The most important fundamental part of the golf swing is the grip. The foundation of a good golf swing is without a doubt a good grip.
There are a few forms of grips, one form is the ten finger or baseball grip. This grip is best for juniors or others with weak hands. The second form of grip is the interlocking grip, the index finger and little finger of the other hand are connected, this is based of course if you’re a right hand or left golfer. Jack Nicklaus used the interlocking grip because he has wide palms and short fingers. The best grip which is the most widely used is the overlapping grip, this grip uses the same finger positioning as the interlocking grip with the exception of tucking of the left index finger under the right hand.
Whatever grip is used, the grip of the club must lay in the hands in the same fashion. The club’s grip should run across the fingers of the left hand from the base of the pinky to the top knuckle closest to the fingertip and across the right hand’s top knuckles. The hands should apply slight pressure to the club. Don’t choke the club to death; the hands should be fairly relaxed. Finally, the grip of the club should lie in the fingers, with the rest of the hand wrapping around to provide extra support.
The grip is seemingly the most basic, yet somehow one of the most complex, fundamentals of the golf swing. Practice just gripping the club over and over again. You don’t even need a ball to practice learning the proper grip. One good suggestion is to purchase a training grip and put it on one of your extra clubs.
Remember, practice makes permanent and taking lessons can insure that bad habits are not created which can slow down the learning process.
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