Tom Watson: Check Your Grip

Is your grip too weak or too strong? Make it just right with this advice from Tom Watson.

Released on 3/19/2013

Credits

Starring: Tom Watson

Transcript

00:03
Let's start with the proper grip.
00:05
The first thing that goes on the golf club is the left hand.
00:09
My dad at age six put my hands on the golf club
00:11
and the first thing he said
00:13
said, Son, turn that hand over so you see two knuckles
00:17
in your left hand.
00:18
Point the V
00:20
that's formed between your thumb and forefinger right here
00:23
towards your right shoulder.
00:24
Just like this.
00:25
The left thumb goes down the right center of the shaft.
00:29
My great friend and teacher, Stan Thirsk,
00:32
does this with his new pupils.
00:34
He takes the glove,
00:35
he puts these two lines on the glove right here
00:38
and also the OB which stands for out-of-bounds,
00:41
which means that you wanna place the club in your left hand
00:45
right between those two lines right there
00:48
and not where the OB is.
00:51
With the club in this position right here,
00:54
the left thumb goes down
00:56
the top right of the shaft, the center right of the shaft.
01:00
The right hand
01:01
fits right over the top of the thumb right here,
01:03
the pad of the thumb fits right over the thumb like this,
01:07
and it goes into the two fingers right here
01:10
in the right hand,
01:12
and then hold the club this way.
01:15
Look at the right thumb.
01:16
The right thumb doesn't go down the top or over here.
01:19
It goes over to the left side.
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