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Please Explain My Grip

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I fell off the wagon yesterday after spraying balls all over the place and reverted back to my old grip, which I was told was incorrect.  A friend of mine said that my old grip was in fact legit.  I thought I would bounce it off youse guys.

I'm a righty, but I was born a lefty and parents switched me over.  So technically I am ambi.  I went back to placing my right hand pretty well palm up with my thumb on the back of the grip.  The ball started going straight again.  Thank goodness!!

One of you is bound to have the scoop on this weird situation.  Thanks.

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Sound like a super strong right hand. What's your left hand look like? And you say it goes perfectly straight?

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Sound like a super strong right hand. What's your left hand look like? And you say it goes perfectly straight?

Right hand is pretty strong.  Bowled til a teen.  Then played about four to five hours of tennis per day for next six years.  Retired from tennis when I was twenty six.  Entire right side of my body much different from the left.

When using a more text book grip I have varying success with accuracy.  When using my old grip everything straightens out.  I guess I kind of snap the club head around with the thumb pushing.  1 ml of testosterone, 200 mg/ml per week I.M. does not hurt my strength either :-D

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That sounds odd ... have a picture????

If I figure out how to put a picture up I will post one.  I'm not computer savvy.  I'm an old home theater/audiophile dude.

Grab your golf club.  Your right hand pinky is locked with first finger of left hand.  You are looking down at your hands.  Right palm is up.  You are looking down at the thumb of your left hand which is right down the top of your club grip. Your looking down at the nails of your first, second, and third fingers of the right hand wrapping around the top of the left hand thumb.

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I forgot to mention that your right hand thumb is at the 3 O'clock position on the grip.

Basically take a normal grip and then rotate your right hand 90 degrees, I guess?

Like I said...I'll try the picture thing if I can get some help doing it.

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I forgot to mention that your right hand thumb is at the 3 O'clock position on the grip.

Basically take a normal grip and then rotate your right hand 90 degrees, I guess?

Like I said...I'll try the picture thing if I can get some help doing it.

It's pretty easy to picture it. When I said your right hand is strong it has nothing to do with the actual strength of your hand or how hard you grip the club. You right hand is in a very "strong position". I am guessing as strong as it can get without twisting your forearm around. Sound like your left is in a weak position as well. Guess that makes it go straight? I play the opposite my left hand is in a very strong position while my right hand is in a weak/neutral position. If it works go with it I guess but maybe someone with more knowledge can tell you what the possible pitfalls of gripping that way are.

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Right hand is pretty strong.  Bowled til a teen.  Then played about four to five hours of tennis per day for next six years.  Retired from tennis when I was twenty six.  Entire right side of my body much different from the left.

When using a more text book grip I have varying success with accuracy.  When using my old grip everything straightens out.  I guess I kind of snap the club head around with the thumb pushing.  1 ml of testosterone, 200 mg/ml per week I.M. does not hurt my strength either

I just thought of a more accurate analogy for the appearance of my right hand as you inquired.  Well, not exactly right hand.  More like right forearm.  Remember Popeye's forearms?  My right is not a Popeye forearm proper.  It is a Popeye forearm compared to my left.  Just take a look at an older picture of tennis player Rod Laver.  The comparison is pretty close.

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It's pretty easy to picture it. When I said your right hand is strong it has nothing to do with the actual strength of your hand or how hard you grip the club. You right hand is in a very "strong position". I am guessing as strong as it can get without twisting your forearm around. Sound like your left is in a weak position as well. Guess that makes it go straight? I play the opposite my left hand is in a very strong position while my right hand is in a weak/neutral position. If it works go with it I guess but maybe someone with more knowledge can tell you what the possible pitfalls of gripping that way are.

Stupid me.  I understand what you are saying now.

Someone with more knowledge tried to teach me properly.  I had great success at first.  I was thrilled.  After a year or so my muscle memory just made my life hell with the new golf swing.  I integrated what my friend, ex tour pro, taught me with the way I had swung the club (maybe improperly) since I was eleven years old. ( I taught myself with my brother's clubs from the 50's while in the back pasture ).  I'm thinking that the marriage might be the best for me.  I may get back to 80, but at fifty one years old I know I won't make it to scratch unless I golf six days a week.  And that ain't gonna happen in my lifetime unless I hit the lottery.

Appreciate your thoughts and advice.

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