What Is The Best Golf Grip? (Video)
What Is The Best Golf Grip? (Video)

What is the best golf grip? With this swing tip we’re going to have a look at the best golf grip for you to get maximal accuracy, distance control, and length to your shots. Now the best golf grip is going to be one which has quite a neutral grip and that gives you control over the club face. In order to create that golf grip we’re going to look for a right handed golfer, just point your left hand directly down at the ground, we’re going to place the handle so the top of the handle runs across your hand and we’re going from the middle joint of your index finger to just below the callus pad on your little finger, wrap your fingers round, and then place your thumb on top. Now the absolute key to creating a neutral golf grip is to create this line or this V shape between your hand and your thumb. And here’s a great tip for you to make sure that that’s in the right position. Just take a coin, once you have placed your hand on in the way we’ve just talked about just hold the coin between your thumb and your hands.

What you’re looking to do here is create quite a short thumb position so you don’t have a big gap between your thumb and your hand which will let your thumb sneak round the right hand side of the handle. So hold that coin and then make sure that coin is across the center of the handle and that coin should be pointing up towards your right shoulder. Your hand is now in the correct position and that’s a really neutral position for your hand to be in. If the hand sneaks round to the left your golf grip is now weak and that means you’re going to have directional issues when you hit the shot. If it sneaks round to the right your golf grip is now strong and again you’re going to have directional issues when you’re playing your shots. The reason for that is if you stand with your hands nice and relaxed by your side you’ll notice that your palms are facing inwards to you, and when you go to hit your golf shot your hands dangle in front of your body and if you just dangle your arms nicely in front of your body in a relaxed manner there you’ll notice again that your palms want to be inwards to your body. So this position of holding the coin across the front of the handle of the golf club gets your hands into as close to that position, that in palm inwards position as possible and your golf grip is now neutral. If your hand rotates to the left – and this is one of the most common errors that I see with all the people that I work with, the left hand feel naturally more comfortable it’s not the correct position because as you swing your golf club from this position even though you start with the club pointing at the target the club face is aiming at the target. When you swing away and swing back in this palm will rotate to be in its most natural position which is palm inwards and the club face will now be open and aiming to the right. So it will really cause you a lot of directional problems. And the opposite is true; if you’ve rotate too much to the right with a strong grip, as you swing through the shot this palm will rotate more to the palm inwards again and again it will close the club face now and you’ll hit the ball to the left. So hand on correctly with the left hand and then the right hand is very similar, point the fingers directly down at the ground the handle is going to go across the middle joint of your index finger and just below the callus pad on your little finger. Wrap your fingers round the back and place your thumb on top and then just slide that right hand up so it sits on top of your left thumb. You want your hands working as a unit. And now what we’re going to do is take the left index finger and the right little finger and interlock them together and now you’ve got a really, really great neutral golf swing. So make sure that that coin is pointing up at your right shoulder if you’re a right handed golfer and make sure that that hand your left hand especially isn’t sneaking round to the left hand side causing you to have a weak grip which will promote shots that go out to the right.
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What is the best golf grip? With this swing tip we’re going to have a look at the best golf grip for you to get maximal accuracy, distance control, and length to your shots. Now the best golf grip is going to be one which has quite a neutral grip and that gives you control over the club face. In order to create that golf grip we’re going to look for a right handed golfer, just point your left hand directly down at the ground, we’re going to place the handle so the top of the handle runs across your hand and we’re going from the middle joint of your index finger to just below the callus pad on your little finger, wrap your fingers round, and then place your thumb on top. Now the absolute key to creating a neutral golf grip is to create this line or this V shape between your hand and your thumb. And here’s a great tip for you to make sure that that’s in the right position. Just take a coin, once you have placed your hand on in the way we’ve just talked about just hold the coin between your thumb and your hands.

What you’re looking to do here is create quite a short thumb position so you don’t have a big gap between your thumb and your hand which will let your thumb sneak round the right hand side of the handle. So hold that coin and then make sure that coin is across the center of the handle and that coin should be pointing up towards your right shoulder. Your hand is now in the correct position and that’s a really neutral position for your hand to be in. If the hand sneaks round to the left your golf grip is now weak and that means you’re going to have directional issues when you hit the shot. If it sneaks round to the right your golf grip is now strong and again you’re going to have directional issues when you’re playing your shots. The reason for that is if you stand with your hands nice and relaxed by your side you’ll notice that your palms are facing inwards to you, and when you go to hit your golf shot your hands dangle in front of your body and if you just dangle your arms nicely in front of your body in a relaxed manner there you’ll notice again that your palms want to be inwards to your body. So this position of holding the coin across the front of the handle of the golf club gets your hands into as close to that position, that in palm inwards position as possible and your golf grip is now neutral. If your hand rotates to the left – and this is one of the most common errors that I see with all the people that I work with, the left hand feel naturally more comfortable it’s not the correct position because as you swing your golf club from this position even though you start with the club pointing at the target the club face is aiming at the target. When you swing away and swing back in this palm will rotate to be in its most natural position which is palm inwards and the club face will now be open and aiming to the right. So it will really cause you a lot of directional problems. And the opposite is true; if you’ve rotate too much to the right with a strong grip, as you swing through the shot this palm will rotate more to the palm inwards again and again it will close the club face now and you’ll hit the ball to the left. So hand on correctly with the left hand and then the right hand is very similar, point the fingers directly down at the ground the handle is going to go across the middle joint of your index finger and just below the callus pad on your little finger. Wrap your fingers round the back and place your thumb on top and then just slide that right hand up so it sits on top of your left thumb. You want your hands working as a unit. And now what we’re going to do is take the left index finger and the right little finger and interlock them together and now you’ve got a really, really great neutral golf swing. So make sure that that coin is pointing up at your right shoulder if you’re a right handed golfer and make sure that that hand your left hand especially isn’t sneaking round to the left hand side causing you to have a weak grip which will promote shots that go out to the right.