The way you connect with the club is vital to control. The right grip will make sure the swing path is correct as the club comes into the ball. In addition, there are a number of errors you can make while gripping the club that can mess up your swing and make you hit it into the drink instead of safe and sound on the green. Here’s a quick overview of how to grip the club correctly to boost your power and accuracy on the golf course.
First of all, there are three common types of grips: the overlap, the interlock, and the “baseball” grips. Here’s an image that will demonstrate these for you.
The good news is that with all of these grips, you can achieve good accuracy through the right type of motion. But one thing to avoid is a grip that’s too tight. This will produce tension and reduce power. How can you tell if your grip is too tight? You need to feel as if you can throw the club head at the ball. A tight grip will not give you that throwing feel.
Finally, one important and often neglected aspect of the swing that relates to the grip is to make sure you have a flat wrist at the top of your backswing (followers of Pause-N-Throw will know that this is something we’ve talked about before). It’s important to realize that a flat wrist lets you have a club head that’s square at impact. Review our Pause-N-Throw videos to learn more.