A Malaska Golf member initially struggled with a hook when strengthening his grip. Then when he started to work the clubface more, he started hitting a push fade.
Mike talks about how many golfers have a weak grip or, as the industry calls it, a neutral grip. The problem with this grip is when your left arm on the swing gets pulled, and the clubface opens, you must add a lot of rotation in the arms to compensate. Mike offers his solution.
Mike would like you to have a stronger grip, and you shouldn’t have to rotate your forearms. However, you may end up still doing it and hitting hooks. There don’t have to be a lot of twists, bowing of your left wrists, and turning your arms over. You want to swing, your right arm is a throwing or pushing action, and your left hand is a chopping motion.
As you swing through the ball, use the levers, and release the club. Your hands swing through like a throwing action.
If you have hit hooks before, you tend to overcompensate and chase the ball to the right on your swing. You will be afraid to let the club swing around to the left because you are worried the ball will go there.
It is typical for someone hooking the ball to stop using their hands and hold off on the clubface, which tends to push fade.
The key is to hit the ball as hard as possible and let the club go, release and lever. Make sure you don’t turn the clubface down.
Once you start moving your hands correctly and swinging around to the left, you won’t hit a pull hook because the face isn’t turning down.