As your right hand sits over your left , the little finger should overlap the index finger and second finger. This then leaves the V created by the thumb and forefinger of your right hand pointing up towards the right chest. Get these lines right , and you have the perfect golf grip .
A strong grip (seen in the photo above) is a position on the club where both hands are rotated towards the trail side of the golfer . Generally speaking, it’s when the “line” or “V” created between the thumb and index fingers point toward the trail shoulder ( right shoulder for right -handers) or beyond.
The right thumb should rest on the left side of the grip and be touching the tip of your right index finger, which is wrapped underneath the grip . When gripping the golf club, don’t hold the club too tight. Hold it tight enough so the club doesn’t slip through your hands.
A strong grip also has the effect of reducing a club’s loft. In general terms, this means golfers with a strong grip will hit the ball lower and further than someone with a weaker grip because of the lack of club loft at impact.
The most basic club grip in the game, the ten- finger grip gets its name from the simple fact that all ten fingers touch the club. It’s also known by some as the neutral or “baseball” grip because it’s more or less the same way you would hold a baseball bat.
Woods burst onto the scene with a strong grip , which he employed as a junior golfer through his win at the 1997 Masters. You can see the left wrist is more cocked in the picture above. That’s because his left hand is in a stronger position more on the side of the grip .
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.
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.
An under-plane backswing can cause you to lift and deliver the club over the top of the swing plane on the downswing, creating a path that is outside to inside and resulting in the dreaded slice . Finally, standing too far from the ball can simply force you to hit ball off the toe of the club.
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 .
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy use the interlocking grip , as did the legendary Jack Nicklaus throughout his career. The interlocking grip may have several advantages, depending on your swing style and ability level.
Some misnomers about slices Why? The ball will always leave the clubface, at a right angle to the clubface, regardless of the path the club is swung on unless there is enough time and force to alter what’s known as the Venturi Effect. 2. A strong grip eliminates a slice .
Weak Grip , Death Grip Many golfers’ problems with a slice begin with the way they hold the golf club. – They might have a so-called ” weak grip ,” which means that their thumbs are more at the top of the club; so, when they swing, they leave the club face open–which causes them to slice .
“Provided the ball speed, launch angle and spin rate are the same, a draw and fade will carry and roll the same distance. However, from a practical perspective, most club golfers will hit a draw further than a fade , because when they hit a draw they reduce the loft, leading to lower spin rates.