February 28, 2011 :: Posted by - Terry :: Category - Editorial
Changing your grip is one of the hardest things to do in golf, so get it right the first time. There are three basic variations, interlocking , overlapping and ten finger grip.
The interlocking grip is normally used by people with shorter fingers, the overlapping grip is the most widely used grip in golf and I normally only see the ten finger grip in Women or Juniors who lack strength. One of the problems in changing someones grip is they normally will get worse before they get better. As a teacher you need to know your student before you fiddle with their grip even if it’s bad. If you take a once a week player with a bad grip, change it and they don’t have time to practice, they may take up boating before you know it. A grip change is a major makeover and takes a long period of time for the student to get comfortable. There are a few things I want to see no matter which grip you choose, the hands need to work together as one unit and I want the club held in the fingers not up in the palm of your hands.
Now that you know your grip, do you know which club to use?