Strong Vs Weak Grip Golf Swing

Strong Vs Weak Grip Golf Swing


Golfers are in constant search for the proper grip, which can be a self defeating quest as the proper golf swing grip can vary drastically from player to player, even solely based on hand size and finger length.

Many players overlook these small yet crucially important details when evaluating how strong or weak they should grip their golf club during their standard swings.

Such a decision can be paralyzing for novice golfers that are simply searching for a way to start their journey in a sport that has several tweaks and details that can make or break a player in the long run.

George Gankas golf instruction focuses on determining the best course of action on a player to player basis, which builds the core curriculum found in the GG Swing Method online golf academy.

Golfers from around the globe have followed and applied George Gankas golf lessons through his popular YouTube Channel and the GG Swing Tips website to great success and critical acclaim in every corner of the internet.

Gankas stresses the importance of a consistent, proper golf grip and why a stronger grip vs a weaker neutral grip may not be the best course of action for every player.

What does club speed, swing path and the positioning of our clubface have in common? They’re all heavily influenced and determined by the style of grip we apply to our golf swing.

Players become accustomed to their golf grip so making any adjustment to this element of our swing can be quite a hindrance at the onset, but once golfers begin to see results and past issues resolve themselves, the incentive becomes quite clear.

Even the smallest adjustments to firmness in our grip can drastically improve or worsen our overall golf swing.

Most golf instructors, Gankas included, are strong proponents of a neutral golf grip, but such a style of swing grip works best for golfers who have already optimized most elements in their swing.

Our grips will also show a variance depending on the type of shot we’re trying to make as one could imagine.

Strong golf grips are beneficial for players in situations that call for a draw shot, as this style of grip assists players looking to achieve an inside-out swing.

Many novice golfers with extra mobility in their hips also benefit from applying a strong golf grip as the probability of pushes and slices are drastically reduced, with the clubface closing and accommodating an easy to draw golf swing.

Players benefit from applying a weak golf grip to their club in situations that favor fades and for those golfers that have a natural out to inside swing path.

Golfers with less mobility in their hips may also want to consider a weak golf grip as doing so will balance out the club, causing the clubface to close instantly at impact.

As the clubhead sticks out in front of a golfer’s body when our hips lose speed, a weak grip allows the player to eliminate most conditions that would lead to a pulled shot or hooking on impact.

Still, a neutral grip remains the ideal golf grip for players that have already optimized most elements in their golf swing, and have less tendency to pull or miss shots during typical course play.

Neutral golf grips allow the golfer to frame their shot with the most accuracy, though much of the neutral grip benefits are dependent on the mastery of other elements found within the standard golf swing.

GG recommends that players experiment with their strong, weak and neutral golf grips and ensure that they have built consistency within the more important elements that make up their overall swing.

Such mastery will only develop for players through practice, patience and repetition.


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