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The Trigger Golf Grip!

Friday, May 13th, 2011

You know, I’ve had a ton of success with the trigger golf grip in the past and one of my previous swing teacher taught me this.  It’s also the same golf grip shared by Greg Norman and John Daly.

Although Greg Norman doesn’t mention it in his book, you can clearly tell in close-up photos that Greg Norman indeed used a trigger golf grip most of his career.

What’s a trigger golf grip?

Instead of placing your right thumb on the grip, you actually place your right hand a bit left of the grip so it wraps around the grip and touches your index finger.

Below are some photos explaining how to implement the trigger golf grip:

Above is a regular golf grip, where the right thumb is still on the golf grip.

Above shows a “trigger” golf grip where your thumb wraps around the golf club to touch your index finger.

 

From the side, you can see clearly my right thumb is touching my index finger.

Honestly, I’ve been using a conventional golf grip until today but I decided to go back to my old trigger golf grip and guess what happened.  I am hitting the golf ball way better and my right hand no longer is interfering.

Where can you use this golf grip?

You can use it for anything, I use it for even my pitch shots and chip shots because it take my right hand away completely from manipulating near impact.

If you have seen some high-speed photos of Fred Couples and Phil Mickelson, you probably know that their right hand (and Phil’s left hand) comes off the grip completely near impact.  Well, you don’t have to be Fred or Phil to do the same thing, you can just use this trigger golf grip.

If you don’t believe me, go grab a golf club right now and grip it with a conventional grip and see how much you can twist your golf club.

Then use the trigger golf grip and see how much you can twist your golf club, probably like 100 times less, exactly my point.

What this trigger golf grip will do?

The trigger golf grip will pretty much allow you to swing the golf club correctly through the impact with no manipulation with the right hand.

Why does conventional golf teach golfers to put the right thumb on the golf grip?

Even God doesn’t know the answer behind this but for 99% of golfers, using the trigger golf club will help them hit the golf ball better as it teaches them to swing the golf club without the right hand.

I told you about a week ago how to practice with the left arm.  Really, the left arm does your whole golf swing pretty much, the right arm/hands are just there for support and conventional grip is bad for that.

Try it, trigger grip can help fix hooks, slices, and add additional 20 yards to your golf swing.

Hey, if it works for me, Greg Norman, and John Daly, it must work!  And I am surprised not many golf teaching pros are teaching this more.

 

I use Ben Hogan’s Grip!

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

hogan's-grip

Because I tend to hook a lot, I’ve recently switched my grip from normal (where both Vs point to your right armpit) to a slightly different one where the right hand “V” points to your neck as seen above. (This is the one Ben Hogan used back in the day because he was a wild hooker.)

This would be considered slightly “weak” grip as it will promote more of a fade shot but I’ve had some good results with it so I am sticking with it for now.

Btw, your grip will dictate your swing so if you have a weak grip, you might hit the ball better with a flatter swing whereas with a strong grip, you hit the ball better with an upright swing.

For example, Freddy Couples has one of the strongest grips on Tour, he has a very upright swing.  I can’t think of anyone using a “weak” grip, perhaps Vijay Singh?

Well grip is your life for a golf swing, without the right grip for your swing, you can’t hit the ball good.

So practice your grip daily, 10 minutes a day, hold an invisible golf club or hold one while you watch TV.

Grip, is everything.

I am getting that new Canon 7D camera soon so hopefully I will have some better shots of golf basics starting next week, happy golfin’!

How to Teach Your Baby to Be Better Than Tiger Woods!

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Well, I’ve decided to start a series of online blog golf lessons for teaching your baby to be better than Tiger Woods.

Of course, if you are a parent and you want your child to be on the PGA/LPGA tour someday, these are the lessons you will need to read.

The first thing you need to do is get your baby to get familiar with the golf grip, golf ball, and the golf club as soon as possible.

