How to Master the Perfect Golf Grip and Lower Your Score

How to Master the Perfect Golf Grip and Lower Your Score

Let's discuss the grip. It is the most basic of fundamentals yet the most essential because it is the only part of the body that has any direct correlation to the golf club, it is holding on to it.

Step-by-Step: Perfect Golf Grip

  • First thing, grip the club in your left hand; let it rest in the last three fingers in the joints between the fingers and the palms. Put it in the last three fingers first and then wrap the thumb on the club.
  • The thumb should be pointing down the shaft with the 'V' formed by the thumb and index finger pointing up to your right shoulder. Then approach the grip with your right hand as if you are shaking hands with somebody.
  • You want to insert the thumb of the left hand into the palm of your right hand, with the pressure on the club coming from only the last three fingers of the right hand. Then you simply wrap the thumb on the club and the 'V' of the right hand should be pointing towards your right shoulder.
  • Now the important part of this is that you must have very light grip pressure. Hold on to the club softly, you do not want to see any veins popping out of your arms; it must be a very, very relaxed grip.

More Golf Grip Tips

By allowing the grip to be relaxed it gives you real good clubhead control to swing the golf club. If I bring the golf club up to eye level you will see that my little finger on the right hand is resting in between the forefinger and middle finger of my left hand. This is an overlapping grip and it allows the hands to work together as a unit, which simplifies the golf swing.

So remember, hold on to the club as gently as possible and allow the two hands to work as a unit. The grip pressure is in the last three fingers of the left hand and the last three fingers of the right hand, no tension in the thumb or forefingers of either hand. I promise you that you will have a much better golf swing and much more enjoyable game of golf.

Category: Grip
Sub-Category: Arms, Hands
About the Instructor
Jane Blalock
Jane Blalock
The Jane Blalock Company
197 Eighth Street
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Boston, MA 02129
Cambridge, MA 02141
Tel: 800-466-1133

Jane Blalock is the winner of 29 LPGA events and has a record-setting 299 consecutive cuts made.


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