Swing Clinic: Are Grip Problems Hampering Your Swing?

Published 04/08/2013 13:34:02

By using a process of elimination and by educating golfers on what not to do, Into the Rough will steer you in the right direction when it comes to curing your golfing problems.

In this, the 1st instalment of our Swing Clinic series, we introduce the grip, the most important fundamental in golf, which we often overlook or neglect. Golfers shot patterns can tell a lot about their fundamentals, and Andre will illustrate how the grip can affect shot patterns with 3 simple photos.

Weak Grip

  • Shots will be hit with a slice, fade or a pull.
  • Hands are turned t far to the left.
  • The club is held too much in the palm of the left hand, with only 1 or 1½ knuckles showing.
  • V on the right hand aims at the chin or left of it.
  • Promotes an open clubface during the swing.
  • Compensations include an over the top swing or excessive rolling of the hands.


Neutral Grip

  • Shots will be hit straight.
  • 2 to 3 knuckles show on left hand.
  • V on right hand points to right shoulder.
  • Promotes a square clubface during the swing.
  • There is no need to compensate.


Strong Grip

  • Shots will be hit with a hook, draw or push.
  • Hands are turned to far to the right.
  • 4 knuckles show on the left hand.
  • V on the right hand points right of the right shoulder.
  • Promotes a closed clubface during the swing.
  • Promotes a path that is to in to out and also may cause a retarded release of the club.


1.  What's it mean when my left arm dominates the right? WHat grip should I use?&

comment by Derek - 13/08/2013 18:24

2.  £10 for a new glove!

comment by Stewart Smith - 13/08/2013 18:26

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