How to grip a golf club correctly every time
Are you confused about how to grip a golf club? Not sure which way to hold the club and feel like an idiot on the first tee? Maybe your golf grip just doesn’t feel right and perhaps contributing to your poor golf scores? If any of these sounds like you, you’re not alone. Poor golf grips are a huge contributor to bad golf scores by most beginner and social golfers.
In fact, if you have a poor grip it can result in years of frustration, poor golf and ultimately high scores.
I have actually used all 3 grips in my career starting with the 10 finger grip, overlapping grip and finally the interlocking grip.
So what are the best ways to how to grip a golf club and what is right for you?
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE HOW I DEMONSTRATE EACH GRIP:
10 Finger grip
Also known as the baseball grip, this is a very popular grip for beginner and social golfers. This is because it's simple and newcomers to golf find it easy to implement. It involves taking both hands and placing them on the grip so all 10 fingers are holding on and placed on top of each other. See video above.
However, despite its ease to set up the 10 finger grip falls short in delivering the best results for your golf game.
- It lacks stability in the hands and because the hands are further spread apart the clubhead is hard to control.
- It is more difficult to stop your dominant hand from controlling the club which can result in over the top and mistimed golf shots.
I wouldn’t recommend the 10 finger grip to any golfer simple because it lacks the stability and control that the overlapping and interlocking grips provide.
By all means give it a try but ultimately I think you’ll come back to the other two grips.
It’s also important to note that very few professionals on the major golf tours use the 10 finger grip.
A more popular method of how to grip a golf club is the overlapping or Vardon golf grip. It is used by many touring PGA professionals throughout the world. Begin by placing both hands on the grip similar to the 10 finger grip. Next lift the pinky finger of the right hand and place it in between the index finger and middle finger of the left hand.
See video above.
The overlapping grip is a solid golf grip and is a highly recommended way how to grip a golf club.
Give it a try and see how it works for you.
Much like the overlapping grip the interlocking grip is very popular on the world professional golf tours. Its advantages over the overlapping grip are:
- Securer hold on the club meaning less likely to become disconnected
- Easier rotation of hands to square the golf club through impact
Begin by placing both hands on the grip similar to the 10 finger grip.
Next lift the pinky finger of the right hand and place it in between the index finger and middle finger of the left hand.
The difference between the interlocking and the overlapping grip is, the pinky finger of the right hand and index finger of the left hand become locked together.
You should be able to pull each finger against each other either up or down without becoming disconnected.
This ensures you are properly connected. See video above.
Which golf grip will you choose?
The overlapping grip is my favourite grip and one I’ve stuck to for over 15 years.
It’s solid, reliable and keeps the hands well connected with the club through the golf swing.
Give each grip a try and see which one feels most comfortable to you.
Remember what works for me might not work for you.
Ultimately it should come down to the overlapping versus the interlocking grip.
These two grips are the tried and true tested grips used the best players in the world.
Let me know which grip you use and why it works for you, I would love to hear your thoughts.
Once you have you grip sorted the next important step is to develop a great golf swing.
I use and recommend the Perfect Impact System to advance my golf game and so have thousands of others.
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