Also, if you want to hit straight golf shots you must grip your club correctly.
If you have an improper posture to your ball or have not gripped your club correctly do not expect to hit your golf ball straight.
There is a lot of golf swing instructions about how to properly set your posture to your ball.
Your posture is determined in large part by how far you stand from your ball and how wide (or narrow) is your stance.
In terms of how far you should stand from your ball, one golf method is to stand so your hands are directly below your shoulders and you are not reaching for the ball.
Some very good golfers stand farther from the ball but most professional and low handicap golfers subscribe to the notion that your hands should be directly below your shoulders when addressing your ball.
Personally, I try to keep about a “fist” separation between the butt of my club and my pants or shorts to set my posture to the ball.
In terms of a proper grip, you should experiment with the overlapping, interlocking or baseball styles of grip until you find the one that suits your hands the best.
Most golfers use the overlapping grip although the interlocking has gained more popularity in recent years.
There are two versions of the overlapping grip.
The original Vardon overlapping grip requires you to grip your left hand diagonally across your club and then grip your right hand on your club with the little finger of your right hand overlapped on top of the index finger of your left hand. Then complete your grip by docking the lifeline of your right hand squarely and securely on your left thumb.
The modified Vardon overlapping grip also requires you to grip your left hand on your club in a diagonal manner but then requires you to insert the index fingertip of your left hand into the web between your right-hand little and ring fingers and then overlap the little finger of your right hand on the groove atop the index and middle fingers of your left hand. Then complete your grip by docking the lifeline of your right hand squarely and securely on your left thumb.
Whether you prefer the original Vardon or modified Vardon overlapping grip or, the interlocking or baseball style of grip, the most important step of all is to dock the lifeline of your right hand squarely and securely on your left thumb.
This step lock-ins in your grip.
Once again, if you want to hit straight golf shots you should first learn how to set your posture to your ball properly and grip your club correctly.
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