How to Grip a Golf Club Properly | Complete step-by-step guide

 

The golf grip has a huge impact on the flight of the golf ball. We will show you how to grip the golf club neutrally and effectively. 

 

The first thing to do is to ensure the club face is straight before you grip the golf club. The first thing to do is to ensure the club face is straight before you grip the golf club. With irons and woods, we need to check that the front of the golf club is straight. Hold your club up to yourself and check that it is as straight as the picture.

Grip a Golf Club Properly

 

Find the alignment mark on your grip, usually near the branding on the bottom of the grip, this is an important reference to ensure that the club face is aligned. 

Grip a Golf Club Properly

 

Make sure the body is in its natural state. Natural here means that there is no pressure on the arm as it drops down. So, when we swing our arms, it doesn't make any huge changes to our arm position. Because this in turn would affect the flight of the ball.

Grip a Golf Club Properly

 

Hold the grip naturally in your left hand and imagine a straight line from the middle of your index finger to the end of your little finger (as shown in the picture). We will use that straight line to place it behind the grip. We will first place our fingers around it and then place our thumb on top. The left hand is comfortably and correctly placed on the grip. The palm must be slightly inwards. Check that a V shape is created between your thumb and forefinger and that it runs towards the right shoulder. You can see two knuckles from your perspective.

Grip a Golf Club Properly

 

Grip a Golf Club Properly
Grip a Golf Club Properly
Grip a Golf Club Properly
Grip a Golf Club Properly
Grip a Golf Club Properly

The last thing you need to do to hold a golf club correctly positions your hand on the grip. If it is too high, it may throw the grip out of your hand during the swing. It may also cause a collision with your hand. If the position is too low, you will not be able to make the right amount of power during the swing. 

Grip a Golf Club Properly

The lower hand should be positioned down on the side of the upper thumb, covering the upper thumb with the softest part of the palm. The bottom hand creates a V shape towards the right shoulder.

Grip a Golf Club Properly

 

Grip a Golf Club Properly
Grip a Golf Club Properly
Grip a Golf Club Properly