Wedge Shot Tips, What Is The Perfect Grip For Golf Wedge Shots (Video)
Wedge Shot Tips, What Is The Perfect Grip For Golf Wedge Shots (Video)

Like any golf shot, the grip is a really fundamental part of being able to hit good, clean, crisp wedge shots. Now the grip in terms of the way we hold the club and interlink the fingers and overlap the thumbs and that sort of thing, that’s going to be exactly the same as it would have been for a normal golf shot. But the interesting part of hitting a good wedge shot is we can actually move the hands up and down the grip quite a long way to produce the right distance for our shots. So a normal golf grip would be half an inch away from the top of the club here, interlinking or overlapping the fingers and then having the thumbs where the V is pointing – the front thumb points at the rear shoulder, the bottom hand, the V points up at the chin.

So we’ve got the normal grip there. That’s going to give me plenty of power and a full swing. Now specifically to hitting wedge shots, we could lower those hands down the grip a little bit, keeping the same position of hands, but lowering them down. That now produces less power coming down lower and lower and lower, less and less power. So the point where you could even get one finger just hanging onto the metal at the end; you’ll often see good players chipping with that bottom finger on the metal. It really feels like you’re very connected to the golf club; gives you a little bit more feel on those very little, short shots. So ball in the center of a stance is normal for a chip shot, but gripping right the way down. Because I’m gripping so low I’m probably going to move closer to the golf ball as well. I can almost feel like I’m right on top of the ball gripping down here, nice and close and then a little bit of control of my short shots. Now you’ll notice the lower down you grip, the shorter you’ll want to swing. You won’t want to be gripping down here and then try and make a full back swing. So actually reducing the height and the grip on the club is a great way of controlling your power. So maintain the same position and angle of your grip, but slide it down your wedge for more control of your accuracy and shorter wedge shots.
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Like any golf shot, the grip is a really fundamental part of being able to hit good, clean, crisp wedge shots. Now the grip in terms of the way we hold the club and interlink the fingers and overlap the thumbs and that sort of thing, that’s going to be exactly the same as it would have been for a normal golf shot. But the interesting part of hitting a good wedge shot is we can actually move the hands up and down the grip quite a long way to produce the right distance for our shots. So a normal golf grip would be half an inch away from the top of the club here, interlinking or overlapping the fingers and then having the thumbs where the V is pointing – the front thumb points at the rear shoulder, the bottom hand, the V points up at the chin.

So we’ve got the normal grip there. That’s going to give me plenty of power and a full swing. Now specifically to hitting wedge shots, we could lower those hands down the grip a little bit, keeping the same position of hands, but lowering them down. That now produces less power coming down lower and lower and lower, less and less power. So the point where you could even get one finger just hanging onto the metal at the end; you’ll often see good players chipping with that bottom finger on the metal. It really feels like you’re very connected to the golf club; gives you a little bit more feel on those very little, short shots. So ball in the center of a stance is normal for a chip shot, but gripping right the way down. Because I’m gripping so low I’m probably going to move closer to the golf ball as well. I can almost feel like I’m right on top of the ball gripping down here, nice and close and then a little bit of control of my short shots. Now you’ll notice the lower down you grip, the shorter you’ll want to swing. You won’t want to be gripping down here and then try and make a full back swing. So actually reducing the height and the grip on the club is a great way of controlling your power. So maintain the same position and angle of your grip, but slide it down your wedge for more control of your accuracy and shorter wedge shots.