Check Your Golf Grip in Full Detail
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Golf coaches are famously stubborn about forming the grip but with good reason. The grip is an essential part of the package in that it enables (or not) face control and also facilitates the optimum wrist hinge and arm rotation, both of which are key to creating power.
Modern coaches will often work around an unorthodox grip if the player has a swing that is reliant on the particulars of way the club is being held. That said, it is often worth changing the grip and then relearning a better movement. You certainly can’t swing the club in a fully orthodox manner if the grip is significantly ‘individual’. The whole package needs to be harmonious.
- Top hand wrist is on top of the centre of the handle and you can perform the ‘drill through handle’ check
- This will allow you to be able to perform Hogan’s pad and forefinger support check
- Check the V’s
Other things to consider
- Short thumb: Don’t stretch your top hand thumb down the handle. Only the pad of the thumb should be in contact with the handle
- Trigger finger: Slightly separate the forefinger of the lower hand from the other fingers. This will allow that finger to take a lot of the pressure of the club in the downswing and stabilise the the club through impact.
- Grip pressure: 4/10 (see video)