Started December 31, 2020, By Thanks! Re: Reverse Overlap Grip. The tendons that control the joints of the hand connect to different muscles further up the arm. One such form is the 'reverse putting grip', which is also known as putting 'cross-handed'. My ball striking improved immediately but somehow my hands weren't working together like they seemed to do with the other two grips. [/quote]. Post the images and make your case some more. [b] "Golfers should be using a reverse overlap grip for the full swing. It's anatomically true, and easy to test. No offense, but the picture and your description as to what that picture means are very far off from being correct. I have always used the interlocking grip. Since this change, and a few tweaks along the way, I never, never feel uncomfortable with this grip. Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 4-5, w/UST Recoil 95 F4 Good point. For me interlock, overlap,10 finger is completely irrelevant, I could play a round alternating between them if I chose and it wouldn't make any difference whatsoever. Mizuno MP-18 MMC 6-P, w/UST Recoil 95 F4Callaway 52* MD5 JAWS S Grind [b] "Golfers should be using a reverse overlap grip for the full swing. I then progressed to longer wedge and short iron shots, finally using the grip on the Driver. Using these 3 fingers alone to grip something results in more grip strength than grabbing something with all five (counting the thumb as a finger) does. golftuitiononline.com | the global golf forum, Join our global golf community for FREE Now HERE. [quote name='baloo' timestamp='1432764178' post='11638574'] SW - Wilson Staff You are correct about Luke Donald. That's the three fingers you are also referring to. I use the reverse overlap grip for putting and it has helped a lot. tgoodspe1991 posted a topic in Tour and Pre-Release Equipment, December 26, 2020, chouls19 posted a topic in Tour and Pre-Release Equipment, December 5, 2020, johngalt312 posted a topic in Tour and Pre-Release Equipment, February 3, 2020, BAlberstadt posted a topic in Tour and Pre-Release Equipment, November 16, 2020, Allergic2Birdies posted a topic in Tour and Pre-Release Equipment, December 17, 2020, By In principle, we're on the same page. Z Star XV. If you adopt the reverse overlap, I would expect that you would use it for every club in the bag. Swing smoothly and don't force it. With the reverse overlap instead of having a finger from the right hand overlapping the left, a finger or a few fingers from the left hand overlap the right. What do PGA Tour Champions say about the Oversize Grips? You said you struggled to hit draws before, right? i just started fiddling with this a couple of days ago but haven't gotten to the course with it yet. Z765 4-G Modus3 125xSM6 56°/60° Super Peening BlueSpider X Chalk [/quote] [quote name='BeTheBall_' timestamp='1432725634' post='11634238'] Lake balls and never go right tees. They are finite movers, and they allow very fine motor patterns to be performed (such as writing fluidly in fine print using cursive). From 150 yards in I expect to be on the green or darn close all the time. i've used the normal overlap for years to a 7 handicap, but i'm always looking for more consistency. What I should have said was, "Golfers should adopt a grip where they are guiding the club with their dominant hand." If you play left handed, simply reverse the directions. No offense, but the picture and your description as to what that picture means are very far off from being correct. [/quote] So that's why I interlock. I started playing about 50 years ago and as a kid I used the 10 finger grip. Ha ha ha f___ing ha! The only slight oddity in his reverse-overlap grip is a right hand that’s a little stronger than his neutral left. The most common putting grip taught by golf instructors and used on the PGA Tour is the reverse overlap grip. Bear with me, I will get down to the nitty gritty on this further in this thread. Do I have to cut down my driver to 43 1/2 inches too? It's anatomically true, and easy to test. There a big difference between the 10 finger and the other two you've mentioned. I'm opening a discussion here and its my opinion that the reverse overlap should be adopted by more golfers. There were days when this grip felt terrific but these were few and far between and for me it was back to the drawing board. As opposed to creating lag by pulling the club with your left hand (for a righty). [quote name='TheJollyGolfer' timestamp='1432760340' post='11638168'] In principle, we're on the same page. Some folks here in the Northwest call that the "Waldron grip" since until two years ago almost all of my students were using it. With the baby goat teeing it up, I bet many are wondering what he’s