Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How to Get a Grip on Your Game; GOLF TIPS

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How to Get a Grip on Your Game; GOLF TIPS

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Byline: STEVE McNALLY

WE are talking about the grip again this week, starting with some wise words from two famous players of the past.

Ben Hogan said: "Good golf begins with a good grip."

Sam Snead's advice was: "Hold the club as if you had a little baby bird in your hand, too tight and you'll crush it - too light and it gets away."

The wrists are required to assist in the swing and transmit the 'magic feel'.

But we want to control all our shots with accuracy and power, so you still need that 'feel' however far you are hitting the ball.

To check common faults with the grip, stand directly in front of a mirror, grip the club, settle into your stance and run through a checklist.

A weak left hand can be spotted in three ways: 1 One or no visible knuckles; 2 The butt of the club is visible; 3 A worn glove near butt end of club.

If you spot any of that, make sure the butt end of the grip sits lower in your palm (aligned more inside/behind the knuckle line). …

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