What Grip is Best for You?

Your golf grip is one of the most crucial factors to your playing, but is also one of the most commonly overlooked. Trust me, we know golf grips aren’t exactly riveting, but they are important. How you clutch and hold your club can affect your swing, the shape of motion and the power of impact you have. Read to find out more about different techniques and what your best fit will be.¬†

10 Finger Grip

The 10 finger or baseball grip, is exactly as the name suggests. This is one of the most simplistic and is very beneficial for beginners. The 10 finger grip allows players to hold the club and swing easily, even if you have strength limitations. This method also provides players with greater leverage and helps to prevent a fade. Follow the steps below for an explanation on how to achieve this.

  1. Grasp the top of the handle with the fingers of your lead hand
  2. Wrap the fingers of your trail hand around the handle immediately below the lead hand
  3. Be sure your bottom hand covers the thumb of your top hand
10 Finger Golf Grip
Overlap Golf Grip

The overlapping technique assists in any issues you may have with hand separation. The nature of this hold increases your awareness, maintains stability and comfort. This grip is very similar to the 10 finger method, with the only difference being an overlapping finger. This grip is best suited for strong and flexible players.

  1. Grip the top of the handle with the fingers of your lead hand
  2. Wrap the fingers of your trail hand around the handle immediately below the lead hand
  3. Be sure your bottom hand covers the thumb of your top hand
  4. Overlap the little finger of your lower hand over the index of your upper hand. That little finger should rest right between the index and middle fingers of your lead hand.
Overlap Golf Grip
Interlocking Golf Grip

The interlocking grip is very similar to the overlap grip, with only a very slight difference. This grip is best for players with smaller hands, it increases joint strength, utility  and promotes consistency.

  1. Grip the top of the handle with the fingers of your lead hand
  2. Wrap the fingers of your tail hand around the handle immediately below the lead hand
  3. Be sure your bottom hand covers the thumb of your top hand
  4. Overlap the little finger of your lower hand over the index finger of your upper hand. That little finger should rest right in between the index and middle fingers of your lead hand.
  5. Untuck the lead index finger out from beneath your trail fingers and lock it into place resting between the little and index fingers of your trail hand.
Interlocking Golf Grip

No matter what technique you use, the most important thing is that you’re enjoying yourself and having a great time playing golf. Incorporate some of these methods into your playing style and reap the rewards later. #Studio19Rentals