gaming. How to Take the Reverse Overlap Putting Grip. Titleist 915Fd, w/Aldila Rogue Black 80-2.8-S Re: Reverse Overlap Grip on Full Shots I played with Mep and other buddy Jim CROSS and his Dad Eddie CROSS. There is one pro that uses the ROG but forget his name at the moment. I sometimes had a tough time hitting a draw with that overlap grip. You better tell Rory quick before he throws his career away. Hello Patrick. All times are GMT. [/quote] Hi Bill & Greg. Thank, Theo. So because it works for you, everyone else should automatically do the same? Pretty big advantage when hitting L wedge flop shots with a controlled momentum "micro-flip" kind of Release, ie no or very little shaft lean at impact. The tendons that control the joints of the hand connect to different muscles further up the arm. Need a new grip for irons though. Wishon 54, 59 Micro-Groove HM [/quote] Driver, 3W, 4W - Macgregor Custom Tourney I will have to take some pics on the range tomorrow as I can't locate the ones I have already prepared. Try gripping with just the two middle fingers and then include the pinkie and you'll feel a significant difference. I have been using the reverse overlap grip for over twenty five years and could not go back to any of the grips I had before. The ten fingers allow you to have the highest amount of feedback from club to brain/mind, and the most physical control/stability without holding on too tight in terms of overall grip pressure, which is vitally important if using a passive wrist c0ck release method. For a right hander , it's a ten finger grip with your index finger on your left hand on top of all your fingers on your right hand. Reverse pivot - An incorrect move on the downswing when the weight is transferred to the back foot instead of the front foot. The more common overlap grip, also known as the Vardon grip, overlaps the pinky finger of the right hand over the index finger of the left hand. Login now to join our community of over 48,000 members and gain instant access to free golf tuition, videos, golf specific fitness training and much more. Of course the post title should read, Too much effort... So, I changed to the interlock grip and stuck with it for over 10 years. A reverse overlap grip is probably the same grip that you putt with! Registration takes less than 60 seconds, is simple and absolutely free. As an alternative, if you are a lefty, how about just increasing the grip pressure on your middle, ring and pinky figures on your right hand. MP20 MMC 4 Iron The reverse-overlap grip is the classic method of gripping a putter. To ensure you are getting the most power and control from your golf swing, it's vital to grip the club properly. The type of grip you should use depends in large part on your physical stature and strength as well as what feels comfortable. The 10 finger grip is a no go for me. Now repeat the test using just the three fingers I've mentioned. This is a very comfortable putting grip and one that does not take long to learn and establish. I never felt completely comfortable with it but persevered because I believed the club pro must be right. What I should have said was, "Golfers should adopt a grip where they are guiding the club with their dominant hand." Bumping this thread up. In 1996 he won the U.S. Open title. I've experimented with the reverse overlap, but have never put it in play. Most of all.. enjoy your time on our site. You said you struggled to hit draws before, right? Anyone know anything about this? Of course the post title should read, It worked for Steve Jones (he had an injury and used a reverse overlap to win the US Open IIRC). You can certainly use reverse overlap with driver, likely to get a few more yards at least and for sure easier to draw the ball. While the standard reverse overlap, crosshand, and claw grips are the most common ways to hold a putter, you can also experiment with less common techniques to find the right grip for you. Hmmm! It’s called reverse overlap because the left index finger rests on top of the right pinkie finger (for right-handed golfers) instead of a normal overlap grip where the right pinkie finger rests on top of the left index finger. Ten finger grip does have that lack of hand unity drawback with conventional grip, ie around a 20-30 degree diagonal angle of handle to left hand. [b] "Golfers should be using a reverse overlap grip for the full swing. I have been using the reverse overlap grip for over twenty five years and could not go back to any of the grips I had before. I think the grip allows the right hand … No glove and $40 Dunlop shoes from Sport Express. Reverse overlap grip - A popular grip with the left index finger placed off the club and placed down the outside of your fingers