8th May 2019
It's often said, and it often rings true - if your grip is bad, your swing will also be bad. It may sound like the simplest thing, but your grip on your club is very important. Here we give a simple, straight forward step by step guide to perfecting your golf grip:
Place your club in your left hand, gripping at around half an inch from the end. The grip of the club should go from the middle of your index finger to the bottom of your little finger. The heel of your hand should be at the top of the handle, with you still being able to see the tip.
Position your club in front of you, horizontal to the ground and at waist level.
Look down - if more than 2 and a half of your knuckles on your left hand are visible, you are said to be in too strong a position. Less than 2 and a half, and you are in too weak a position - 2 and a half is considered neutral. This is what you are aiming for.
Place the heel of your right hand over your left thumb and close your right hand so it is covering your left.
So, there you have the basics. Now, moving on to type of grip. There are 3 main types - the ten finger, interlocking, overlapping.
Remember, everyone is different and what suits you may not suit someone else, but hopefully this guide will get you off to a good start!