There are so many things that can improve a golfers game, yet many forget to focus on their grip which when done correctly can really improve the quality of your swing.
The three types of golf grip
Overlap-This is the grip most golfers tend to use where the little finger of the right hand is placed over the forefinger on the left hand
Interlock-Similar to the overlap grip but the 2 fingers interlock rather than the little finger covering the left hand forefinger
Ten-finger grip-Also known as the ‘hammer grip’ many say it allows more freedom of movement and is used by a lot of senior golfers and those with weak or small hands. As the name suggests in this grip all 10 digits are placed on the club with the right hand little finger touching the left hand forefinger.
Try not to grip the club too tight as this can cause your swing to cut across rather than connecting with the golf ball directly. Too much muscle tension can slow down your swing which is why a light grip will help get better results.
All of the grip pressure on the left hand should come from the last three fingers. With both hands the club pressure should come from the fingers and the pads of the hands but not the palms.
A good golf grip is also about looking for the V’s. This is the intersection on both hands of your forefinger and thumb. To ensure they are pointing the right way, when you grip with your left hand check you can only see two knuckles pointing towards your face.
With your right hand, grip the golf club and point your forefinger down the club shaft. With your two middle right fingers grip the club and place your right thumb pad directly over your other thumb.
Finally, wrap your right forefinger around the golf club. The V’s that are formed by the forefinger and thumb on both your hands when you look down should be properly aligned.