GOLF DRIVER GRIP – WHAT IS THE BEST GRIP TO USE FOR DRIVING BALL?

GOLF DRIVER GRIP – WHAT IS THE BEST GRIP TO USE FOR DRIVING BALL?


– Well, hello again. Adam Bazalgette here in
beautiful sunny Naples, Florida. I’m founder of scratchgolfacademy.com, and two time PGA teacher of the
year award winner down here. Wanna try to help you today
with an important subject. What is the best golf driver ripple? What is the best grip
really to use for driving? Stay tuned. (inspirational ambient music) (golf club swooshing) Well, there’s a drive for me. So talking about driver grips, what are the two things you
really have to be able to do? Number one, you gotta be able
to create club head speed. So we’re gonna show you
something close up in a minute, that will allow you
mobility in the wrists. Certainly the wrists
aren’t the only source of club head speed. But, believe me, if
you’re wrists are tight, and they’re not mobile, and you can’t create
some whip like motion, you’ve gotta be extraordinarily strong to create a lot of club head speed. It’s a major component of speed. So, that would be one,
mobility of the wrist. And number two, of course, is the ability to square the club face. Nothing’s gonna rob you of
distance more off the tee, or make you a less effective
driver of the ball, than leaving the face open,
and slicing it to the right, which is what so many golfers do. Now, if you like this video, please subscribe to the channel. Would love to get you
more of the free content. Let’s have a close up look
now at some of the things you can try to get right in your grip. That are gonna give you that mobility, and that ability to hit straight shots. Okay, so what kind of a grip gives you the ability
to hinge your wrists, and also the ability to square the club. Well, simply put, it’s a grip that’s more towards the fingers. Now, it’s a little
diagonal across the hand. It’s not straight there, but this fleshy heel pad
must sit on top of the club. It helps you to push down. Now here’s another little
pitfall, you gotta watch out for. If my natural hand angle,
let me turn this way, is like so, avoid the
pitfall so many people do of stretching their hand
to get it on the club. Once that thumb stretches
out, this tendon gets tight, your wrist will tend to lock up. So either a stretched hand or a grip that’s too much in the palm are disastrous for golf grips. Especially for the driver
where you need speed. So, totally relaxed position, and just let the club fit in
there under that muscle pad. You take it like so. There’s different routines
as to how to do this. I’ve got videos on that, but practice it up in
front of you like that, ’til there’s no stretch, and it’s at the base of the fingers. One other little benefit of this, when you grip it more
down towards your fingers, your hand will naturally wrap over the club a little bit more. Let me get my grip on there,
and have a look at that. You’ll see some angle here, and this joint at the base of my wrist is well on the side of the shaft. That’s a natural consequence
of the good grip. When you see that sort of a look, it is so much easier to
close the club for impact giving you a little more
draw and a little more snap. So pay attention to your grip, it’s really important, those two factors. Okay, so I hope that
helps you get a good sense of your lead hand, and what to do with it, and why it’s so important. Trailing hand we didn’t
talk a lot about that, but it’s gonna be slightly
across the base of the fingers. And you just want to get that lifeline, between the two pads here, just matched up to the back
of that left thumb there. So that your hand is really
on the back of the shaft, and it is in a position
to push through well. Left hand grip is really a big key though, because, if you can get that right, it’s pretty easy to fit the
right hand grip on there. We got lot’s more
information about the grip, and the set-up, and other factors
at scratchgolfacademy.com. Love to have you subscribe to the channel. We’ll get you more free content. There’s lots of content
at scratchgolfacademy.com. There’s a free course here on distance. This would be great for your driving. I’d be delighted, if you’d sign up and take advantage of that. Finally if you want to leave a comment, and include in that maybe subjects you’d like me to tackle going forward. I’d be happy to try to get to those, and see if I can make a
video that would help you. Thanks for your time. (inspirational ambient music)

27 thoughts on “GOLF DRIVER GRIP – WHAT IS THE BEST GRIP TO USE FOR DRIVING BALL?

  1. how about doing a video on pivot stall and adding dynamic loft to square the club? also a common problem?

  2. Just wanted to say awesome videos. I will be going through them over the next few weeks to see what I can do to improve my game. Currently about a 5 handicap and want to take the next step towards scratch! Have you thought about doing a swing analysis series for viewers?

  3. This guy is the best on here. I wish he had also mentioned the left index finger. I was placing the pressure point along the base of my left index finger instead of the first joint/middle fleshy pad. Gripping it along the base was closing my face when I gripped it slightly. Changing it where it's suppose to be made a difference. So many instructors on here focus only on the heel pad, which of course is very important. The index finger pressure point gets overlooked. Still, he's a great teacher and always has a very professionally presented video….I'm just tired of seeing that beautiful Orlando weather every time…..Guy has a charmed life….LOL

  4. You are an excellent teacher and your delivery is very good. I have seen many teachers over the years both in person and on the internet and you are very effective. I have shot my age or better just over 100 times ( not from the senior tees) and am still cranking the tee shots pretty good although I sometimes fight a hook. I am living proof that your teaching can still teach an old dog new tricks.:)) Thank you.

  5. would you like to comment on the differences between driver grip and iron grip, if any? As a result of ball position (I think) my right hand tends to be more "clockwise" for the longer clubs.

  6. i have had a weak grip my whole life. It allows for nice fading with irons but killed my driver. For 3 yrs instructors tried to get me to change but i resisted bcz the grip is so hard to change. I finally compromised. i invented this method where with driver, i take my normal grip, loosen it ,and rotate to the right. When i did this: voila! high beautiful draws!!!!
    I only do this with driver.

  7. Hi Adam, I am a 66 year old golfer, so I can appreciate all that you are showing us! We have all been there! But over the years I found it so important to have the thumbs close to the fore finger on the grip, (just like you do) a subject that you have not highlighted, but then again, your such a great mentor in showing such great details in most of the golfing tuition, it is a little thing you have left out! I learned this tip from Jack, who highlighted this. Thank you so much for your video's, I recon you are in first place when it comes to mentors!

  8. Baseball grip, varden grip, or interlocking grip? Talked a bunch (great info) on how to place hands on club but nothing on which type of grip is best for the player: age, ability, swing speed..etc. I was told in my recent club fitting that I should get away from the classic baseball grip and begin practicing the varden or overlapping grip do to my age..Iโ€™m 34.

  9. I am a 7 h/c and have been struggling a bit lately after watching this I went to the range today and wow my swing is fixed, my pro told me I have to clear my hips never said anything about my grip. My weakish grip and not that weak by the way was causing me to come over the top and have a bit of a wing so after strengthening my left hand all of the above is gone, I did pull a couple of drives but that was due to not keeping back behind the ball at impact and getting a bit quick I think. Heaps more distance now, 5 here I come.

  10. Good review – will hopefully inspire a few more visits. Surprised to sense an initial reluctance to visit this track from such a well-travelled golfer! Please continue to review more courses like this

  11. I heard that Jack put the club more in his palm as he has shorter fingers. My fingers are a little shorter as well. Would you recommend a little more in the palm for those who have shorter fingers? Thanks.

  12. Thanks Adam. Another great video as always. A quick question. for some reason my club is twisting in my hands as swing, causing me to lose control and power. Any suggestions? Regards, Steve

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