Golf Republic Forum - Singapore's most active golfing forum.
 
HomeFAQCalendarRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 How low do you grip your golf club?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Technospaz
Advisor
Advisor
avatar

Posts : 15650
Join date : 2009-06-18
Age : 41
Location : Typically OOB

PostSubject: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:05 pm

Recently, I've realized that I may be gripping my club a little too high. I decided to lower my grip and found that I was more comfortable with the club but lost about 5% of my distance. I'm not complaining as I think I get better accuracy and comfort with this grip. I just wonder if it's too low or perhaps my earlier grip was too high.

I found some images on the web on gripping the club:

IMAGE A

(Taken from GolfToday.co.uk)

IMAGE B

(Taken from SimplyGolfTuition.com)

I'm now somewhere between A and B. The distance from the pinky of my left hand to the butt of the club is about 4cm.

Any thoughts? I guess I must have been wrong for a while but wanted to know how others gripped their clubs.

Cheers,
TS

_________________
Clearing my Storeroom of golfing goodies. Please help support Smile

"A ball will always come to rest halfway down a hill, unless there is sand or water at the bottom." Henry Beard
Back to top Go down
Cyp_PGA
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer
avatar

Posts : 1143
Join date : 2009-11-11
Age : 27
Location : Gold Coast , QLD

PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:17 pm

mate the higher u hold the club the less controll u will have on the club head n then on the ball flight . it why i hold around 4 cm for iron but 6 cm to 8cm for driver . get me more control n better distance
Back to top Go down
Technospaz
Advisor
Advisor
avatar

Posts : 15650
Join date : 2009-06-18
Age : 41
Location : Typically OOB

PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:19 pm

Thanks, Cyp. So, my "new" grip is actually more appropriate Smile

_________________
Clearing my Storeroom of golfing goodies. Please help support Smile

"A ball will always come to rest halfway down a hill, unless there is sand or water at the bottom." Henry Beard
Back to top Go down
jaketang
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2648
Join date : 2009-06-20
Age : 41
Location : East

PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:20 pm

AK hold so much lower.... but too low oso no good la.....
Back to top Go down
Technospaz
Advisor
Advisor
avatar

Posts : 15650
Join date : 2009-06-18
Age : 41
Location : Typically OOB

PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:39 pm

Grip low for a runner, I think. Greater control and low ball flight.

I'm opting for a tweak in my grip to give me more control but at the expense of some distance. Hopefully, this works out Wink

_________________
Clearing my Storeroom of golfing goodies. Please help support Smile

"A ball will always come to rest halfway down a hill, unless there is sand or water at the bottom." Henry Beard
Back to top Go down
jaketang
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2648
Join date : 2009-06-20
Age : 41
Location : East

PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:45 pm

Technospaz wrote:
Grip low for a runner, I think. Greater control and low ball flight.

I'm opting for a tweak in my grip to give me more control but at the expense of some distance. Hopefully, this works out Wink

bro, i were told grip longer doesn't mean longer....

reason for yr loss of distance might be u r not used to it...

if u can struck the sweet spot better, i believe yr distance will be same or longer... Smile
Back to top Go down
Roystonnn
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1324
Join date : 2009-07-05
Age : 36
Location : Sometimes Serangoon Sometimes India

PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:57 pm

abit opposite from me leh.
I gripped very low last time, mayb 2-3inch from butt end.
but now I am tryin to remind myself to grip higher. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Technospaz
Advisor
Advisor
avatar

Posts : 15650
Join date : 2009-06-18
Age : 41
Location : Typically OOB

PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:08 pm

jaketang wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
Grip low for a runner, I think. Greater control and low ball flight.

I'm opting for a tweak in my grip to give me more control but at the expense of some distance. Hopefully, this works out Wink

bro, i were told grip longer doesn't mean longer....

reason for yr loss of distance might be u r not used to it...

if u can struck the sweet spot better, i believe yr distance will be same or longer... Smile

Maybe I'm too scared to ding my Mizzies.

_________________
Clearing my Storeroom of golfing goodies. Please help support Smile

"A ball will always come to rest halfway down a hill, unless there is sand or water at the bottom." Henry Beard
Back to top Go down
Cyp_PGA
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer
avatar

Posts : 1143
Join date : 2009-11-11
Age : 27
Location : Gold Coast , QLD

PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:11 pm

IF U See all pro cut 2 inch shorter than the club they sell us to make it easy to contol n more accurade
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: How low do you grip your golf club?   

Back to top Go down
 
How low do you grip your golf club?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» How low do you grip your golf club?
» SGA Golf Club
» Weekend in Sydney - The Vintage & NSW Golf Club
» Danang Golf Club
» SGA Golf Club's Annual Golf Tournament 12 April 2011

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Singapore Golf Forum - Golf Republic :: The Clubhouse :: Golf Talk-
Jump to:  
Friends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf Republic
Copyright © 2009 Golf Republic. All Rights Reserved.