Need to know how to master the interlocking grip in golf? If you want to hold your golf club like some of the greatest players in the history of golf, then you need to learn how to master the interlocking grip in golf. There are three basic ways to grip a golf club, each with its strengths and weaknesses. The ten-finger grip keeps all the fingers aligned in order on the club and is perfect for beginners and people with little power behind their swings. The interlocking grip and the Vardon, or overlapping, grip connect the two hands to work as one and help you control the club head during your swing. The interlocking grip locks the two hands together, making it perfect for golfers who need pinpoint control of the club head. As with any grip, never squeeze the golf club so tight that your knuckles turn white, nor so loose that you feel like the club might come away form your hands. These interlocking grip instructions are for right-handed golfers, so lefties will have to perform the actions with the opposite hand.
- To perform the interlocking grip, hold the club in front of you with your left hand. Your left hand should be positioned at the end of the club handle. Your thumb should be a little to the right of center. Place your right hand on the club just above your left hand.
- Slide the pinky of your right hand under the pointer finger of your left. The interlocking grip will feel odd at first, but the more you do it the more natural it will feel.
- As you swing, use both hands to rotate the club face in the direction that you want the ball to spin. If you have been using a ten-finger grip, it will be much easier to control the club face now.
- Practice until the interlocking grip feels natural to you. Mastering the interlocking grip takes thousands upon thousands of swings, so don't get flustered if it takes you a bit to show an improvement.