How good is your grip? Keys to a perfect golf grip

Often overlooked, ignored or just plain misunderstood, the grip - or how you hold the golf club - is one of the most important factors to hitting the golf ball far and straight.

Although there are a variety of ways to hold the golf club, there is one key I want to draw your attention to... the need to have long lines between your thumb and forefinger on each hand.

Pencil drawing of a proper golf grip

You can see in the picture above how long the line or crease between the thumb and forefinger are.  They couldn't possibly be any longer!

What are the benefits of long lines like in the picture?  Well, here they are...

  • Long lines create freer wrists - and free wrists are a key component of a delayed release and maximum clubhead speed
  • They prevent a re-gripping at the top - which can cause the face angle to close
  • It will encourage a square clubface at impact
  • It provides stability at impact
  • It sets your hands up to be ahead of the ball and to further compress the golf ball for better spin control and compression
So set you hands on the club like the image above - and stick with it!  It is one of the fastest ways to improve your ball striking!