Perfect Bottom Hand Golf Grip 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+

13 Responses to “Perfect Bottom Hand Golf Grip Position”

  1. January 23, 2013

    JimRiley

    How does this change for a fade

    • January 24, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Jim,

      It doesn’t. You set the face square. Do your normal grip. Then align your body left and swing left. If you need to weaken it a little then do so.

  2. looking from down the line with this grip is my right arm above my left
    arm or is it my right arm under the left thanks

    • Carlos,

      Your arms are basically even. You will see a sliver of your left arm above the right.

  3. June 14, 2018

    EricSchurr

    Paul, this all makes sense to me and thanks. I often wonder about how high or low to place my bottom hand. I think that for many years I’ve had my bottom hand too high and it doesn’t create enough contact with the club. I was actually able to see a little bit of my left thumb sticking out of the V of my right hand. I found that if I moved my right hand down a little bit that it seemed to create more stability. But I wonder if it’s possible to go too far? Can you say a few words about this?

  4. September 27, 2018

    JohnSoares

    Hi Paul:

    I was experimenting with the right hand grip today by taking my ring finger off the club and laying it on top of my left hand(I’m right-handed). So just my right middle finger, index finger and thumb wrap around the club.

    • Paul Wilson

      September 29, 2018

      Paul Wilson

      John,

      That’s a good drill. Furyk does that grip. It takes another finger of your stronger hand off the club. I should do a tip on this.

  5. September 27, 2018

    JohnSoares

    Continuation of above message:

    Three things happened immediately:

    1. My wrists felt MUCH looser and flexible.

    2. I didn’t think so much about the four positions and swung at a moderate pace.

    3. I was hitting it solidly with less effort. The ball flight was a slight draw to straight.

    Do you think there is anything to this? I’m going to try this again the next time I practice. Have you heard of anyone putting their right ring finger on top of the left hand?

    John

  6. I happen to be one of those right hand players with a very dominate right hand, I have tried weakening the grip and after watching the tip realize why distance had suffered along with consistency, (I was an interlocking player and had forced the pinky deep into the grip setup). I found myself letting go of the grip at the top when pressure hits the thumb. I wonder if the dominate right hand effects the chipping stroke as well, I hit some of my best shots with letting the right hand fall off at impact allowing the left to dominate, recently I have placed the right hand on top of my left hand and it has seemed to stop the urge to control impact with the right hand forcing impact.(chunk or bladed)..…..cradling the club in the V at the top makes perfect sense now, thanks – John

    • John,

      The strong right hand can make the club release when chipping. If you get caught with weight on this back foot through impact, you will hit it fat. So feel the weight 70% on the forward leg. No shift. The lead with the left pulling the butt to the target. Keep the right very relaxed so you don’t dominate with it.

      Sounds like you are getting it. Keep doing the proper grip. It is vital. Hope you know my chipping technique. Might want to watch it again:

      Chipping Technique: https://ignitiongolf.com/correct-chipping-technique/

  7. July 14, 2019

    KenHayes

    I am right handed . I have always played left handed stemming from my baseball years. Is this detrimental for my golf swing and are there any changes I should make relative to my dominate right hand?

    • Ken,

      This is great. Your top hand is dominant. This means you will be less likely to pull it inside with the bottom hand. No need to do anything different just do the grip as I show and you will be fine.

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