That's a swing I see a lot on the range. That is what I call a palmy grip. You probably saw that the swing looked funny here. My body had to work a lot. I fell back on it. All of that is caused by having a bad grip. When I put my grip on there like this, I put it up in the palm of my left hand. When I do that, that does not allow my wrist to work properly. You can do this simply at home by grabbing a club and taking it in your right hand, hinging it up and down. If the club is in the fingers, it's almost like nailing a nail into the wall. Put the club now, place the club in your palm and try to hinge your wrist. You're going to notice that your elbow is going to work more. When you do this, you rob this lever of power, because of that your body now has to work overtime to create speed. When you do that, you're going to set yourself up for injury, so let's talk.
All of this, all that swing there, my elbow is collapsing, my weight falling back to my right side was simply caused by having a bad grip. What should we see? Simply hold the club in your right hand like this at a 45 degree angle and place the grip from the nook of your index finger to the base pad of your pinky. When you place that on there, the grip is now in my fingers. I can hinge my wrists. Now to do the right hand I simply want to take my right hand, match my index finger to the shaft, keep that angle and slide it down. Now as my hands come together, the key as we zoom up here is noticing that the lifeline is going to sit right on the side of my thumb.
From here you can choose. You can either do the overlap. You can do the interlock, or you can do the baseball. I really have no preference. Typically, baseball is more for kids or women, or if you are trying to stop the slice, this is a good grip. Interlocking is usually for kids also or women with small hands although Jack Niklaus and Tiger Wood both use the interlock. Overlap for me is more comfortable, but again whichever one you choose I'm not really concerned with. The key here, as we discussed, with the palmy versus the finger grip is how the club can hinge and how the club can work. When you have the club in your fingers, the wrists can work properly. You can create the perfect connection golf swing that we want, and create more power and reduce injury.