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Question on Pre-Swing Fundamentals:

How can I tell if my grip is strong or weak?

A completely neutral grip by definition would be when the palms are facing each other and both thumbs are basically straight down the shaft. Today's standard or grip 101 is taught more as a slightly strong grip. With this, the "v's" on both hands that form between your thumb and forefingers would point towards your right shoulder or at least between your right ear and shoulder. When in this position, you can also see the first two knuckles on your left hand. It is hard to say what a strong or neutral grip might be for you without seeing your body type and swing. In other words, a slightly stronger grip to one player might be really strong to another. The best indicator as to whether your grip is too strong or too weak is your golf ball. The ball is your best instructor. It will tell you if you are hooking that you need to weaken your grip and if you are slicing that you need to strengthen it a bit.

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