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