How To Grip The Golf Club
If you are trying to pick up the sport of golf, the first thing you need to know is how to grip the golf club. If you keep in mind that golf clubs are not a baseball bat, you’ll adjust to the awkward unnatural grip and learn to swing a golf club with power in a snap.
- Left handed/right handed. Yes, this makes all the difference in how you hold the club. If you are left-handed, then your right hand will grip on top, left-handed players place your right hand on top of the club. Grip the golf club like a hammer, but loosely.
- Dominate hand. Place your dominate hand and and slide it below and next to your other hand. Grip the golf club again normally as you would a hammer, but again, loosely.
- Awkward clasp. Trick now is to clasp and interlock your pinky with your index finger. This keeps both thumbs parallel on the club.
- Fingers not the hands. After you interlock, you’ll find your fingers wrapped around the golf club, not the palms of your hands. We said it was awkward and unlike holding a baseball bat.
- Gentle grip. Start with a gentle grip. As you swing you will find your hands grip the club tighter. Allow the momentum determine how hard to hold on to the golf club, this is key.
Golf’s a great game for fun, competition and a great way to exercise. You’ll become a solid golfer the more the grip feels natural in your hands. Go hit a few golf balls out on the driving range and remember, start with a gentle grip and then let it rip with the swing. Fore!