|Grip style: Interlocking||Hand position: strong||Putting grip style / hand position: Reverse overlap / neutral
Strong and stronger. That’s Brooks Koepka’s grip in a nutshell.
Brooks who, you ask? Sorry, forgot the introduction. As of January 2015, Koepka (pronounced KEP-ka) is still a relative unknown among golf fans. That doesn’t figure to last, though, as the powerful Florida State alum is considered one of golf’s most promising young players.
Now, on to that grip. With his left hand, Koepka displays a mildly strong position – turned just far enough to his right so that the “V” between thumb and index finger aligns approximately with his right collarbone when addressing the driver.
His right hand, however, is in a considerably stronger spot. The “V” points straight up the right arm while the back of his hand aligns with the wrist; little or no “cupping” is visible.
Koepka relies on this grip to pound drives averaging well over 300 yards. He doesn’t hold back, either, telling Golf Digest, “The harder I swing, the straighter it goes.” Must be nice.
While his putting isn’t quite at the level of his long game, it’s not bad, either. Brooks Koepka’s grip with his classic, blade-style putter is beautifully relaxed. His right index finger is extended, rather than curled around the handle, with virtually no tension in his arms. He stands quite close to the ball, putting his eyes directly over the line. This is a good thing. Putting instructors teach students to align the eyes either directly above or slightly inside the ball.