Golf Fundamentals: Get a Good Grip

 

Establishing a good grip is the first step to good golf

 

The grip not only is your connection to the club, it plays a pivotal role in many aspects of the swing, from the takeaway to your finish. I like to take my grip in the air at a 45-degree angle rather than taking my grip from an address position for two reasons:

 

1. It allows you to precisely place your hands.

2. It allows you to feel the proper grip pressure.

 

 

COMMON GRIPS

 

A Weak Grip

An anti-HOOK grip. With a weak grip, both Vs point toward your left {front} shoulder area. This grip will cause an open clubface at impact, which will send your ball right.

 

A Strong Grip

An anti-slice grip. With a strong grip, both Vs point to an area outside your right {back} shoulder, and the back of your glove is almost entirely visible. This will cause a closed clubface at impact, sending your ball left!

 

Some players intentionally play a stronger grip to create a draw. A draw rolls out farther once it lands. Plus, a slightly stronger grip does provide women with more power. However, for most shots, a neutral grip works best. Talk to your Golf Professional to learn what grip would work best for you.

 
A Neutral Grip 

A neutral grip is the recommended grip and the most common, where both Vs created by your grip, point to an area between your right {back} ear and right shoulder. This grip will produce a square face at impact with minimal effort.

 

 

With a neutral grip, more pars will certainly be in your future.
Watch this lesson to ensure your grip is in good form!

 


 

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Author: Christina Ricci of www.GolfSurvivalGuide.com


Christina Ricci is a top-selling golf author set in motion by her unique Golf Survival Guide books. She is a strong advocate for growing the game, educating women on the importance of progressional golf instruction and providing educational tools to learn the game in a fun and approachable manner.

 

Her unique female perspective and personal journey inspire women of all playing levels to reach their personal golfing goals. Christina believes that the learning process should be fun, approachable and rewarding. In her books, more pars is more fun. Through her books, DVDs, and online programs, over 70,000 women are enjoying more pars and more fun!

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