How To Grip A Golf Club: Tips For Beginners
If you have already tried your hand in holding a golf club, you may have discovered that it is not as simple as it looks. We cannot emphasize enough how your grip could significantly affect your stance and swing.
Roll up your sleeves and start learning how to grip a golf club.
The Proper Way of Gripping
A good grip is an excellent foundation for your swing. Hence, it is crucial to learn the proper way to grip a golf club.
For a solid base that will improve your grip, follow the steps provided. Note that these instructions are for right-handed golfers.
- Hold your club in front of you. It should be waist-high, horizontal to the ground, and square the clubface.
- Always take hold of the club with your left hand if you are right-handed. Then stretch out your fingers. Align your club handle with your left palm.
- Close your left hand around the club. The heel of your palm should rest on the top edge of the handle. However, you should still see the handle’s tip.
- Rotate hand to the right. Do this until you can see two knuckles on your left hand when looking down.
- Now, hold the club with your right hand with its heel on top of your left thumb. See to it that the heel of your right hand covers your left hand. Close your right hand with your thumb and index fingers forming a ‘V’ on the handle.
If you are left-handed, always grab the club with your right hand.
Types of Golf Grips
Do you know that there are three types of golf grips? These are 10-finger grip, overlapping grip, and the interlocking grip.
Experiment with any of these grips to discover what feels comfortable and natural for you. Knowing the difference will help you learn how to properly grip a golf club.
The Overlapping Grip
This type of grip is also called Vardon. It is the most common grip in golf and is convenient for golfers with large hands. To do the overlapping grip, position the pinkie finger of one hand. Then, place it in the ridge between the index and middle finger of your other hand.
The 10-Finger Grip
The 10-finger grip is the most common among beginners. With this grip, all your ten fingers are touches the surface of the golf club.
The Interlocking Grip
To do the interlocking grip, start with the 10-finger grip. Then, interlock one hand’s pinkie finger with your other hand’s index finger, so your hands are locked together.
Golf teachers may tell you that there is no one correct way how to grip a golf club. But then, it’s good to follow the basic principles discussed in this article. Keep on practicing your hold, swing, and putting. Heed your teacher’s advice and be patient. Learning golf—or any skill—takes time.