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PostSubject: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:05 pm

Recently, I've realized that I may be gripping my club a little too high. I decided to lower my grip and found that I was more comfortable with the club but lost about 5% of my distance. I'm not complaining as I think I get better accuracy and comfort with this grip. I just wonder if it's too low or perhaps my earlier grip was too high.

I found some images on the web on gripping the club:

IMAGE A

(Taken from GolfToday.co.uk)

IMAGE B

(Taken from SimplyGolfTuition.com)

I'm now somewhere between A and B. The distance from the pinky of my left hand to the butt of the club is about 4cm.

Any thoughts? I guess I must have been wrong for a while but wanted to know how others gripped their clubs.

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PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:17 pm

mate the higher u hold the club the less controll u will have on the club head n then on the ball flight . it why i hold around 4 cm for iron but 6 cm to 8cm for driver . get me more control n better distance
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PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:19 pm

Thanks, Cyp. So, my "new" grip is actually more appropriate Smile

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PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:20 pm

AK hold so much lower.... but too low oso no good la.....
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PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:39 pm

Grip low for a runner, I think. Greater control and low ball flight.

I'm opting for a tweak in my grip to give me more control but at the expense of some distance. Hopefully, this works out Wink

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PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:45 pm

Technospaz wrote:
Grip low for a runner, I think. Greater control and low ball flight.

I'm opting for a tweak in my grip to give me more control but at the expense of some distance. Hopefully, this works out Wink

bro, i were told grip longer doesn't mean longer....

reason for yr loss of distance might be u r not used to it...

if u can struck the sweet spot better, i believe yr distance will be same or longer... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:57 pm

abit opposite from me leh.
I gripped very low last time, mayb 2-3inch from butt end.
but now I am tryin to remind myself to grip higher. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:08 pm

jaketang wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
Grip low for a runner, I think. Greater control and low ball flight.

I'm opting for a tweak in my grip to give me more control but at the expense of some distance. Hopefully, this works out Wink

bro, i were told grip longer doesn't mean longer....

reason for yr loss of distance might be u r not used to it...

if u can struck the sweet spot better, i believe yr distance will be same or longer... Smile

Maybe I'm too scared to ding my Mizzies.

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PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:11 pm

IF U See all pro cut 2 inch shorter than the club they sell us to make it easy to contol n more accurade
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