Grip Change Help

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Noticed recently after flipping a few left that my right hand grip has become quite strong. When I move it round to the left (std 2 knuckles) it feels completely alien and I have no idea where the club face is.

Anyone successfully changed their grip ? Did you just stick with it till it felt "normal" ? Tips?
 
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I have a overly strong grip and have been working myslef on weakening it, I just spent as much time as possible holding a club, be that sat at home or whatever, also spent a lot of time at the range. It feels so so wierd and exactly as you say no idea where the club face is. Just stick with it, it does get better
 

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I'm also trying to weaken my grip at the moment. Having improved dramatically last summer and autumn, I think I subconsciously convinced myself that I was better than I am and have spent the last 6 months trying to hit everything harder and further. Net result is that my grip is now so strong that I'm massively delofting and closing the face with every shot. Lots of pulls and duffs.
In the last week I've consciously weakened my grip, reduced my backswing and I'm just trying to swing easy. I played on Tuesday and it felt really weak but my irons were largely back to normal distance with a slight fade. And at the end of the round I wasn't exhausted.
I think sometimes we try too hard. Golf shots shouldn't make you grunt with effort, which is what I feel I was almost doing.
 
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Working on something similar myself. I have a tendency to align the face then regrip just before take away with a stronger grip. I then stand there scratching my head wondering why I've missed left.....duh! It's a mental thing, never an issue playing out of a bunker where I can't ground the club to regrip it.
So just persevere it will soon start to feel comfortable.
 

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Working on something similar myself. I have a tendency to align the face then regrip just before take away with a stronger grip. I then stand there scratching my head wondering why I've missed left.....duh! It's a mental thing, never an issue playing out of a bunker where I can't ground the club to regrip it.
So just persevere it will soon start to feel comfortable.
I'm the same. Set up with a neutral grip then somehow unconsciously strengthen it by about 20° while I'm waggling.
 

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Working on something similar myself. I have a tendency to align the face then regrip just before take away with a stronger grip. I then stand there scratching my head wondering why I've missed left.....duh! It's a mental thing, never an issue playing out of a bunker where I can't ground the club to regrip it.
So just persevere it will soon start to feel comfortable.

I do exactly the same thing. Practice , practice and practice with a neutral grip, and for the main it works. Go out on the course though, I can feel the right hand slide round as I take away to hit..... it's a destroyer. It's all in the mind, have hit 100's of practice swings with neutral, but on course it becomes an issue for me. Currently trying to work on a way to address it.
 

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When you move your right hand round, does the ball fly straighter?
If so, persevere, it will feel normal quite quickly

I was asked to strengthen my grip in my last lesson 5-6 weeks ago. Definitely improved strike and a straighter flight which was fine. Also asked to grip down as I'd slipped into gripping at the top of the grip. Biggest issue I still have is leaving the face slightly open at address even though it looks square to me. Not sure if thats my eyes (getting old) or habit. Miss tends to be a miss right although I can get a big left every now and then
 
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