Good Golf Grip? - Examine Yours - Does it Work for You?
Do you have Good Golf Grip Sense?
All great players have good hands, and that's why it's so crucial
to develop a proper grip. First, should you use an interlocking or
overlapping grip? Someone with large hands probably should use an
overlapping grip. Small hands, an interlocking grip. Next, comes
grip balance within the confines of each hand. The weight of the
shaft should be balanced so you always have control throughout the
Another important element is the position of your left thumb
on the shaft. Players who extend their thumbs hit the ball high and
straight. Those who shorten the length of the thumb are likely to
hit the ball low and left. Grip pressure is another checkpoint. Try
holding the club as tightly as you can, then hold it loosely. The
correct pressure is somewhere in between. See how many
knuckles are showing on your left hand. If you see most of them,
you'll likely hit a hook or draw. Fewer, and the ball will go high
and right. Experiment with these basics and you'll find a grip
that's best for your hands.
Worn Grip? If your grip is worn a bit you may find yourself squeezing the
club a bit too hard. This can ruin a good setup and cause a poor swing.
Grip too thin? You may be inclined to grip harder then necessary, causing
the ball to hook, or clubhead to release early. Grip too Big ? This may
make it difficult to square up the clubhead, causing pushes and slices.
Find the correct, comfortable grip size for your game. It will help you
make a more consistent and athletic golf swing.