Good day from Classic Swing! Please enjoy this post by guest blogger, Dan.
Hello from Classic Swing Golf School in Myrtle Beach South Carolina! Developing a classic swing begins with the grip, here are a few things to consider.
There are two basic grips used in the game of golf, the interlocking grip, and the Vardon or overlapping grip. What’s the difference and which one is better for you? The overlapping grip is the more common and accepted grip which involves overlapping the index finger of the left hand with the pinky of the right hand for the right handed golfer. With the interlocking grip, the pinky of the right hand is interlocked with the index finger of the left hand. Both of these grips have a common goal which is to allow the hands to function as one unit.
Jack Nicklaus used the interlocking grip because for a man his size (5’11”), he had smallish hands and it was more comfortable. Conversely, Ben Hogan, the son of a blacksmith, who was much smaller than Jack (5’ 7”) but had large powerful hands, used the overlap grip. Both Tiger Woods and Rory Mcellroy use the interlock also, probably because both golfers being prodigies, started the game very young and not wishing to fix something that wasn’t broken, didn’t adjust their grips as they got older.
If you’re not sure which grip is best for you, see the golf pros at Classic Swing Golf School in Myrtle Beach, they can help you get a grip on the club and a grip on your game too. – By Dan Defreest