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PostSubject: Why must a golfer have a good grip?   Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:25 pm

As a coach it took me years to really understand the importance of the grip and to be able to actually understand the difference between a good grip and a bad grip, how it actually impacts a golf shot.

If you are a golfer who doesn't quite understand it, here is a little video that should give you a better idea of the relationship between your grip and your club face during the swing.


www.bradfordprogolf.com/gripvid
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PostSubject: Re: Why must a golfer have a good grip?   Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:33 pm

Very clear, concise presentation with detailed explanation to boot!

Sometimes, the simplest thing (grip) is what will help us to make improvement in our golf swing and striking of the ball.

Thanks for sharing, Brad!
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PostSubject: Re: Why must a golfer have a good grip?   Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:46 pm

Great info and thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Why must a golfer have a good grip?   Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:35 am

asahi wrote:
Very clear, concise presentation with detailed explanation to boot!

Sometimes, the simplest thing (grip) is what will help us to make improvement in our golf swing and striking of the ball.

Too often I see golfers working on things that are not related to the ball flight issues they are having, or in this case an issue of a golf club not moving the way it is supposed to.

Before Mike (the guy in the video) started his first lesson, he gave me a laundry list of things he thought he was doing wrong or that other people told him he was doing wrong. It was all of the same old cliche's that I hear again and again, he was lifting his head, and he was coming over the top, and he wasn't keeping his left arm straight, and a few other things.

Long story short Mike had been listening to the advice of others and had a head full of ideas, none of which were relevant to his real issue, his grip.

It's very common for golfers to give each other tips or to coach each other's swings and miss the crucial things completely, simply because they don't understand things like the grip / club face relationship that I talk about in the video.

My advice to golfers who look to others for swing advice is to be very careful because error detection and correction is not an easy thing and, what works for someone else is not necessarily going to work for you.
If someone gives you a tip, they should also be able to give you the details of the what and the why and the how it is going to impact the swing and the ball flight.



Have a great week all!

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PostSubject: Re: Why must a golfer have a good grip?   Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:43 am

Great Info Brad..... I was glad that I look for a PRO instead to look at my problems, been hitting much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Why must a golfer have a good grip?   Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:46 am

Thanks for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: Why must a golfer have a good grip?   Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:49 pm

I always keep this thought with me "Just think about grip as the root to your golf game" and if I can't get the root right, I can't really proceed any further without a good base Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Why must a golfer have a good grip?   Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:45 pm

thanks for the generous sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Why must a golfer have a good grip?   Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:24 am

Great video Brad..... the swing path looks so much better too.

the only time i have not seen this work was for a golfer who had massive hook problem when he strengthen his right grip. but we discover quickly that his right arm (shoulder to finger tip) was at least an inch longer than his left.

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