As a retired aerospace engineer, I like to experiment with different aspects of the design of the golf swing and golf player. recent discovery by a retired aerospace technician offers the average golfer a chance to get distance and accuracy from every club in his bag. No club adjustments are required.
I had problems with my short game because I had become too "handy", almost to the point that I had the "yips" on short wedge recordings.
And I struggled to hit my ball. I fought against an "over the top" movement that resulted in hooks and tow bars.
I knew that my problem was caused by an overactive right hand and I experimented with ways to make my hands work together more. By increasing the number of overlapping fingers in the handle, I was able to minimize the tendency of the right hand to dominate. The selection of the club on the backswing was eliminated and the hand action became much smoother.
My first test was with my sand wedge and when I discovered the right combination of overlap in my grip, I continued with longer and longer clubs. The free release of the hands was especially surprising with the driver. The swing now felt like I was swinging a rock on a string.
With my new grip I got a looser version of the hands with less tension. Instead of hitting the ball, it looks more like the club head is thrown into the ball. This swinging action felt effortless.
The resulting increase in club head speed gives more distance. And the united hands minimize any tendency of the right hand to take over and cause pulled or drawn parenthesis.
Testing with a golf swing analyzer and during the actual game has verified that significant improvements in distance and accuracy are possible.
This new grip method produces up to 20 additional yards with the driver and adds 1/2 to 1 full club to the irons. And a more consistent recording pattern is also produced. The new grip method produces a less steep impact angle, which reduces the backspin for hot recordings. This is especially useful for the driver.
With iron shots most golfers are short of the gap. So, with a little less backspin on the irons, the ball will help release rather than stop so quickly.
This new uniform method of gripping hands to hold a golf club uses a triple overlap of fingers, hence the name Trilap tm Grip.
When I shared my new "discovery" golfgrip method with several friends and family members, they had the same beneficial effects when they tried the Trilap handle.
Now I have written a detailed Instructional Article with step-by-step instructions for achieving the Trilap grip. A comparison is made with each of the three most commonly used golf swing grip methods used today: the reverse overlap, the lock and the release or baseball handle. Golf swing setup comparisons are shown and Swing Analyzer Data presented.
This color illustrated Instruction item is available for FREE at REESO Putters.