What is it? Grip it Rite is a golf training grip with a innovative scope alignment tool.
-Teaches you how to correctly hold the golf club
-Consistent use will promote 'muscle memory' allowing the individual with practice and time to achieve the perfect grip.
-Main difference with this training grip vs other training grips is the alignment tool , the scope.
-Why is this so special or important?
-It aims to address the illusion of forward lean
The illusion of the forward lean is the difference between perception of view 1 & 2.
"Perception 1" involves someone other than the golfer himself (ex. golf instructor). The person is looking at the golfer directly (as if they are going to video record the golfer from the front).
-If the video recorder is a "good golfer" he/she would see the shaft leaning forward. The person REALIZES that the club face is actually squared and the forward lean is in fact an illusion.
-If the video recorder is a "bad golfer" he/she DO NOT understand that when the shaft appears to be leaning forward, that it is an illusion and the reality is that the club is actually squared.
"Perception 2" involves the golfer themselves that is set up with a club and looking down at the ball (ex. you are the golfer)
-A "good golfer" will KNOW that when looking down at the ball a "squared" club face involves the club face looking open and almost leaning excessively forward.
-A "bad golfer" DO NOT know how to properly square their club face. When looking down at the ball the club face appears square and might look like it is leaning forward, but in fact the club face is NOT squared and the shaft is probably leaning backwards.
-In the two following links Steve Elkington explains this illusion much better than I have, please watch both videos to understand it better. In the second video he demonstrates how you can use a square piece of cardboard as a golf aid to change your perception of what square is.
Illusion of forward Lean video 1
Illusion of forward Lean video 2
Grip it rite is special because with the scope on the training grip
-You will be able to align the grip to the club face
-You will be able to put your hands on the grip properly because of (thumb pad, index finger pad, thumb placement hole and hand placement guide fin)
-This will give you a better sense of what a square club face is from view #2
(note: this does not mean the grip aid will guarantee a fix. The only way to solve the problem is to understand the illusion, only then will your perception change to what reality is)
Usually I would explain the installation and use, but the grip it rite website has great pictures and explanations.
INSTALLATION & USE
Problems with setup:
-Not Easy to take on & off clubs, the difficulty will depend on the the grip size & type (multiple customers on various review sites stated that)
-If you use your green repair tool to remove it, it pops off easily.
Tips on how to adjust the aid once its on the grip:
-Leave the scope up
-Grab the scope and hand placement guide fin and use both at the same time to adjust the aid position on the grip.
-If you try to use just the scope by itself the scope might break
-Also, it is hard to move it with just the hand placement guide fin
Ease of Use:
-Once you have it installed the aid is easy enough to use , you basically grab it and start swinging.
-The effectiveness will depend on many more variables(read below to find out what variables?)
-The effectiveness of grip it rite will depend on the below variables ( all examples are for right handed golfers, sorry lefties)
1) Holding the club more towards your palm vs towards the fingers in you right hand
Why is it important ?
-It will give you the freedom of the wrist joint in your right hand if you hold it properly
lesson with elk right hand grip
Paul kopp sequence series the grip in depth
Get the club in the fingers
Hands on the grip
2)Long vs short thumb in your left hand
Why it important?
-Short thumb will increase the stability and will put more of the weight into the bone.
-Long thumb will disturb your right hand grip
fixing mikes grip part 1
fixing mikes grip part 2
paul kopp sequence series exercises long left thumb
Value of left thumb controlled power slice
3) Understanding the pressures needed in your hands when applying the grip will help you track your hands naturally
-This will prevent undesirable moves.
-The point is to make it function properly.
Talking golf with mike maves part 1 right hand grip
Talking golf with mike maves part 2 pressure from elbows down
Talking golf with mike maves part 3 grip pressure down and up
Grip firm not tight finger pressure
4)Inner right hand grip?
Inner right hand grip
5)Saddle in the right hand grip?
-The saddle will hold the club square at the top.
6)Unity of the hands
-Interlocking, baseball grip, vs overlapping grip
-All have advantages and disadvantages
-The purpose is to unite your hands so they function properly in the golf swing
7)How often you use it.
