Helpful Hints On How To Get A Perfect Golf Club Grip
There are many elements to playing good golf and some of them are basic; they need to be mastered right from the beginning. There is little point in getting hold of a club like a baseball bat and thinking you can hit the ball straight down the middle of the fairway every time. It won’t happen. You must learn how to grip the club properly and understand the logic of why you are gripping it in that way.
There are different ways to actually grip the club but each follows the same principle:
- The interlock grip has the bottom finger of the left hand interlocked with the top one on the right (for a right handed golfer.
- The overlap uses the same principle but one finger simply rests over the other.
- The ‘hammer grip’ is effectively holding the club with your two hands separated but touching.
It is important to have a firm grip but it should not be too tight. That will create tension which can go right throughout your body at address. The grip is not in the palms of your hand; fingers and pads of the hands.
In order to help avoid a slice you should look to create 2 ‘’Vs’’ between your thumb and forefinger on both hands and they should be aligned with no more than two knuckles of your left hand visible to you.
Initially you may find the grip unnatural but you will get used to it. You are aiming to have your grip aligned with your club face so that when you complete your backswing and hit the ball the club face will be coming down square to the ball. The result will hopefully be that the ball goes where you want it to go. If you are holding the club correctly then your arms will be creating straight lines. If the club is too far in your palms then your elbows will be bent and you will certainly lose distance as a result.
Most golfers wear a glove though it isn’t essential. What is essential is that the grips on your clubs are in good condition so that you are able to get a proper grip; if it is wet then that becomes more difficult of course.
If you have any doubts then you should seek advice, concentrate on what you are told by your local professional and even hold a shaft away from the course so that the grip becomes second nature.