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Grip/wrist action combines with good rotary motion

Refer back to the previous page and you will see closeups of me forming the grip.

It doesn’t actually matter if you prefer a two-handed grip, an interlocking or an overlapping style, what is important is that when you apply your left hand, the left thumb goes down the shaft, and it spreads from the left forefinger across into the butt of the hand, and that the fleshy pad at the base of the left thumb hides the top of the shaft.

And when you work on this, remember that stronger is better than weaker – i.e. make it your tendency to turn your left hand a little to the right, so that you can see at least two and a half knuckles.

As long as the right hand remains neutral (i.e. the palm of the right hand basically mirrors the clubface) that’s OK. Finally, I think it’s a good idea to feel as though your hands are comfortably spread on the grip.

That gives the right hand enough room to cock and uncock, as you see in this sequence, and thus deliver the maximum power at impact.

Combined with a good rotary body action, I hope you appreciate that it is the workings of the grip that transfers

As the upper body turns, the wrists must be free to hinge to get the club swinging up

Wrists are now fully "loaded" at the top
Good grip allows right hand to pour on the power through the ball

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