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#1 Thin2win

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:36 AM

Hey all I could use some of your great wisdom. This year has been my most consistent golf ever, 73-79 every time out.

But the gods of golf decided that I needed a new challenge, and over the last two months my right pinkie finger had been hurting worse and worse with every round. Two rounds ago it legitimately felt as if I dislocated it on a toe hit with my driver.

Quick internet research tells me that this is kinda common for people using this grip, and that my options are limited to less golf or a new grip. I have smaller hands, and tried the vardon grip, but have no control of the club. I spent a range session and a practice 9 trying the 10 finger grip. I guess with more practice it will be usable, but it feels so disconnected. Don't know if I am going to get a cut or a draw on any given shot.

Had anyone else made this switch and had it work out? Or does anyone know a different grip that can save the day?

After a guess of 200,000 golf balls hit with one grip, switching isnt exciting

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#2 cksurfdude

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 03:02 AM

In a funny coincidence..... The exact same thing has happened to me, and I decided to stick with the grip change from interlock to overlap.

In my case it may end up being a benefit(!) - I think I like having the index finger of my left/lead hand more directly on the club.

But I haven't been playing as long as you, and my grip probably wasn't all that great anyway......

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 07:42 AM

Hello

 

When I was about your handicap, I actually switched grips in the opposite direction.

 

 

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:02 AM

The grip is hugely important. Somewhere along the line I switched from an interlocking grip (Golf my way - Nicklaus did it so should I) to the Vardon - I went to a golf school and they said, “who do you think you are with that grip, Jack Nicklaus?”

Moral of the story - consult your pro - if you don’t have one, it’s a good time to start.

If you aren’t going to do that I’d recommend the 10 finger - you’ll get used to it and you still have your short game to save you while you are.

Good luck


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#5 silver & black

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:40 AM

I switched to the Vardon/overlap grip 10 years ago. I feel like I have more control with this grip.



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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:37 PM

I switched to the interlock. Nothing wrong with trying new things, you might find experimenting works. Just ask Bryson.

#7 Peanut05

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:37 PM

I actually had the same pain in my pinkie several years ago.  I never switched grip though.  The only thing I did was loosen my grip a lot.  Eventually the pain went away and it hasn't bothered me again since then.  I've spent too many years working on my swing, that I didn't want to change anything. 


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:49 PM

You could try the Spieth version of the interlock where the finger points out instead of gripping

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 04:04 AM

I went from interlock to overlap at the recommendation of my teacher back in high school (30 years ago, wow). It took a few weeks and thousands of range balls to get used to it, but I did and it's been fine.

That said, I will switch back to interlock now and again if I just can't hit the ball. Just something to give myself a different feeling in my hands, which hopefully leads to creating new neural pathways and all that. Actually, I don't put in anywhere close to enough time to actually create new pathways, but it feels awkward enough to pop myself out of a slump and show myself that I actually can hit a golf ball.
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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:17 PM

The grip is hugely important. Somewhere along the line I switched from an interlocking grip (Golf my way - Nicklaus did it so should I) to the Vardon - I went to a golf school and they said, “who do you think you are with that grip, Jack Nicklaus?”

Moral of the story - consult your pro - if you don’t have one, it’s a good time to start.

If you aren’t going to do that I’d recommend the 10 finger - you’ll get used to it and you still have your short game to save you while you are.

Good luck


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I not sure that I like your teachers logic, I am sure I don't swing like Jack, but I also know Mr. Vardon is in a while other league too. Ha.

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Driver(1):     :ping-small: G400Max, 10.5° Alta CB Stiff, 43.75"

 

FW Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 16°

 
Hybrids:    :cobra-small: F7 19°

 

Irons:    :ping-small: i500 4-5, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

              :ping-small: i200 6-PW, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

 
Wedges:    :callaway-small: Mack Daddy Forged 52° & 56°

 

Putter:   5WoCG8Y.jpgER2 69°lie, 4° loft, 32.75"

 


#11 Thin2win

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:18 PM

I actually had the same pain in my pinkie several years ago. I never switched grip though. The only thing I did was loosen my grip a lot. Eventually the pain went away and it hasn't bothered me again since then. I've spent too many years working on my swing, that I didn't want to change anything.

This is worth a try, count me in.

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WITB:

 

Driver(1):     :ping-small: G400Max, 10.5° Alta CB Stiff, 43.75"

 

FW Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 16°

 
Hybrids:    :cobra-small: F7 19°

 

Irons:    :ping-small: i500 4-5, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

              :ping-small: i200 6-PW, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

 
Wedges:    :callaway-small: Mack Daddy Forged 52° & 56°

 

Putter:   5WoCG8Y.jpgER2 69°lie, 4° loft, 32.75"

 


#12 Thin2win

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:23 PM

You could try the Spieth version of the interlock where the finger points out instead of gripping

Thank you, I just looked this up. I knew someone would have a new idea I knew nothing about. I'll give this a try at the range tomorrow

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WITB:

 

Driver(1):     :ping-small: G400Max, 10.5° Alta CB Stiff, 43.75"

 

FW Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 16°

 
Hybrids:    :cobra-small: F7 19°

 

Irons:    :ping-small: i500 4-5, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

              :ping-small: i200 6-PW, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

 
Wedges:    :callaway-small: Mack Daddy Forged 52° & 56°

 

Putter:   5WoCG8Y.jpgER2 69°lie, 4° loft, 32.75"

 


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 01:09 AM

I not sure that I like your teachers logic, I am sure I don't swing like Jack, but I also know Mr. Vardon is in a while other league too. Ha.

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The teacher who moved me from interlocking to Vardon was Jimmy Ballard.

You may have heard of him.


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#14 HeathS16

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:34 AM

I made the switch last season. I found it very very strange at first but after awhile I got used to it. I feel as if I feel the club more than I did with the interlock. You may find it the same idk. I like the overlap better now but it certainly took a week or so of working on it nonstop.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 03:47 AM

I recently switched from Tiger’s grip (interlock) to everyone else’s (vardon) and after immediate dip I’m now playing better than ever


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