The Hammer Golf Swing : The Hammer Golf Grip

What is the best grip for the hammer golf swing? Learn all the details about this golf technique in this free video clip on golf tips.

Expert: Jay Golden
Bio: Jay Golden has been a PGA Member since 1982 and was selected for the PGA National Teaching Committee in 1988.
Filmmaker: Suzie Vigoin

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  1. Sounds a bit like another golf swing method: the Jerry Heard swing. I pound nails for a living, used to play golf a bunch too. No carpenter I know of uses both hands to pound a nail, which is why swinging a hammer is so much easier to learn.

  2. Griptheclublikethatandyouhave3options:
    1Literally stop the clubhead at the ball like a hammer stops at a wall. (Not very powerful)
    2Keep swinging the club past the ball with the hammering motion and proceed to break your left wrist. (More powerful but very painful)
    3Allow your left wrist to naturally rotate counterclockwise release, thereby snap hooking the ball in a way that no golf ball has been snap hooked before. (Most powerful, least painful, but 90 degrees in the wrong direction

  3. actually a lot of instructors get confused as to how to release a golf club properly. they say to rotate your forearms through the shot. this is incorrect. the right hand hits the ball straight on. "the flip" occurs when the ball is too far back or you have an improper weight shift.

  4. Yes … I think this is the best understanding about good grip. I think many lessons do not explain why the good grip is look like that. I had a very big slice trouble when i started golf because of my bad grips. I corrected my grip by myself, but I payed very much costs and time+ for that…. I think this tip is the easiest and basic understanding mechanism about good grip.

  5. Unless you are under 16 and starting out forget about developing a swing like Luke Donald. What this guy says not only works, it will give you a sound swing and save you years of frustration if you listen to him !

  6. You actually have zero knowledge of how the golf swing works, it is actually embarrassing.

  7. You are a fucking ignorant. @TheRealOzzie234 is right. Go grip it like luke donald and stall and jump and flip all you want have fun hitting it 250 all over the place. If he is wrong which he isnt, Just explain david duval to me.

  8. I've used this method for several years now, and I'm a 2 handicap. For the driver I use a 4 inch tee and my only thought is to hit the back of the ball like it was a nail. My drives are in the 250-270 range which isn't bad for a 56 year old.

  9. What does Duvall have to do with this drill, Your so ignorant, What if all you know alls who are all PGA professionals talk nonsense and ruin talented golfers with bad instruction. With this drill your clubface stays so much squarer and it helps to move your body in the way it should hense duval with a 'Shut' club face number one player in the world untill hank haney weakend his grip and oh look fell off the face of the earth.

  10. Simple and clear.  Jay is a master at explaining the real fundamentals of the golf swing. 

  11. Get ready for some hooks with that grip! Take it from me – if you don't hold off, your wrists will naturally turn over and BEHOLD – the dreaded snap hook.

  12. I have found that it works great but I must transfer my weight right over during the swing. If I don't a snap hook is the result