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In a different topic, I said this once: I could have sworn I started a topic specifically on this. Turns out, after ten minutes of searching for it, it was a blog entry, and it's here: So, rather than just being a challenge in a blog, I'm making a real challenge. You can win a badge for your account: https://thesandtrap.com/awards/category/5-challenges/ To complete the challenge: Get an 8-iron. Film a video of yourself with a ridiculously strong grip hitting the ball at least 85% the normal distance of your 8-iron. In the same video, show yourself with a ridiculously weak grip hitting the ball at least 85% the normal distance of your 8-iron. Both shots should clearly be straight and toward the target. Post the video in this topic and claim the Challlenge flag for yourself! Here's mine. These were the first two swings with these grips that I made this day, and they were consecutive swings, as @saevel25 can attest (I forgot to tell him to keep recording). The second one was a half a groove heavy (with a bigger divot) but the ball still went 140 yards.
The next time you're on the range, try this: Get out your 8-iron. Select a target about 80-90% of your normal 8I distance away. Grip the club with an excessive, extreme strong grip. Take one swing with the sole goal of hitting the ball to the target, without much curve. Grip the club with an excessive, extreme weak grip. Take one swing with the sole goal of hitting the ball to the target, without much curve. That's it. Two swings. No practice… How'd you do? If you can hit the ball toward the target with both grips, you likely have an innate, natural sense of clubface control. Congratulations… at least one part of golf is probably fairly simple for you. If you cannot, you can work on developing clubface control. There are a bunch of ways to do this, and listing them or detailing them is too much for this short post here, but I am curious to hear about not only the results of the brief test above, but how you think you might go about learning clubface control.