Your hands are your only connection to the golf club. Your grip directly determines the shape, the height and length of your shot, so it had better be correct before you hit your shot or your ball may end up in the wrong place.
One of the most common golf injuries among professional and amateur golfers is to the lead hand and wrist. The repetitive motions of golf, and the high speed of the typical golf swing can place the hands, fingers and wrists at high risk for injury. Repetitive blunt trauma or single severe trauma to the fingers and hands can lead to numerous conditions such as tendonitis, broken or deformed bones.
Ideally, you want to place the grip or handle of the club diagnolly in the palm of your lead hand (the left hand for right-handed golfers). When you wrap your fingers around the club, you hand should be angled towards the right. Your thumb your be slightly to the right of center and you should be able to see at least two knucles as you look down at your hand. If your thumb is straight down the shaft or turned toward the left towards the target, your clubface will be open at impact. You will have to make compensations which lead to bad shots and even injury. Check the grip of your left hand.
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