Here’s how to practice the correct golf grip in your living room

March 24, 2020

Welcome to Home Practice, a 5-part weekly series where one of our GOLF Top 100 Teachers will take you through a series of simple drills you can do, from your home, and still keep your game sharp. This week our host is Jonathan Yarwood, a world-renowned coach. First, he had some advice on practicing your putting on the floor. Now, he explains how to make a grip change.

Changing your grip can be one of the hardest changes in golf. It’s your only connection to the golf club, and changing that connection can feel awkward, which can effect your overall confidence. The only way to make a lasting grip change is to power through it. To practice gripping and re-gripping the club over and over and over again.

The good news is you don’t need to be on the golf course in order to do it. Just ask one of our GOLF Top 100 Teachers Jonathan Yarwood. He says you can do it sitting on the sofa watching TV (or reading Golf.com!). But when you do, you just have to make sure you do two things along the way:

  1. The heel of your lead hand and lead index finger should be able to support the club enough that you can hold the club with just those two things.
  2. Your trail hand thumb should sit across the grip.

Watch the full video below.

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