Classic Swing Golf School – Check out this tip on the grip!

Good afternoon from Classic Swing Golf School.  It’s a beautiful day; we are enjoying a temperature of  82 ­° this afternoon!
Check out this tip on the grip!
Do you overlap? Interlock? Perhaps you prefer an 8-finger baseball type of grip. Whatever your form, you should know that in the golf instruction world, there is NO consensus as to which grip type is most “correct” when holding the club. Comfort should guide your preference and style is unique to the individual, but “palms facing one another” is the general rule of thumb when placing your hands on the grip. The pictures that follow illustrate what is termed in the golf world as:

A strong grip with both hands rotated counterclockwise or to the right




A weak grip with both hands rotated clockwise or to the left





And a neutral grip with both hands centered.



A neutral to strong grip is most widely recommended because these two types allow more desirable control to the clubface. If you are slicing the ball, chances are your grip is weak. If you are hooking the ball, your grip may be too strong. The responsibility of your hands in the golf swing is to control the club face. Not only should the palms face one another for optimal control, but the pressure in your hands should be monitored and kept at the same level. In our schools we rate grip pressure on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being tight and 1 being light. We find that most of our students need to bring the grip pressure down and keep it down! We suggest a level 3 to 4 grip pressure as optimal.

If you find your golf ball flying with an undesirable spin, take a look at how you are putting your hands on the golf club as your initial checkpoint! As Homer Kelley, author of The Golfing Machine stated, “The direction of the ball will always be properly at right angles to the leading edge of the clubface when the ball separates.” Your hands control the condition of your clubface which, good or bad, dramatically influences the spin on the ball. Do all you can to fix and educate your hands!

Classic Swing Golf School guarantees a maximum 3:1 student to teacher ratio in all golf schools and offers private golf lessons for those golfers that prefer one-on-one golf instruction.  Classic Swing also offers custom golf club fitting.  The staff of Classic Swing Golf School abides by their motto, “We Love What We Do and We GUARANTEE Improvement.” We invite you to preview the Classic Swing Golf School experience today!

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