Get The Correct Grip Pressure In Golf
The Vardon grip is a popular way of holding a golf club. This section gives golf instruction and grip pressure advice for the novice golfer.
The year I first took up golf and the first week I played I adopted the “Vardon grip,” and I have never had occasion to change it. Each year I have only become more and more convinced of its advantages. Vardon was on his famous tour of the United States that year and photographs of his grip were published in the golf magazines, and that is where I first saw it.
I argued that as Vardon, Braid, and Taylor all used this grip, and they were the world’s greatest golfers, they had probably given it a thorough tryout and were convinced of its merit.
Since I first started to work on my game that was one thing I never had trouble with, and I will give for the benefit of any who may not be familiar with it a description.
The handle of the club, or grip, is grasped with the left hand, with the hand is placed open underneath the shaft just ahead of the left hand toward the club head and the two middle fingers are brought upward against the shaft and then slid along toward the left hand until the finger next to the little finger touches the forefinger of the left hand and the two middle fingers are then folded part way around the shaft.
The thumb of the right hand is then brought over the shaft and closed equally upon the second finger and the shaft at right angles to the shaft. The forefinger, or index finger, is then brought around under the shaft until the tip touches lightly the tip of the thumb.
The little finger of the right hand is then closed equally upon the forefinger of the left hand and the third finger of the right hand.