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Weak grip because I'm strong?? 4 years 1 month ago #108892

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The typical old guy that gives pointers to everyone at the range told me to use a weak/neutral grip because I have a strong upper body. Any sense to this?
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Re:Weak grip because I'm strong?? 4 years 1 month ago #108893

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They say the grip should be loose anyways. Like if you're holding a bird. Anyways, every range has that "old guy" who always have pointers for us. My guys name is Tito and he never seems to amaze!
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Re:Weak grip because I'm strong?? 4 years 1 month ago #108894

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Real quick though, are you blocking the ball?
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CoreyKasif wrote:
Real quick though, are you blocking the ball?

Sorry, I don't know what that means haha. Also, when I said weak grip, I wasn't referring to grip pressure, I was referring to hand position on the club
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Weak grip because I'm strong?? 4 years 1 month ago #108909

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Grip position on a club, be it weak or strong, has nothing to do with your actual physical strength.
It's more about your swing path. Typically, outside to in, causes a slice/fade. While inside to out, causes the hook/draw.
If you find your hooking the ball, he might be recommending you weaken your grip to counter your hand being closed at impact.
If you have a relatively straight ball, you can weaken a grip to help fade the ball, or strengthen it to help promote a draw.

Hope that clarifies things...
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pjevans wrote:
Grip position on a club, be it weak or strong, has nothing to do with your actual physical strength.
It's more about your swing path. Typically, outside to in, causes a slice/fade. While inside to out, causes the hook/draw.
If you find your hooking the ball, he might be recommending you weaken your grip to counter your hand being closed at impact.
If you have a relatively straight ball, you can weaken a grip to help fade the ball, or strengthen it to help promote a draw.

Hope that clarifies things...
-- P.J.

Interesting. Thanks for the response!
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