Learn How to Have a Consistent Grip from Address to Finish
The grip is your only connection to the golf club throughout the swing, so it is important that your grip is solid and secure. If your hands are slipping or moving around on the club at any point, it will be difficult to control the club face and make solid contact with the ball. Before you spend too much time working on your grip technique, make sure the actual grips that you have on your clubs are in good condition. When your grips start to wear out and get slippery, it will be hard to make a good swing without some kind of compensation for the poor grips.
Assuming your grips are okay, let’s move on to looking at a few tips for having a consistent grip throughout your swing.
- Practice it frequently. Just like anything else, it takes practice to become consistent with your grip. Try rehearsing your grip at home when you are away from the golf course just by picking up a club from time to time and making sure you can repeat the same grip quickly and easily. The more you get used to finding your perfect grip, the more natural it will feel when you are on the course.
- Wear a glove. Not all golfers wear a glove, but it is recommended to help you control the club and keep it from slipping around in your hands during the swing. If you have dry hands and are able to control the club without a glove, you can ignore this tip. However, for most people, the perspiration on their hands makes it very difficult to control the club without a glove to form a better connection. Try using a glove on the practice range if you have never used one to see what it can do for your swing.
- Don’t swing too hard. Trying too hard to find extra yards off the tee is a common cause of grip problems during the swing. Forcing your swing to go as fast as possible leads to a grip that is too tight, and might have to be adjusted in mid-swing. Stay within yourself on every swing and make sure that you don’t try to hit any of your clubs farther than you are capable of doing comfortably. As long as you heed this advice, your grip should be a reliable piece of your swing.