Best golf grips

Best golf grips

When you are starting out playing golf you need to get your golf grip correct this article looks at the best golf grips to adapt into your game from the offset – if you get this fundamental part right from the beginning you will have a much better chance of playing good consistent golf.

Many of the most common golf mistakes—including the dreaded hook and slice—are the result of the player not holding the club correctly. If your golf shots have been veering left, right, or in directions, you were not planning, check your grip. When your grip is off, your shot will be off, too. Your grip should be neutral–not too strong or too weak. The best way to check this is to look down at your hands as you hold your club in your normal stance. For most golfers, a neutral grip will show at least two knuckles on the left hand, sometimes three. You should not see more than three knuckles.

If you do not see two or three knuckles when looking at your grip, rotate your hands— not your club shaft, just your hands—until you do. Your left thumb should be running down the top of the shaft if using the overlap grip. When you look at your grip, you should see a “V” formed on the right hand, between the index fingers and the thumb. This “V” should be pointing at your right shoulder.

If it is not, make adjustments until it is. Golfers often find that this simple hand adjustment will cure their hook, slice, or other problem. Another very common grip problem involves tightness. Your grasp on the club should be medium-level, at most. Holding the club too tightly will restrict your movements

There is always a lot written about the golf grip on the internet sometimes good and sometimes bad, but these images have been inserted to figure out the best one for you.

The golf grip can really be broken down into three grips most commonly used by today’s golfer, that being the overlapping grip, the interlocking grip and the baseball grip (Not Shown below) which is very rarely used, some will argue there are others but for the purpose of this article let’s keep it simple and work with the three as previously mentioned.

The overlapping grip is the most common amongst the world’s leading professionals on all the world tours from the PGA, European and fringe tours around the globe, however in the amateur golfing ranks the interlocking would be the most favoured because it makes it feel like you have a tighter firmer hold on the club, that is my personal opinion, but having played with far more amateur golfers in my playing career the interlocking grip seems and appears to be the most popular. Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus use the interlocking grip so a pretty good due to replicate.

Complete Grip

Best golf grips - The Complete Golf Grip









Interlocking Grip

Best golf grips - Interlocking Grip









Overlapping Grip

Best golf grips - The Overlapping Grip









You will see in the full grip front on the image above that I am showing two knuckles minimum on the left hand and the ‘V’ on my right hand pointing towards my left shoulder. If you can get this bit right the rest of the golf swing will flow from this.

I hope that this article on the best golf grips and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any comments left.

Happy Golfing as Always.


Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies

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10 Responses

  1. How very true that all is from the great Ben Hogan

  2. mstair says:

    “The real pay off of the correct grip comes when you hit the ball flush in the sweet spot of the club-head. Then you’ll feel the full release of the wrist-cock you created by the finger-grip of the left (upper) hand, coupled with the lifting action of the right (lower) extended forefinger. It is then you will know why you grip the club that way, and you’ll want to be sure you grip it that way every time.”

    Excerpt From: Mike Stair. “Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons.”

  3. No problem, keep in touch and please keep reading the articles.

    Bogeys to Birdies

  4. golf carts view says:

    Great article on best golf grips, keep up the good articles.

  5. Hi Flora,

    We are so glad that you enjoyed the article on what is the best golf grips, Golf Pride are also bringing out a new range of golf grips for this season, once they are on the market I will do an article on them.

    Keep in touch and I will let you know when I have done the review on the Golf Pride golf grip range.

    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies – Golf Tips for the Serious Golfer

  6. Flora says:

    Really informative article on what are the best golf grips, I had never given it much thought before I read this article, I have bookmarked your site for future posts and product recommendations.

    Thanks so much.


  7. Hi Richie,

    So glad that you took on board the points about the best golf grips, let us know how your golf game goes once you have had them re-gripped for the season ahead?

    Bogeys to Birdies – Golf Tips for the serious and avid golfer

  8. Hi Rich,

    Thanks for the response to the article best golf grips, we are so glad that you got some good advice out of the article, if you have any questions in the future about ant part of your golf game of golf equipment please do not hesitate to get in touch again.

    Bogeys to Birdies – Golf Tips for the Serious Golfer

  9. Richard Simkin says:

    Hi Bogeys to Birdies,

    really liked the article on the best golf grips, I have really never given it that much thought when it comes to golf grips for my clubs, but after reading this article I will make sure to spend more time on getting the best golf grips for my golf clubs and my hand size etc. great article keep up the good posts.


  10. Richard simkin says:

    Hi Bogeys to Birdies,

    Great article on best golf grips, I had never given it much thought about golf grips prior to reading this article, I have already arranged with my local golf pro to get my clubs re-gripped for the season ahead, thanks for the informative post.


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