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How To Grip A Golf Club — Get A Hold Of The Interlocking Grip
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How to Grip A Golf Club — Get A Hold Of the Interlocking Grip

When you’re learning to play the game of golf, you have to be sure you know how to grip a club.

Golfers use various golf grips when they are playing the game. A lot of golfers like to use an interlocking grip because they feel it gives them better control of the club.

The overlapping grip and 10-fingered grip are among various other ways to hold the club. People who play golf generally use the grip with which they feel most comfortable.

If you are just starting to learn how to play golf, or if you’re trying to improve your golf game, you might want to consider the interlocking grip. Keep in mind that it might not feel comfortable when you are first using a new golf grip, so try it for a while to see how it works.

It’s a good idea to use the interlocking grip on the driving range at first. Test it out when you’re hitting a bucket or two of balls.

Try it out as if you’re on the tee. Take out your driver and give it a go. Check it out with your other woods and your irons. Test it out as if you are in the rough and in the fairway. This will give you a good feel for your swing as you are learning how to hold the club.

Many golfers use a conventional 10-finger grip when they’re using their putter, but if you feel comfortable using the interlocking grip when you’re on the green, test that out as well.

Many people need a straightforward way of learning how to grip a golf club. Here’s a step-by-step method intended for golfers who are right-handed. Left-handers should reverse the directions to fit their swing.

The first thing to do is take a hold of the club in the left hand only. Grab it naturally toward the end of its shaft away from the club head.

Now point the club straight up so the head of the club is in an upward direction. Make a fist around the club with the left hand. The knuckles in the middle of your fingers should be pointing straight away from you.

Move your thumb to a position where it is pointed directly up, in the same direction of the club's shaft. Now loosen your pointer finger from around the club and point it straight ahead of you.

Take the right hand and place it on the other side of the shaft with the pinky directly below the finger on your left hand that is pointing straight ahead. The pointer finger of the left hand should be between the pinky and ring finger of the right hand.

Close the fingers of the right hand around the club so the thumb comes across the thumb of the left hand. Now close the pointer finger of the left hand so it rests on the back of the right hand.

Now move the club down and assume a stance as if you’re addressing a golf ball. You’re ready to swing the club. You now know how to grip a golf club with an interlocking grip.

After you’ve tested it out with some range balls, try it out on the course. If you’ve hit several buckets of balls, you might want to come back for a round on the golf course another day.

If you want to learn how to get better at golf, you might want to test the interlocking grip for yourself.

Trying out a new grip is probably something you should do intentionally when you have some time to decide how you like it. You don't want to try it haphazardly on the course.

But working on your golf grip can ultimately make you a better golfer. It does not matter how many golf club reviews you read or how much technologically advanced equipment you have, if you have a poor swing.

Learning how to grip the golf club is an important step in improving your golf game. You are likely to see an increase in birdies and pars and a decrease in bogeys when you feel comfortable with your swing.


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This was a very thorough article on the grip. If you don't get it right, you'll have no chance at hitting a consistent shot.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks, Mike. I was trying to make it easy to follow along. I had to do each step myself in order to explain it. :-)

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  about 1 decade ago

I have hit a few golf balls in my time and I have to say that you're right, the interlocking grip feels so strange at first but after you use it a few times it really does give you great control over the club as well as your swing. If you're trying this grip and it feels odd at first, stick with it, it will feel natural in no time.

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  about 1 decade ago

Great Article Steve. I'm waiting til the summer months come and then I'm going to have to give golf a try. You make it look like so much fun! Thank you for a great informative article.

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  about 1 decade ago
Jona  

Oh wow! I didnt know till now that there's alot to golf than just hit and aim . this is useful ill keep this in mind when I play golf. :)

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  about 1 decade ago
Grezebang  

Great article you have here Steve, I should really start picking up my clubs again and get down to my local driving range and course miss the game a lot and your article has made me realize what I am missing out on. I am going to take on board your tips down at the range!

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  about 1 decade ago

Hi Chamberlane. Yes, it is a great game. I love being on the course on a beautiful day (or even a not so beautiful day!).

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  about 1 decade ago

Hi Keith, I use the overlapping grip, because it feels best to me. There are professional golfers who use both so whatever works is OK. My son uses the interlocking grip and refuses to switch. :-)

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  about 1 decade ago

This is a good article on how to grip a golf club. I use the interlocking grip, it is the most comfortable for me, and I also feel like I have the most control over the ball with this grip.

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  about 1 decade ago
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