GRIP – Bottom Hand Placement

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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+

14 Responses to “GRIP – Bottom Hand Placement”

  1. September 12, 2017

    IanCaroline

    Paul- If I understand correctly the right hand covers the left so that the left thumb is cradled in the lifeline of the right hand totally covering the thumb . Also at the top of the backswing the club is supported in the V of the right thumb and forefinger . If I am correct then the left thumb would be placed direcly in the V so that if the right hand was loose all the pressure from the clubshaft would load onto the left thumb . Is this correct?

  2. September 12, 2017

    RonCalabrese

    Hi Paul. About a month ago I had back surgery to correct stenosis, narrowing of the spinal column in 3 places! Your videos are a welcome thought as I go through weeks of therapy. My surgeon says I’ll have no excuses for poor golf because the operation was a complete succes. I’m really looking forward to next spring in the Chicago area when a repaired back and hopefully a better swing brings lower scores.

    Best Regards, Ron

    • Paul Wilson

      September 13, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Ron,

      Ouch. Glad the operation went well. You should have my tips embedded in your memory banks now. Start out slow and focus on doing practice swings all winter building a great swing. If so you will start off playing great golf next year.

  3. September 15, 2017

    terrybadger

    Paul,
    Why don’t right-handed people learn to play golf left-handed? That would have been so simple for me. i was a decent tennis player with a great backhand. It doesn’t make sense. Do you have an explanation?
    thanks,
    ter

    • Paul Wilson

      September 15, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Terry,

      They should. Problem is visual plus the person can load the weight and coil way better right handed. I have struggled with righties playing left handed trying to get them to load. They always do a reverse pivot which is next to impossible to fix. So right handed allows the person to get the body moving properly which is the power source in the swing. The arm unit can be worked on easier than the body. This is not to say every right hand player moves the head and loads. They don’t but a lot of them do which is a huge advantage.

      Visually the ball looks fine playing right handed. Switch this around and it looks way different. This can be worked on but it is an uncomfortable visual for most people.

      I have switched a few people in the past. I tried to switch one student who was playing right handed as a lefty and he wouldn’t do it. 15 lessons later he still had a reverse pivot. Left handed it was perfect. Oh well.

  4. September 15, 2017

    terrybadger

    Hi Paul,
    thanks for the explanation, but i don’t understand the meaning of the term “loading”, unless it means shifting your weight to the back foot as you turn. How do you define a reverse pivot in this context? i’m not going to change, but i am curious.
    thanks,
    ter

  5. October 20, 2017

    PaulLindhag

    I use the overlap grip also, but I overlap two fingers and not just the pinky. This is due to the fact I have very large hands and am 6′ 9″ tall. Is this going to be a problem for the swing. It does help that I am left handed and golf right handed. Thanks.
    Paul

    • Paul Wilson

      October 22, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Paul,

      I think Jim Furyk does this grip. It definitely takes fingers of the stronger hand off of the club which is what I want. Just be careful in the the club is not wiggling in the right hand as you hit the top. You need the V to cradle the club.

      How The Trigger Finger Helps Create A Solid Backswing Position: http://ignitiongolf.com/trigger-finger/

      Just check this and if it is secure then you should still be able to do it.

      • October 22, 2017

        PaulLindhag

        Thank you for your quick reply. I will ensure I check the trigger finger placement to maintain the “V”.

  6. November 28, 2017

    edwardkelly

    Hands separate at top of swing?

  7. Hi Paul, is it common for the right thumb to feel discomfort at it’s base (where the sharp corner of the V is) in maintaining the “V” of thumb and right hand? As I hing my wrist, the weight of the club feels heavy and a slight strain on the right thumb at the “corner” of the V. .

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