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post #19 of 22
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Folks,

 

I am going to take a lesson from this instructor tomorrow and will write here how it goes.

 

Meanwhile, I again read Ben Hogan's Five Lessons book yesterday and made some changes in my grip on the course today because I felt I was not gripping the club correctly after reading the book. And I noticed that with the change in my grip, I was hitting a higher % of balls decently. Now I am not sure if it was the result of changing my grip or if everything just fell in place today with my swing.:doh:

 

Thanks.

post #20 of 22
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Folks,

 

I am going to take a lesson from this instructor tomorrow and will write here how it goes.

 

Meanwhile, I again read Ben Hogan's Five Lessons book yesterday and made some changes in my grip on the course today because I felt I was not gripping the club correctly after reading the book. And I noticed that with the change in my grip, I was hitting a higher % of balls decently. Now I am not sure if it was the result of changing my grip or if everything just fell in place today with my swing.:doh:

 

Thanks.

 

If that grip change works for you, then do it. On a side note, just because it is Ben Hogan's book doesn't make it wrong or right. Ben Hogan did what was for Ben Hogan, no one else. I say, just grip the club somewhere between neutral and strong, and then work on getting a better swing. If your finding that the grip needs tweaking, do it after you get a good swing. 

post #21 of 22

I agree with iacas, but while there is some truth to the statement, sometimes I think there's an ostensible meaning to it.  The undertone is or it's code for you're complicating things. It seems to oversimplify things and make it seem like you're one step away from mastering the golf swing.

 

And the statement always seems to come out in swing discussions. There's always one guy who says, all you need to do is get GSP (grip/stance/posture) right and you can't go wrong from there. It's the Godwin's law of golf boards. Somewhere, the GSP post always comes up along with all the old cliches - all you need to do is read The Five Fundamentals, find an old time coach and he'll have you all good instantly, blah blah blah, get off my lawn.

 

If I could buy a device that blocks all those old cr@p cliches, I'd get it in a second.

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by golfdude71 View Post
 

Folks,

 

I am going to take a lesson from this instructor tomorrow and will write here how it goes.

 

Meanwhile, I again read Ben Hogan's Five Lessons book yesterday and made some changes in my grip on the course today because I felt I was not gripping the club correctly after reading the book. And I noticed that with the change in my grip, I was hitting a higher % of balls decently. Now I am not sure if it was the result of changing my grip or if everything just fell in place today with my swing.:doh:

 

Thanks.

 

Yeah be careful with the Hogan grip, I tend to think it's too weak right the right hand (too much on top) and I disagree with the short left thumb.  It's good for some pieces, like where the grip lies in your left hand and showing how it's in the fingers of the right hand.

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