  • Age 1-3 months – Swing a golf club in front of your baby at least couple times a week.  “Monkey see, Monkey do.”  You can start as early as soon as your kid is born.  Tiger didn’t really start until he was 18 month old, you can get your kid a better chance by starting earlier than Tiger.
  • Age 3-6 months – Make a plastic-toy grip for your 3-6 month old baby to play with.  The earlier that your baby gets familiar with a golf grip, the quicker he/she will be able to control the club when he/she grows up.  You can order a junior grip from Golfsmith and pick up a plastic PVC pipe that will fit the grip at Home Depot.
  • Age 9-12 months – Take your 9-12 month baby to the driving range.  You can get one of these  Walking Wings to help her/him stand while you help her/him hit a real golf ball with your arms controlling the club while baby has her/his hands on the grip.  Also the putting green is great for babies to walk on while learning to putt.

Also, skip the plastic golf toys, they are too “plastic” and it’s probably better to get your baby learning with the “real” stuff ASAP.  Heck, you can make your own cut-down custom clubs by ordering parts from Golfsmith.

Am I being realistic here?

Yes, this is how you can get your baby to learn to hit a golf club before she/he learns how to feed himself/herself with a spoon.  If your baby learns to swing the golf club as something 2nd nature to him/her, he/she’s going to be ahead of 99.9% of population by the time he/she plays junior golf tournaments.

Trust me, I am a pro golfer, you need to get your baby started EARLY!  I started when I was 9 years old and I can see that I too could have played a lot better if I started when I was 1 month old.

How Tiger Woods Grips The Golf Club

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Wow, THIS is too much information. Tiger Woods uses an interlocking grip like Jack Nicklaus, which the right pinky fits between the left pinky and the left 4th finger.

That’s how Tiger grips his clubs but that might not be the best way for you. The interlocking grip is great for those who feel comfortable with it. I started golf with an interlocking grip but have switched to the overlapping grip after a year or so. I still feel the overlapping grip fits me better but grip really is a personal thing. It’s not something you can write 5 pages about it. It’s something you just need to feel good and confident about it when you are hitting that golf ball for $10 a hole.

My suggestion, never ever look at an ezine article for golf stuff. Whoever wrote it doesn’t know jack shi* about golf and it’s just information you don’t need.

My advice, stick to a natural grip. But then again, I do let you choose what grip you will finally end up using. That’s the greatest freedom of all for golfers.

The Simple Natural Golf Grip

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Grip

As mentioned in the previous post, you need to first have both of your hands opposing each other like shown in the picture above. (kinda like a prayer…)

Grip 2

Then, simply just grip the club without twisting or unnecessary actions.

WARNING: This grip is good for people with neutral golf swing, a natural golf swing.  If you are a chronic hooker, this might help you, if you are a chrnonic slicer, don’t even try it dude.

Leave a comment if you like my grip. :)

The Golf Grip

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

The Golf Grip

Okay, how to grip the Golf Club… This is probably the most important part of your golf swing.

For example, if you have a bad grip, you will need a bad grip to hit a good shot.

If you have a good grip, you will need a good swing to hit a good shot.

The grip is everything in golf. For most of you, your swing is probably bad and your grip is bad too. (Not being harsh, just being honest)

So my advice, don’t change your grip or your swing if it’s working for you and you are already a scratch golfer.

You can see many scratch golfers who can play with a bad grip and a bad swing. But you NEVER see a scratch golfer who can play with a bad grip and a good swing.

Probably the most notable pro golfer who does this is Paul Azinger. Paul Azinger has one of the most strongest grip in golf with a hockey style swing. (well, maybe that’s exaggerating, he DOES has really good knock-down shots which I envy…)

OKAY, how do you grip it correctly MAX?

Okay, here’s my way. First, you get your hands together like you are going to pray so your hands are facing each other. Then naturally put your hands on the club without twisting. Make sure your grip is relaxed like noodle or you just wacked it. (This is a tip that worked for me after I read the book by George Knudson, The Natural Golf Swing)

Anytime tension grows in your grip, you will hit the ball left and right maybe not during practice, but when you are hitting that drive on the par 5 where bets are going to be settled.

Relaxation in your grip is the key, this will relax you and your whole swing, just watch Freddy Couples play. :)

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