on your right hand. Very few topics in the instruction forum really get me thinking...well done, Jolly. Having all five fingers of right hand helps most folks turn the face over a little bit, whether using Power Grip/ten finger option or conventional/reverse overlap, which is why Golf Digest in 1999 end slice forever issue listed it as one of the most reliable and easiest to learn ways to stop slicing. Try hitting your driver with a one inch gap between your hands and you will see what I mean. However, I messed around a bunch at the end of last year and am considering going baseball grip for next year, as it seems to have speed benefits for me. "[/b] Its the use of the right pinky that makes all the difference. Hmmmm. Putting grip style / hand position: Reverse overlap Dave Stockton’s grip with the putter may not have made him famous, but it’s had a remarkable trickle-down effect on today’s golfers. Very few topics in the instruction forum really get me thinking...well done, Jolly. In this grip, all the fingers of the right hand -- for a right-handed player -- grip the club. Why is this advice limited to right-handed golfers? [/quote] I would guess that's what Luke's doing. Adopt the reverse overlap and I will supply the fine points in due course. They are finite movers, and they allow very fine motor patterns to be performed (such as writing fluidly in fine print using cursive). Yup, especially if you're content slapping the ball and not hitting down on it and compressing it. The vast muscles on the thumb do not enhance the pressure of the holding fingers but they do significantly enhance the pressure that can be exerted by the index finger, and as you have mention that is not a desirable function. [/quote] A great way to increase your sense of clubface control is to practice with a split grip. Reverse double overlap grip exists, and there is no vagueness as to what it means/is. [quote name='Drudersh' timestamp='1432742222' post='11635872'] Mills Professional Series Klassic/Odyssey O Works Tank #7, [quote name='MadGolfer76' timestamp='1432762082' post='11638370'] [quote name='TheJollyGolfer' timestamp='1432727432' post='11634358'] Reverse overlap has a slight edge in making it a little bit harder to flip the wrists during Release, which is probably why it has been used in putting and chipping. Grip strength, consistency of grip pressure and the relationship between the strength of each hand and how it relates to wrist alignment are all significantly more important IMO. i'm glad to see i'm not the only mid-low handicapper willing to make significant changes to get better. [/quote] You've been a member here for three years, you should've know better than to start a thread telling WRX'ers what they should be doing. The holding fingers in golf, in the dominant hand, are the two middle fingers when using overlap and interlock, and using the 10 finger or reverse overlap, the pinkie is much more involved. Wishon 919 THI 11* 0.5* Open "[/b] Post the images and make your case some more. i tinkered with it in order to get the club more in the palm of my left hand, and this just feels comfortable. Most of my students say it feels really good right away, or within a few swings. [/quote] Using these 3 fingers alone to grip something results in more grip strength than grabbing something with all five (counting the thumb as a finger) does. Usually that is resolved if one uses non-tapered grips, which I recommend to everyone no matter which grip you use, and grips that are the right size diameter for your hand size. If I overlap or reverse overlap I lose that connection with the grip. [/quote] My handicap improved to a 4 during this period but it was a slow process and I had days where my grip felt comfortable and I scored well but many other days where it felt lousy and I scored badly. Hell the last 2 weeks i've been play with the left thumb round the shaft Sarazen style due to a left thumb sprain i've done this with an interlock, overlap and 10 finger as well. Right handed golfers should be using a reverse overlap grip for full swing. To make it comfortable while swinging, it dang near almost turned into a reverse interlocking grip where the right pinky was inside the webbing between my left pointer and middle finger, instead of outside it. This can help in reducing the dominance of one hand over the other. However its the pinkie that gives the other holding fingers increased strength. [quote name='crater_divots' timestamp='1432758226' post='11637916'] [/quote] Good point. Yup, especially if you're content slapping the ball and not hitting down on it and compressing it. Thanks for the information and pictures. Re: Reverse overlap grip In November 1991 Steve Jones suffered ligament and joint damage to his left ring finger in a dirtbike accident, and he missed almost three years of play as a professional. [quote name='Fade' timestamp='1432727019' post='11634328'] You've been a member here for three years, you should've know better than to start a thread telling WRX'ers what they should be doing. 