Golf Tip – Grip

October 12, 2015 Posted by Matt

gripHow you grip the club plays a major role in how the clubface approaches the ball.  A strong grip is one that has the hands rolled toward the right or under the handle and will shut the face and cause a hook.  A weak grip is one that has the hands turned to the left and will cause a slice or a fade.  To simplify your grip, try to have the Vs created by your hands and thumbs pointing toward your right cheek.  Starting with this neutral grip will allow the club to return to square at impact rather than having you make some swing adjustment to compensate for a strong or weak hand position.  It may take a little time to get used to the neutral grip, but your shots will soon fly straighter than ever before.