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    grip size

    My father is a slicer. He's lefty, pushing sixty, and swings more round the body with abbreviated backswing and an over the top, out to in swing plane. I've been working with him a little to correct this slicing action first by getting more on plane and by moving the left foot back to promote a more inside out swing. It seemed to be working rather well, increase in distance, straighter shots, more confidence. Still a pronounced fade but nowhere near the banana he hit before. My question is can grip size alter your shot pattern? I seem to remember a previous post about this...

    ie. larger grips would promote slice or hook?

    The reason I'm asking is he's arthritic and I looked at several grips specific to that and they looked larger than the standard.

    We are also looking at more friendly shafts for his swing speed but thats another thread.

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    Try arthritic grips.. their bigger, but they work. However, a smaller grip has been know to allow the hands to release the club a little easier. I think his slicing problems are more mechanical, i.e. grip, backswing positions, and the most common, a quick lower body that throws the shoulders right out and across the line. Rear foot back is a great drill: its preventing the right hip from moving outwards and allowing the arms to fall down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfCOACH
    Rear foot back is a great drill: its preventing the right hip from moving outwards and allowing the arms to fall down.
    I can attest to that, I had a terrible slice for years or 'power fade' as I liked to call it! A frind suggest that I put my right foot back about 6 to 8 inches to rey it. I did exactly that and since then, the only power fade I have hit is when I try to get some extra yardage by swinging so hard I come out of my shoes! Everybody laughs at my stance, but hey, it works for me....
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