Hank Haney: Grip Fundamentals

Hank Haney explains the importance of a correct grip and offers a simple way to check yours.

Released on 4/12/2012

Credits

Starring: Hank Haney

Transcript

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The first fundamental that everyone talks about
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in golf is the grip.
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And the reason being, is it's the most important
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because your hands are the only contact you have
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with the golf club, and the club face
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is hitting the golf ball in determining which way
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it starts and which way it curves.
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So if your club face is off just a little bit,
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and that means if your grip is off just a little bit,
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it's gonna cause potentially a huge difference
00:27
in where the golf ball goes.
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So when you're checking your grip,
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make sure, first and foremost, that your grip
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is always the same.
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It's a good idea to check it in
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the mirror every once in a while just
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to make sure that today, when you go out
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to play golf, your grip feels
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and looks exactly like it did yesterday.
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The most important thing is consistency.
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When you get off with your grip,
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one of the most common mistakes
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that I see, is players tend to get their right hand just
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a little too much underneath on the club.
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And maybe their left hand a little bit too weak.
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So what happens is, is their hands
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are opposing one another instead of working together.
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So make sure that your palms
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are always together facing one another,
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your grip is consistent,
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and this right forefinger should be triggered just
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a little bit so that it can accept the hit at impact.
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And that's a key to making a nice, solid ball turf contact.
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