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I have noticed my wrist is slightly cupped at the top of backswing. But when I muck around with grips and change my normally strong grip to a more neutral grip my wrist goes flat at the top. Just wondering is my grip too strong? I changed to this strong grip to stop the slice but now wondering if i should go to a more neutral grip or just keep it strong and not worry about the slightly cupped wrist? 

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Again confusion with grips and the top of the backswing. If you give yourself a strong grip, you are adding a cup to the left hand because it has to bend a bit more to both get over and ontop of the club. So, I wouldn't worry about seeing a very straight left wrist at the top of the swing with a stronger grip. 

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Again confusion with grips and the top of the backswing. If you give yourself a strong grip, you are adding a cup to the left hand because it has to bend a bit more to both get over and ontop of the club. So, I wouldn't worry about seeing a very straight left wrist at the top of the swing with a stronger grip. 

Thanks for clearing that up nice and fasstttt :)

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I have noticed my wrist is slightly cupped at the top of backswing. But when I muck around with grips and change my normally strong grip to a more neutral grip my wrist goes flat at the top. Just wondering is my grip too strong? I changed to this strong grip to stop the slice but now wondering if i should go to a more neutral grip or just keep it strong and not worry about the slightly cupped wrist? 


Don't take this the wrong way but you are bouncing off of different things like an animal trying to get out of a cage. You may or may not need a stronger or weaker grip.

 

Why not work on not turning your shoulders level like @mvmac suggested and not move on to other things until you fix the first thing? Lots of other things end up taking care of themselves.

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Don't take this the wrong way but you are bouncing off of different things like an animal trying to get out of a cage. You may or may not need a stronger or weaker grip.

 

Why not work on not turning your shoulders level like @mvmac suggested and not move on to other things until you fix the first thing? Lots of other things end up taking care of themselves.

This is really a question on grip and just wondering on the relevance between it and the wrist. Not anything that is to hard to change or deep to delve into imo

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This is really a question on grip and just wondering on the relevance between it and the wrist. Not anything that is to hard to change or deep to delve into imo

 

I am skeptical but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. I know a lot of people see the wrist position or what the clubhead at the top of the swing should be and that it means something when it doesn't. There are a lot of factors that come into play for that position. 

 

Now don't get me wrong, a cupped wrist at the top with a strong grip is not right or wrong. Look at Dustin Johnson. Strong grip, extremely BOWED left hand at the top. Look at Hogan weak/neutral grip and CUPPED at the top. So, the moral of this story, as long as it isn't F'ing up your swing, don't change it. Some positions might get you in a better position to do what you want. So you can nit pick, but heck we all see Jim Furyk's swing right? :-D 

post #7 of 8

Mackingchicken.....there are some top players with strong grips and many more with neutral ones.There are flat wrists and a few (not many)bowed wrists at the top.What you want to do is understand the grip is two hands not one and that the wrists at address are not in the same position as they are at impact.

 

 

btw...do you still have that 60* shoulder turn what the top?

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Don't worry about what it looks the wrist looks like at the top Dustin Johnson (bent/bow) wrist at the top. Fred Couples (cup) wrist at the top. IT DOESNT MATTER. What ever gives you better ballstriking
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