This is the Reverse Overlap Golf Putting Grip Lesson. This lesson is designed to help you put your hands on your putter in a comfortable and effective way. If you watch golf on TV then you will see many different ways to hold your putter. So which do you choose?
It truly is personal preference. I would recommend starting with the most commonly used grip. It is called the Reverse Overlap Grip. It really is not as complicated as it sounds. Just follow the steps and you can form a solid grip for hitting your putts.
The grip is so important in golf because your hands are the only things touching the club. Take the time you need to learn a proper grip, you will be very thankful later...when you are shooting lower scores.
There is one recurring theme throughout this lesson. It is extremely important, and you must follow this rule to form a good grip...
The palms of your two hands must face each other.
I know it sounds a little strange but it is tremendously helpful when making your putting stroke. Your palms facing will help a lot in keeping your putter straight during your stroke. Okay...now that we know the rule, let's build a putting grip.
The pictures that were taken for this lesson are from your “eyes” view. This means that the pictures will be what you should see if you were to look down at your own hands on the club. So...grab your putter and copy the positions in the pictures. They should help you build a solid putting grip.
Notice how the face of the putter does not turn the putter much.That's good...the more the putter head twists the harder it is to start your ball on line.
You want your hands to be as close to each other as possible so that they can work together as one unit.
Your grip is now finished.
This view is looking at the back of your left hand. There are a couple of things to note from this picture:
As you already know the number one key to a good grip is having your palms facing each other.
That is four easy steps to a good grip. The best way to practice this is while watching TV. Pick up your putter and practice the four steps, then put the club down. Pick it up and try it again...and again...and again...you get the idea.
It is also a great idea to refer back to this lesson every once and a while. This helps keep you fundamentally sound. Without a good grip...it is very hard to hit great putts.
Thank you for reading the Reverse Overlap Grip Putting Lesson. I certainly hope it helps your game by giving you the knowledge and understanding of how to build a solid putting grip. If you would like to continue the Putting Lessons in order then please go to the Putting Setup Lesson next.
Good luck with your practice and playing. May your golf goals come sooner with the help of free-golf-lessons.com.