Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Overlap/interlock grip variation

    Always used interlock grip but my driving is all over the place (mostly high slice) and I fade/ push ball to the Left (LH golfer) with Irons
    Been experimenting with grips and find less hand tension with overlap grip which suits driver which now goes straight albeit with less power than the interlock grip.
    I experimented a bit and came up with a slightly modified grip where the left pinkie goes under the right index finger instead of over it in the standard interlock grip (LH golfer). This gives the feeling somewhere between a conventional Interlock/overlap grip, and wondered if anyone had tried it or has comments as not tried it out yet.
    See attached picture bearing in mind I'm left handed)
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Tour Rookie
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    1,340

    Re: Overlap/interlock grip variation

    Quote Originally Posted by hughwp View Post
    Always used interlock grip but my driving is all over the place (mostly high slice) and I fade/ push ball to the Left (LH golfer) with Irons
    Been experimenting with grips and find less hand tension with overlap grip which suits driver which now goes straight albeit with less power than the interlock grip.
    I experimented a bit and came up with a slightly modified grip where the left pinkie goes under the right index finger instead of over it in the standard interlock grip (LH golfer). This gives the feeling somewhere between a conventional Interlock/overlap grip, and wondered if anyone had tried it or has comments as not tried it out yet.
    See attached picture bearing in mind I'm left handed)
    if it works use it.
    The loss of power might just be its new but find having one of your most powerful fingers off the grip will cause a power loss.

  3. #3
    Journeyman Pro
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Monterey, California
    Posts
    2,384

    Re: Overlap/interlock grip variation

    Quote Originally Posted by hughwp View Post
    Always used interlock grip but my driving is all over the place (mostly high slice) and I fade/ push ball to the Left (LH golfer) with Irons
    Been experimenting with grips and find less hand tension with overlap grip which suits driver which now goes straight albeit with less power than the interlock grip.
    I experimented a bit and came up with a slightly modified grip where the left pinkie goes under the right index finger instead of over it in the standard interlock grip (LH golfer). This gives the feeling somewhere between a conventional Interlock/overlap grip, and wondered if anyone had tried it or has comments as not tried it out yet.
    See attached picture bearing in mind I'm left handed)

    the issue with the shot flight curvature maybes more to do with the orientation of the hands on the handle along with the upper body alignments (shoulders/chest) at set-up plus maybes head & ball position
    (which finger overlaps a bunch less to do with what's goin down & the issues)

    take note with the driver whether you tend to come into impact raising the hands&handle up making the shaft easy vertical that points the face (for you as LH) leftfield so push or slice if the face open to path

    hard to tell exactly from the position the image taken at - but looks as if the grip may be a tad strong which understand the thinking behind that given the shot issues - bit more often that not & counterintuitively for folks this can tend to still leave the face open at impact due to that motion of straightening the body up and raising the hands into impact

    would think maybes a better route would be starting by looking closely at those set-up alignments & also the hands orientation on the handle but that would need to go along with looking to return the shaft at an angle a bunch nearer to it's address set-up angle so returning to impact a lot less vertical (if that has been what's goin down through the motion)

    for sure the easiest option - if it is possible - would be seeking some guidance over set-up & swing motion from PGA pro
    the_coach Handicap Index +4.2
    Driver: TM M2 9.5º M 7M3 X-S w73g
    3metal:TM M2 3m M 80M4 X-S w86g
    Hybrid: Callaway Apex 3h 20º Altus HY T X-S w91g
    Irons 3 - 9 Callaway Apex Pro 16 KBS Tour C-Taper S+ w125g
    Wedges: Cleveland 588 rtg's 46º bounce 8º KBS 610 S+ w125g. 52º bounce 8º KBS 610 S+ w125g. Fourteen RM 12 (forged) 58º bounce 8º KBS Hi-Rev X-S w135g.
    Putter: Scotty Cameron 2004 Newport Beach 1.5 Milled Titleist Pro V1x -

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest Golf News

Shubhankar Sharma wins Joburg Open

Shubhankar Sharma of India held his nerve to win the weather-delayed Joburg Open at the Randpark Golf Club by three shots from South Africa’s Erik Van Rooyen.

December 11, 2017

Stricker and O’Hair win QBE Shootout

Steve Stricker and Sean O’Hair battled through cold and windy conditions to win the QBE Shootout at Tiburon GC in Florida by two shots from Irish pairing of Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell.

December 11, 2017

Rory McIlroy To Keep Harry Diamond As Caddie In 2018

The four-time major winner will keep best mate Harry Diamond on the bag in 2018

December 8, 2017

Rory McIlroy’s Hectic 2018 Schedule

The four-time major winner has earmarked seven events to play before the Masters, and that's without the two WGCs...By Sam Tremlett

December 8, 2017

Best Golf Shoes 2017

Best Golf Shoes 2017 - New technology and styling mean there has never been as much choice in the golf shoe market. Here are 11 of the best golf shoes 2017

December 8, 2017