Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Golf Club Gripping

Every golfer want swing golf like Tiger Woods. They want have full control over their golf balls and increase their golf swing speed.But golfing is a very technical game requiring us to master various technical movements. If we don't master the basic golf techniques, we will never have control over our golf balls.Yes, we must start with these basic techniques and play golf by the right way if we want eliminate the ugly slice, say goodbye to the hideous shanks, stop being out-driven by everyone, and quit embarrassing ourselves in front of our friends.Following are some golf swing analysis and tips. Hope you can master the proper golf swing and improve your game by following them.

Golf Club Grip
A good Golf Club Grip helps you achieve a good Golf Swing and a better chance of hitting the ball towards your target. The perfect Golf Grip allows you to comfortably keep control of the club and helps you feel the connection of your hands and the clubhead.There are three most common Types of Golf Grip. Choose the one which gives you the best feeling of control and is most comfortable for you.

  • Ten-finger / Baseball Golf Grip

On this type of Golf Grip, your right hand rests next to the side of the index finger of your left hand. All your fingers are holding the club. This grip is ideal for golfers with hands that are not that strong. The grip becomes firmer with the support of all your ten fingers. This kind of grip also allows you to uncock your wrist easier in the swing to give it a little more force. This grip, however, makes it harder to control the clubhead.To do the Baseball Grip, hold the club with your left hand. Slide your right hand, make sure all your knuckles are lined up underneath your shaft. The forefinger, middle finger, ring finger and small finger are placed on the handle.

  • Interlock Golf Grip

In this Type of Golf Grip, the pinkie of your right hand is intertwined with the index finger of your left hand. The Interlock Golf Grip keeps your hands connected during the swing. The fact that this grip requires less strength than the Overlapping Golf Grip makes it ideal for women golfers and other golfers with small hands or short fingers.For the Interlocking Golf Grip, hold your club with your left hand - three of your knuckles should be visible and your left thumb should be slightly at the right of the center of the Grip. Then, place your right hand. The index finger, middle finger and ring finger should touch the end of the club handle and the pinkie of your right hand should interlock with the left index finger.
  • Overlap Golf Grip
This grip is also called the Vardon Grip since it is popularized by Harry Vardon. In this Golf Grip, the pinkie of your right hand rests on the top of the index finger of your left hand. The ring finger of your right hand also touches the index finger of your left. This kind of grip gives you the feeling that your hands are connected and are working together during the swing. This grip is mostly used by professional golfers. This grip type requires strong hands since you will be using fewer fingers to control your club.Doing the Overlap Golf Grip is almost the same as the Interlock Golf Grip. The main difference is that for the Overlap Golf Grip, the pinkie of your right hand should be under the index finger of your left hand.
  • Putting Golf Grip
The Putting Golf Grip is the way you hold your club in Putting. These are modified types of the ones you used on the Tee-Box and the Fairway. Putting Grips are commonly an Overlapping Golf Grip or a Cross-Handed Golf Grip.
The Overlapping Golf Grip is a modified Vardon Grip. In this type, you putt with your left index finger lying on the groove between the pinkie and ring finger of your right hand.
Cross-Handed Golf Grip. Put your right hand near the butt end of your Putter grip. Then slide your left hand until it rests against the side of your right hand index finger.To check if your are doing it right, check your club. The clubface should not create any angle with the shaft. The sole should lie flat on the ground and the palm of your right hand should be perpendicular to the ground. Some modifications can be made on the grip to fit your swing but try not to modify too much. To create a strong grip, rotate your left hand more towards the top end of the club handle. Doing this with your right hand will create a weak grip.The most important thing to remember in the Golf Grip is to hold the club with enough force to control it, but not tight enough that you can get blisters. If you grip your club too tight, you will likely get blisters at the part of your hand that touches the butt end of your club. It will also create tension in your hands and arms, making you less flexible for the swing. Also, remember that your palm and finger position should not change throughout the swing

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