The grip refers to both the way that you grip your golf club and the grip on the club that you hold onto. Learn about the importance of good golf club grips and how to use proper golf club gripping techniques in this free golfing instruction video.
What I’m going to talk about right now is the grip. The grip is 2 things: it’s the grip that your hands put on this golf club and the it’s the grip they hold on to, and they’re both important. The reason they’re important is they’re the only things between you and this golf club. Let’s talk about the first mistake players make. They spend 100 dollars for a green’s fee, 50 dollars for a golf shirt, 12 dollars for balls, travel all over the country to play golf, their passion, and they won’t spend 100 dollars a year for new golf grips. How many players—and go check your bag—how many grips do you have in your bag that are this slick, slick as this shaft. When they’re that slick, you’ve got to grip it so hard you lose all your tempo and all your timing. So the golf grip, the one on the golf club has to be soft, and something you can hold onto. As far as the grip that you put on the golf club, it’s always best to check with your PGA golf professional on how to grip a golf club properly. Harvey Penick, great golf teacher, golf coach and PGA professional from the University of Texas in Austin, he once said you cannot put a good grip on a bad swing and you can’t put a bad swing on a good grip. So if you don’t have a good grip, you’re in trouble from day one. And just remember, your PGA golf professional; he can show you how to grip a golf club properly in the fingers, he can show you how to mold your right hand to your left, but more importantly, he can show you the right grip for you because we’re all individuals, we’re all different. So go to your PGA golf professional, have him check your grips on your clubs and the grip you put on it.
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