Various Types of Golf Club Grips

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(Last Updated On: December 9, 2014)

 Various Types of Golf Club Grips

In any sport in which a prop plays a major role, playing it, the player often uses or develops a unique grip which he or she feels comfortable about. No matter whether it is Tennis, Hockey, Baseball, Cricket or Golf the grip plays a major role in one’s performance. There are common grips provided by the manufacturer, but it all depends on the player whether he or she likes or as we said feels comfortable with it or not. In golf too the grip has a special place in the psyche of a golfer, whether he or she will perform well with it or not. The comfort of the grip sets the tone right for them and that brings extra in their confidence while making a swing or a putt.

According to major golf related websites, there are many grips, but there are three prominent golfing grips. These three grips are Baseball grip, interlocking grip and the overlap grip. The baseball grip means that the golfer holds the club like a baseball and it is the most common grip amongst the professional golfers world around. The golfers who do not have strong hands are highly recommended with this grip. This grip makes it easy to hinge the wrists of a golfer who sights extra power in his shot, but at the same time this grip has less control over the club head.

For the smaller sized hands and palms the interlocking grip is recommended by the golf coaches world around. Most of the women golfers use this grip and the grip keeps their hands connected when they swing the golf stick and thus create more strength in the grip. The right placement of golfer’s thumb makes sure that the golfer gets the desired result via interlocking grip.

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The Overlap grip is better known as the Verdon grip because the famous golfer Harry Vardon, who won the Open Championship six times between 1896 and 1914, used to use this grip. The overlapping grip is highly recommended for the strongly built golfers and very few fingers touch the club makes it hard to control. If you see the overlap grip closely, you will find that it has big similarity with the interlocking grip,  but it has more space between the left index finger and the middle fingers.

Various Types of Golf Club Grips
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