The Art of the Golfing Swing Grip
Article by Scott Evans
From birth your first instinct was to grab and hold, to wrap your fingers around objects and control them. The natural instinct is to make an object an extension of you and be able to manipulate it. This is the beginning of the secret to the golfing swing grip.
Every person holds a pencil in the same basic position. But each person has their own unique style. Just as a painter holding a brush and has there own unique stroke. This takes time to perfect, but a basic true grip is the foundation of a great golfing swing grip. Think of power, finesse, touch, they all come to perfection with the golfing swing grip basics. The hands are the guide to your clubs they guide the ball to their path down the fair way and ultimately to the green and the flag stick to sink your put.
Remember these guides and tips are a great foundation to your golfing swing grip, but to perfect it you will have to put in some practice just like you did in school learning how to write. Once you are comfortable with your clubs in your hands no shot will be too difficult. You will see your score card strokes cut in no time.
Left Hand:You need to place the golf club in your left hand, so that the club crosses your left palm, from the forefinger’s base to the pad above your pinky finger. Make sure you hold the handle steady with the fingers of your left hand, while wrapping the palm around the top of the club’s grip. The club goes across the left palm. Wrap your palm around the top of the grip in the fingers
The grip has more effect on the flight of the ball than anything else in golf. It’s the foundation that the rest of the golfing swing is built on and the reason why it’s the foundation in any search for the perfect golf swing. At its core, you need to make sure you grip the golf club in your fingers. The further into the palm you grip, the slower your golf swing will be. Not only will you get a faster grip from holding the club in your fingers, you’ll also close the club face quicker.
Slicing the ball? You’ll need to move the club further into the fingers
Hooking the ball? You’ll need to move your left hand further up into the palm area.
Hopefully, you now have a good idea of how you need to be gripping the club with your left hand. It’s now time to address the right hand.
Right Hand:Place your right hand on the side of your right leg. Bring it slowly towards the base of the golf club. Your right hand will need to be placed more in the fingers than the palm. Fold the right hand around the fingers of your left hand. Important- Keep both palms facing each other at all times. There is no flexibility on this, it must be done. It’s not difficult, thankfully.
Move your Right Hand Towards the bottom of your Left Hand.Fold your Right Hand around the Fingers of your Left Hand. Make sure that both palms face each other.
Congratulations, you now have covered the essentials of gripping your golf club! Take some time at the range and take those needed practice swings. This game is fun; remember you were born with a grip. Keep it simple and you will have great success.
About the Author
Scott Evans owns and operates several golf websites dedicated to helping golfers of all ages improve their game. If you want to learn how to get a perfect golfing swing and drop 7 strokes in 2 weeks visit Scott’s website to find out more.
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