Golfers of all levels can benefit from learning how to check their power angle and grip their club correctly. Dr. David Wright, a golf instructor, explains how to do this in a simple step-by-step process. Golf Life visited the Wright Balance Golf School at Arroya Trabuca Golf Clup in Mission Viejo, California. We talked with Top Teacher Dr. David Wright and he gave us a great golf swing tip.
Dr. Wright conducted a three year golf research project in Dr. Frank Jobe’s Biomechanics Lab at Centinela Hospital in Los Angeles from 2004 thru 2007. He has been described by Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine as the “Balance Expert” and Golf Digest of Japan as the “Foremost Expert on Balance” and “…leader in balance instruction across all sports and industries.”
Step 1: Stand in front of a mirror
The first step is to stand in front of a mirror and make sure you are in balance. Flex both knees and rotate your palms forward. This is your power ring.
Step 2: Grip the club
Next, grip the club in your right hand and set the head towards your body. Make sure the shaft is parallel to the ground and crosses your middle finger. This is the pressure point.
Step 3: Set up with your normal grip
Once you have the club in your hand, ground it and bring the shaft up in front of you. Sit down and slowly rotate. You should be able to rotate to 90 degrees.
Test both sides. Your left hand should control your back swing and your right hand should control your through swing. Make sure the shaft is parallel and the pressure point is in your middle finger.