Learn how to correct your grip step by step
Welcome to Cabopino Golf Marbella blog! This time, we will talk about a common problem in golf: have an incorrect grip. If your grip is not the right one, this can seriously affect your game and make you lose points. In this article, we will show you how to correct your grip and improve your game on the golf course.
What is a grip, and why is it often wrong?
A grip in golf refers to the way you hold the club. If you have the wrong grip, you can experience problems with your swing and the accuracy of your shots. An incorrect grip can also cause injury and pain in the wrists, elbows and shoulders. It is commonly performed incorrectly due to bad habits, lack of practice, or not following the instructor’s instructions correctly.
Types of golf grip
There are different types of golf grip, each with its own pros and cons. Here are the three most common grip types:
● Vardon grip
The Vardon grip is the most popular among golfers. It involves placing the left thumb on top of the club and closing the fingers around the grip. The right thumb is placed under the club and closed with the other fingers.
This grip is ideal for players looking for precision and control in their swings. It is easy to learn and adapts to different playing styles.
● Interlock Grip
The interlock grip is similar to the Vardon grip, but the index fingers of both hands are interlocked. This grip is ideal for players with smaller hands or who are looking for more comfort in gripping the club.
● Overlap Grip
The overlap grip is similar to the Vardon grip, but the little finger of the right hand is placed on top of the index finger of the left hand. This grip is ideal for players with larger hands or who are looking for more control and power in their swings.
How do you know if you have the wrong grip?
To know if you have the wrong grip, you should pay attention to the following signs:
- If you feel pain in your wrists, elbows or shoulders after playing
- If you have difficulty swinging fluidly
- If your shots are not accurate or consistent
- If you feel the club slipping during the swing
- If you experience any of these signs, it is likely that you have an incorrect grip
How to correct an incorrect grip?
To correct a grip follow the steps below:
Analyse your current grip
The first thing to do is to analyse how you are holding the club. You can do this by asking a friend or your golf instructor to watch you play. You can also record yourself and then analyse your grip, which is a method widely used in different sports disciplines. Recording yourself can be a very effective method if you are one of those players who only concentrate if you are in a more solitary and quiet environment.
Practice the new grip
Once you have identified the errors in your current grip, it’s time to practice your new grip. You can start with light swings and then increase the intensity. Although, we consider it very important to consult professionals, schools or instructors at this stage if you want to avoid making the mistakes of the past.
Be consistent in your practice
It is important that you maintain consistency in your new grip. This means that you should practice frequently and, make sure that you are always using the same grip. It is important to make an effort to check your hand position before each shot and to check that the feeling after the swing is what you felt when you practised.
Why should I correct my grip, and where should I do it?
An incorrect grip can seriously affect your golf game. However, correcting it is easy if you follow the steps we have outlined. If you feel pain or discomfort when playing golf, you probably have an incorrect grip and should correct it. Remember that constant practice and correcting mistakes are the key to improving your golf game.
At Cabopino Golf Marbella, we invite you to follow our recommendations and visit our academy to enjoy this sport to the fullest. You can learn from professional experts or train at our driving range facilities. See you next time!