How To Hold A Golf Club: Beginner Techniques

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How To Hold A Golf Club: Beginner Techniques
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:

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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 should it 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.

Accuracy

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If you can hit the ball consistently out of 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
club face angle

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

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Naturally, your arms and hands hang forwards. 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.
Timing

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.
Conclusion
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.

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