The grip, like many aspects of the setup and golf swing, is a higly individualized thing. You see pros and amateurs the world over grip the club in all different styles and with all different types of grip pressures. From interlocking to overlapping, strong to weak, and everything in between, it can be a little confusing figuring out what is right for you.
The long and short of it is, ultimately, that the grip is largely up to your personal preference, and how your hands, arms, and body work through the ball.
At the same time, there are several key fundamentals that must be accomplished in any grip to produce consistent shots. Today in Secret Instruction, Elk explains these keys.
Find out more in the video below:
Elk explains several fundamentals for any solid grip:
- If you look at your hands with your palms facing away from your face and your thumbs pointing towards each other, pinch your thumbs in to the side of your palms. When placed on the club, the "V" on each hand should be pointed between your nose and your right shoulder (for a right handed golfer).
- No matter what, the hands must be directly opposing one another. The palms of each hand must be completely flat to one another, with the palms facing exactly opposite directions.
- Over the course of the swing, the club should not move or rotate in the hands. As a drill, you should be able to hit 4-5 balls in a row without any movement of the club in the hands.
The bottom line of the grip is this: a solid grip links the hands together as a unified force, and enables the stable swinging of the clubhead without any excess rotation in the hands.
If you can accomplish these simple keys, you are already on your way to a more consistent golf swing.
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