Why You Need This: Today, you'll discover "This Grip Fault Can Ruin Your Golf Game but It's Easy to Fix"
Do you struggle with power or consistency?
Well, there’s this one thing you CAN NOT do to grip the club…
…or else you’ll always struggle with these two things.
Today, you'll discover the one thing you MUST get right if you want to play with power... or consistency!
Golf Pros Featured:
Instructors Featured: Quentin Patterson
Video Duration: 6:32
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There are lots of ways to grip the club. You can have an interlock grip. You can have an overlap grip. You can even have a ten finger grip. You can have a weak grip where your thumbs are more on top where you can have a strong grip, where your thumbs are more on the side. Any combination of those you can play really great golf with.
It comes more down to personal preference and what matches well with the other things that you're doing in your swing. But there is one thing that you have to get correct with the grip if you want to have power and consistency. And this is one thing that I see so many players get wrong and that is how our lead hand attaches to the club.
So if you look here, I have some pads on my hand and it's very easy to see on the grip because the, the on the glove here, because it shows them. So I have my heel pad here and I have my thumb pad here. When I see players struggle, they have the thumb pad more on top of the grip.
And when you do that, it puts it too much in the hands and the palm of the hands here. And it puts you at a mechanical disadvantage because it doesn't allow you to get this club, to get this club to hinge up very much in the downswing, you get the club lagging behind you. When I do that, I'm not going to be able to get that whip of speed through impact because I'm going to be dumping my angles very quickly.
And I'm also not going to be able to get the hands ahead of the golf ball impact to get shuffling and to deal off the face to give me that really good compression. So I'm losing speed and I'm losing compression and it's going to be very, very difficult to play golf when you're doing that. So we want to learn the proper way to put the lead hand on the grip and have an awesome drill that makes it so easy.
So what we're going to do is you're going to start out and you're just going to create a hook with your pointer finger and you're going to put the set the club down in that hook. And then what you're going to do is you're going to take your heel pad and put that on top of the grip. Remember, players that struggle put the thumb pad on top of the grip.
We want to put the heel pad on top of the grip. And if you can support the club like I'm doing right here, then you know that you're doing it, correct? If I don't put it my heel pad enough on top of the grip, if I put it right there, it's going to tend to want to come out of my hand just like that.
So just set your create your hook with your point, your finger support the club. And then from there you can wrap your other fingers on there, put your thumb down, and then you can also put your other hand on there as well. Now, this works with whether you have a weak grip, neutral grip or a strong grip. So if I have a weaker grip, what I'm going to do is when I put this club and I set it in my hook, I'm going to set it down more on the lower part of my finger as I'm creating my hook, I'm going to put more on the lower part of the finger, and I'm going to
put my my heel pad on top. And there I go. I have my weak grip, but I have my left hand on there, my lead hand on there in the correct way. Now, if I have a stronger grip that club is going to be supported more on the tip of my finger. So if I create my hook, it's going to be more on the top of my finger there.
My heel pad is going to be more on top right and there I have my strong grip. Now, put the lead hand on there. Also very easy. We have the heel pad in the thumb pad. And between those we have what's called the lifeline of the hand. Now, that lifeline of the hand is what's going to come into contact with the thumb of your left hand.
Now, if you're someone that struggles with getting the clubface closed, you tend to leave the face open. You get a lot of slices and things like that where a lot pushes out to the right. For writing a golfer, you're going to want to put that lifeline more on the side of your thumb. So if I have my grip here, I'm going to put my heat, my lifeline, more on the side of my thumb.
And that puts my travel hand in a stronger position, which makes it a lot easier to get that clubface closed right now if I'm struggling with getting the ball too far to the left, right, or hooking a lot of shots, I'm struggling with getting the clubface to closed. You may want to put that lifeline more on top of the thumb, more on top of the thumbnail, and that's going to put your hand in a weaker position, which is going to make it easier for you not to close the face too much.
So depending on the issue that you have there, will be what you want to do. So play around with that to find what works best for you. Now, to train this is very easy. I have a lot of students that I work with, and when we make a grip change they always tell me how hard it is to make a grip change because in the beginning it is very awkward.
But making a grip change is actually one of the easiest things to change because you can work on it a lot more. So if you're strategic about when you're working on it, it makes it very easy. So what I'd recommend doing is have a club at the office, have a club in the kitchen, have a club next your recliner or something like that.
So that way, whenever you're doing a conference call at the office or you're cooking or you need to wait or you're watching the news, you know, you can just pick up the club and start working on it. I'm telling you, you work on this for ten, 15 minutes a day for a week or two. It's going to become very, very easy.
It's a very easy thing to train there aren't a lot of things you can train with your swing that happen that quickly, right? So have it buy, do the drill, create the hook, support the club, wrap your hand around there, then put your lead or excuse me, your trail hand on there and you can even take a swing if you have some space, then take your lead hand off, start over and start doing it again.
Go through it ten or 15 minutes a day. I'm telling you that grip change is going to be very, very easy. And when when I do that, when I get the club in the hook in my hand, I get the club in the right place in my lead hand. Now I'm able to create lag in the start of my downswing here.
I'm able to get that club lag behind me. So now I can whip the club through contact and I can also get the hands in front. And that's where we're going to get our compression where power. We're going to play some much more consistent golf when you do that. All right. So now that we have our lead hand on the grip correctly, what we want to do now is learn how to get this club working down correctly in the start of the downswing.
This is one of the most crucial parts of the swing, in my opinion, because if we don't have this club working down in the correct way, there's just not enough time from this point to the golf ball to be able to fix anything that's going on. It just happens in the snap you know, a finger there. So we need to do is get that club in the right position coming down.
And this is what we call the move at task. We go if we want to get this club shallowing out and we want to get this face squaring earlier so that way we can just turn. We know that that club is going to be in the slot. We can just turn through it as hard as we can and we know we're going to have that face square and have that club on playing.
So I highly recommend you go check out the move course to get that working a lot, to get that working correctly. And now that we have the hand on the club correctly, we can actually do that. When you didn't have the club on there, when you didn't have the hand on there correctly, there's just no way you can do that transition the way that the pros do.
So go to the move course, click the instruction tab, then go to the task we go system, then go to the move, work through those drills. Now that you got this grip right, you guys are playing some much better golf play well and I talk to you soon.