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Any Pros Use a Baseball Grip?

By Donnie_Brasco , June 5, 2009 in Golf Talk

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most tour pros overlap their right pinky over their left index finger..

Tiger uses an interlocking grip, not an overlapping grip (and certainly not baseball or ten-finger).


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Ok, let me ask the question a different way. What grip would you use if you'd played 28 years of baseball in your life?

I use baseball grip and shot in lower 80's every time I go out. Maybe /i could shoot in 70's if using interlocking or overlapping, not sure.


2 hours ago, DonB5750 said: Ok, let me ask the question a different way. What grip would you use if you'd played 28 years of baseball in your life? I use baseball grip and shot in lower 80's every time I go out. Maybe /i could shoot in 70's if using interlocking or overlapping, not sure.  

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said: You may not get a lot of response here, the last time anyone posted here was a little over 6 years ago.

@DaveP043  means in this particular topic, of course, by "here." Not the forum or even this specific sub-forum, of course. 😄


13 minutes ago, iacas said: @DaveP043  means in this particular topic, of course, by "here." Not the forum or even this specific sub-forum, of course. 😄

Of course @iacas  is right.  And I really should give credit, so many newcomers simply start a brand new topic, @DonB5750 did exactly the right thing in researching for an existing thread to post in.  Once again, welcome.

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On 6/4/2009 at 11:40 PM, songwriter said: I don't understand your comment about Tiger... 99% of all pro's use overlap grip.  

Tiger uses the interlock grip. The overlap grip or I believe it is called the Varna grip is popular but I doubt 99% of pros use it.

17 minutes ago, snow bird said: Tiger uses the interlock grip. The overlap grip or I believe it is called the Varna grip is popular but I doubt 99% of pros use it.

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Which Pro Golfers Use Baseball Grip?

Every golfer has their style. Some like to wear flashy clothing, others have unique swing styles, and some have unconventional grip styles. The most unconventional swing style that many people take interest in is the baseball grip. Despite being so interesting, there aren’t many pro golfers that use the baseball grip. So, I decided to do some digging and figure out which pro golfers have used this grip during their career.

Pro Golfers That Use Baseball Grip:

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Tommy Gainey: Baseball Grip

Starting first on this list is Tommy Gainey. Gainey is likely one of the youngest guys to use this grip currently. Most players nowadays stick to the overlapping or traditional golf grips, however, Gainey seems like he pretty much sticks to this grip.

It was easy for him to stick out on tour as he was the only one really using this grip style. In fact, he was on the receiving end of many jokes because his baseball grip looked so strange. Regardless of how it looks, he was able to climb through the ranks using this grip.

Bob Estes: Baseball Grip

Arguably one of the most well known golfers that uses the baseball grip, or 10 finger grip, is Bob Estes. For practically his whole professional career, Estes used this grip and was one of the key people to popularize it. He attributes a lot of his success to this unique type of grip.

Some speculate that it was a reason behind his power, as using the baseball grip can allow golfers to get more hinge in their wrists, thus generating more swing speed. Regardless of the benefits, it has helped Estes climb the ranks through his professional career.

Moe Norman: Baseball Grip

It is highly debated on whether or not Moe Norman’s golf grip was considered the ‘baseball grip’. Some argue that his grip was considered ‘overlapping’ and others argue that it was the ‘baseball’ grip. No matter which side of the argument you are on, you’d be right.

Moe Norman started off his career by using the Overlapping grip, but changed to the Baseball, or “10 finger” grip in 1993 . It was mainly due to this change that he was able to change his golf game for the better. Not only did he start improving, but he was key in raising awareness on the Baseball grip.

So, even though the baseball grip played a small role in the timeline of his entire career, it still did shape the way he played, making him one of the most well known Baseball grip golfers out there.

Lance Ten Broeck: Baseball Grip

Lance Ten Broeck is one of the golfers who experimented with the baseball grip during his career. Most tournaments that he played it, he actually used the overlapping grip instead of the baseball grip. However, there was a point in his career where he actually did use the baseball grip, which raised some eyebrows at the time.

Why Is The Baseball Grip Called The 10 Finger Grip?

As mentioned above, the Baseball grip is also referred to as the “10 Finger” grip. The reason it is also called the 10 finger grip is because all 10 fingers are touching the grip / shaft of the club. In other words, all 10 of your fingers are wrapped around the grip.

