Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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Thanks,  Mike S. via email

Hi T.J.,I'm a 4 handicap and I have struggled with my grip for more than 15 years. Between one and five times per round, the driver slips in my left hand on my downswing, resulting in short, ugly toe hooks. I grip the club pretty much per Ben Hogan’s advice and use an interlocking grip. I suspect my problem is initiating the downswing with the hands versus the hips. Any ideas?Mike B.,
Arlington Va.


Grasp the club with the fingers of your right hand in the middle of the shaft and hold the club at arm's length so that the clubhead is above your forehead. Now, reach out and wrap the fingers of your left hand around the shaft and place your left thumb down the right side of the shaft. Asktop1002_300Its the fat pad of the left hand that secures the handle of the cub.

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