Importance Of Proper Grip & Swing
It is extreamly imporant to have the proper grip when swinging a golf club. You can’t swing a golf club effectivly without a proper golf grip. Your grip works harmoniusly with your swing to generate the most consistancy possible. Golf is all about consistancy. If you have an imroper grip this will effect different aspects of your swing. For example if your hand is placed incorrectly the club face will turn in the wrong direction durring contact of the ball in your swing. This lesson covers the proper grip and swing techniques.
Evaluate your Current Grip
Your first step here is to think about your own grip and accept that it may not be perfect.
Take a minute to evaluate your current grip. Take hold of a club and see if it feels comfortable in your hands? How tight are you holding it where are your fingers?
All these questions are important as we embark on this lesson. By understanding where you are currently at is important for making the proper adjustments to your grip.
It’s time to pick up your club and start perfecting your grip.
Always place your club in your weaker hand first (left hand for a right handed golfer). Turn your hand over so that you can see two knuckles of your left hand and then point the ‘V’ shape that your index finger and thumb have created towards your right shoulder.
Your left thumb should point down the right hand side of the shaft. Now take your right hand and grip the club, with your right thumb sitting on top of your left thumb. Make sure your right thumb sits on the left side of the club, facing downwards.
Proper Swing Mechanics
Incorprate your new grip into a smooth and calculated swing.
The three bottom fingers on your left hand must maintain firm and snug grip troughout the swing. Keep your right hand grip relaxed. Always extend left arm fully and keep firm throughout swing. Pull left knee inwards.
Turn hips with swing all times except for Sand, Pitch and Chip shots. Maintain balance of torso. Stand comfortably upright (don’t stoop) keep knees flexed. Do not stretch arms out to reach the ball. Let the club’s length determine your distance from the ball.
How to Aviod Slice Shots
Below is a list of mistakes that causes most golfers to slice the ball.
Weak Grip – Your top hand is turned too much toward the target, and your bottom hand is too high on top of the club. You can fix this by assuming a stronger grip; however, gripping your club too tightly may also casues slices.
Ball is too forward in your stance – Move the ball so that it is opposite to the inside of your left heel.
Open Alignment – Your feet are aimed too fat left. Close up your stance to square or slightly closed.
Your body is ahead of the ball – Too much lateral movement in your swing. Try to keep your body behind the ball through impact.
Swinging too hard – You can fix this by swinging with good tempo.
How to AViod Hook Shots
Below is a list of mistakes that causes most golfers to hook the ball.
Strong Grip – Your top hand is turned too much on top of the club, and your bottom hand is turned too far underneath the club. Try to weaken your grip by rotating your hands to your feet.
Ball Position – Your ball is too far back in yoru stance. Move your ball up in your stance so it is opposite the inside of yoru left heel.
Inactive Lower Body – If your lower body is too quite, there will be no weight shift and you may tend to flip the club over through impact. Focus on gettting your right side through your swing.
Flat Swing – When your swing is too flat, your hands flip over. Focus on a more upright swing plane by taking the club head straight back (instead of inside) on your takeaway.