How To: Practice good golf club grip

Practice good golf club grip

The way you place your hands on the golf club will have a direct relationship to the flight of your ball, as demonstrated in this how-to video. If your grip is too weak, the clubface angle at impact will be off line, which will cause the ball to curve. The bottom edge of the clubface needs to be straight to the target line in order for the ball to fly straight toward the target. A good golf grip would be considered neutral, that is, neither weak nor strong. A neutral grip will allow your hands to react properly to an aggressive swing. Try this tip from this video golf lesson: start by standing and holding the club in your bottom hand (right hand), where the grip meets the shaft. The shaft should be at an angle where the club head is at your forehead, toward the sky, and the grip is at your waist. The club should be completely vertical. Touch the club in the fingers of your top hand (left hand) and wrap your fingers around the grip. Next, lay the rest of your top (left) hand on the grip, so that the palm lightly touches the grip. Slide your bottom (right) hand toward your top hand, and keep the grip in your fingers until both hands touch. Either interlock your pinky finger and index finger, or have your pinky overlap your index finger. Hold the club as if you were holding an egg -- not too tight. Your hands will naturally squeeze tighter when they need to during the swing. The finished grip should be essentially with the fingers, rather than with the palms of your hands. Holding the club in your fingers will allow you to keep your arms extended during the swing, which will generate more clubhead speed. When you make the mistake of holding the club in the palms of your hands, your elbows bend, causing a lack of extension, which decreases clubhead speed. For the advanced golfer, you should check that the "V" of your bottom (right) hand should be pointed between your chin and back shoulder. Watch this video golf tutorial and learn how to practice good club grip.

Practice good golf club grip

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