Easy Way to Master the Top Hand Position

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

6 Responses to “Easy Way to Master the Top Hand Position”

  1. December 24, 2012



  2. January 23, 2013


    How do you grip the club when you are attempting to fade the drive

    • Paul Wilson

      January 24, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      I answered your other question about this. You are not changing your grip when fading it.

  3. November 7, 2013


    Hey Paul,

    Things are going great so far. Shot 72 this week with 4 birdies. Your teaching has really helped me over the past few months. First I was really having trouble getting the distance, but I’ve stuck with it and the distance and consistency are better than ever. I’ve always had a short backswing and finally noticed that it was because I’ve been holding he grip in my fingers for the past twenty years. I’ve watched all your videos and have been focusing on getting the left hand grip more into the palm (which I used to think was against conventional wisdom). Even though I’ve tried your “look at top of wrist and close thumb technique”, I’ve never hit the ball very solid hitting it with that kind of grip. So my question is, why do you prefer holding the left hand more in the palm than in the fingers? Also, besides the videos you’ve posted which I’ve watched numerous times until my wife tells me “no Paul Wilson tonight” LOL, do you have any other ways to get the left hand on the club as a preshot routine?


    Sean +1

    • Paul Wilson

      November 8, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      I want it more in the palm because this is your weaker hand. I want to strengthen this hand and weaker your strong right hand. This across the palm position also stop you from over-cupping it at the top. Plus, Iron Byron does not have a right hand until after the ball is hit so I want a secure position in this hand.

      I really don’t see why people this is so radical. It is slightly across the palm with 2 knuckles showing. This is not that different from what others teach. I just don’t want it in the finger. Fingers is weak. Finger can give you a 3 knuckle position. Fingers can cause you to get a sore pas of your left hand.


      How To Stop Over-Cupping At The Top of the Backswing: http://ignitiongolf.com/stop-over-cupping-at-top/

      For the pre-shot routine you should be holding the club in the right hand as you address the ball aligning the leading edge to the intermediate target. Once you have this position you then do your whole setup. Finally, you place the grip on the club starting with the left hand. This is how the great majority of tour players do it so I want you to do it this way.

      Right now you have tried my grip and you don’t like it. Typically, when a better player tries my grip the hit it a little right so they give up on it. If you would just hit about 30 shots in a row doing this grip you will see the wrists unlock and the grip works perfect fine. Give it a try. IF you still don’t like it don’t get hung up on it. If you came for a lesson and didn’t get it I would move on because I would no have all lesson to devote to you getting the grip. I would show you ho to do it and how to check it then it would be up to you to perfect it.

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