Here, we take a look at certain checkpoints to help you on your way to the perfect golf grip once you have worked out the right size grip for your hands.
The grip can be a personal thing, with some golfers preferring a stronger grip and others a weaker grip, but here we’re going to focus on the classic neutral grip. It’s all about checking certain lines as you take hold of the club. Here are some useful checkpoints when asking how do you grip a golf club.
If you’re a right-handed golfer, the first line to check is in your left hand as you place it on the club. Make sure the grip runs along the base of the little finger, on through the other fingers until it intersects the middle part of the index finger. This hand then wraps over until the V created by the thumb and the index finger points towards your right shoulder.
You then have a choice of overlapping, interlocking or using a baseball grip, and again it’s all down to personal preference. The most common – and my preference – is the overlapping grip.
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. And a good grip can help generate good angles so everything else in the swing can fall into place more naturally.
Left hand first
Position the club so that the grip sits at the base of the little finger in your left hand, and then intersects the middle part of your index finger further down.
Point to the shoulder
As you wrap the rest of your left hand around the grip, the ‘V’ between your thumb and your index finger should point up towards your right shoulder.
The overlapping grip
In golf’s most commonly used grip, the little finger of the right hand should overlap the left hand, resting between the index finger and the second finger.