How to use two quarters to instantly check your golf grip

An easy grip check for an everyday low price.

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The way you grip the golf club is such an immensely important part of the swing. Think about it: Your grip is the only connection you have to the golf club. Get that wrong, and the only option you’ll have left is to make some pretty sizable compensations in your golf swing in order to try to hit the ball straight.

All of which is to say that your grip is important, so pay attention to it!

There are lots of ways to grip a golf club, and the truth is, a lot of it depends on your body type. But if you’re looking for a standard, neutral golf grip, here’s a good drill from GOLF Top 100 Teacher and Golf Channel host Martin Hall. And the good news is that it’ll only cost you 50 cents. Here’s how it works:

1. Pinch quarters between your thumb and index finger

The first step, as Hall explains, is easy. Simply take two quarters and slide them between your thumb and index fingers of both hands. Pinch them together so they hold the quarter in place.

2. Line up quarters

Continuing to hold the quarters, grip the club. Your goal here is to make sure the quarters are lined up with each other, slightly down the side of the shaft.

3. Keep them there as you swing

Now, try making some swings. Make sure you keep the quarters in place at all times, so they don’t fall to the ground. It’ll feel strange at first, but if you let them drop, it’s a good indication that you’re letting go of the golf club during your swing, which can cause inconsistent shots.

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Luke Kerr-Dineen Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.