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Golf Grip Part 4: Placing the Fingers
In the previous part, you learned how to place your hands for a perfect golf grip.
Now, we must pay attention on how you place your fingers.
Any grip higher in the fingers of the right hand, say along the inside of the middle knuckles of the second and third fingers, is untrustworthy.
"Any grip higher in the fingers of the right hand, say along the inside of the middle knuckles of the second and third fingers,is untrustworthy."
It is a loose grip to begin with, and the tendency is to loosen it further at the top of the swing. Finally, there is more give in it when the ball is hit.
We have identified the right-hand grip as being taken with the second and third fingers because, of course, the index finger is separated slightly from the middle finger and is hooked low around the club.
The little finger, in the overlapping or interlocking grips, does not touch the club at all. In the so-called ten-finger grip, though, the little finger would grasp the club exactly as the second and third do.
In taking our grip we recommend placing the left hand on the club first in its proper position, then sliding the right under the shaft, fingers extended and palm up.
As the club slips into the little groove where the fingers meet the palm, slide no farther.
Close the hand then, moving it up the shaft slightly so that the third finger fits against the index finger of the left hand and the little finger overlaps or rests on top of the left index finger.
You will find that the palm of the right comes up and faces directly to the left, and that the center of the base of the right hand fits snugly over the big knuckle at the base of the left thumb.
Both thumbs will be on the shaft, the, left lying a little to the right of the top (at about 2 o'clock in aviation parlance) and the right lying to the left of the top, at about 10 or 10:30 o'clock.
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