If you want to know how to hold a golf club, keep reading for some great tips!
Are your golf clubs packed away in your garage or attic just waiting for you to take them out on the course? Luckily, it is now spring, and it is golf season. The great thing about golf is that you get a new chance to have a better season. Forget all about last season and concentrate on improving your game.
A key rule when learning how to hold the golf club is: make sure that you are not too focused on form; it is also a lot about comfort. When you set up to the ball, make sure the face of the club is open to the ball. Now, the way you hold the club depends on if you are a righty or a lefty. If you are right-handed, you will want to grip the club with your left hand first. Make sure that you leave some room at the top of the club, so about a half inch or so of the grip is showing. Now place your right hand on the club so that your pinky, middle, and ring finger are all covering the thumb of your left hand. Make sure you grip it tightly but make sure that you are not over gripping it. If you are a lefty, just switch hands.
When you swing the club, try to have as little wrist movement as possible. Your left thumb should be flush with the club and be pointing straight toward the club head, which will ensure that your wrists are locked when swinging.
Many golfers decide to use a golf glove because it helps with the grip so that you are not squeezing the life out of the club. It can also allow you to test out different hand positions so you can find the one that is most comfortable for you. No matter what kind of shot you are taking, a proper grip will provide a vast improvement in your game.
The clubs that you buy are everything. If the clubs are not the right size, you will have a horrible shot every time. A good rule to follow is that the club should go up to your waist when you are standing up straight. Also, remember to keep your head down while swinging and your shot will be sure to improve.