The golf grip sets up many parts of your golf swing. It is important to use the grip best for your game, but sometimes that is hard to determine. There are three main golf grips used by most players and depending on your skill level, physical ability, and comfort level, each grip is suited for your golf game.
I have written about the golf grip in earlier posts that might be helpful for you in determining the best grip for you, but they do not provide any real insight into the most popular grip. In case you would like to review them:
But, the title of this article is “The Most Popular Golf Grip”. I can tell you that I have used variations of the three grips over the years. I started off with the 10 finger grip and graduated to the overlapping grip when I was a 12 handicap. I switched to the interlocking grip when I was an 8 handicap. I have kept this grip for years and it still works for me today.
I tried several variations to the interlocking grip such as placing my right thumb on top of my middle finger and having a gap between my index finger and my thumb. This worked fairly well for control, but was not effective to produce any power. So I reverted back to the normal interlocking grip and have not changed since. The fact that I gravitate towards the interlocking grip is interesting, because a majority of the respondents to my poll also use the interlocking grip.
It was very close, but interlocking grip appears to be the most popular grip in golf. Of course this is a very small sample group and I believe that the 10 finger grip is used more than zero times, but sometimes the results in of a small group mirror the greater reality.
The golf grip is very important. It sets the stage for greatness in your swing. It is a big decision, so, which grip fits your game?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!