How To Establish A Proper Club Grip For A Chip Shot
In many cases of golf, the bad shots come from a bad set up, not exactly from the swing itself. That’s why every great golfer has focused on their set up! When it comes to chipping, it is important to you grip the club properly; otherwise you are risking the shot outcome! A proper grip is the first thing that you have to do in order to hit good chips. Here are some tips for you on how to grip the club properly.
Make sure you can see two knuckles on your left hand
The idea is for you to get a neutral golf grip. Being able to see two knuckles on your left hand when you are gripping the club normally means your grip is perfectly neutral. That would encourage the clubface to remain neutral for longer and this means you would not see a lot of deviation from the golf ball. It would be travelling relatively straight.
However, you don’t have to focus as much on your right hand, as the left hand would be the key determinant when it comes to chipping.
Grip down slightly
Gripping down slightly is another thing you need to do when you are establishing a proper grip on the club. It is essential because you need more control (over distance) and gripping down two inches on the club allows you to do that.
This is essential! You see all tour players grip down when they are chipping and you know there’s something about it! Remember, chipping is all about control!
Try and ‘shake hands’ with the club
This is just a general idea for you when you are gripping the golf club. You should do it as if you are trying to ‘shake someone’s hand’. So all you have to do is just place your hands over the club and try and ‘shake it’. That would simply be the easiest method to get a good grip! It’s perhaps the easiest drill as well and you can virtually do that anywhere (you don’t even have to be on the golf course!).
These are all the tips that you need to know when you are chipping – they are rather simple but it can certainly help you with your golf game. Hope you have enjoyed it!