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This month we will look at using the correct grip on your golf club.

Many beginners  have a tendency to grip the club to high up in the palm of the left hand and this will result in poor hinging of the club in the backswing, and in the down swing will slow the club head down leading to a poor release of the club. This will lead to a lack of power and distance in your shots.

  • Place the club across the fingers so that it rests on the base of the little finger along to the first joint of the index finger.
  • When placed across the base of the fingers on the left hand, the thumb should rest on the grip and be positioned just slightly down the right, as you look down you should see a “V” shape created between the thumb and forefinger.
  • Now bring your right hand to the club with your palm facing the target, you should gently close the fingers around the grip with the forefinger cocked slightly to form a trigger, with the little finger on the right hand resting between the index finger and middle finger of the left hand. The “V” formed by the thumb and forefinger should point somewhere between chin and right shoulder. 
  • Remembering now the two hands on the grip should work as one unit on the  club. The club should feel it is running through the base of the fingers on both hands.

Hopefully by achieving the correct grip this will help you to deliver the club face into the ball at the correct angle and will lead to you hitting straighter and more powerful shots.

Jeremy Nicholls

Jeremy Nicholls

Ledene Golf Centre - PGA Golf Pro

Jeremy Nicholls joined Ledene Golf Centre in 2004 and is a fully qualified class AA PGA professional. Jeremy is a highly respected and experienced coach having taught extensively throughout the West Midlands. Jeremy uses a modern and flexible strategy suitable for all golfers of all abilities.