This aspect might look simple and not so important as others involved in playing golf, but it’s actually an essential detail that contributes to a good shot. The golf clubs vary in length and weight so the way you hold each club could differ from shot to shot but the basic rules remain the same regardless the club you are using. Our simple tips below will help you discover the right way to grip a golf club so you won’t have troubles launching your ball.
Many people ignore to know which is the right club position in their palms so they draw lines, which is not illegal during a golf game. The side of the grip should sit against your fingers and the handle should rest under your heel pads and point to your index finger.
Precision is the key to a good grip as well as comfort so a grip should not be too tight and neither should it keep you from moving your hands freely. For the best grip pressure and wrist hinging, hold the club at 45-degrees and maintain a pressure of 4 on a scale from 1 to 10.
When touching the club handle, the palms should face each other and the wrists should be able to hinge up and down. Make sure the hands don’t override each other so both of them will work together in the grip.
When you take a grip of your club, start with your left hand first so you will feel the alignment of the clubface. Never put the right hand on the club first because this will keep you move freely as you will launch the club to the left and your body will follow the movement.
Your left thumb should point to the right of the top-center of the club’s shaft and you can slowly separate your right index from your other fingers. The grip should touch the middle joints of your two middle fingers and the right-hand lifeline should fit over the left thumb.