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.
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 .
Keep the club shaft in a neutral upright position in relation to the ball position. Maintain the loft of the club you are using. A good tip is, address the ball as normal with your driver , then let go of the club. It should make contact with the inside of your left thigh (again, for right handers).
Everyone knows a strong grip leads to hooking the ball! In most cases that would be true. But there are those golfers who use strong grips and almost never hook or draw the ball, and struggle with slicing. These players tend to be good athletes with decent motions.
If you hit a lot of slices , you should “strengthen” your left-hand position on the club. Many people believe the hand positions should mirror each other, but when you take a strong left-hand grip , doing the same with the right will close your clubface too much at impact.
Yes it’s best to have all your grips the same Thickness,if you have Large hands or fingers and you have thin grips you will hook the ball,Left. If you have thick grips and Small hands you will push the ball Way Right.
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And if you naturally tend to swing too much with the hands and fingers causing you to hook, a thicker grip can help mitigate your handsy action through impact. Some players might actually swing faster with thicker grips and so on.
At address , your hands should be slightly in front of the ball – exactly where you want them to return when you make contact. Also, make sure your left wrist (for a right-handed golfer ) is in a relatively flat, firm position.
The ball should be positioned forward in the stance therefore you DO NOT start with your hands ahead of the ball at set up. Because the ball is on a tee, the driver will hit the ball on the upswing and your hands will be in the middle of your body at impact. Your hands will not be forward at impact with the driver !
Your grip should be hard enough to keep it from getting away but weak enough not to hurt it. Also, you might have a so-called “ weak grip .” A weak grip means your thumbs are more on top of the club, so when you swing it, you will tend to open the club face and hit a slice .
It all starts with the Northern Irishman’s grip. Rory McIlroy grip features a slightly strong left hand position , which promotes freedom of movement in the arms and shoulders as he sweeps the club to the top and down into the ball.
Gripping the club too tightly can prevent a golfer from generating maximum club head speed, resulting in lost power and reduced shot distance. Overly tight grip pressure causes tension to build in the forearms and shoulders, which can restrict the golfer’s swing arc.