In the traditional grip style or overlapping style, your pinky fingers go over one another, which means that you only have 9 fingers touching the grip. So, because the baseball grip allows players to have all 10 fingers on the grip at one time, it is called the 10 finger grip.

Is The Baseball Grip Legal In Golf?

According to the USGA and R&A , the baseball grip is totally legal to use. There is no rule against having all 10 fingers on the shaft when swinging. So, this means that you are allowed to use the baseball grip in any type of golf tournament or game without having to worry about breaking any rules.

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Any tour pro's use a baseball grip?

By donnie_brasco June 4, 2009 in Instruction & Academy

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Curious if any use this grip..

Also Does Tiger overlap his left index finger on his right pinky?

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Tiger interlocks.....

Only tour players I can think of with the baseball grip are Bob Estes and Dave Barr....

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I think Tim Clark said he used to as an amateur, but I don't know for how long.

If it helps, my pop does and it has done him well... but he's the exception to the rule. ;)

I Do use it however if I'm really trying to hook the ball. Helps turn the club over quickly.

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That's odd. My dad tried this yesterday for the first time because he said his hands hurt so bad he could hardly play. He has played his best two rounds in the last couple years since making the switch. We were just talking about it today if any tour pros or anyone else use that grip and the pros and cons of it.

There are a few but I can't name them off the top of my head. Reading a bit though I've heard them mentioned. A few have won events etc.

Tommy Gainey uses a baseball grip. Thats the only one I can think of.


Moe Norman.

I've played most of my golf "career" with a 10-finger. I eventually switched to an interlocking but have been toying with the old grip on the range lately. I have small hands and my pinky actually tucks under my left index finger a bit, so the relationship between the hands is pretty similar to an overlap/interlock grip. The problem I have with interlocking (and it's worse with overlap) is tendon pain in that area of my right hand/pinky when I'm playing heavily.

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Scott Piercy has this grip as well but he did shoot 7 over for his first round at memorial :wacko:

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I recently heard that the late Bob Rosburg used a baseball grip throughout his career.


Ronan Rafferty used the 10-finger grip, top European player for quite some time.

Moe switched off from the 10-finger and the overlap.

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What Golf Grips Do the Pros Use? Top 100 PGA Tour Player Guide (2023 update)

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Written by Graeme Hay | Last Updated: 18/04/2024

Golfing Focus infographic of brands of grips used by the top 100 PGA Tour pros in 2021 compared to 2023

While checking my clubs recently one thing I noticed was that I have a collection of different grips on my clubs.

Having swapped clubs in and out of my bag over the last number of years I’ve now ended up with different golf grips on my driver and fairway woods, compared to my irons and specialist wedges.

I had never really noticed it before and so prior to deciding whether to do anything about it I did some detailed analysis on what grips the top 100 pros on the PGA Tour are using to see what the best players on the planet are up to.

Golf Pride grips are the most used by the top 100 PGA Tour pros with 86% choosing them. Lamkin grips, used by Tony Finau and Justin Rose, are the next most common chosen by 6. IOMIC grips are picked by 4 pros while SuperStroke are used by Jordan Speith and Joel Dahmen. PING and Gripmaster grips are used by only 1 pro each.

Even though there seems to be a definitive consensus among the best players on the PGA Tour that Golf Pride are the best golf grips our research still found 25 different grip models being used by the top 100.

And when it comes to the number and types of wraps individual pros have under their grips it is obvious that the best players still have very detailed requirements when it comes to which grips feel and work best for them!

Most Popular Grips Used on PGA Tour? Golf Pride Take Pride of Place

The top 100 PGA Tour pros have a noticeable preference for Golf Pride golf grips and clearly consider them to be the best golf grips available to them.

Golf Pride (GP) Tour Velvet grips are the most used among the top 100 PGA Tour pros with 33 using them including Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay and Adam Scott. GP’s MCC grips are the next most popular with 19 using them including Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland. Tour Velvet Cord grips are chosen by 16 pros.

When we last did this analysis a couple of years ago Golf Pride grips were again shown to be the most popular among this elite group with 75% using them.

So with 86% now choosing them their dominance seems only to be growing.

But as we start to delve a bit deeper into the grip choices of the best players on Tour the precision with which they approach them is obvious and as exacting as it is with all their other equipment choices.

While the Tour Velvet grip continues to be the most popular choice among the top 100 on Tour fifty five of them choose other types of Golf Pride grips.

