Let’s face it, the golf grip is something that most people work on their whole life. I know I sure have. Every time I pick up a golf club I am concentrating on my grip.
Does it look right? Does it feel right? If it feels awkward, is that because it is wrong or finally right? How can I generate more power and more consistency through my grip?
Yes I do think of all those things when I grip my club and so do you.
It may happen in a split second, but we are processing all those things when we put our hands on that grip. So as I realized the other day, your grip will change no matter what you do.
I was hitting a wedge shot about 100 yards to the front of the green, and I looked down to take my stance, and low and behold, my grip looked funny.
My right hand was turned out and a little open. My left hand was turned in with more of my knuckles showing than I would like.
To my self, I said, what the #$$^@.
I pulled back and looked at my hands in bewilderment. In all my glory and wisdom, my grip had changed right under my nose without me realizing it.
That night, I went back to the drawing board and found a 6 step process to go through every time I pick up a golf club.
Here is it.
- Step #1 – Placing the Handle – Grab the shaft where the handle meets the grip and hold out the club at a 45 degrees angle. Take your left hand and open your palm towards you and set the grip between your palm and knuckles.
- Step #2 – Securing your left hand – Without moving your hand, take your pinkie, ring finger, middle finger, and wrap it around the grip.
- Step #3 – Setting your left thumb – Without changing your grip’s position, take your thumb and set it on the grip pressing directly on the top of the grip facing down towards the shaft.
- Step #4 – Positioning your right hand – Put your right hand toward your left hand, allow the shaft to sit between your knuckles and the base of your palm.
- Step #5 – Securing your right hand – Wrap your right pinkie into the fold between your left middle and index fingers. Wrap the rest of your fingers around the handle.
- Step #6 – Setting your right hand – Roll your right thumb over the grip and your left thumb. Create a v with your thumb and index finger pointing to your right shoulder.
So I found this is Golf Magazine. I use it today and it keeps my grip honest. Use this method and you should keep setting your grip right each time you step on the course.