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10 finger grip

Discussion in 'Hacker's Anonymous' started by azgreg, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I've used the 10-finger for most of the time I've played golf. Going to try beginning this year with an interlocking grip. Beginning to have some arthritis issues in my hands and think the interlock may help.
     
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    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    Now I would have assumed the opposite would be true. Let me know how it works out.

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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    How could you even swing a club that way? Seems like you'd snap-hook the living shit out of everything.

    FWIW - I overlap, and at impact I think the only part of my right hand touching the grip is the half of my index finger between the palm and first knuckle.
     
  4. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    But, I'm left-handed and play golf right-handed so if most right-handed people playing golf right-handed only have half of their right index finger touching, how much of the index finger would a left-handed golfer playing golf right-handed or a right-handed golfer playing left-handed have of their right or left index finger on the club? Should be a pretty simply question...…..
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    42
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Pretty sure it's actually 41.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    It's 42 don't be a dumbass.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Well, ok then.
     
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    ejdahl21 Never Lay Up Supporting Member

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    Or is it simply a simple questioner?
     
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    ejdahl21 Never Lay Up Supporting Member

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    The mice have spoken.

    Zaphod would be so proud of us. Where's he been?
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Hey! I asked the question and I have the answer and I ain't gonna share it with any of you suckers!! And FYI... you all are not even close to the correct number!!!!!
     
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    I changed to the 10 finger grip on putts years ago, and chips last year. The other day I practiced pitching at the local club and for some reason decided to use the 10 finger grip (also called "baseball grip"). I hit shot after shot with the contact and distance I wanted. Today, I decided to try it on all my shots. I smashed the first drive. Felt just great. All day, I was making very solid shots. Score will need to catch up but most of my shots were solid and straight. I felt like my hands could communicate with the clubhead in a way I never felt before. I've been using the "Vardon" overlapping grip all my golfing life which is more than 3 decades. Never thought about changing it before - other than small adjustments. But it was feeling so good to grip the club this way. I can't wait until the next round.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    ah - maybe the admin wants to merge this thread with the other. I forgot to look for it - sorry to play into you.
     
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    No worries. Merged.
     
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    Actually, when I started this post, there were 3 things I wanted to mention. One of them was, the 10 finger grip, and I decided to leave it at that, and keep it simple.
    But now that I've said that, I want to mention the 2 other things I've incorporated into my play that has helped a lot with my consistency. This IS the "hackers corner" so anyone who considers themselves a hacker might benefit. I've already written about one of the other things: gripping down. That's helped me hit much more solid shots. I'm a bit over 5 feet tall. But very athletic and strong for my size. I can belt it out there well enough but I'm not going to hit the ball a mile. I started gripping down and started meeting the ball much more consistently. And not lose any distance - in fact I'm gaining it.
    The 3rd thing that's helped my game is the left heel. Where I used to let it come off the ground at the top (who knows how much, exactly), now I just keep it down on the ground, where I would want to return it to anyway. Watching the pros today, they don't have all that footwork like in the old days - Tom Watson and Johnny Miller. Now most pros seem to keep their feet on the ground until after impact. I actually develop more torque in my midsection than if I allowed the heel to come up. One less moving part. I brace the inside of my right foot against the backswing and keep my left heel down, not transferring a lot of weight (or any) to the right side.
    So, that completes my original discussion of the three (3) ideas that have helped my game over many rounds, from the end of last season to now:
    1- gripping down the club (and maybe standing a tad closer to the ball)
    2- left heel stays down through swing
    3- ten finger grip (which I just incorporated on full shots as well as pitches, chips, and putts).
    Give it a try. At least at the range. It's helped me get below 100 again. Strokes, that is.
     
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    It's not the cure-all I was desperately seeking. Staying with the grip for now, but I've played 2 rounds since the above post and I'm not overly encouraged. Some very good shots but intermittent struggles, doubles, and a 2 triples. Still made many bogeys, a couple of pars, and broke 100 both rounds but I aspire to much greater things.
    On the bright side, I'm retired and have a annual pass to all the numerous city courses here in old Albuquerque. I usually walk 18 holes, 3 x a week. If my worst problem is consistency in my golf game, how could I possibly complain?
     
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    You can always take lessons from Limp.
     
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    Changed to 10 finger grip about 2 years ago. the overlap and interlock grips just left me with sore and achy fingers after a round. I felt like the 10 finger was just natural to me and after a couple of buckets at the range, I got more and more comfortable with it and do not see myself ever using anything else...
     

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