Golf Grip Tips – Get that Perfect Grip!

Golf Grip Tips – Get that Perfect Grip!

Today is all about golf grip tips.

The golf grip is the most important part of your golf set up, if the golf grip is wrong it doesn’t matter what you do with the club through the back swing, down swing, through to impact and then follow through, if your grip is wrong you will ultimately keep hitting the same old shots with the same old results. However saying that if you are natural golf player and have the natural ability, you will be able to compensate for this because of your inbred natural talent. But this is not the case for 99% of golfers who do not have that natural flair – so we have to go back to setting up your grip correctly from the start and making sure that the club face is ‘square’ to the ball at contact, me being a right handed golfer I will be explaining this for right handed golfers however if you happen to be a left-handed golfer just reverse what I am saying.

Firstly there are three real main golf grips 1) Overlapping 2) Interlocking 3) Baseball Grip – no doubt there will be golfers who say there are more, but we will keep this simple and say that on all the main golfing pro tours there are only three, with the majority favouring the overlapping grip in the current modern day game, going back 30 to 40 years it was the interlocking grip which was the preferred choice for the great Jack Nicklaus, but like all sports there are trends with all aspects of the game and equipment.

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So now we have covered the names of the grips, we now need to cover how to hold the club with your left hand ( right hand if you are a left-hander ), I have added photos of the steps to follow enabling you to achieve that perfect golf grip time after time, the first step is to get the club resting in the palm of your hand with the club face square, a good reference point is if your club has a brand name of the grip,  this should show that the club is laying flat on the ground and square to the target. The next point is to get place your left hand on the club with your thumb right of centre and the ‘V’ from your thumb and finger should be pointing at your right shoulder. The next step is to place your right hand onto the club and to create that ‘V’ again from your right hand, and again the ‘V’ should be pointing at your right shoulder, and remember strong left hand and softer right hand so not to grip it too tight. And finally a photo from the side showing complete grip, you will also see that my right hand on the last photo shows a very soft and not strong grip, this will ensure that your leading left arm will not be influenced by my right arm and ensure that the club face is coming back to square at the ball and impact.

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If you have any comments regarding this drill please do not hesitate to drop me an email or leave me a comment.

Happy Golfing!

Regards,

Michael

 

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15 Responses

  1. Michael Baker says:

    Hi Karissa, thank you for your comments it is much appreciated. Regards, Michael

  2. Karissa says:

    This is a great site! I love how captivating it is. If I were you I would just make the words in the title at the top have capital letters.

    I love to play golf and I prefer to cross my pinky and index finger. It is a lot more comfortable for me. However, if you are new at golfing it may feel awkward at first.

  3. Michael Baker says:

    Hi Chuck, you are 100% correct the golf grip is so un-natural starting out but yes with practice it can be achieved. There is no easy way that is why I chose to do photo’s with my post, but I would consider a refresh on my previous golf grip video? Keep in touch and if you have any other questions please let me know? Cheers. Michael

  4. Michael Baker says:

    Hi Kevin, thanks for your comments and yeah the photo’s do assist but I might do a refresh on a new video for the grip in the coming month. Thank you and keep in touch. Regards, Michael

  5. Chuck says:

    I think the grip is the starting point for anybody who seeks to play golf reasonably well (although we all know that is the most frustrating game in the world). A good grip doesn’t always feel natural when starting out but with practice it can be mastered.

    There are several training clubs on the market that have grips shaped in such a way that they correctly align the hands properly. Do you think this is an easy way to teach the golf grip?

  6. Kevin says:

    I use to golf and quit but I have been thinking about getting back into it. I forgot about simple things like the different grips. I use the interlocking mostly. It was what I was most comfortable with, it seemed to be the most natural for me. I was actually pretty good…having those “should have been a golfer moments’

    The photos really help too

  7. Michael Baker says:

    Hi Sal, thanks for the comments and good luck with the ultimate frisbee, sounds like fun even though I have never done it! I have always tried to use my own content, especially in my videos. Keep in touch and thanks. Michael

  8. Sal says:

    This is some very interesting stuff you have here. I play ultimate frisbee so one thing that is essential is having a good grip on your disc otherwise you never know where you disc may end up. I love the fact that you used actual pictures to help give a visual sense to what you are describing. People are visual in nature so you are helping a boatload of people. Best wishes to you bud!

  9. Michael Baker says:

    Hi Christian, thanks for your feedback and comments. You are right without seeing your swing it is tough question, however if I were to have a stab at it without seeing your swing I would say possibly two things 1) Your right hand might be too far over your left hand ( that’s if you are a right hander! ) and 2) It could be that you are positioning the ball too far back in your stance which causes you to come across the ball from into out and putting left spin on it? Just thoughts but worth a go. Happy golfing Christian. Cheers, Michael

  10. Christian says:

    Hey Michael, I’ve tried all three of these grips. The overlapping grip feels unnatural to me. The most comfortable for me is the interlocking but I tend to get a bit of an intermittent hook that I have never been able to correct. My baseball grip does not seem to have my hook problem but the club does not feel as comfortable with it.

    I’ve never discussed this issue with a pro, but my layman golfing buddies have given me a gambit of “expert” advice. 🙂 I know you’ve not seen my swing and it could be a number of things, but since I don’t tend to hook with a baseball grip do you have any tips on how I might be gripping improperly?

  11. Michael Baker says:

    Hi There, thanks for your comments, if I can answer any further questions please just drop me a line, just posted another article on Golf Putting Tips. Have a great day and happy golfing. Michael

  12. Riaz Shah says:

    Hey Michael,
    Cool video tutorial! That really helped me a lot as I’ve read a lot of articles on golf but I just can’t seem to get it right. I never knew that I overlooked the most basic part of all – gripping. The interlock grip is something I’ve never seen before, gotta try that! Thanks for sharing this, keep on making those videos mate!

  13. Hi There, thanks for the comments most appreciated. regards, Michael

  14. Michael says:

    Thanks for your great comments. Regards, Michael

  15. Worthgirl101 says:

    Great website.

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