‘Over­lock­ing’, not in­ter­lock­ing

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - INSTRUCTION -

Fin­ger hold

Grip the club with this re­duced in­ter­lock and you will be able to hold the club in the fingers and not the palms – al­low­ing much more wrist mo­bil­ity and a full, pow­er­ful wrist cock.

In­dex linked

The key to a bet­ter in­ter­lock is not to link the hands with the full length of your fingers. Po­si­tion them so the trail-hand lit­tle fin­ger and gloved­hand in­dex fin­ger are only par­tially en­twined.

The over­lock

In in­ter­lock­ing the fingers, many club play­ers push the full length of the in­dex fin­ger right through to be­tween the base of the fingers of the other hand be­fore tak­ing their grip.

Palm hold

Do­ing this slides both hands too far un­der the grip, plac­ing the han­dle into the palms. At best, one knuckle is vis­i­ble on the back of the gloved hand.

Wrists im­mo­bilised

Grip­ping the club in the palms locks up the wrists. If you can’t cock the wrists to form an L-shape be­tween lead arm and shaft, you can’t cre­ate power from lag and the swing’s se­quenc­ing suf­fers.

The in­ter­lock­ing grip places the in­dex fin­ger of the gloved hand be­tween the ring and lit­tle fingers of the lower hand. It’s a good way of unit­ing the hands, used by Jack and Tiger, but if you choose this grip you have to be care­ful. That in­ter­lock­ing is of­ten over­done… with power and club con­trol tak­ing a hit.

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