Get A Grip – Gripping Your Golf ClubsMarch 29th, 2016 | by admin admin | in Golf Tips | 0
When it comes to learning golf, the most important thing of all is getting a good grip. There are many ways to hold a golf club and you may think you have it down, but it's possible that your grip isn't helping your game at all.
When you grip the golf club correctly, you'll feel the power in your hands. When you swing your golf club, you do so with your whole body – your body and the club must work as one.
How do You Hold Your Golf Club Correctly?
Remember that your wrist action is the source of power. Gripping the club too much in the palm of your hand will reduce that wrist action. Placing the club more in the fingers than in your palm will improve your swing.
What you don't want is to have your lead hand (left hand for the right-handed golfer) with a grip that is too much in the palm. To grip the club properly:
- Follow the Dots
On your golf glove is a series of dots. They show the position the club should take when you hold it. Remember, you should be holding the club more in the fingers than in the palm.
- Connect the Dots
With the golf club in front of your body and about three feet in the air, with the clubface square, place the club at an angle following the dots on your glove. Placed correctly, the club will just touch the base of the little finger and rest just above the first joint of the index finger.
- Adjust your thumb
With your fingers in place, place your left thumb (for right-handed players) towards the back side of the shaft.
- Address the Ball
When addressing the ball, you should be able to see the knuckles of your index and middle fingers on the lead hand. Your thumb and forefinger should create a “V” around the golf club.
Practice these steps and see how your new grip elevates your game.