Golf Tips for Beginners – The Grip

Updated: May 20, 2011
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Golf Tips for Beginners – The Grip

golf tips for beginners golf grip photoThere is more to golf then just swinging the club.  Everything begins with a good proper grip. If you watch the pros during tournaments, you will see that they are utilizing the proper golf grip to get the best shots with every swing of their club.

When you take the time to learn how to properly grip your golf club, you will be in a better position to hit the ball well and enjoy the game.

Here are a few golf tips for beginners that will help you with your grip.

You have to keep in mind that all the power we produce or the accuracy of our shots will all depend on how we grip the club. Seasoned golfers or trainers will tell you that all the factors involved in achieving the perfect shot all depends on how you do the golf grip.

The first thing you need to keep in mind before learning about the proper golf grip is that each of us has our own version of it. That’s right; even if you see that someone is gripping the club differently, it doesn’t mean that it’s wrong. There is a standard grip to golf, but we add our own variations to it for comfort and convenience.

There are two types of golf grips that are talked about most often.  There is the interlocking grip and the overlap grip. (You can also use a baseball grip, but I wouldn’t recommend it.) Either one of these two grips will work.  The important thing is that you are comfortable with it.

This is more of a personal preference thing and there is no specific rule that you have to use.  Again it comes down to which feels the most comfortable for you and allows you to make solid contact with the ball.

Also, another point you need to think about is the position of the club in your hand. Gripping it too tightly in the middle of your palm will only ruin your game — you could lose a lot of power with your swing or you will lack the flexibility to get the right shot. Seasoned golfers practically hold the club with their fingers with enough force to hold it steady during each shot.

If you want to get the proper golf grip then the best way to go at it is to learn the basics and practice. That’s right; even if you utilize the proper grip, you need to be comfortable with it — and practice is the only for you to perfect the technique.

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One Comment

  1. Troy Vayanos

    May 21, 2011 at 17:35

    I have used both the interlocking and overlapping grip at different stages in my golf career. I have found the interlocking grip these days to give me more support and comfort. For me it feels like I have more control and a lot easier to rotate the clubface square coming through to the golf ball.


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