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How to Correctly Grip a Golf Club

February 21, 2014


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When learning a new sport or even trying to master one it is important that you have the basics down.  Learning the right way to grip a golf club is the perfect place to start.  It is one of the most important elements of golf.  Learning how to correctly grip a golf club can put you on the right track to being a great golfer.

In this golf tip, Minnesota PGA professional Jay Meyerhoff  of Rush Creek Golf Club will show us how to grip a golf club.  Correctly holding a golf club will help with your posture, swing and accuracy.

For right-handed people start with your left hand on top with your thumb down the shaft line of the golf club.  Then place your right hand below and interlock your left index finger between your right ring finger and pinky. A baseball style grip could also be used.  Once again make sure the “V” formed with your thumb and index finger are aimed down the shaft of the club.

Next, stand with your legs shoulder width apart and your knees slightly bent.  Have your chest down and your shoulders nice and wide.  Make sure your arms are relaxed with your backside sticking out. This grip and stance will allow you to easily rotate through your swing.

When doing beginner drills start with nice, slow swings.  Start with an iron and place your ball on a tee.  As you become more comfortable you can increase you swing speed and length.  Make sure to swing all the way through in order to get your waist and chest pointed right at your target.  Following these tips should have you well on your way to being a great golfer!

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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