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A Secret to Perfect Grip | Golf with Aimee

A Secret to Perfect Grip | Golf with Aimee


hi guys it’s Amy in your golf swing I say the most important part is your grip so say you have a great swing with perfect swing plane but if you grip it wrong and your club moves around in your hands it gets crooked during a golf swing obviously your golf ball is going to go crooked as well right so today I’m going to show you a secret in how to grip a golf club properly so I’m right-handed so this is my left hand and this is my right hand in the left hand the most important finger is the pinky and in the right hand the most important fingers are the index and the thumb so you only really need the three fingers to grip the golf club so let’s start with the left hand I see a lot of amateurs grip it super hard with the left thumb this is wrong because if you have a lot of pressure in the left thumb it’s really hard to relax your wrists or the shoulder so when you miss it then you’re going to actually hurt your shoulder and the wrist so basically after around the golf if your shoulders hurting you might want to check your grip so if you don’t put pressure in your left thumb you may ask what are you supposed to hold it with so it’s the pinky and the ball of your left palm so you’re supposed to kind of press down at the top of the grip with the palm and wrap it around with your pinky nice and tight so if you put pressure in the palm and the pinky you’re able to relax your wrist so much better as opposed to pressing down on the thumb then you can’t really relax the wrist so you press down with the palm so you can see the two knuckles when you’re looking down you’ve heard that tip a lot right so it’s a little bit of a stronger grip to check if you did it correctly you’re going to take your thumb and the index off and you’re going to bounce the club up and down you’re going to feel the pressure in the pinky and the ball of your palm let’s say you grip it a little weak and your palm is not on top of the grip but to the side of the grip and you try to bounce it up and down it’s going to feel very heavy and you know if the grip feels heavy a club feels heavy in your hand you know you’re going to put that extra unnecessary pressure into your arm which is bad right so you understand you’re supposed to press down with the palm and a little bit strong with the angle like this in the left hand let’s move on to the right hand in the right hand the professionals grip these two the strongest but the amateurs these two the weakest the index and the thumb on the right-hand these two are the most important fingers out of ten fingers because they do so many things in the golf swing basically what they do is it supports the weight of the club at the top so you let you set the club and at impact it compresses the golf ball releases the toe and holds the club in the finish there’s a most important things in golf right go see a lot of amateurs say well I learn to kind of put the right hand on there and not put any pressure in it but really the correct way of saying it would be you have to grip the right two fingers super tight it relax the wrist and the shoulder so the right arm has to be relaxed not the grip so I’m going to show you how to grip it so I told you earlier that the left thumb is supposed to be slightly slanted as you point toward the right shoulder when you grip your right two fingers it’s supposed to make a V and the V is supposed to be pointing at your right shoulder as well so when you make the V like this and I tell a very good player to try and put pressure into the index and the thumb they have a very hard time doing it it’s not the easiest to control your fingers it actually sounds very easy but once you actually try it’s not going to be the easiest so I have two drills to make it easier for you so the first drill you’re going to grip the club kind of short choke down on it and grip it with the right hand only I don’t want you to hurt your right shoulder swing it with the one and only so try and make it as light as possible by gripping down on the grip so you’re going to make the same V and you’re going to do three things it’s going to be kind of different than a regular string basically you’re going to go super wide and you’re going to support the weight of the club at the top with your index and you’re going to swing through but be careful with your shoulder go a little slow and go swing through and you’re going to hold the finish Club parallel to the ground like this so basically I want you to go super wide in the back string because a lot of amateur put pressure in the shoulder and they end up kind of cocking it and then lifting it up like this once you lift up there is no way you can support the club remember how you’re supposed to kind of feel like you’re holding a plate at the top like this instead of lifting up so basically I want you to feel the weight of the club head and not use the right shoulder in the backswing when you support it’s really important you’re supposed to support it in the index so your thumb and the shoulder would be a little bit more relaxed than normal and your once the index feels the weight of the club head right there you’re going to swing through on the way down a lot of amateurs kind of lose their index in the thumb so in the finish you may lose the club like this and looking like so like that we don’t want to see that we want the V in the setup to maintain until the finish like this so instead of losing the club this way you’re going to reheat the wrist to finish this way see the friends so first couple times might be a little hard but after a couple times you’re going to realize how tight you have to hold it to maintain the same V throughout the whole entire swing alright so if you’re kind of used to it I’m going to show you the second drill I have prepared a bill right here the $2 bill is supposed to bring you luck right so you’re going I’m going to fold this in the three times so one to make it as small as possible right there and I’m gonna show you you’re going to put this in your right index so you grip our goal is to not lose the right index throughout the whole swing so you put it in your right index like so when you’re swinging obviously you’re going to naturally try and hold the index as tight as possible so you don’t lose the bill right so let me show you I’m going to hit one I’m gonna show you so index is on pretty tight with the bill in my index try and hit some like this that was actually pretty solid so if you are able to keep the bill in your index you’re going to feel like you’re hitting it way more square at impact you’re going to feel that pressure the compression in your index and the impact is going to sound more powerful so today I showed you how to grip the club using the three fingers it’s very important the left pinkie and the right index and the thumb so remember those three fingers try it out before we end the lesson I just want to give you a quick tip so you’re supposed to hold the grip bit nice and sturdy but you’re supposed to relax the wrists and the shoulders it’s a very subtle difference but it’s going to make a huge impact on your golf swing so remember the three fingers and I hope you can hit it more square and more solid I hope you were able to follow along if you liked the lesson please remember to subscribe to my youtube channel and I’ll see you in the next lesson you

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