficult to do, you have to be very athletic. If you can neutralize the grip, that would be far better for your game.

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2012-12-03

We all know that the grip is one of the most integral and fundamental parts of having a good golf setup, so, getting the hands in the right position to get a good set up, utilizing a good golf swing to bring the club back to a square position.

But you sometimes see tour players, they won't always have the classic position that we teach you'll find in the manuals, in the books. Zach Johnson particularly has a very strong grip, his left hand is rotated quite a long way to the right hand side of center, sharing two and a half or three knuckles on the back of his left hand. That causes a position where the right hand gets a little bit stronger underneath as well, where the V from the right thumb and forefinger points over the right shoulder, so a very strong position here.

But Zach Johnson, 2007 Master's winner, how does he manage to play good, tall level golf when he's got one of the fundamentals in the wrong place? But he has a swing that kind of compensates for it a little bit as well. He has a good set up, he turns very flat in his back swing, his left forearm and left arm, very flat below his shoulder plane, almost horizontal at the top. The club face gets quite closed as well, club face facing the sky, not the classic tilting down position.

Through the golf ball, he has an incredibly fast turn of his body which keeps his body well in front of his club face and allows the club face to square up. Without that very fast body turn, he would find that the club face would close and it would be prone to hitting quite a few hook shots. But because he's quick with his body release through the golf ball, he can keep the club face online and square for target.

So, if you find that you can't possibly grip the club in a neutral position, you've got such an engrained strong grip, but you're trying to stop the ball hooking on the left hand side for you. Make sure that your body turn is very quick through the golf ball. You open up, you leave the club head behind a little bit and you keep the club face square through impact.

But if your grip isn't that engrained and it is strong but it's not that engrained and it's not being too long in a strong position, try and work your hands into a more neutral position, two knuckles visible on the back of the left hand, link the right hand and over the top with a V pointing up to your chin. Keep the club in a more neutral position. Zach Johnson gets away with that strong grip, but it's difficult to do, you have to be very athletic. If you can neutralize the grip, that would be far better for your game.

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