Three Quick Checks for the Right Grip

Mark Oswald
General Manager
The Highlands at Dove Mountain in Marana, AZ.
Marana, AZ

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1) Grip Pressure: How tight are you holding the club? Are your hands and arms relaxed? Begin at the shoulders with letting the arms hand freely.  Next place the grip lightly in your hands. Do not clamp down on the grip.  Hold it like an egg. If you change or tighten this grip, any time before or during the swing, you break the egg and your chances of a good shot.

2)  See at Least Two Knuckles on Your Left Hand: After applying the correct grip pressure, you should see at least two knuckles on your left hand, (this is for the right handed golfer). This will put your left hand in a stronger grip position. This position promotes the proper release and squares the golf club before impact. If you are having trouble with the slice you may experiment with adjusting your left hand more to the right until you see three knuckles, this will promote more club rotation and square the clubface prior to impact. Put some dots on your glove where your knuckles are and check this position before every shot.

3) Align the “V” on Your Right Hand: The “V” appears between your thumb and forefinger on your right hand. To see this “V”,  look down at the right hand after taking your grip with the right hand. This “V” should point towards your right shoulder. Another point to check on the right hand is to see your fingernails, they should be visible as you align the “V”s. This alignment will again place the hands in a strong grip position promoting the proper release.

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