Three Golf Grips and Which is Best for You

By Ty Andersen

Find the Best Golf Grip for You

For you juniors out there, how do you determine what is the best grip for you. If you look in a text book for this you are going to see three grips that they will show you.

  • The first grip is what I call a standard grip. When I grip the club and I am looking down I will see two knuckles on the back of my left hand and the two Vs formed by my thumbs and forefingers on each hand are going to be pointing towards my right shoulder. That is what they call a standard grip.
  • If I have a strong grip I am going to see that left hand turned over. I am going to see about three or four knuckles on the back of the left hand is what is going to end up happening and the right hand is going to be turned under as well. That is a strong and now the Vs are pointing outside my right shoulder. That is considered a strong grip.
  • If I turn my hands the other way now I am not seeing any knuckles on my left hand at all or just maybe one at the most. The Vs formed by my forefingers and thumbs are both pointing straight at my chin. That is considered a weak grip.

Are any of those grips wrong? Ask the tour players. You have tour players out there that are using strong grips, standard grips and weak grips but I guarantee you they all have one thing in common. They get a grip that is comfortable for them and then they groove their swing. My advice to you is to do the same. Find a grip that is comfortable and then groove your swing.


Category: Grip
Sub Categories: Hands

About the Instructor

Ty Andersen
Ty Andersen
Director, The Ty Andersen Golf Academy
Highland Oaks Golf Course
904 Royal Parkway
Dothan, Alabama 36305
Phone: 239-272-7086
E-mail: TyPgaPro@aol.com

Ty Andersen serves as Director of Instruction at The Ty Andersen Golf Academy, and has been named one of the Top 50 Kids Teachers by the US Kids Golf Company. He has developed seven different teaching programs that are registered with the PGA.