-It is very important to create good habits with grips. Using it for a few months is really good because your hands will adjust to that position. Also, using it every year will help reinforce good habits. Slipping in good habits is one of the major problems golfers will face. You need to re-check all your basics (setup, grip, stance, ball position, swing sequence) every year because if one part is off it can cause you to compensate & throw your swing off. For example: The grip gets too weak so you start slicing, therefore you compensate by changing your sequence in your swing to get your ball back to straight.
Other: Interesting videos on the grip
Regarding the claims
Does it Leads to longer and straighter shots ?
-The training grip as you have read does not begin to scratch the surface of all the aspects of a good grip
-we have not even talked about any other aspects of the golf swing yet takeaway, downswing , lower body action etc.
-the point is you need to Build correct muscle memory on all those aspects to have longer and straighter shots.
- does the grip cover some aspects, yes it does. Will it give you a better chance of hitting longer and straighter shots? yes.
- will you hit longer and straighter shots right away after you use this grip, I would bet my money on NO!
(note:If you guys need more instructional material on the grip email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be more than happy to provide it)
Customer reviews on other sites & consumer testing
Customer reviews: Most people liked the product, only thing people had problems with is setup of the product.
Testing the product: I really enjoyed using the training grip & so did all the golfers that tested it, again only thing they complained about is attaching the device.
-For the actual customer review's refer to the links below under (Other Site Reviews & info regarding the device:)
Durability of the device
-It looks like a cheap device but its pretty durable
-At first I thought the scope would break off because it looked flimsy but hasnt
-Still I got to admit, I am very carefull taking it off or adjusting it because I still feel like it might break
Use of the device:
-I have been using the device for 6 months and will keep using it for many years. I really think its a great golf aid.
I believe having a training grip is the easiest way to ingrain the proper grip.
Grip it rite does not cover all aspects of a good grip, but it does cover some of them.
The alignment scope is the best part about this aid because it gives you a better understanding of a square club face.
There are many aspects to work on in a golf swing, make your life easier and eliminate a few variables and buy a training grip (it doesn't need to be the grip it rite aid)
(note:there are many different thoughts on golf grips
-David leadbetter advocates a prayers grip in his new invention the A swing
-While Mindy Blake in his book "the golf swing of the future" believes in a different grip.
-Golfers that play on the professional tours all have different grips ( bubba watson, dustin johnson, ricky fowler, fred couples, tommy gainey etc.)
-The grip varies so much, that the only thing to say is a proper grip is the one that works for you.
1) Draw on your golf glove with a marker
Learn the Proper Grip with a marker
Shot Dot Glove
2)Read or watch golf instruction on the golf grip
-You don't need a training grip if you put the time and effort into learning the golf grip.
3)Get a grip that gets permanently attaches to your club.
-This option is way cheaper and you dont have to worry about realigning you club over & over again
-It does eliminate the option of being able to weaken or strengthen your grip.
Example of a grip
Other Site Reviews & info regarding the device:
Grip it Rite Official Website
the hackers paradise forum review
Amazon.com Reviews (scroll down the page till you get to customer reviews)
Gripit Rite! Amazing Golf Grip Training! ( youtube infomercial video)
GripIt Rite youtube explanation by learning tee
GripIt Rite Developed by: Henry Brunton ( youtube vid)
Hank Haney GripIt Rite Trainer (looks like Haney purchased the rights to this product)
in the hole golf (customer reviews)
Golf Monthly Forum Talking about Grip it Rite
Dicks sporting goods Grip it Rite ( customer reviews)
Amazon.co.uk Reviews (scroll down the page till you get to customer reviews)
The company has come out with a new aid its called the chip it rite (check it out)
Golf Channel feature on Grip it Rite
Henry Brunton Golf tips ( inventor of grip it rite)
misspar.com (video on grip & grip it rite aid, really good should check it out)
other grip training aids:
Putting Grip Aid
I have contemplated including more grip instruction information, but there is a lot of different views on the grip. If anyone would like more information feel free to contact me at email@example.com