2-10 - 1954 Spalding Synchro Dyned Saw this just now on Reddit. I discovered the reverse overlap grip almost by accident about 20 years ago. I will back up my argument. Rather than using the standard reverse overlap grip, the hand can be placed side by side. I have medium-large hands, but with short finger length and large palm. [/quote] MagnoliaGolfer No that was a reply post, a draw is my natural shot and my misses were also left. [/quote] Player Profile. Wishon 929 HS 14.5*, 19* 0.5 Open I started playing about 50 years ago and as a kid I used the 10 finger grip. TheJollyGolfer, May 27, 2015 in Instruction & Academy, Reverse Overlap for the last twenty five years. Most people use this grip for putting with a standard length putter. The interlock grip can look like a reverse overlap. Look at this image of the muscle structure of the hand. Stockton won a pair of PGA Championships (1970 and ’76) and enjoyed a stellar Champions Tour career on the strength of his dead-eye putting. For most of my life, an interlock grip. Tonight, whilst watching the PGA, I couldn't help noticing that Luke Donald's grip looked as though he is using the ROG. Grip strength, consistency of grip pressure and the relationship between the strength of each hand and how it relates to wrist alignment are all significantly more important IMO. The double overlap grip has gotten attention recently mostly because it's used by PGA Tour player Jim Furyk, who has more than $45 million in career earnings. Keep your left hand loose and you'll probably get a better release. I of course was using the conventional reverse overlap putting grip and one day while practicing after having just hit another pinkie slippage fade, thought to myself "why not try the reverse overlap". Join our global golf community for FREE Now HERE. Callaway 58* PM Grind 19T.P. Eddie played CROSS-handed and was about 70, and said how proud he was to play with such great young golfers, and I think he shot 84 and kicked our butts Viewing the structure of the finger muscles, its quite apparent that the pinky has considerably more muscle volume than the other holding fingers and should be in a more dominant position when holding the handle. Some report that it feels really strange, but after hitting balls for about a half hour, it starts to get real comfortable. If you are a mid to high handicap who hits it short and slices, it is just crazy for you continue with interlock grip as there is a very high chance that you are really squeezing those two digits way too tightly. Driver, 5 wood, hybrid 26°, 7, 9, SW and Putter. The pinky, ring, and middle finder all unify to create grip strength. Hmmmm. Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere already. [quote name='baloo' timestamp='1432764178' post='11638574'] A pro friend of his suggested that he would reduce clubface closure if he put both thumbs on the handle, gripped it more in his palms, ie not fully in his fingers, and overlapped with his right pinkie. I'm with you, thanks for the clarification. [/quote] It prevents either hand becoming too dominant during the stroke, yet the feeling is that the hands are not locked together. I do feel like I have more awareness of what my hands are doing with the reverse overlap and have thought about going to it full time recently. MP20 MB 5-W WITB: YT Channel - [url="https://www.youtube.com/PlayVintageGolf"]https://www.youtube....PlayVintageGolf[/url]. So naturally I ditched the overlap and went to the reverse method! Why is this true? What makes the ten finger part work well in terms of hand unity (the big minus for a ten finger grip using conventional grip/handle positioning) is the long left thumb, it creates space so that your hands stay close together in the vertical dimension. i'm glad to see i'm not the only mid-low handicapper willing to make significant changes to get better. I started playing about 50 years ago and as a kid I used the 10 finger grip. I've used this grip with varying results. In other words, his right hand is turned slightly away from the target, underneath the handle. As opposed to creating lag by pulling the club with your left hand (for a righty). Why is this advice limited to right-handed golfers? I have also discovered along the way why I did have problems with the other grips and will be discussing this later in this post. Have a strong individual grab something and squeeze as hard as possible using all five