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How to hold a golf club

By Edited Nov 4, 2015 1 1

If you learn how to hold a golf club properly you'll probably be able to fix a hook or slice from occurring ever again. The question arises; do you have any doubts concerning your grip? There are a few possible methods to hold a golf club, but the one that is the most correct for you will be determined by your results. Following is a grip guide that might help you choose and fix your grip so that you can avoid hitting left or right. Hopefully it will help you hit straighter with more accuracy and power!

One of the most popular grips is the interlocking grip. This golf grip is one that best represents strength and most professional golfers use this grip accordingly. The basis for which is holding the club in a way that brings out the pinky finger (of the right hand or left if you're a left hander) strapping around the index finger of the other hand. This creates an interlocking grip between the pinky and index finger.

For some this grip can be slightly uncomfortable at the beginning but after some practice and use this grip will typically start to feel natural and comfortable to the golfer. Furthermore it can also be helpful to buy a glove which may make the grip a little more comfortable for you.

The second major grip that is often used is the overlapping grip. In nature this is not much different to the interlocking grip. It can be a very strong grip (which is not always a good thing). This grip uses the pinky finger of the right hand and locating it between the index and middle finger of the other hand (opposite for a left hander). This grip is typically used for many beginner players or intermediate players.

The third and the last most popular group is the unconnected grip. It is essentially a baseball grip with a touch of variance. With this group there is no interlocking or overlapping. It's essentially a weak grip and not as popular as the other two just mentioned. However it should be noted that many golfers use this grip to great perfection.

So you're probably asking yourself which grip is best? You won't really know until you try them all but don't expect them to be all that comfortable. You're probably best advised to use the first grip as its more mainstream and most professional golfers use this grip accordingly. Why change something that works so well for them. It is important to note however that if in the event the grip doesn't feel right for you, change it to something that does.

The grip is a large part of your swing and your swing is a large part of your success with respect to the overall sport. As you fine tune the grip you'll probably notice better results with your golf swing and the accuracy in which you end up hitting the ball. Remember, too much theory can make the job harder than it actually is in learning how to hit a golf ball. Go out there and practice, practice, and practice!

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Dec 28, 2009 3:59pm
infodog
Brings back memories on my first golf lesson... p.s. Beginners will benefit from this article.
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