I hope you have had a good weekend with this gorgeous weather we are having. I have carried on my recent run of playing golf with a Junior Academy night on Thursday and the Hornsea Rugby Club AmAm at my old course Hainsworth Park. I played with Nick Tudor, Dave Topham and Kees van Beelan and although we all played pretty steady we did not manage to gel particularly well. I would just like to thank Nick for inviting me along and I hope we have inspired Dave and Kees to play a bit more. I thought Hainsworth Park was in great condition with the greens running very smoothly indeed, it's always nice to play there.
Start by gripping the club in your left hand about one inch away from the butt of the club. Your thumb should be on the top of the club with the knuckle at the middle of your thumb and the knuckle at the base of your index finger touching. Look for the line created between the thumb and index finger, this should be pointing to your right shoulder.
This week I have seen a lot of people with what would be classed as a ‘weak grip’. This means the left hand is not far enough around the club and the line created by the thumb and index finger is pointing at your chin or even your left shoulder. Having the hand in this position will increase the chances of the club face being open to the swing path and creating a left to right ball flight.
Place your right hand on the club with similar features, the knuckle at the middle of the thumb and the knuckle at the base of the index finger should be touching. From there you should be able to see two knuckles on your right hand and the line between the thumb and index finger should also be pointing to your right shoulder.
In a similar fashion, if the line is pointing to your chin or left shoulder the open club face is a real possibility.
This weekend is Jane's birthday so we are taking a couple of days off to head to Tuscany in Italy where we will be staying in Pisa. From here we are planning on visiting nearby Florence and Lucca. I will put some pictures in next weeks blog and I hope I won’t make you too jealous! With this in mind there will not be any Friday morning group lessons, but we will start up the following Friday with pitching.
The Saturday Junior roll up will still go ahead at 10am as planned, but Stretton will be taking the session.
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