Which is better, an overlapping or interlocking grip? (Video)
Which is better, an overlapping or interlocking grip? (Video)

So good question this one is the question I get asked on quite a regular basis is what is the best grip? Should I be gripping with an overlapping grip, should I be gripping with an interlinking grip? And I guess there’s been so much written about the Vardon grip it’s sometimes called the interlocking grip as that’s how it’s called. And really there is no preferred method when we look at the best players in the world, there’re about 50/50 with the grip that they choose. And I guess back in the day when Vardon first kind of came or named the Vardon grip, most players took on that method. And it was only thought the interlinking grip would be suitable for people with smaller hands ladies and juniors. And then Jack Nicklaus came along playing with interlinking grip, Tiger Woods playing with an interlinking grip. So it’s now considered that you use the one that feels the best for you and the one that performs the best for you. So in both grips the left hand position, the top hand position, is going to be fairly similar and we are going to position knuckles visible on the back of that front hand thumb and forefinger squeezed nicely in together, creating a V that points up to the rear shoulder. The right hand is going to come in nice and close. The right thumb is going to cover over the top of the left thumb.

And then the fingers at the touching, we’ve got two options; we can either overlap and just put one finger on top or we can pop out the index finger of the left hand and interlink the fingers. And it really is as simple as that; an interlinking or an overlapping grip. And you’ll notice that the right hand position doesn’t really change from the top down view ones here, ones here, that’s not really changing it’s more of what’s going on around the back. And it’s purely personal preference. I personally play with an overlapping or a Vardon grip, but I actually teach most people an interlinking grip because most people find that more comfortable. But it’s completely personal preference. I would try and avoid if possible the baseball grip, generally the baseball grip isn’t something we’d consider doing. The hands’ work is two independent units. Either an overlapping or an interlinking grip will make the hands feel like they’re swinging together with one unit, just go with which field is best and performs the best view on the range.
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So good question this one is the question I get asked on quite a regular basis is what is the best grip? Should I be gripping with an overlapping grip, should I be gripping with an interlinking grip? And I guess there’s been so much written about the Vardon grip it’s sometimes called the interlocking grip as that’s how it’s called. And really there is no preferred method when we look at the best players in the world, there’re about 50/50 with the grip that they choose. And I guess back in the day when Vardon first kind of came or named the Vardon grip, most players took on that method. And it was only thought the interlinking grip would be suitable for people with smaller hands ladies and juniors. And then Jack Nicklaus came along playing with interlinking grip, Tiger Woods playing with an interlinking grip. So it’s now considered that you use the one that feels the best for you and the one that performs the best for you. So in both grips the left hand position, the top hand position, is going to be fairly similar and we are going to position knuckles visible on the back of that front hand thumb and forefinger squeezed nicely in together, creating a V that points up to the rear shoulder. The right hand is going to come in nice and close. The right thumb is going to cover over the top of the left thumb.

And then the fingers at the touching, we’ve got two options; we can either overlap and just put one finger on top or we can pop out the index finger of the left hand and interlink the fingers. And it really is as simple as that; an interlinking or an overlapping grip. And you’ll notice that the right hand position doesn’t really change from the top down view ones here, ones here, that’s not really changing it’s more of what’s going on around the back. And it’s purely personal preference. I personally play with an overlapping or a Vardon grip, but I actually teach most people an interlinking grip because most people find that more comfortable. But it’s completely personal preference. I would try and avoid if possible the baseball grip, generally the baseball grip isn’t something we’d consider doing. The hands’ work is two independent units. Either an overlapping or an interlinking grip will make the hands feel like they’re swinging together with one unit, just go with which field is best and performs the best view on the range.