In this video, I am really controversial. I am going to ask you to break with traditional thinking about what it takes to grip a golf club properly. If you are struggling to play a fade, this could be a huge light bulb moment for you.

My goal in this video is to explain why playing golf with a strong grip (when both hands are pointing to your right-hand side, or left if you are a left-handed golfer) is massively getting in the way and that by showing you a better way of holding your golf club, it will take your game to a whole new level.

My channel, which I run with my partner Jo Cameron (former BBC Broadcaster and learning specialist), is about massive results from small changes. You can hear her behind the camera. To learn the basics of golf is easy, but to master it, we need to make these small changes over a period of time to all add up to give you massive results.

At Proper Golfing, we follow the Golf Medal Winning Formula called Marginal Gains, made famous by the British cycling team. It helped them become world beaters at the London 2012 Olympics. It can work for anyone, given the right approach. It’s based on small changes of 1% that all add up over a period of time to give you massive change.

In this video, I will show you what a ‘strong’ grip looks like and why it’s bad for your golf game. The bad shots will go left, so you have to hold the club face open, which is a compensation and limits how you could be releasing the golf club.

I will demonstrate from my own golf studio why a ‘natural grip’ is much better as it will allow you to play with a neutral ball flight with better height, less right-to-left spin, and give you a broader of shots available.

Fundamental change requires structure and a clear understanding.


If you are looking to play a perfect draw shot, there are 4 key parts: the setup, backswing, downswing, and through-swing.