Experimenting with the "Baseball" Grip - Page 5
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I've been playing around with the baseball grip as well and like it. When using the overlap I played my irons shots forward - ala Ben Hogan. I've noticed with the baseball grip I have to play the ball back closer to the middle of my stance. Is that typical when changing grip styles? It works so I'll do it but was just curious ....
My Grandpa put a club in my hand when I was about 4 and just let me swing it. The only things he tried to correct was to keep my thumbs away from the top of the grip and not to drop my rear shoulder. (Like others have mentioned, my left thumb is along the lifeline of my right hand. The left thumb is equal distance on the left side of the shaft).
A 10 finger was normal for me and at 39 I can't see changing.
My cousin is a CPGA pro and asked me to switch a couple of years ago. Both interlocking and overlapping just seem too flimsy and I don't feel I have a solid grip on the club.
I asked him why I should change. His answer was, "it solidifies your hands".
I told him they already are and that they feel as though they work together as one.
Then he said it's a more stable grip. I replied the same as the first question.
When I asked again why I should switch, basically his answer was, "cuz".
When he worked towards becoming a CPGA pro, he changed his grip from 10 finger to overlapping. He was taught that so I think he believes that is the only way.
My putting grip is more traditional I think. The thumbs are on top of the shaft and my left index finger over my pinky, ring and middle finger of my right hand.
Edited to say, I thought I was the only golfer in the world who used this grip. :)