How to Find the Correct Grip for You
How can you find the proper grip for you? The correct grip for me might not be the correct grip for you because we are different.
The size of our hand, length of the arm, and so on is really different from person to person.
So the way we grip the club should be different as well. So even if you look at the picture of Tiger Woods' grip and copy it, you can still have the wrong grip.
I read more books about golf than anybody else. But after few years, I was still struggling with slice. Those books and magazines that I read were telling me what the correct grip was.
But that wasn't the correct grip for me.
So I won't tell you to grip like me or anybody else. But I will tell you how to find your proper grip.
How do you know if it's correct grip for you or not?
The ball will tell you if it's right for you or not.
The Angle of Clubface at Impact
The proper grip will help you square your clubface at impact. In another words, the reason why you are slicing or hooking the ball is because you have the grip that will force you to open or close the clubface at impact.
So when trying to grip the club, you want to pay attention to what it will do to your clubface angle at impact.
1. Open face at impact causing a slice
If you have an open face at impact, that means you have a weak grip. To fix that, you want to turn your both hand to the right on the grip.
When looking down on your hands at address, make sure you see 2 1/2 to 3 knuckles of your left hand. If you still slice the ball, try 3 1/2 knuckles.
You need to make sure you match your right hand to your left as well. Rotate your right hand to the right to match your left hand.
2. Closed face at impact causing a hook
If you have a closed face at impact, that means you have a strong grip (too strong). To fix that, you need to do the opposite. Turn your both hands to the left.
When looking down on your hands at address, make sure you see 2 1/2 knuckles of your left hand. If you are still hooking the ball with this grip, you might want to try 2 knuckles.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker