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My best friend uses the 10, He's a 5, I'm a 11 ??? Grip or just better?? I don't know, if it works do it. 50 or more years ago my Dad taught me the overlap, to stubborn to change now at 60. 1 Pro, I know with the 10 is Scott Piercy.

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I've tried the 10 finger grip in the past but I find it very wristy and hooky for my liking. I'm an interlocking kind of guy, it just gets everything working together best for me.

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My ball striking became much more solid after I switched several years ago and my scoring improved. The FFG - 10 FG isn't for everyone nor should it be. My hands/fingers are not large/long and for that reason I think it works better for me. I'm better able to trap the ball. I'm 63 and have been playing golf for over 50 years. I probably should have experimented more with my grip when I was younger but I was taught the so called "proper way" to hold a club and was told a 10 finger was for guys that don't really know what they are doing. LOL

 

To paraphrase what Nicklaus said in his Golf My Way video - "I don't care how you choose to hold/grip the club; overlap, interlock, full-finger. It doesn't matter. What does matter is where the clubface is at impact."

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FWIW, at our First Tee chapter, we work hard with kids on getting the V's aligned with their grips. We do not worry about interlock, overlap or FFG. The teaching pros that run our chapter do not care at all about which of the three the kids use.

 

I've overlapped since high school, but I'll interlock or FFG when I get into a slump just to get a different feel going and change neural pathways and that kind of stuff. I'll also go from glove to no glove and back and forth. If my comfortable feel is yielding crappy results, I want something that feels foreign to get me out of the rut.

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I played the back nine with the 10 finger today with good success.....  I had to rest my right thumb and point finger together to make it feel right. If I run my thumb down the shaft it doesn't work for me.  I'm looking forward to my next round Thursday to give it another go...

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I'm still struggling with trying to figure out what grip I want to use. I am leaning toward the 10 finger grip. But I still don't know. I need a few more sessions on the range.

 

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I'm still struggling with trying to figure out what grip I want to use. I am leaning toward the 10 finger grip. But I still don't know. I need a few more sessions on the range.

 

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You sound like a buddy I used to play with. He started with 10 finger, then went to interlock, then overlap, then back to 10 finger. It changed about every week lol. Of course, he had a long history of baseball, so he stuck with 10 finger.

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I could never get comfortable with the 10 finger. I started with interlock but switched to overlap a couple of years ago—feeling more comfortable with that.

 

 

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I've been using it for the last couple of weeks and I'm hitting my driver better than ever.  It must be squaring up the face better or something but whatever I'm all in.  It felt weird for the first round or two and then I started automatically gripping the club like that and haven't looked back. 

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OG approved guess I don't feel weird about wanting to go back to it

 

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OG approved guess I don't feel weird about wanting to go back to it

 

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It's something you have to work with to see how it affects your game. I'm able to feel more connected and secured during my down swing with it.

 

 

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I naturally went to the 10 Finger Grip when I took up this game 27 years ago after years of baseball/softball, and not knowing any other way.  When I got to single digit 'cap, I thought that maybe I could play even better if I switched to interlock or overlap grip.  I tried each for a week each.  Neither worked for me; the interlock grip hurt my arthritic fingers, and I never felt like I had control of the club with the overlap.  If I committed to the overlap for a longer period, I could probably learn to play with it, but 10 Finger just feels right for me.

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I've taught myself to play with the 10 finger...but has anyone tried the reverse overlap?  in trying to find ways to keep my hands in sync, i've taken some dry swings with this grip and it feels pretty nice.  the snowy weather has prevented me from trying out on the range or the course.  i tend to leak the ball right - anywhere from a straight ball to a baby fade to, in the worst of circumstances, a full on push, and was wondering if this might help.

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I've taught myself to play with the 10 finger...but has anyone tried the reverse overlap? in trying to find ways to keep my hands in sync, i've taken some dry swings with this grip and it feels pretty nice. the snowy weather has prevented me from trying out on the range or the course. i tend to leak the ball right - anywhere from a straight ball to a baby fade to, in the worst of circumstances, a full on push, and was wondering if this might help.

I've never heard of that.

 

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I've never heard of that.

 

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for a right handed golfer, the left index finger overlaps the top of the right pinky - think interlock, but without the interlocking pinky and index finger.  same as the putting grip style, but on full shots.

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for a right handed golfer, the left index finger overlaps the top of the right pinky - think interlock, but without the interlocking pinky and index finger. same as the putting grip style, but on full shots.

Now that would feel weird for me. And how would that impact my shot?

 

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Now that would feel weird for me. And how would that impact my shot?

 

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no idea how it would impact.  but i'll give it a try at the range to find out.  too bad the range is out of balls right now.  buried under a foot of snow.

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Tried it a couple of times on the range now. Feels a bit strange, but not as strange as I thought it would.

 

With irons it seems to be a real improvement for me. The club face seems to align with my right palm, and it feels like I have a much better sense of where the club face is. 

 

I struggled with driver, 3 wood and wedges, not certain why. With wedges it may be due to having even quieter hands than iron swings. 

 

I'm thinking about putting it in play for real in tomorrows competitive round.

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When I started golfing, I played with the ten finger grip, or baseball grip as I knew it. After a few years, I started using an overlap, then to an interlock grip. I've played an interlock for years now, until I suffered a hand injury playing baseball (no pun here). Well, after a shattered left hand pinky, my grip strength definitely wasn't the same, and I recently re-broke the same damn pinky. We're three months off the latest break and I'm back to swinging from, I just still don't have the grip on that very important pinky for a right handed golfer.

 

I decided to give the old ten finger grip another go just the other day, and found it to be much more stable and powerful, and surprisingly controllable. I honestly decided to give it a try again because of this thread.

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