Grip Placement

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By Ben Blalock

  • 12 Replies
  1. Hi Team Titleist golfers-

    This clip will give you my take on the process of placing your hands on to the golf club in a manner that is correct, neutral and also simple and easy to remember. As a full time coach and instructor, I'm frustrated with the complex language and large data chunks that a lot of golfers out there are trying to remember. Let's get back to a simple message and start having more fun.

    After posting a long-form video back in March of this year, I've decided to breakdown the concepts that were discussed in that original post into user-friendly sizes. This is video #1 in that series.

    Please enjoy and come back for more in the coming days and weeks.



  2. Thanks, Ben. I noticed watching Adam Scott play that he does something very similar, placing his grip with his left hand only as he holds the club out to his left side. Have to give this a try. Thanks!
  3. This makes sense. Will give it a try when I play tomorrow morning.

  4. Scott D

    Scott D

    Thanks Ben. A very simple way to get a square club face at set up I will give this a try as at times the square club face at set up is sometimes difficult.
  5. BCH



    Have always finalized gripped after I have seen the shot from behind and stepped into my position with feet together, placing hands on grip and then stepping out to full stance. I think I just learned something new. Will give it a try.
    Thanks Ben
  6. Ben, I took your thought to the range. THE SIMPLICITY and tempo was very helpful.
    I was wondering if you have similar thoughts to simplify my putting. Stroke,I’m really struggling with it
    Thanks Ben
  7. Hi BFoley,

    To your question about implementing something like this in your putting:

    It works pretty much the same way, the big difference is in where the handle "sits" within your hand - specifically, the lead hand. I recommend that the thumb pads rest on the flat surface on the top of the grip. This is both the thumb pad found at the fingertip, as well as the big muscle at the base of the thumb. It is not recommended to get the big "heel pad" muscle up onto the flat surface on the top of the grip. Moving the lead hand into this position will relieve a great deal of tension in the forearms and generally results in better release of the putter head, improving start line and speed control on the greens.

    There's a video still to come on this exact topic - keep your eyes out for it!


  8. ADeLucia

    Raleigh NC

    thanks for sharing this!
  9. Scott D

    Scott D

    Thank you for the tip Ben! Tried the this method of putting my hands on my grips and it worked like a dream. No question about the club face being square shots improved on all clubs. Again thanks for such a simple method to insure the club face is square
  10. Thank you, I will definitely implement this into my pre-shot routine!
  11. Andrew A

    Andrew A
    Charlotte, NC

    This makes complete sense to me....NOW. I have been making the right hand first mistake all my life.
  12. I'm going to try this on the range tomorrow
  13. Best tip I’ve been given in a long time, I have been missing greens to the right all season, took this tip to the course and hit every green I fired at! Can’t wait to get back out there.

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