When you stop and think about it the only contact you have between yourself and any golf club is your hands. How you hold your hands, how you grip a golf club will determine how well you perform on the golf course. You need to learn the proper grip, become comfortable it and maintain a proper grip throughout your game. There are a number of golf training aids on the market that will help you with your golf grip and make you a better golfer.
Many of these golf training aids that pertain to establishing the proper golf grip consist of a molded
grip that places your hands in the proper position. When you buy a golf training club such as a weighted golf club or a hinged golf club, quite often you have the option of putting a molded grip on the club as well. This makes it into a duel training club with the added effect of training your golf grip and the proper way. The more you use a golf club with a molded grip like this the more your grip becomes natural and it just feels right when you go back to a normal golf club. This method of training muscle memory into your hands works quite well and will greatly aid your golf game.
The Grip Coach Training Grip is one of the few available that fits onto any club in just seconds. That means you can use it with your own golf clubs. The grip Coach simply goes over the existing grip on your golf club and it guides your hands into the exact placement every time you grip it. This type of golf training aid makes it extremely easy for a beginner to pick up and hold the club right from the start. You get to feel exactly how your hands should feel gripping the golf club when you head out to the course. Remember that it is illegal to
use a grip like this when you’re playing golf. You don’t want to make the mistake of playing in a golf tournament and be caught using this type of training aid.
Another common method to help you train your hands into holding the club in the proper way is the use of special golf cloves that guide your hands in some way into the proper grip and pressure. The Butch Harmon Right Grip Gloves shown here use inserts in both gloves to help train your grip. Harman’s company calls this “Soft Bar Technology.” A padded, raised bar sits in the palm of the left-hand glove (for right-handers), and another one appears between the thumb and index finger on the right-hand glove (for right-handers; this is reversed for lefties). These inserts do three basic things… they position the club properly in your hands – we guide you in holding the club properly… they make sure you hold the club with the proper amount of pressure – if you hold it too tight the bars press your hands, reminding you to grip later…and they train you to have a neutral golf grip. There are a number of different variations on the concept of the golf training gloves and they all have some way, some method of
ensuring that your hands are placed properly when holding a golf club. This type of training can go along way to helping you become a better golfer. In learning the correct golf grip keep in mind that the hands need to work together to swing the club properly and make sure the club face is square when it contacts the golf ball. That helps to ensure the ball is driven exactly where you want to it to go. This is a very important concept to remember.
Take the time to use one of these great golf training aids to learn the proper golf grip and you will be rewarded many times over with a better golf swing.