FIND THE RIGHT GRIP FOR YOUR SWING
Not all grips are created equal. In fact, not all swings or bodies are anywhere near equal. Many instructors and players over the years have oversimplified the teaching of the grip by setting everybody up with the same exact grip. The V of your left hand thumb and forefinger should point at your right eye and when the right hand wraps, it’s thumb and forefinger create a V that should point at your chin. I’m guessing you’ve heard that before.
Let me ask this…Is your body the same as all of your golfing buddies? Is your swing the same as theirs or as the best players in the world? Doubtful.
Our founder, David Edel, and his great friend Mike Adams (Perennial Golf Digest Top Instructor) and one of the leading instructors when it comes to the relationship of the body and the golf swing, came up with an idea to cut out the guesswork and really hone in on the correct grip for each golfer’s body. The Bio Swing Dynamics Grip Analyzer was born.
Mike wanted a device that could demonstrate to the player, each hand’s roles and
responsibilities and the correct positions to produce a neutral club face in the impact position.
The Bio Swing Dynamic process recognizes the unique physical attributes of the human condition, and those unique attributes of arm fold patterns, upper to lower arm length differentials, span to height and swing post to name a few. All of these elements dictate how our body will naturally and easily move the club with power and precision. Our arm fold pattern dictates how our arms naturally fold and straighten, and is referenced by the trail elbow and whether it moves behind, side-on, or in an under position. These fold patterns dictate how we hold the club.
Created to work with both full swing and putting grips, a machined puck sits on a free wheel bearing system that captures even the slightest of twisting movement. Attached to the puck is an alignment needle that will directionally show how many degrees off your grip is from where it naturally wants to be.
Breaking Down The Bio
As an example; if the trail elbow folds early the trail hand will follow the elbow presenting the trail palm more skyward or as we classify it would be under. This fold pattern will dictate how this player will hold the club. With the trail hand in a stronger position with the V’s created by grip pointing to the trail shoulder. When the golf club is placed in the grip analyzer and forward pressed to mimic impact, the device will demonstrate whether the hand placement is too strong or weak to maintain a neutral impact. The lead hand dictates the club face position, while the trail hand controls path and head position. For this reason, the trail hand’s position is paramount for the player to accurately release the club head, and the elbows orientation dictates the path. The lead hand compliments the trail hand, yet its position dictates whether the face is neutral, open or closed when in the impact position.
As golfers, we know that grip changes are one of the most frustrating and awkward things to change when working on our game. Too often, golfers are left guessing through trial and error about how to grip the golf club. If you can measure it, measure it. If you can train it, train it.
There is no standard grip for all players. Your grip is personal to you and your body type. Finding the correct grip for you is paramount to consistency in your game.