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.
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.
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