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Indoor Drill - Grip Test Drill


Description: This is a great little drill that can easily be done inside to test your critical lead hand position on the grip. This would be the left hand for right handed golfers and the right hand for left handed golfers. It is the hand that essentially controls the club face.

Summary:
  1. Place your lead hand (left hand for right handed players) on the grip.
  2. Next, lift your thumb and the last 3 fingers of your hand off of the grip. The grip should not move or change and you should feel like you have maintained control and support if you have the club properly positioned in your hand. The proper position is to have the heel pad of your hand ON TOP of the grip. Properly positioned, the club will be anchored between the heel pad and the index finger.
  3. If you feel movement here you don't have the heel of your hand on top of the club enough and you are likely holding the grip too much in the palm of your hand. Check to make sure you are holding it at the base of your fingers.
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