Change Your Grip – Change Your Game!
Today is July 1, 2018, and we present Change Your Grip – Change Your Game! The July 2018 Monthly Golf Tip brought to you by Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.
Change Your Grip – Change your Game!
A good golf grip is essential to being a better player. I spent several years early in my career perfecting my grip. It is somethig that evolved over a number of years. Be patient when making a grip change. It will feel really awkward at first, but a grip change starts to feel comfortable quicker than any other swing change.
Start off by clapping your hands while holding them out in front of you. You will notice that the palms are adjacent to one another. Now bend forward from the waist and into your golf posture position with the arms hanging perpendicular to the ground. The palms should still be adjacent to one another. Now, slide the bottom hand down slightly bu lowering your back shoulder and then take your grip. All the time paying attention to the palms. Close your hands in the form of a golf grip. The palm of the lower hand and the back of the upper hand should be facing the target. To have a slightly stronger grip, rotate both palms towards your back leg. At the most, you want to see two knuckles of your upper hand.
The reason the grip is so important is that of the forearms. A strong or weak grip places the forearms in an unnatural position, and as you start the backswing, the forearms will revert to their natural position, either opening or closing the clubface. The less manipulation you can have on the backswing, the less you have to do as a compensation on the downswing.
Practice your grip while sitting at home watching TV. The more you can have the club in your hand the sooner it will feel comfortable and you will start to see results in your golf game!
Source: Mel Sole Golf School