Rory McIlroy for example uses the MultiCompound (MCC) grip as does Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland.

Tyrell Hatton meanwhile prefers the MCC Plus4 which is designed to simulate 4 additional wraps on the lower hand to encourage lighter grip pressure.

Sam Burns and Cameron Young then use the ALIGN versions of the Tour Velvet and ZGrip Cord grips respectively to help them ensure they place their hand correctly on the club every time.

In simple terms ALIGN refers to a raised ridge along each grip which allows a player to find a consistent ‘feel’ and therefore hand placement each time they pick up a club.

The great Tiger Woods meantime has preferred a standard 58 round Tour Velvet Cord grip during his career with one wrap of build up tape and 1 wrap of double sided tape applied underneath.

Others such as Taylor Pendrith, Andrew Putnam and John Huh also don’t use the same grip on all their clubs opting for different grip types on their woods and/or hybrids compared to their irons and wedges.

Pendrith for example chooses MCC grips for the longest clubs in his bag before switching to Tour Velvet Cord grips for his 3-iron through to 60º lob wedge.

It is  unlikely that golf grips are ever the main topic of conversation in the clubhouse among amateur golfers across the world but it is clear from looking at the golf grips chosen by the top 100 PGA Tour players that it is something they pay close attention to.

So for the sake of completeness and satisfy any curiosity for which exact grips the top 100 pros on the PGA Tour are using here is a complete breakdown.

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What Size Grips Do Pros Use? Don’t Forget the Wraps!

The golf grip is the only point of contact every golfer has with the club so it makes sense that it should never just be a case of any player simply living with whatever grip comes on the clubs they choose.

The best pros on the PGA Tour clearly don’t and our in-depth analysis of the golf grips used by the top 100 found that the pros clearly spend a great deal of time ensuring their grip is as comfortable and suited to them as possible.

And a key part of that relates to the size of grip the pros choose.

The majority of the top 100 PGA Tour pros use standard size grips, including Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas. Others such as Sam Burns, Tony Finau and Jon Rahm use midsize grips, but each pro will also add varying amounts of tape under the grip to create a size that matches their specific requirements.

And that final point is the key one when it comes to discussions about the size of grips the pros use.

The golf grips and number of wraps required by TaylorMade's stable of golf pros

For some pros a midsize grip is too large for their liking but a standard size grip is too small.

That is why they will add extra wraps of tape underneath in order to get that grip size absolutely spot on.

Because the number of build up and/or double sided tape wraps a player uses under their grip gives it a different width and therefore size.

And not only that, the tape they use will give the club a different weight as will a cord grip which also means it is going to be a bit heavier.

2023 Masters champion Jon Rahm for example uses only 1 tape wrap underneath his midsize Golf Pride MCC grips but Scottie Scheffler uses 6 wraps of tape under his standard 58 Ribbed Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips. 

Tony Finau meanwhile opts for a near unbelievable 13 wraps under the right hand and 12 under the left hand of his Lamkin UTX Midsize Full Cord grips.

That suggests Finau is gripping the branch of a small tree rather than a golf club but his reasoning for doing this is to try and produce a near uniform thickness from grip to shaft compared to the standard taper in the lower hand.

In other cases Tour pros will opt for extra tape wraps only under the lower half of the grip.

Xander Schauffele is one such player whose Golf Pride MCC grips get progressively larger as they reach his lower hand.

While the left hand of his grip is ‘standard’ size he opts for one 4-inch tape wrap followed by a 6-inch wrap under the right hand to help him slow down club rotation and start the ball right for his ideal shot shape.

As a general rule, adding 4 extra layers of tape (in addition to the 1 wrap of double-sided tape needed to adhere the grip to the shaft) will take a grip from an Undersize to Standard, Standard to Midsize, and so on.

And you should also take note that building up grips with extra tape will stretch the rubber and make it feel firmer.

So when you start looking at what sizes of grip the pros use bear in mind that the ‘manufactured’ size they are shown as choosing does not tell the whole story.

Do Pros Use Cord or Non-Cord Golf Grips?

Watch the PGA Tour for any length of time and it won’t take long before you notice the various multi-coloured golf grips that many of the pros have on their clubs.

While all the main golf grip manufacturers produce multi-coloured grips these days the most common coloured grip is the Golf Pride MCC (New Decade MultiCompound) which is a hybrid grip with a standard lower section and cord upper section.

