- The Grip
The hands are the only part of the body
connected to the golf club, therefore they have the
most direct influence upon what the club is doing. As
such, having a good grip is of the utmost importance.
Whether your grip is strong, weak or neutral will depend
on the rest of your swing mechanics, however, the are
some rules to which we must all adhere.
First of all, having the hands together
is the most important tip a pro can give. If your hands
are not together your swing does not stand a chance.
A good grip causes the hands to influence the club as
one complete force and never two forces that may at
times be acting against one another. You can ensure
that your hands are together if there is no space
between the top of the lower hand and the bottom of
the higher hand.
Secondly, we must ensure that both hands
are in a position which allows them to act upon the
club in the same manner rather than having them act
independently of one another. Having the hands in a
position which cause "V's" to be formed between
the thumb and pointer finger that both point in the
same direction will ensure that the hands act in concert
with one another.
Another way to ensure the hands are "cooperating"
is to have them in a position where the palms are facing
directly in the opposite directions. Said another way,
the palm of each of your hands must be facing each other.
Keep in mind they will have to be offset as one will
be lower on the club that the other.