The Fundamentals Of Good Hand Placement On The Golf Club (Video)
The Fundamentals Of Good Hand Placement On The Golf Club (Video)

As you now go ahead and start trying to position your hands on the club in the correct place, there’s some key fundamental checkpoints that I’d like you to go ahead and see whether you’re making sure you’re doing this in your technique. So as we go ahead and build the grip, the first thing is I’d like to see your palms trying to face each other. So as I set my hands up here, you can see that my palms are facing each other. Now, my right hand as a right-handed golfer is going to slit down lower on the grip and then I’m going to make my hold but my hands still quite nicely facing each other. We wouldn’t want to have both palms facing down too much and we definitely wouldn’t want to have both palms facing up too much. So we have the hands nicely facing each other then we go ahead and make a grip. So just check that you’re doing that as you build your grip.

Another checkpoint you could have when you’re placing your hands on the golf club correctly is to make sure that you’re holding the majority of the grip. The grip is only a certain length from the golf club and what we want to do is make sure we feel like we’re feeling most of the grip and holding most of it. The common fault here is that a golfer will have his top hand too high up on the club and then the bottom hand, again, very, very high up on the club as well and you actually have half of the grip of the bottom almost completely unheld. For some golfers, they go the opposite way and they hold down too low but that’s not quite so common but some players, if they’ve got a very long golf club and maybe it’s too long for them and they try to get more control of the driver would hold right down at the bottom but ideally you would place your top hand around about half an inch from the top of the grip and your bottom hand would sit in there. And again, you’re holding majority of the club right the way through. And I think I can lead on to one last thing is if you’re holding most of the club all the way through, generally your grip pressure should be slightly lighter, a little bit less pressure, not so – not squeezing the golf club too tightly. For some golfers, they only hold the very top portion of the club. They feel that from here, they’ve got to hold the club really tightly because it wobbles around a little bit so their grip pressure would generally increase. So palms facing each other, middle of the grip, nice, relaxed grip pressure, maybe just three or four on a scale of one to ten. And if you can place your hands on the golf club in that fashion, that should definitely help improve your golf shots.
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As you now go ahead and start trying to position your hands on the club in the correct place, there’s some key fundamental checkpoints that I’d like you to go ahead and see whether you’re making sure you’re doing this in your technique. So as we go ahead and build the grip, the first thing is I’d like to see your palms trying to face each other. So as I set my hands up here, you can see that my palms are facing each other. Now, my right hand as a right-handed golfer is going to slit down lower on the grip and then I’m going to make my hold but my hands still quite nicely facing each other. We wouldn’t want to have both palms facing down too much and we definitely wouldn’t want to have both palms facing up too much. So we have the hands nicely facing each other then we go ahead and make a grip. So just check that you’re doing that as you build your grip.

Another checkpoint you could have when you’re placing your hands on the golf club correctly is to make sure that you’re holding the majority of the grip. The grip is only a certain length from the golf club and what we want to do is make sure we feel like we’re feeling most of the grip and holding most of it. The common fault here is that a golfer will have his top hand too high up on the club and then the bottom hand, again, very, very high up on the club as well and you actually have half of the grip of the bottom almost completely unheld. For some golfers, they go the opposite way and they hold down too low but that’s not quite so common but some players, if they’ve got a very long golf club and maybe it’s too long for them and they try to get more control of the driver would hold right down at the bottom but ideally you would place your top hand around about half an inch from the top of the grip and your bottom hand would sit in there. And again, you’re holding majority of the club right the way through. And I think I can lead on to one last thing is if you’re holding most of the club all the way through, generally your grip pressure should be slightly lighter, a little bit less pressure, not so – not squeezing the golf club too tightly. For some golfers, they only hold the very top portion of the club. They feel that from here, they’ve got to hold the club really tightly because it wobbles around a little bit so their grip pressure would generally increase. So palms facing each other, middle of the grip, nice, relaxed grip pressure, maybe just three or four on a scale of one to ten. And if you can place your hands on the golf club in that fashion, that should definitely help improve your golf shots.