[Editor’s note – Hybrid golf grips are also known as ‘half cord ‘ grips]

A Black / Green Golf Pride MCC golf grip

And when it comes to cord grips it is interesting to see what proportion of the PGA Tour pros use them.

28% of the top 100 PGA Tour pros use full cord grips with 19% choosing hybrid grips, which have a cord upper section and normal rubber lower section. The majority of the top 100, just over 50%, choose non-cord grips however and among this group Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet grip is the most popular.

By choosing MCC grips on his woods and Tour Velvet cord grips on his irons and wedges Taylor Pendrith was once again an anomaly with his choice of a mixture of full cord and hybrid grips in his golf set.

But why do some of the pros decide to go for cord grips, whether that is just for their top hand with the hybrid grips or for both hands with the full cord options?

Pros choose full or half cord golf grips because of the extra traction they give to stop the club spinning in their hands when their hands are sweating or they are playing in wet conditions. Cord grips absorb more moisture by virtue of the cord strands that are sandwiched and moulded between two thin layers of rubber.

The key word when it comes to golf grips is ‘feel’ and with cord grips they have a lightly sanded feel.

And it is this that adds the extra friction with a player’s hands when they grip the club compared to a standard soft non-cord rubber grip.

Like every golf swing however, every player is different when it comes to which golf grip types they prefer the feel of in their hands.

I used to use full cord grips in the past simply because I saw a lot of the pros using them however I found that due to the additional roughness they caused my hands a few problems, especially when I was practising and playing almost every day.

I therefore switched back to the non-cord grips and have stuck with them since simply because I prefer the smoother feel in my hands and I have never noticed any problems with my hands slipping due to sweat or in wet weather.

Every player is different though and personal preference clearly plays its part also among the top 100 players on the PGA Tour.

Before you go …

In the modern game of course it is not just club grips that are paid close attention to by the pros.

The options for putter grips available have also exploded in recent years as new manufacturers have burst onto the putting scene.

Read our next article to find out what putter grips the top 100 PGA Tour pros are using and find out which model of putter is the most popular among this elite group.

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Golf Tips: How To Utilize The Baseball Grip For Power

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The baseball grip has become a rare sight in golf, but could it still be a great power producer off the tee? The latest of our golf tips explains.

Two of the most popular grips in golf are the interlocking and overlap grips, but many seem to sleep on the baseball/ten finger grip.

The baseball grip was the first one I began using when I started playing. Over time, I started mostly using the interlocking grip but the baseball grip still has its uses.

Due to its instinctual feeling, the grip will likely be the first choice of those who start swinging before getting lessons, but it’s often still a great grip to use when hitting woods or drivers.

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If you would like to use the interlock or overlap grip on irons, then feel free. When swinging the big sticks, it might be a good idea to give ten fingers a try though.

The reason why it’s worth your while is that it helps you to generate more power. When all fingers are wrapped around the club, that’s more speed with your hands.

With an interlocking grip, your pinky and index finger are tangled up. With overlapping, your pinky is chilling out on top of your other hand.

This can slow down acceleration in the swing. It’s really amazing what using a couple more fingers can do to your distance overall.

Take a look at the man pictured, Tommy Gainey. He’s racked up nine professional wins in his career including one on the PGA Tour.

He was able to get those wins using the baseball grip. He also wears two gloves which makes him even more distinctive. Gainey uses the grip on all of his clubs. For you, I’d mostly recommend limiting it to the driver, as this is the club that we most often want to hit further.

Using the interlocking or overlapping grip on irons is good for adding more feel to you shots. That said, if you want to use the baseball grip for irons as well for added distance, then feel free.

It’s also good to note that having a thicker grip on your clubs may improve your performance with the baseball grip. These help eliminate stress in the hands, and help generate even more power.

Just remember to use the same setup you would any other time when swinging driver or wood. It may feel a little weird at first, but your swing will be faster and you’ll get used to it with practice.

In a way, look at like weightlifters in the Olympics. They aren’t leaving a pinky out when lifting right?

They use every finger they can to get that extra strength to lift. That’s how this grip is for golf as it uses every muscle in your hands.

Another little bonus tip while using this grip if you’re looking to really maximize power; don’t be shy when it comes to lifting your left heel (if you’re right handed) during the backswing.

