Understanding Your Grip: When you watch touring professionals you will notice they may have a "weak" or "strong" grip, but they have that grip for a REASON. If you are going to go away from the fundamental "neutral or square" grip, you need to have a reason for doing so. You will have certain ball flight tendencies because of your grip. Knowing those tendencies will help you save shots on the course and lower your score!
- Allows for hinging of wrist, gaining leverage and speed
- Club rotates properly throughout the swing to create square club face at impact
- Wrists will not hinge and can lead to less distance
- Club face will tend to be open creating a slice
- Wrists will hing allowing for distance
- Club face will tend to be shut, causing a hook. Players tend to learn how to "hold off" their hands creating flaws through impact.
Backside of Grip
The backside of your grip is not has important. For players will small hands, they may prefer to have the "interlocking" grip. Beginners tend to use the 10 finger grip, but most players tend to use the overlapping grip.
Choosing the backside of your grip is based on the players feel. Choose the grip that feels best for you!