Whenever an amateur decides to play golf, he simply just grabs the golf club without any clear ideas where he should place his hands. From this point on, many faults start to affect his golf swing. In general, there are a lot of bad grips in golf that most beginners often come up with and a similar number of faults that occur during a swing due to this problem.
Training Tools for Golf Grip
- Black erasable marker.
- ¾ inch square molding.
Generally, the most common problem is often the under-grip in which the hands are under the handle and off to the side. An acceptable will need both of your hands more on the top of the handle and the handle should be placed more in your fingers. An under-grip would often bury a golfer with shots which are out of play and dead, while a good one would keep him in the best practice and performance on the golf course.
Even though there are many swing faults which often happen with a bad grip, “bend and bow” is one of the most common ones”. As in an under-grip, your wrists will not be in position to freely hinge in the backswing. Due to this, there might be a bowing of your top hand, accompanied by the bending of your lead arm. As a result, it could make the player top a shot, cause the contact off the club’s toe and even miss a golf ball.
On the other hand, a good grip helps your wrists in a position that freely hinges in the backswing, which gives you an opportunity to hinge your wrists without bowing your top hand. Once this occurs, the golf player will strike the golf ball more consistently, leading to a straighter and longer shot.
Hammer Hand Golf Grip
As essential as a position, the key to correct placement is to understand the role of your top hand. In general, you need to take and place your top hand on the center of the wrist for the feel of support and leverage, just like holding a hammer. As a result, this will make you be able to hinge the wrist while controlling the hammer head. As an exercise of training, take and place the hammer a in the top hand and practice getting this feeling.
Paddle Hand Golf Grip
The position of your bottom hand should be square to the clubface, like holding a racket or a paddle. This would help you find out where the clubface will be in the golf swing and return back the golf club to square at impact. As an exercise of training, take a racket or a paddle and try to acquire this feel.
Training Tool for Golf Grip Stick
- Square and in line: The training tool for grip stick will help a golfer get his square and in line. I also advise you to work on your grip from 10 to 15 minutes every day in 1 week.
- Top hand: Use a black erasable marker to make a small spot on the top of your wrist and another one on the bottom.
- Bottom hand: Mark a black line from the top knuckle to the middle knuckle.
- Top – Golf grip stick: Use a ¾-inch square molding stick to mark a 1-inch spot from the end, accompanied by an arrow and a line 2 inch down from that spot.
- Bottom – Golf grip stick: Mark a black 6-inch straight line about 6 inches from the arrow.
Build Your Own Golf Grip
- Position of the top hand: Hold the end of your grip stick with your thumb just on top from the spot, while another end lies on the ground. After that, take your top hand and place the wrist with 3 spots aligned up.
- In line for leverage: To line up your wrist, you need to connect all 3 dots. As said earlier, you need to understand the position of your top hand as well as how your wrist line up on the handle.
- Parallel versus square: Once you have fitted the lifeline on the thumb, it’s time to pay attention to squaring up your finger with the center of the Grip Stick. In general, this centerline indicates that it could be in line with your clubface.