John Daly became one of the longest hitters of all-time because of this. He also had the “grip it and rip it” backswing as well.

This is why you see baseball players lift their leg up when they’re about to swing. It helps them “charge up” and fire away at the baseball.

So using the baseball grip, and lifting your heel during your backswing can help you hit those bombs you want. It’s far from textbook and it may not work for everyone, but it’s something you can try in your own time.

Next: Golf Tip: Don’t Be Afraid To Use A “Chipper”

Don’t worry if it feels weird initially as you’ll get the hang of it, but ultimately, do what makes you feel most comfortable.

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Overlapping or Interlocking Grip: The Pro’s & Con’s of Each

Your golf grip plays a pivotal role in your swing path and ball flight.

Having a good grip is one of the foundations to becoming a consistent golfer since your hands are the only part of your body touching the club. If your grip is incorrect on the golf club, it can wreak havoc on your swing and lead to a lot of frustration on the course. 

In the golf world there are two main ways to grip the club ;  overlap golf grip or interlock grip . There’s a baseball grip too but it’s not nearly as popular. Each has their advantages and disadvantages as it can affect different aspects of the golf swing. 

For example, if your grip is too weak or too strong , it will have a direct impact on your backswing and downswing. Which will affect your ball striking and ability to score well consistently.

I’m sure you’ve wondered,  “Is it better to have an interlock grip or an overlap golf grip?”

It’s a great question because most elite players use an overlap grip. But there are two noticeable exceptions to the overlapping golf grip – Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. These two legends of the game use an interlocking grip. 

Keep reading to learn more about common grip styles in golf and find out which one is right for your swing.

Overlapping vs. Interlocking Golf Grip 

The great Bobby Jones once said,  “A correct grip is a fundamental necessity in the golf swing. It might even be said to be the first necessity, for a person must take hold of the club before he can swing it, and he must hold it correctly before it becomes physically possible for him to swing it correctly.”

So, how do you develop the correct grip that will help you swing more effectively and make Bobby Jones proud? Is interlocking or overlapping the way to go?

Let’s compare…

Overlap vs Interlock Grip

Overlapping Golf Grip (Vardon Grip)

The overwhelming majority of the golfing population chooses the overlapping grip as their main style to hold the golf club. Also known as the Vardon grip, it’s been estimated that nearly 90% of professional golfers use this type of grip. While I couldn’t find a formal study for amateur golfers, I can say in my 20+ years of playing golf, rarely do I meet someone with an interlock golf grip. 

The overlap grip became popular thanks to Harry Vardon in the late 1800s. While he didn’t invent the grip, he made it popular after writing about it in his instructional books.

With an overlap grip, your hands are not connected and your right pinky rests on your left index finger.

There are a ton of pros to the overlapping grip but the biggest one is that it can make it easier to produce consistent results. Golf is a game of misses and this type of grip can make your misses a little bit better. 

Thanks to the pinky position, this grip makes it easy to have freedom of your hands but also plenty of control too. Since your pinky connects your hands, they act as one unit during the swing.

Vardon Overlap Golf Grip

This also allows plenty of freedom for the wrist to operate correctly as well. Neither of the two grips offer this type of connectivity and freedom that leads to better results on the golf course.

Another big benefit of the overlap grip is that it works well for larger hands, likely why it’s so popular among male golfers. The interlock is very challenging to do with larger hands so the overlap is the perfect solution.

Finally, the overlap grip is pretty easy to get started and doesn’t take long to feel natural. This can also help speed up the learning curve and set you up for success in the long run. This grip is used by the best golfers in the world and it should set you up for a long playing career without having to switch grips. 

Each grip has its disadvantages too but there aren’t a ton with the overlap. While it’s not ideal for players with very small hands, it can work for pretty much everyone else. 

It’s hard to say it can limit your distance or accuracy either as it’s used by the longest hitters in the world. The only thing is that it might be a difficult transition to it from a 10-finger baseball grip or an interlock grip, but that’s to be expected. Anytime you change your grip, even if you don’t change the core style, can take some getting used to. 

Click here to learn more about the step-by-step process to master your grip . 

Is the Overlap or Interlock Grip better

Interlock Golf Grip 

The other popular grip that is used in golf is the interlocking grip. It was made popular by Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods – two of the greatest men to ever swing a golf club. Another accomplished player who uses this style is Rory Mcilroy. 