fingers. I grabbed a club to check this out.. it was uncomfortable. Epic Flash SZ 9° Kuro Kage DC txEpic Flash SZ 15° Kai'li xEpic Flash 3H 19° Evenflow Black 6.5 Okay everyone, we all know this was gonna happen eventually. iBlade replacement? Reverse Overlap putting grip More @ http://markhainesgolf.wordpress.com/ http://www.markhainesgolf.co.uk/ As a plus handicapper I have rarely been accused of slapping the ball. All shafts are S2S Stepless Steel Wishon. Wishon 775HS 22*, 25* The overall result is the reduction of undue wrist action and an increase in putting accuracy. [/quote] By popping the right pinky on the handle this changes significantly. I also gained about a half of club in distance. Yup, especially if you're content slapping the ball and not hitting down on it and compressing it. You are currently viewing Golf Tuition Online as a guest which gives you limited access to our many website features. [quote name='Drudersh' timestamp='1432742222' post='11635872'] I want to get the part of the palm of both hands where the fingers meet the palm on the grip. [/quote] Your thumb and pointer finger exist for dexterity. By You better tell Rory quick before he throws his career away. [quote name='naventhirty3' timestamp='1432737122' post='11635298'] I dropped these two grips which, I had stuck by for about 10 years each, and decided to return to my childhood preference and adopted the 10 finger grip again. I dunno what Arnie's pictured grip is called, but it is not called a Reverse Double Overlap. I play overlap and already struggle with a left miss, so what benefits would I see in switching? Ive been looking over all of the social media post from today and this is what I’ve been able to determine so far. It fixed his hook, but what do most average golfers suffer from, a hook or a slice? The pinky, ring, and middle finder all unify to create grip strength. He changed me to the Vardon, overlapping grip and made references to the fact that the vast majority of tour pros were using this grip so it must be the best. Started December 17, 2020. Steve Jones won the US Open with a reverse grip and I agree with the post that it is a good grip for chipping. i just started fiddling with this a couple of days ago but haven't gotten to the course with it yet. Wishon 5, 6 560 MC 7-PW MMC MB Also thinking of transitioning into a reverse overlap putting grip for shots inside 80 yards. Using the vardon or overlap grip, strength and pressure is biased to more left hand control. Your life must be really easy if you think swapping the overlapping finger is [b]too much effort...[/b], [quote name='stryper' timestamp='1432762651' post='11638444'] [quote name='Fairways_and_Greens' timestamp='1432736994' post='11635284'] And started teaching it to students here in Oregon and in Hawaii. Cleveland Rtx4 (Raw) 48, 54, 60/Dynamic Gold TI s400. The Power Grip angle is only around 10 degrees and totally in the fingers, which creates the long left thumb, kind of like how you hold a tennis racket or baseball bat. 0. [quote name='Fade' timestamp='1432727019' post='11634328'] At the age of 13, with an 8 handicap, I decided to take the game more seriously and visited our club professional. http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/614267-interlocking-grip-interesting-thought-and-question/page__st__30__p__6299435__hl__+reverse%20+overlap#entry6299435 Steps. Why is this advice limited to right-handed golfers? Of course the post title should read, 10 years later and with a handicap of 5, I was beginning to doubt every part of my game. I started using the reverse overlap grip on chip and pitch shots (L 2nd finger over the R 5th finger) and noticed an improvement in feel, control, etc. The three finger grip will result in more grip strength than the five finger grip. Vardon created his overlap grip as a cure for his snap hooking problem. Too tight a grip overall pressure contributes to that blister issue. He won the U.S. Open in 2003 and remains a weekly tour contender. I will also provide detailed images of this grip. 18* KZG U Iron, w/UST Proforce V2 100-S It's not the muscular structure of the hand that has any relevance to the grip, but what those muscles/tendons connect to. I had a boxer's fracture of the right hand pink (5th metacarpal) that never healed right and that bone has a slight curve in it, so it never feels like my pinky wants to fit with a "traditional" grip. I changed pros at this stage, and discussed the possibility of finding a grip that felt consistently comfortable. "[/b] Steve Jones won the US Open with the reverse overlap, Balaine McCallister has used it since he was a kid and I think Skip Kendall used it for a few years, and there have been a few other tour players whose