In simplest terms, you should have your ‘lead’ hand on the top of the golf club and your trail hand just underneath it. The grip should run down your fingers and palm in your lead hand, and the palm of your trail hand should sit just on top of it.
How far down should you grip a golf club?
How far down the golf club should your hands be? There should be around an inch from the top of the grip to the end of the club. By holding the club right at the top of the grip, it will result in a loss of control and increases the likelihood of shots to come out of the heel of the club.
How do most pros grip a golf club?
The choice of most pros, the overlapping grip was popularized by the great English golfer Harry Vardon around the turn of the 20th century. The right pinky finger is placed on top of the small gap between the left index and middle fingers. Upside: Golfers with large and/or strong hands tend to overlap.
Should I choke down on my golf club?
As you can tell, choking up on the golf club is a secret weapon that a lot of golfers don’t take advantage of enough. Sure, you will lose some distance by choking up but in general, it’s almost always worth it. By simply adjusting your grip and choking up even an inch, it can help almost every club in your bag.
Which hand controls the clubface?
The left hand (the right for southpaws), is responsible for the rotational movement of the golf club, which, in turn, controls the direction of the clubface. To really get a feel for this, grab a club with your left hand and practice rotating your hand so the clubface opens and closes.
Should golf grip be in fingers or palm?
Make sure that the grip is in the fingers of your left hand, not running too much through the palm of your hand. If the grip gets into the palm too much it will make it nearly impossible to use your wrists properly in your swing.
What is the most popular golf grip?
Golf Pride Tour Velvet The most popular grip on the PGA Tour also happens to be the most classic design in the industry. The Tour Velvet combines a rubber-blend compound with a computer-designed, non-slip surface pattern that maximizes playability and comfort.
How tight do you hold a golf club?
You should be holding the golf club with the same pressure you would hold a small bird: tight enough so it doesn’t fly away, but soft enough so you don’t crush it. You don’t want to choke your club to death.
Do you use same grip for driver and irons?
Yes, you should use the same grip for all of your shots with the exception of putting. It is important to have a solid grip and one that returns the clubface to square whether you are putting, chipping, pitching, hitting bunker shots or making full swings with your woods or irons.
How does Tiger Woods grip the club?
The handle of the club runs diagonally across the base of the fingers on my left hand, from the base of the forefinger to a point atop the callus pad below my little finger. The right-hand grip is similar to that of the left. The main difference: The club is placed more along the fingers.
Do any pros use a 10 finger grip?
Scott Piercy is one of a handful of players on the PGA Tour with a 10-finger grip. In fact, since Bob Estes went to something else a few years back, Piercy is the only guy that I know of who still uses it. Most players either use an interlock grip or the overlap grip.
How does Phil Mickelson grip the club?
But first let’s look at Phil Mickelson grip for regular golf shots. Phil Mickelson grip – the claw, that is – finds the right hand grasping the top of the club, his thumb extended down the shaft. With his left hand separated from the right, he cradles the handle lightly between the thumb, index and middle fingers.