Originally Posted by uttexas
Next time you go to the range (for a righty), really focus on pressing your right palm into your left thumb, keeping pressure with the last three fingers of your left hand, and feel pressure where your index finger of your right hand grips the club. Focus and feel this pressure throughout the swing.
The pressure points are a way to feel the club lagging behind, not something you should conciously press down. The right hand trigger finger pressre occurs because the hands are moving fast and the clubhead lagging behind, not from the finger pressing down on the grip. I don't try to feel pressure points on the backswing, they start on the downswing as a result of the hands moving fast without the wrists unhinging. I don't work on the armpit pressure points or left hand ones. It's mostly #3 and #1.
Originally Posted by saevel25
For one thing, there is no such thing as a straight ball, quoted by Ben Hogan. Trying to hit a straight ball will lead to faults. Just think about it, to get perfect perpendicular to the swing path, and having your swing path perfectly parallel to the target line, at the millisecond the club hits the ball. The odds are tough. The best thing is to know your curve and play your shot type. Having a curve alows you to play inside a cone, and allow for some error.
Also, a neutral grip fits only a neutral swing, weaker grips fit a different type of swing, and a strong grip fits another. It depends on the swing. You try to put a different grip on dustin johnson and he might not keep the ball on the course anymore. His grip fits his swing.
As for me, i play with a slightly strong left grip, and a strong right grip.
Really? I've hit lots of straight balls. Perhaps not straight down to a centimeter, but as straight as my eye could tell, and the ball ended up right next to the flag. If you hit the ball straight, your cone will maybe be two yards left and two yards right. If you draw the ball, it may be four yards left, never right. How is one more accurate than the other, as long as the size of the cone is the same?
Hitting a shaped shot require the same amount of precision to get the ball close to the flag. It's not like you can hit the ball with a clubface 2º off and still hit it close, just because the ball is moving right to left.
The grip can affect grip hinge, flying wedges, clubface angle etc. For me, it's mostly about clubface angle. My current grip tends to close the clubface, so I've been trying to get the right hand more over the left to prevent it from turning the clubface over.
Pressure points are important, but can be hard to find and feel. It took me some time before I really felt #3PP, but now that I do, I can tell why it's important. It can be the difference of hitting the ball fat and perfect.