names escape me at the moment. He was using a ten finger baseball grip at the time, literally like holding a baseball bat with both thumbs wrapped around the handle, and most golfers at the time used the same grip. You've been a member here for three years, you should've know better than to start a thread telling WRX'ers what they should be doing. What I should have said was, "Golfers should adopt a grip where they are guiding the club with their dominant hand.". For me, this grip is wonderful. The Reverse Overlap is the most common of all the putting grips seen on the PGA Tour. Ten finger grip with conventional handle/palm position can have opposite effect, ie leave the face open and cause a slice due to hands being far apart in vertical dimension. You overlap your left index finger over your right pinkie or the groove between the pinkie and the ring finger. Reverse Overlap for the last twenty five years May 26 2015, 6:10 PM I have been using the reverse overlap grip for over twenty five years and could not go back to any of the grips I had before. There are certainly some similarities at a quick glance, but closer inspection reveals that it is not, in fact, an apple, and no amount of debate will change that. Perhaps WRX'ers should pay more attention to logic. PXG 0341 21* I play overlap and already struggle with a left miss, so what benefits would I see in switching? It's not the muscular structure of the hand that has any relevance to the grip, but what those muscles/tendons connect to. Tiger Woods explains that with his reverse overlap grip, he has the left forefinger laid across the fingers of the right hand, which helps him with a sense of unity. He played in only two events in 1994. Why is this true? And more feedback from club to my brain since all five digits of my dominant hand were on the handle. [/quote] Instant improvement and easy to hit a draw, Also - much more stable feeling of the handle in my hands as you have discovered. [quote name='Drudersh' timestamp='1432742222' post='11635872'] PM Grind 64* The most common grip on tour is the conventional, reverse overlap golf grip. Can anyone confirm this please? While there are technically countless possibilities for your grip, most players use one of three different styles – The overlap. This likely helps Johnson release the putter at impact and into the follow-through, preventing pushed putts and creating a true roll. The reverse overlap gives him that extra feel and control in his right palm." That's when I adopted the reverse overlap and immediately began improving. The idea is to focus on keeping the angle formed between the back of the lead hand, wrist, and forearm from the takeaway to the follow-through, as the head, torso, and legs are stabilized. Tiger hits a lot of his chips and short pitches with the revrese overlap, don't know wn\hy, but maybe because of more feel/feedback with his dominant hand? i've used the normal overlap for years to a 7 handicap, but i'm always looking for more consistency. Many pro golfers have the pinky buried a little more. As opposed to creating lag by pulling the club with your left hand (for a righty). swing sequence: need help for top of swing cues and actions, 2020 P770’s w/ OBAN CT 125x, Cleveland ZipCore 60deg Shimada Wedge Shaft, Autoflex sf505, Mavrik 10.5 Custom Black, Tour AD HD 6s, Crazy Boron, Putters For Sale - TaylorMade Spider X Navy and Scotty Cameron Futura 5S, Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 6s and 7s, TP Mills ‘Since 62’ Headcover New. If an individual grabs something and squeezes as hard as possible using all five fingers, and then repeats the test using just the three fingers I've mentioned, the three finger grip will result in more grip strength than the five finger grip. Back in the day, and it was not all that long ago, we featured the “Vardon Grip,” the “baseball grip,” the slip knot grip, the overlap grip, the under lap grip, and the reverse overlap grip, just to confuse all the golf experts out and about. For years I struggled with my right pinkie slipping off of my left index finger knuckle with my Vardon overlap grip. That slippage often caused the face angle to change, usually to open. So because it works for you, everyone else should automatically do the same? Hope that helps and good luck! Titleist 917D2, w/UST Mamiya Elements Chrome 7F4T I play a lot of other sports so frequently have to change my grip due for one reason or another. [/quote] [quote name='jafstar' timestamp='1432736178' post='11635190'] [/quote] IMO Vardon had the right idea when he overlapped, thus joining the hands and neutralizing the pressure of the thumbs , but I believe he put the wrong finger on top-. 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