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Timo Keinänen says:

Sorry but can’t really agree with this neutral, weak, strong grip and ball
flight left or right relationship. It’s much more simple than that but you
have to look at it dynamically. Because you have, or at least should have
lag in your swing, i.e. club handle first, shaft flexes and that squares
the club face out when you have “strong grip” to start with. If not, then
your’re face is open at impact. Very good explanation is found in Shawn
Clement’s videos “knife the grip”, “grip and swing awareness”, “grip and
compression” etc. Think dynamically, not statically!

Vici Martynov says:

Best explanation of weak and strong grip i have heard yet, great video – my
grip is neutral dead centre and i hit teh ball absolutely straight, it has
been like pulling teeth to get me to shape a shot (in fact cant play at
the moment because it messed up my elbow trying to curve the ball on the
range) – however, i did go through a phase of hitting irons to the left off
the tee, nothing to do with grip just stupidity, lifting the ball off the
ground was introducing a different lie angle and so the loft was pointing
to the left even though the face was square, cured that now by making sure
the club is level :-)

cmares5858 says:

Good vid, the key for me with hitting high draws is actually weakening my
grip up. This is counter to the conventional wisdom but is perfectly
logical to me now that I know the ball flight laws. A draw must start to
the right of the target first and foremost (open face), then have the
inside-out swing path to bring it back. The majority of people I see slice
the ball have strong grips! they are starting the ball slightly left of
target (closed face) but have a massive out to in swing.

John M says:

What is better or why do or should people use the Vardon grip or
interlocking grip,which is the better grip, I have XL glove size and I use
Vardon or over the top. Cheers

Chris Weatherall says:

Great video Rick. I’m a RH handed golfer, my LH is a little strong/ over
the top, RH is a little weak to neutral. Tend to push twice as any as I
pull, which doesn’t make much sense. Sometimes get a fade/slice in there
but that’s mainly my out to in path which is top of the list to fix over
winter. I do feel I’m not closing/ straightening the club face enough
through impact but when I try to do this it’s very erratic.

David Simmons says:

Been working on much more neutral grip for 6 months. Understood i have to
except some poor scores to get better to get down to low single figures on
a more consistent basis.
Now able to hit higher ball flight as required. Still not happy with the
driver as can regrip during backswing. Also may need to adjust my loft at
some point. Working with a senior PGA pro coach that i trust & have banter
with & caddy for has been well worth the effort. Would like to use a launch
monitor, but as hav’nt really reached Norfolk yet may have to travel. Be
fun to get up to Manchester & maybe take on Rick, Pete & Rob. Cheers Guys
great content as always.

Golf is truly happiness says:

my grip is actually my greatest weakness. every time I grab the club I feel
like gripping it differently than the shot before. quite annoying. but then
again, if the grip is like I want it to be I know for sure that the swing
and the result will just be what I want. it’s kind of magic, it’s all in
the grip.

Marcus Wirén says:

Excellent description of grip-analysis. Looking forward to using it once
the snow disappears here in cold Sweden. 

André Fröjd says:

This was a really learning video. Awesome!
I have problem with my swing path going too much from the inside and
therefore making a push or most of the time a draw. And to neutralize it i
have to change my swing path and to change my swing path, i just realized i
have to change the grip! Thank you +RickShielsPGAGolf ! PGA Tour Here i
come! haha :D

Craig Thomas says:

I take the club inside and feel like I’m swinging to the right on the
downswing. This gives me a straight, powerful shot with a little draw. The
club looks a couple of degrees hooded but the ball flight is good. If I set
up with a square clubface I get a fade or a push. I have a very strong
grip. Any ideas would be welcome.
Thank you,

Scott Yule says:

Nice video rick,for a long time I have used my right hand(I’m a right
handed golfer) to manipulate ball flight instead of closing/opening stance
etc. Is this a common practise with professionals or is it less consistent
because of the need for timing to be spot on etc.many thanks.

moregolfplz says:

Great vid, Rick. Gives me encouragement to use more control in that part
of the game, and to perhaps use the ideas you’ve presented to hit shots
that are more specialized, ie: hard slice/hook around a corner/out of
trouble. Maybe cover dynamic loft in a similar way in a separate video?

Remmon Roque says:

That is such a great tip. I used to be a chronic slicer and I thought that
I was coming over the top all the time. A friend of mine mentioned that my
swing path was okay but my grip is in a very weak position. I adjusted my
grip to a slightly stronger position (two knuckles visible) and pointed my
left shoulder slightly to the right and I started hitting more draws.

Daniel Stephens says:

That’s a brilliant video. By far the best ‘grip’ video that I’ve seen. No
fancy words that one understands just plain and simple instruction with
fantastic results. What more do you want!?

Sven Hallauer says:

I guess my grip is just about neutral based on your explanation, and as a
result I’m fairly evenly missing my targets left and right.

inathaniel11 says:

I find that if I have the same grip for all of my clubs I don’t hit the
ball well. I push the ball with my long irons using the grip I would use
for a 8 iron. So I have to strengthen my grip to get the ball starting on
line. Then I have the opposite problem with my driver. 

Chad Helriggle says:

Great way to explain this and now I finally understand it. Thank you! 

L. SH says:

2 knuckles showing and trying to mirror the back of my left hand with the
clubface, has always worked for me.

GolfTeamPowell says:

My grip is same as yours Rick slightly strong left hand slightly weak right
just feels right somehow. Hit mainly soft draws so quite happy with it.

CHR15Y BoY says:

I think the “chicken wing” is a result from a outside path and not having
enough room to extend through the swing?

Tim Meyer says:

Nice work Rick! Finally a video that explains proper grip without the
stupid knuckle counting.

konartis8108 says:

Nicely explained rick. I would say I’m fairly neutral but struggle to set
wrists fully at the moment

Duncan Sinclair says:

Excellent Rick. Best grip video ever !!

Wichaya Sritrakool says:

Yeah my both hands are strong grips and I’m having a bad hook shots!
Thanks, I’ll neutralize it :)

Ian Donnelly says:

Great video Rick, most important part of the game or can be at least 

Jake Conroy says:

never fix anything if it is not broken 

Rick Shiels PGA says:

Is YOUR Golf Grip Right?

Find out if you play with a strong, weak or neutral grip & what affect that
may have!

Carlos Baez says:

Great video.thanks

mac the knife says:

hi Rick great tip, for me this show is that you have removed one of the
variables. I am an 18 handicap and after checking my grip it is neutral,
but i still have a tendency to cut or in some cases slice the ball. I feel
when i do slice the ball, its my hands that are very quite. Am i opening a
can of worms by trying to rotate my hands through impact to straighten the

Maxi Breuell says:

great video when are you getting your hands on the new cobra driver

markstevens717 says:

Hi I am a regripper any tips on this,left hand moves to right and left hand
goesto the right,for the driver have too hold off at impact if not a low
left hook

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