Pros Vs. Amatuer – Grip

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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+

10 Responses to “Pros Vs. Amatuer – Grip”

  1. December 2, 2013


    That is good information.
    Generally, I grip the club with my left hand first using your method of having the thumb slightly to the right of centre. I then take a full practice swing. Sometimes, I find my hands or the club has moved, slightly closed. I go back to Ben Hogan’s way of applying the grip, toe up with the grooves vertical, the left hand has the club balanced on the index finger and the butt under the heel of the hand.
    Is my grip too light, that I have this change after a practice swing?

  2. December 13, 2013


    Paul ,I Check my grip each Time I swing .Regarding grip pressure ,as it increases from 2/10 to 8/10 ,and you want THE wrists to be loose ,is Th

  3. December 14, 2013


    Paul ,re training aids :I Know you don’t Like most of them ,except “THE Ultimate Swing trainer “of our good friand Mike Baumann,with which I exercise very regularly.What do you think of THE “Power Fan “with which I train also often .It’s THE version with THE four White and large fins fixed on a short handle .It is intended to improve THE clubhead lag .

    • December 15, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      The power fan creates resistance. I can’t see it helping people master lag angle. I it did everyone would use it. The Ultimate Swing Trainer is getting tons of testimonials of people who it is helping plus the longest hitters in the world are using it so I would stick with the UST.

  4. Paul, I have a neutral overlap grip so when I try to hit a draw, if I interlock I can draw the ball easier with with the interlock grip. Could you give me your thoughts on that. Thanks Joe

    • It just sounds like you are practicing twice as hard. It is best to get really good at 1 shot shape and stick to it, if it is a fade, straight or a draw then pick one a stick to it and make it consistent. It is fine to know how to hit trouble shots, hook around a tree, etc.. but I like my students to get good at one shots and then you will always know what shot to hit when out on the course. If it is something you want to continue with then do it, but these are my thoughts.

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