GRIP CHECK

Get­ting your vi­tal lines right is the key to a per­fect neu­tral grip

Golf Monthly - - Instructions -

This month we are look­ing at cer­tain check­points you can use to make sure you are grip­ping the club cor­rectly.

The grip can be a per­sonal thing, with some golfers pre­fer­ring a stronger grip and oth­ers a weaker one, but here we’re go­ing to fo­cus on the clas­sic neu­tral grip. It’s all about check­ing cer­tain lines as you take hold of the club.

If you’re a right-handed golfer, the first line to check is in your left hand as you place it on the club. Make sure the grip runs along the base of the lit­tle fin­ger, on through the other fin­gers un­til it in­ter­sects the mid­dle part of the in­dex fin­ger. This hand then wraps over un­til the 'V' cre­ated by the thumb and the in­dex fin­ger points to­wards your right shoul­der.

You then have a choice of an over­lap­ping, in­ter­lock­ing or base­ball grip. The most com­mon – and my pref­er­ence – is the over­lap­ping grip. As your right hand sits over your left, the lit­tle fin­ger should over­lap the in­dex fin­ger and sec­ond fin­ger. This then leaves the 'V' cre­ated by the thumb and fore­fin­ger of your right hand point­ing up to­wards the right of your chest. Get these lines right and you have the per­fect neu­tral grip.

“IT'S ALL ABOUT CHECK­ING CER­TAIN LINES AS YOU TAKE HOLD OF THE CLUB"

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