I can’t wait to hit the range tomorrow and see what kind of ball flight I have. I thought that there was ONE way to do the golf swing but it never occurred to me that with all of the differences in our bodies that very few people would be able to swing exactly the same as someone else. Can anyone help me understand why everyone insists it's a awful grip? Indeed, the lower end of the grip will be pressed against the first knuckle of the index finger while the top portion will rest against the inside of the little finger’s first knuckle. As always, feel free to send a swing video to my Facebook page and I will do my best to give you my feedback. Im a smaller fella... being 57 and about 75kg. I think. I also use a ten finger grip and, if truth be known, more golfers use it than you may think. My problem has always been too strong right hand and consequently hitting either straight right or a fade/slice. So after reading an extensive Grip thread on GolfWRX, I gave a ten finger grip a try. I know its uncommon ish for decent players to use so Ive tried to switch to interlocking and Vader(?). Look at the bottom hand of any good golfer as he grips the club at address and you'll notice a small gap between the index finger and middle finger. On the final day while on the practice tee I for some reason decided to hit some balls with a 10 finger grip. Not to say that the 10 finger grip is bad by means, but I doubt it is some miracle solution. I switched to interlock for awhile but eventually came back. also dramatically improved my ball flight. I need some help!! [quote name='Jim Waldron' timestamp='1280897272' post='2617079'] Golf Grip Part 4: Placing the Fingers. The goal is to get honest with yourself, pure and simple. Then a third dead right. Sometimes, you get lucky and hit a good one, and sometimes you spray it. Yes the grip is important but more important in being able to get the clubface square at the impact point. The all-fingers grip is a type of finger placement that sees the left hand gripping the club towards the junction of the fingers and the hands, inside the first knuckles. I think I'm switching to a 10 finger. Clear editor. I’m wondering if I have to weaken my grip in order to keep from hooking my shots could it primarily be a result of not having the proper fit (shaft) for my swing. I play to an 11 handicap but its my shortgame that keeps me there.... my ball striking is not great. Claude Harmon III told me this one. I'm 15 and I've been playing baseball since I could walk and when I picked up a golf club several years ago, this is what came naturely. My only problem is that my right pinkie finger gets a little sore from time to time like you say. Bee standard Sizes: Standard (Tour Velvet is available in Standard, Midsize, Jumbo and Junior) Our verdict: The most popular grip in golf and favoured by more tour players than any other.It's an excellent blend of all-weather performance with a soft feel and feedback as well as high levels of traction. The vast majority of tour pros use either the interlock or overlap grip. Keep the right hand fairly neutral with the “V” formed between the thumb and index pointed to your right shoulder. I started playing golf a couple months ago and the baseball grip was the only one that actually felt good. 3.4 index. The driver had become nothing more than a violent smothered hook which would never stay in play. Additionally, some players opt for different grip sizes on different clubs. All rights reserved. Usually you only want to use the 10-finger if you have small hands or arent very strong. I did try double overlap and if I ever made a grip change, it would be to that. Hence, the term “trigger finger.”. Find a buddy that also has a PP Mat and go nuts. 90/10 at impact. Wish I had done it before, as my little finger used to hurt after golf and now do not suffer from that. Every club in the bag was going left of the target line, in some cases rather violently as the loft decreased in the clubs. I switched to 10 finger at the range yesterday from interlocking and had the most consistent range session I've ever had. Want a mat? I've played my entire career with an overlap. That’s when it occurred to me that there is no such thing as THE grip! The last thing you want to do is pay for lessons and than argue with the instructor because you have no intention of changing what you are currently doing. I start trying to get the draw back and he asked, “What are you doing?” He said, your shot today is the fade, you are fighting yourself already, and you haven’t even teed off yet. One of the all time greats Jimmy Demeret went as far as to say that if he were to have started golf over, he would have used the 10 finger grip and in looking back stated that he would have recommended that most of his students use it. Dennis now teaches at Bobby Clampett's Impact Zone Golf Indoor Performance Center in Naples, FL. They take the ten finger grip from baseball and use while swinging a golf club. I have two friends that play to low single digit handicaps that both use the ten finger grip. Started December 31, 2020, By GOOD GOLF IS PLAYED IN A MILLION DIFFERENT WAYS. For example, Charles Howell III is perceived as a great ball striker, but the stats would say differently. -- Teacher of the Year, Golfers Journal I play the 10 finger grip and am a 2 handicap. Any reason why the 10 Finger Grip gets so much hate? I went to the double overlap like Furyk because my right hand likes to take over in the swing and cast the golf club. Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere already. Grip pressure is light – just enough to keep from throwing club; as if holding a rabbit or a bird… firm enough to prevent escape but not so hard as to hurt it. If anything it's a reminder to me that I need to let the club release naturally, something I had a hard time doing off the tee.   Your previous content has been restored. Try to focus on the hands. Vokey SM6 Brushed Copper 56/08 I have a left finger that had staph a few years back and is stiff & weak. Wow! Regular price $12.99. A related question is whether the shaft flex should be determined by club head speed or ball flight. http://books.google.com/books?id=NySgl4F6_GwC&pg=PA148&lpg=PA148&dq=jimmy+full+finger+grip&source=bl&ots=75Zo_A39VD&sig=ykbOTb8SYtHGpG4GMRm8V0x3svA&hl=en&ei=RohZTOmQEpOksQPy4rnqDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=jimmy%20full%20finger%20grip&f=false. I would have glibly said that if you got to your index with 10 finger why change it. I sometimes get a little yippy with my left hand so I might give that a shot when I'm struggling. Another 10 finger grip player here. I heard today that Gary Koch is now using this as well. I'd like to see a pic of your putting grip. [the “baseball” grip (holding what appears to be a putter)] The “baseball grip,” as the 10-finger grip is also known, is frowned upon because it requires more of a commitment to move the arms correctly in a swing. Just like it sounds. Last week, I played around with the 10-finger grip at the range after watching Johnny Miller's Golf Academy series on Golf Channel. Upload or insert images from URL. I tend to get strong with either of the conventional grips, otherwise I lose hold of the grip. The driver had become nothing more than a violent smothered hook which would never stay in play. Okay everyone, we all know this was gonna happen eventually. 10 finger is an option that will work for many. 10 finger grip - posted in The Lesson Tee: I injured my right 5th finger last year and used to use an interlock grip. [/quote] Moral of the story - play what works! Best of 10, 20, 30 whatever. Regular price $16.39. I played 18 in the evening and by #18 I was exhausted I pushed an approach into the right trap, then dropped one just for sanity's sake. If you read on, I’ll explain why, and try to help you discover the best grip for you. Weird, I know. The new grip is basically a modified left-hand low approach with an extreme forward press, which is why he uses a putter with five degrees of loft. Protect what you do well and get the sore spots manageable. What is the first thing they ask you at every lesson? If you have solid results with it, then keep it !! And you need to see someone with a TRACKMAN or other good monitor to do it. Very encouraging revelation. 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