There is no such thing as a good swing or a bad swing. It’s all about finding what’s best for you.
It starts with your fist – the only connection you have with the club. To better understand how your grip affects your movement, we researched with acclaimed golf mechanic Dr. Phil Cheetham and Dr. Sasho Mackenzie Analyze grip and its effects on swing using a database of 100 PGA Tour players and an advanced motion capture system.
Our work has revealed some great results, including the way your fist is held in the way (golfers right hand, left hand left) that has the greatest impact on swing success.
Fact: There There is no perfect way to control a golf putter. Great players of all time have dominated the club in different ways. It’s all about finding the right grip for you based on how your arm normally functions.
The first thing you need to do to establish your ideal stability is to test the mobility of your shoulder. We call it “swearing to hit the ball better”.
Lift your rubber arm up, as you see three of our students posing above, and bend your wrist to make the back of your hand point toward the ground as far as you can. Section test results tell you instantly how to hold the racket in your hand.
As a general rule, the more you can reach behind you with your arm (the far left golfer), the easier it will be to sacrifice hitting. The club will tend to move more around you. Although not always, these players often prefer grips where their trail hand is “under” the handle (it is rotated more to the right for a right-handed golfer). John Ram or Xander Shaveli’s photo.
If you can simply get your arm and hand perpendicular to the floor (center), hold the paddle “side by side,” like Billy Horschel Or Justin Rose.
If your arm is pointing more toward the ground in front of you (right), don’t sweat – grab the racket with your hand hanging more “above” the handle, a grip used by Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia.
Your grip has the most impact on the conduction of the racket and the flight of the ball through its effect on your upper body. It also controls how the club is tailored on the takeaway and the overall swing trend.
“Under” golfers, like our pupil on the left, will swing their best when they bend their arm into their body on the back swing. Imagine “tucking” your elbow at your side. (As a result, the club will move more from the inside out, and your shot’s normal shape will be a draw.)
“Side” golfers will have a neutral swing direction and tend to hit the ball straight.
Golfers ‘on top’, as you can see on the right, tend to swing higher, and are more prone to fading.
Some of these situations may look different than what you’re used to – prepared food “too inside” or “over the top” means nothing. Conditions do not matter. The way to the best golf game is to find the swing that suits you, that is, the swing that allows you to completely free the club. Once you customize your grip, great things will happen. If you don’t, the mismatch will rule the day.
Mike Adams is a GOLF Hall of Fame Instructor and Director of Instruction at Fiddler’s Elbow CC, Bedminster, NJ, and Medalist Club, Hobe Sound, Florida. Top 100 golf instructors He is the Director of Instruction at Hudson National GC, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.