A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Get a Good Club Grip in Golf
Creating a solid grip on the club before each shot is one of the most important skills that a golfer can have. As the grip is the only point of connection between the golfer and the club, it is vital that you form a good grip which allows you to control the club throughout the swing. Your grip should basically stay out of the way of your swing – when done properly, you won’t even notice it and the club will just feel like an extension of your arms. You might have to spend a good deal of time learning your grip when you are just getting started in golf, but it should become more and more comfortable the more you play.
Try the following steps to build a grip that is right for your game –
- Top hand first. For a right handed golfer, you want to start by putting your left hand on the club in a position that feels comfortable (right hand for a left handed golfer). That top hand is the one that has the most control over the club during the swing, so be sure it gets into the right position to where you feel that you have a solid grip on the club.
- Decide on your grip style. There are a few ways you can choose to grip the club, including the interlocking and overlapping grip. Try both of these styles, in addition to any others you are interested in, and decide which one is the most comfortable for you. There is no right answer when it comes to grip style – it is possible to play well with a variety of different grips. However, once you settle on a grip style, it is best to keep it the same for years to come.
- Add the bottom hand. To complete the grip, put your bottom hand onto the club in a position that will allow it to work together with the top hand. The key with the bottom hand grip is to maintain a light grip pressure and allow the top hand to take the lead in the swing. If you overpower the swing with your right hand, it can rob you of power during the swing and even be the cause of a potential slice developing in your game – something you want to be sure and avoid.