> Since I hurt my back last week I've been trying not to swing so much, but
> instead work on one or two positions. One thing that is irking me is my
> grip. I use the setup drill from the SLAP CD. This grip is slightly strong
> as per the instructions. my problem is that when I take the club to the top
> the only way to get a square clubface is to cup the left wrist. If I try to
> make the wrist flat at the top of the swing the face is definately shut.
> So my question is this.
> Is it my grip? Which I think it is. Although when I try to weaken it and
> look at my V's they are pointing to my chin and not my right ear/shoulder.
> When I move the V's back I get the same closed face again
> Is my backswing?
You can try this:
Take a grip with your left hand so that you can see only 2 knuckles
of your left hand at address. Take a stronger grip with your right
hand. On the backswing, have the feeling that the left hand is rolling
slightly under the right, rather than rolling over, and that the right
hand is bending back on itself. If you do this right, the right elbow
will want to stay close to your body automatically on the backswing,
and you will reach the top in the classic waiter holding the tray
position, with the left wrist flat, the right wrist bent, the right
elbow almost under the hands, and the clubface square (at ~45* angle
to the ground when the clubshaft is parallel).
Now, there is no law that says all golfers must play this way,
but it does have some advantages, and is worth a try. Check out
the recently posted picture of Phil Mickelson at the top of
his backswing if you are having trouble visualizing what I