The Golf Grip: How to Hold the Club Correctly
Your only point of contact with the golf club is the grip.
You can better control where the clubface will be at impact by positioning your hands on the golf club properly. Your body twists as you swing to generate power. The golf club must rotate at the same speed as the body because they are both moving. To put it another way, the body and the club must work as a unit.
I’ll demonstrate how to get the right golf grip in this post, starting with placing your top hand—often referred to as the “lead hand”—on the golf club.
(Take note that the ideal golf grip entails two steps: The top (lead) hand attaches to the golf club handle first, followed by the bottom (trailing) hand. Continue on to the final step, which is placing your bottom hand on the grip, at the end of this article.)
Power and Feel Are Equal in a Proper Golf Grip
You may generate power and feel simultaneous with the aid of a fundamentally sound grip. A power source is wrist motion, which is diminished when the club is held too tightly in the palm of your hand.
The most delicate parts of our hands are the fingers. Longer tee shots and a better feel are produced by holding the club more in the fingers than in the palm, which increases the amount of wrist hinge.
A weak lead-hand grip that is too in the palm is one of the most typical mistakes made by golfers (the lead hand is the hand that is placed highest on the club for right-handed golfers). As a result, the shot cuts and lacks force.
Use the straightforward process described and illustrated in the following few stages to hold the club properly for power and accuracy. The lead-hand (top hand) grip is used first.
Recognize that holding the club in the fingers rather than the palm is preferred.
The dots on the glove indicate how the club should be gripped. The fingers, as opposed to the palm, should be used to hold the club.
Hold the club in front of your body, about three feet in the air. Place the club at an angle through the fingers while using the clubface square, following the line of the dots in the previous figure. The little finger’s base should be in contact with the club, which should then rest just above the index finger’s initial joint (along the line of the dots).
Place your left thumb (for right-handed players) toward the back side of the shaft while holding the club in your fingers at an angle.
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Verify the ‘V’ position and knuckles.
Your lead (top) hand’s index and middle finger knuckles should be visible when you are in the address position and gazing down at your grip.
A “V” formed by the lead hand’s thumb and forefinger should also be visible, and it should be pointed back toward your right shoulder (for right-handed players) at the hour mark.
Put your trailing (bottom) hand on the handle to finish the hold.
Editor’s note: The “neutral stance” is referred to as the ideal grip for golf. This feature shows how to hold something with that grip. But occasionally, golfers rotate their hands to the left or the right on the grip, generally unintentionally (and with unfavourable results), though occasionally on purpose. The strong and weak stances are what we refer to as.