Knowing how to properly grip a golf club is one of the first steps to getting better at the game. Hit longer drives with tips from a golf professional in this free video on how to grip a golf club.
Hi, I'm Johnny Miles, PGA professional at the Lake Powell National Golf Course in Page, Arizona, and today I'm going to show you how to grip the golf club properly. First thing ya have to remember is that the grip, the way you grip the golf club, is the most important part of the game. The way you grip it with your hands, and that grip on that golf club, are the only things between you and the club. And, if you don't grip it properly, it's going to be very difficult to swing the club properly. They have a saying in golf, "You can't put a good grip on a bad swing, you can't put a bad grip on a good swing." So, what we want to do, is put a good grip on a good golf swing. Now, because of the nature of the game, ya have to remember there are three hands in golf: The two hands you're blessed with, and the hand on the golf club. In other words, the clubhead is your third hand. Now, the key is these two hands control this hand. So, if you want that clubhead square in the impact area, you better have a proper grip on the golf club. Now, there are three main grips used today. we have what we call the overlapping grip, the interlocking grip where you interlock the little finger and the index finger. And then, even though you only have eight fingers, they have one called the ten finger grip, okay, and that's where the hands go together, but there's no interlocking like that, and there's no overlapping like that. Now, if you have really big hands like mine, what you want to use is the overlapping grip. It's going to allow your hands, large hands, to function a little better, medium to large hands. If you have really weak hands, whether you're a male, or a female, doesn't matter, you might want to go with the ten finger grip. It's going to give you a little bit more hold, little bit more power with your right hand. Now, if you're a right-handed player, you want to lay it into the fingers of your left hand, generally between these two joints of your index finger, to the last joint of your little finger, and then wrap your hand around, so the thumb points down the shaft, okay, on the right side of the shaft. Then, based on your hand size, you take your little finger, you lay it around the shaft, you wrap your right hand around, until your thumb of your left hand rests in the lifeline of your right hand. Now, the hands can act as a unit, and when you play golf, boom! They better act as a unit.
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