Play better golf - The grip

PUBLISHED: 11:07 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 10:53 10 June 2010

I THINK it is true to say, that I have never seen a good golfer with a bad grip and I have never seen a bad golfer with a good grip, so, with the majority of golfers in the land knowing that good golf starts with a good grip, why is it so overlooked.

I THINK it is true to say, that I have never seen a good golfer with a bad grip and I have never seen a bad golfer with a good grip, so, with the majority of golfers in the land knowing that good golf starts with a good grip, why is it so overlooked, writes Allan Perry.Let's see if we can improve things for you.Firstly place your left hand down to the side of your body and move the hand in, place the club predominately in the fingers, look down at your left hand and you should see your thumb is not down the centre of the shaft but to the right of it, I would like you to see 2 to 3 knuckles.Similarly, bring the right hand from the side and place the hand on the top of the golf club, ensuring it is not to the side of the handle, again you want to have the club held in the fingers. Grip pressure should be firm but certainly not tight.Practice this a couple of times and, before you know it, you are holding the club as well as anybody else at your golf club. If your shot then goes astray, it is your golf swing that needs to be changed not your grip.Best of luck golfers.


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