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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Maybe You Should Try a 10-Finger Grip (Video)

There are several different grips that golfers use. In this video Mike Malaska tells you why you might want to try the 'forgotten grip' -- a 10-finger grip.

I used a 10-finger grip for quite a while back in the early 2000s and it worked very well for me. It might for you as well.

Let me add some thoughts to the other points Mike made.

  • Interlocking grips are very popular among people with smaller hands, and are used by a number of big names -- specifically Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
  • The most popular grip, the overlap, was originally made very popular by Harry Vardon. Just as interlock grips are popular among players with small hands, Vardon once described his fingers as large sausages when asked why he used the overlap grip.
  • As for the Furyk double-overlap, I can truthfully say I tried that one as well back in the late 1990s. If you have trouble letting your wrists uncock fully at impact, you might find it helps you learn how.

Even if you don't stick with it, I think the 10-finger grip can help you if the club just doesn't feel good in your hands. After all, most of us instinctively grip things using all ten fingers. The more natural your grip feels, the more likely you are to sort out the other problems in your swing, so don't be afraid to try it.


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