Learning how to hold a golf club is one of the most essential things you need to know in order to get the most out of your swings. With so many techniques available today, rest assured that you will be able to swing like a pro in no time!
Learning the grip basics
The first thing you need to know is the basics of gripping the golf club. Check to know more below.
Put your dominant hand on the club.
For those people who are right-handed, try to place your right hand, and vice-versa if you’re left-handed on the club. Try to place your dominant hand on the shaft then lift the club up at a 45-degree angle. By doing this, you will have more control of your swing.
Tighten your off-hand.
Once you have placed your dominant hand near the shaft, you must now curl the bottom three fingers of your non-dominant hand around the grip. Afterwards, set your thumb flat across the club to secure your grip.
Different types of grips
Once you have mastered the basic grip, you can now move on to the more complicated ones below.
10-finger (or baseball) grip
In order to achieve this grip, you need to simply scoot your dominant hand down the grip of the club and make sure that there is no space between the fingers of your two hands. When doing this, imagine yourself gripping the club like a baseball bat. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- The 10-finger grip is normally used by novices and people with tiny hands.
- Additionally, the baseball grip can also give you more leverage which can allow you to hit the ball farther.
- When doing this, keep in mind to lead with your hips when swinging and follow with your hands.
If you want to achieve this type of grip, you need to take the pinkie finger of your dominant hand and move it back to lay on top of the fingers of your left hand. It must sit on top of the space between your index and middle fingers. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- The Vardon grip is known to be the most common and easiest grip.
- This is particularly recommended for people with large hands.
To do this grip, make sure to separate the index and middle fingers of your non-dominant hand then move the pinkie of your dominant hand into this space so that your two hands interlock. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- This grip is often advised for younger or weaker players.
- Additionally, it works best for players with medium or average hands.
- Using this grip reduces tension and excess wrist movement, which makes it great for avoiding injuries.