3 Types of Grip
There are 3 types of grip in golf.
Let me explain each one of them.
Overlapping grip is the most popular grip of all. When you add your right hand, overlap the right pinkie between the left index finger and the middle finger.
Golfers with small hands might be more comfortable with the interlocking grip or ten-finger grip.
This grip is used by Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods actually copied Jack Nicklaus's grip and his swing.
With this type of grip, the pinkie of your right hand is laced between the index finger and middle finger of your left hand.
Golfers with small hands might like this interlocking grip. I think you can use your right hand more efficiently during the swing with this grip.
If you are slicer and use overlapping grip, you might want to try interlock or ten-finger grip.
3. Ten finger grip (baseball grip)
Some people say that this grip is for people with less power. But in the history of golf, there were some professionals who preferred this grip.
Bob Rosburg used this grip.
I tried all three types of grip for many years. I first started playing golf with overlap. Later, I tried interlock and ten-finger grip.
Now I use ten-finger grip because it feels more natural to me to put all fingers on the grip.
When you grab a stick, will you overlap your pinkie or lace your fingers?
I'm not against overlap or interlock. I've played well with those grips. But if you ask me which grip is more natural, I would say ten-finger grip is the most natural grip for most people.
But like I said earlier, the correct grip differs from person to person. So you need to find what works for you.
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- Long Iron
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- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
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