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Hi,

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Octavian Pope. I am a doctor from Toronto, Canada. I have a way of holding the club that nobody else on this planet has, but it really works for me. I made a video out of it, which is on Youtube. I am not trying to sell anything. If anyone is interested in watching it, I promise it's unlike anything you've ever seen before. Any feedback would be welcome. Thank you. Here's the link: http://youtu.be/HLR-MJoexoA

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You're a physician. You begin the video demonstration with a disclaimer stating that golfers should try the grip at their own risk. That you're not responsible for any injury resulting from use of the grip? I don't think so...... :-\ I am curious though.....other than the novelty, what do you think the grip does to improve over the more conventional grips?

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you have taken a very long route to get to the point of not having a dominant right hand in the golf swing.

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I've been reading these forums consistently for the last 3 years and never posted, but this thread is just too good not to make my first post.

First off, this CANNOT be serious. This has to be a video parody-ing other lengthly videos with ultra-technical explanations of swing mechanics. Or a troll. The way that you have to physically mangle your right fingers into place with your left hand is brilliant. I was dying during that part! I was trying to think of other funny things you could do to the golf swing to make it hilariously technical, but I couldn't come up with anything good. Then you said to change the grip midswing... simply incredible. Why didn't I think of that?

I do have one idea for you though. At 11:18 in your video, you drew the arc of a "two-axis system", and it was very arced. Then at 11:50, you showed your "one-axis system," which was less arced. BUT, at 12:15, you drew a line that was PERFECTLY down the target line using a standard grip! Therefore, it's only logical to choose the standard grip according to your Sharpie experiment.

But in all seriousness, I found your video very interesting and entertaining. I'll be looking forward to the rest of this thread.

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I assure you that this is not a joke or parody, it's perfectly serious. I know my grip is extremely weird, I'll be the first to admit it, but this is what works for me. I was also accused at Toronto Golf Nuts and WRX that this is a joke, so I offered to meet with one or more people from Toronto Golf Nuts in person so they can see me hitting balls at the range, and hopefully post back on the forum after. Thank you.

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I wonder what the progression was to get to that "grip".  I think i'd have tried swining the club with my feet before i went to that grip.

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Originally Posted by dkmago

I wonder what the progression was to get to that "grip".  I think i'd have tried swining the club with my feet before i went to that grip.

Step 1: Hmm... I'm swinging too hard.

Step 2: I need to find a way to force myself to make a balanced swing.

Step 3: I'll make a grip that will break my fingers if I swing too hard.

Step 4: Post on golf forum.

Step 5: ???

Step 6: PROFIT

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Hi Octi, can you outline the advantages of your grips over the more common types of grip. And why not go straight to the secondary grip instead of the first.

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I have confirmed that my fingers will simply not bend in the manner necessary for this phenomenal new approach to holding a golf club.  All of you Pope Grip converts will have to leave my behind to suffer with my old Vardon grip.  I feel so left out.

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Originally Posted by Topper

I have confirmed that my fingers will simply not bend in the manner necessary for this phenomenal new approach to holding a golf club.  All of you Pope Grip converts will have to leave my behind to suffer with my old Vardon grip.  I feel so left out.

I tried to play along but stopped when one of my fingers made a cracking noise. Phew, that was a close one...

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