How To Hold A Golf Club: Beginner Techniques
Are you getting started in golf and eager to learn the basics? Learning how to hold a golf club the right way is an essential and technical skill you need to succeed in golf. And you're in luck because we can show you how.
Golf Basics: How Do You Hold A Golf Club
Like any endeavor, the best way to learn is to start with an excellent foundation. So we will show you a quick guide on how to hold a golf club:
- Secure the top of the golf grip with your right hand.
- Place your left hand against the grip from the side of your club.
- Point your fingers down the ground and wrap them around the club.
- With the left hand in place, position your bottom right fingers on the grip.
What it should feel like:
- you should hold the golf grip in your fingers
- your fingers should feel like they have a lot of contact
Holding a golf club with the right grip will give you control as you swing.
How Does A Proper Golf Grip Affect Your Game
Learning how to hold a golf club is not enough. To fully appreciate the significance of a grip, we have to understand how it affects our game.
If you can hit the ball consistently out the golf club's center, accuracy is the next challenge.
- Aim to square the clubface at impact
- 80% of lateral errors are caused by non-square clubface impact
Your grip connects your entire golf swing to the angle of your club's face.
- Make improvements to your clubface at impact by changing your grip and maintaining your golf swing.
Neutral golf grip
Naturally, your arms and hands hang inwards. After a swing at full speed, you want your arms to resume this position.
- Both your hands have to appear as though they are twisted over.
- Your hands have to sit on top of a golf club.
A proper golf grip means you need less you will need perfect timing to square up your club's face. It also means your arms stay in a neutral position so that the clubface is automatically squared.
- You don't have to force a clubface to be square as long as you have a proper golf grip.
What Does an Ideal Golf Grip Feel Like
Now that you have an idea about how to hold a golf club, you can start experimenting.
- Exaggerate your grip change until you have a well-struck shot.
- The feedback for an ideal grip is in the golf ball's flight and curvature.
- Always remember that an excellent golf grip is neutral, with hands sitting close together.
- Practice on some delicate shots first so you will learn to relax your grip pressure.
- Consider getting a golf grip trainer so you can get better feedback.
Learning the basics establishes a better foundation for a sport you love. Now that you know how to hold a golf club, all that's left is to start practicing and enjoying golf.