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[QUOTE name="trickyputt" url="/t/76609/ten-finger-baseball-grip#post_1113182"] Pros: Comfort, resistance to face rotation especially off plane, grip can be used from putter,chips,through driver for consistency, to name a few. Cons: Width of hands grip size down the shaft can decrease the marginal hinge rotation speed, drops the right shoulder at address. Grip can handle more swing forces, which also can be indicative of mid swing corrections occuring.[/QUOTE] Your cons points are interesting, for me the move from vardon to 10-finger means my right hand is approx 2cm lower than it used to be, do you think thats enough to make a difference to hinge, plane, etc? thanks

@iacas would kick my ass if I said one size fits all. In fact some like the lower right shoulder. My playing partner is a long bomb badass and he uses 10f, so to say I know for you would be way too vain on my part. 2.54 cm = 1 us inch as I recall.

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Played tonight after work and it was the best I've hit my driver for a long, long time! The feeling I had was like chopping through a tree with an axe, having 2 hands on the club actually made this feeling very authentic if that makes sense... Irons were good. Chipping was poor although I think with practice this will improve, need to find my new release point! ;) Summary: 10-finger grip is giving me great feel as well as a more solid connection to the club, more often than not I was losing my right hand off the club with the overlap. Going to stick with this and hope it lasts....

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Played tonight after work and it was the best I've hit my driver for a long, long time! The feeling I had was like chopping through a tree with an axe, having 2 hands on the club actually made this feeling very authentic if that makes sense... Irons were good. Chipping was poor although I think with practice this will improve, need to find my new release point! ;) Summary: 10-finger grip is giving me great feel as well as a more solid connection to the club, more often than not I was losing my right hand off the club with the overlap. Going to stick with this and hope it lasts....

You will have a slightly steeper angle of attack. Ball position on the short stuff may like to be back/open. It is a good controlled feel isnt it?

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Just wanted to post a follow up to this thread, I know that when I was researching the subject I often wondered how many players who made the switch actually stuck with it!! Been playing with the 10-finger grip for almost 2 months now and I can't see me ever changing, the feel and sense I get of the position of the clubface is fantastic. Took a little while to get the hang of chipping around the green but now everything feels very natural. Very very rarely hit fat shots anymore which was always my bad shot, only thing I need to watch is the odd pull hook which to be fair is very rare.. :-) [quote name="trickyputt" url="/t/76609/ten-finger-baseball-grip/18#post_1113459"] You will have a slightly steeper angle of attack. Ball position on the short stuff may like to be back/open. It is a good controlled feel isnt it?[/quote] Also, 100% correct on the ball position!

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I was using the ten finger grip last season but have gravitated to using the interlock. I felt that I was pulling the ball a little more than I like, though everything feels so solidly hit. The biggest con or concern for me was the amount of stress it places on my right pinky. I have strong hands, but the pain was enough to tell me that I either am not used to it or its not for me. So I use it mostly on chips around the green.

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I been mostly satisfied with interlocking. However I been finding that to hit a low silce or a big hook or drive having a full fingered grip works a lot better.

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I switched to a ten-finger grip a few months ago. It keeps my wrists firmer through impact, so they don't flop around and get the clubface out of line. It feels like I have the club under much more control. I played with it for a year about seven or eight years ago and did just fine. I think it is my regular grip now.

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