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Switching from interlock to overlap grip


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#1 MC21

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

I've recently started playing golf again after a 4 year layoff. I had only used the overlap grip when I was younger and playing junior and tournament golf, but when I started playing again this past month I decided to give the interlocking grip a try. My grip was terrible though and fundamentally incorrect, and I believe that is why the interlock felt best. I have corrected my fundamentals now, or so I think, but I have switched from the interlock back to the overlapping grip that I grew up with.

My issue has been that my right pinky often slides out of the overlap on the follow through, and my right hand is barely holding onto the club at finish and has slid down the grip. I also do not feel as sound at the top of my back swing. I've attached some pictures of my current grip, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

One of the issues I'm trying to work on is not squeezing the life out of the club during my swing because I really struggle to release the club when doing this, but I do not think that this is the cause. My grip pressure is probably a 4 on a scale of 1-10. I still am able to strike the ball well even when my grip slides during follow through, but I know that this is not supposed to happen and isn't an issue I ever ran into when playing juniors. Thanks for any help.

Also, I know that my overlap is more of an inter-lap, but when I place my right pinky solely over my left index finger I do not feel comfortable or that I have control of the club. I wear a mens cadet large, so hand size is average to above-average I'd suppose.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:40 PM

Ever try a 10 finger grip?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:24 AM

 B5G4B, on 20 February 2012 - 09:40 PM, said:

Ever try a 10 finger grip?

No i haven't, always was an overlapper when I was younger and have only messed around with overlapping and interlocking since I started playing again.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

The underside view looks fairly neutral...the top view looks strong.  Not sure which you actually swing with.  But the important part is not REALLY whether you interlock or overlap, it's how you bring the face to the ball and release through impact.  Without knowing the quality of your impact, ball flight pattern, and trajectory, it's a little tough to tell what you want or need.

I have never found the trigger index finger (spread away from from right hand) helpful.  Some people do, I do not and I have tried.  Just a personal observation.

Losing your grip is not so serious after impact...but I recommend looking at your impact and release to figure out if making it stronger, or weaker, gives you more club control through impact.  Observe the shaft lean and the wrist position at impact as well.  They may hold other clues to better impact.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

 B5G4B, on 20 February 2012 - 09:40 PM, said:

Ever try a 10 finger grip?

I would give that one a try.  I grew up with the interlocking grip, but due to a life of other sports, by the time I was a teenager, my pinky wasn't straight anymore.  that caused an issue when interlocked that caused a lot of pain by the end of the round.  I then tried the overlap, but didn't feel I had the control and I had a similar issue with my fingers sliding.  so I went to the "baseball" grip and haven't looked back.


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:33 AM

I have just swtched from an overlap to an interlock. Here is what I have found, It is much easier to hook the ball with an overlap grip and much easier to cut, or fade the ball with an interlock grip

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:39 PM

I grew up with interlock, played overlap for 4 years, and went back to interlock.  With either I had trouble with my right hand, similarly to what you describe.  It took me years to figure out that the real problem was mainly with the size of the grip in my right hand.  I significantly reduced the taper in the grip by putting 3 wraps over the shaft, and putting 3 more in just the right hand area.  I have found a lot of people who like less taper in the grip, and especially like the bigger size in the right hand.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:08 PM

I've worked on my grip since those pictures after some more research, closed the gap between my right thumb and index finger and balanced out the strength. I've since switched back to and overlap and it feels much better. Like someone else had previously said, I dislocated my pinkie a couple years back sliding to the inside part of home plate and catching the catchers foot. I now have a funky shaped pinky and I think that it can be uncomfortable at times.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

Try looking at your grip size.  I just went to midsize grips (from standard), and my hands don't slide around like they used to.  Well, not on the driver anyway.  I haven't changed the grip on the irons yet, and the grip still moves around some.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:47 AM

I agree w the grip size people.

Take the club in your left hand, grip it normal. If your ring finger is squished into your heel pad your grips are too small. The finger should barely touch, or be just slightly away from your heel pad.


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