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    Does having a strong grip such as Boo, David Duval or Azinger help to promote more shaft lean at impact? It seems to me that the players with stronger grips tend to have more lag.

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    The left wrist being more geometrically flat at the end and through impact gives the appearance of more accumulator lag.

    The flatter the wrist at the top or end the less accumulator lag look to begin the downswing. The more you bow the left wrist, the less it is able to cock.

    One of the best ways to see who has a lot of lag is to look at the halfway down position in the downswing.....how "packed in" are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johngolf33 View Post
    Does having a strong grip such as Boo, David Duval or Azinger help to promote more shaft lean at impact? It seems to me that the players with stronger grips tend to have more lag.
    a strong grip can give you more forward lean. and usually does. if you have a neutral/weak grip you can arch the left wrist to get the forward lean. with a stronger grip you can uncock the left wrist to get the forward lean. you can uncock your wrist more than you can arch it (at least i cant and i have very flexible wrists)
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    Quote Originally Posted by glcoach View Post
    The more you bow the left wrist, the less it is able to cock.
    Don't quite agree with that GL....As far as I can see the cock is the same, BUT, the resultant angle of clubshaft to left forearm is less (less "lag" and more if the wrist is cupped)......

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    Tried the strong grip a la Boo Weekly today. I had much better compression and never hooked the ball. In general I was about a half a club longer and almost dead straight. I felt as though I never had to add with the hands but could just hit with the pivot. Pretty sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngolf33 View Post
    Tried the strong grip a la Boo Weekly today. I had much better compression and never hooked the ball. In general I was about a half a club longer and almost dead straight. I felt as though I never had to add with the hands but could just hit with the pivot. Pretty sweet!
    I get the same thing on the range. Tough for me to trust it however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puttmad View Post
    BUT, the resultant angle of clubshaft to left forearm is less (less "lag" and more if the wrist is cupped)......

    That is the point I was attempting to make. Thanks for clarifying.
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    You have to have certain physical attributes to use it. Also slightly limited as all three of those examples hit it extremely low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doubled View Post
    You have to have certain physical attributes to use it. Also slightly limited as all three of those examples hit it extremely low.
    Why are some of the best ball strikers in history considered low ball hitters? Hogan hit it low, Duval hit it low, Boo hits it low

    Yet they are considered among the best ball strikers of their generation. I know that to get to a lot of tucked pins and such it is nice to have a high ball flight that stops on a dime....ala Phil Mickelson, but its funny that no one raves at his ball striking skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glcoach View Post
    Why are some of the best ball strikers in history considered low ball hitters? Hogan hit it low, Duval hit it low, Boo hits it low

    Yet they are considered among the best ball strikers of their generation. I know that to get to a lot of tucked pins and such it is nice to have a high ball flight that stops on a dime....ala Phil Mickelson, but its funny that no one raves at his ball striking skills.
    I agree. Nicklaus said onetime something to the effect that anybody could hit it low.
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