Despite three great players using this grip on the golf club, ironically, most amateurs or professionals don’t opt for this grip style.

So, what’s the difference between the overlapping vs interlocking golf grip?

The right pinky finger.

In an overlap grip, the pinky finger rests on top of the left hand. Most golfers place it between the left index finger and middle finger of your left hand (assuming you’re a right handed golfer). 

But with an interlock grip, the pinky finger goes between the middle finger and index finger. If you’ve been playing an overlap grip for a while, try to grip a club and see how it feels. I did while writing this article and couldn’t believe how different it felt! 

Let’s review the pros and cons to find the perfect golf grip for you.

Since the pinky finger is between the fingers of your other hand and not on top, the interlocking grip offers more connection. With an interlocking grip, it’s easier to have the hands act together as a single unit for more control in the swing. There’s less to think about in terms of  wrist action  as the hands are connected during the swing.

Another big benefit to this type of grip is that it reduces tension in your golf swing . Since all 10 fingers are resting on the grip, you don’t need to apply as much grip pressure. This is an area where a lot of golfers struggle and try to squeeze the life out of the grip. 

Interlock Golf Grip

When in reality, you need enough grip pressure but not too much. The key is make sure that you maintain the same grip pressure throughout your swing to minimize tension and swing freely.

Finally, the last major benefit to the interlocking grip is that it’s ideal for players with smaller hands. This is why junior golfers and women tend to use it as an effective way to grip the club. 

Like the overlap, there are plenty of pros but there are some cons to this type of grip too. First, it’s not good for players with larger hands as it’s awkward to grip the club. This can lead to thinking about your grip instead of swinging the golf club freely.

Second, while it’s great to help players have the hands act as one, it could also eliminate proper wrist movement. This can hurt your total distance and impact ball striking too. 

Finally, it can feel very awkward in the beginning, especially if you have been using the overlap grip for your entire golfing career. This can take months to finally get comfortable and might not always be worth it. 

Ten Finger Grip (Baseball Golf Grip) 

While both the overlap and interlock are by far the most common grip styles in golf, there is another type known as the 10-finger grip. It’s also commonly referred to as the baseball or hammer grip as it’s the same way that you would hold a baseball bat.

With a 10-finger grip, you do not overlap or interlock your fingers. Instead, you just place all ten fingers around the grip of the club without any fingers connecting or overlapping. There is no gap between the hands and the knuckle of each hand should align with the other hand. 

This type of grip is more commonly used by amateur golfers but there are a few professionals too. One of the most well known players to use this new grip is Scott Piercy. 

10 Finger Baseball Golf Grip

Pros of 10-Finger Grip 

The major reason this grip is good for some players is that it’s easy for beginners to get started. The grip is by far one of the most complicated parts of the game so this type of grip speeds up the learning process. 

It’s easy for new players to quickly adopt this grip and start hitting golf balls. It’s very natural compared to the overlap or interlock grip which both take time to learn and get comfortable. This will give beginners more time to work on takeaway , setup, and learning the ins and outs of the game.

Finally, this grip style can help you hit bombs with the driver and improve your impact position in the hitting zone. Since every finger is touching the club, it’s easier to transfer power when the face meets the golf ball. It’s easier to snap your wrist and create massive power when hitting a driver. 

Cons of 10-Finger Grip 

Like the other two main types of grips, the 10-finger grip isn’t perfect either. First, since the hands aren’t connected in any way, it can lead to them acting independently in the golf swing. This can lead to poor ball striking and overall inconsistent results. 

Second, the 10-finger grip can give the wrists too much freedom in the swing which can impact your accuracy. This is a pro in terms of adding more distance to your game but also a con as it negatively affects your driving accuracy. 

FAQs About Golf Grips

Do you have more questions about finding the right grip style for your swing? If so, keep scrolling to learn more of the most common questions about grip.

Do golf pros use interlocking grip? 

Yes, some golf pros use the interlocking grip instead of overlapping their fingers. The two biggest examples of PGA Tour pros using this grip is Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Between the two they have 33 major championships and countless wins around the world. 

What is the point of the interlocking golf grip? 

The interlocking grip helps players connect their hands thanks to the pinky position. This makes it easier to keep them connected in the swing and operating as a unit. It also is a great grip method for players with smaller hands and want optimal control of the golf ball. 

Who invented the overlap grip?

Most people think of the overlap grip and associate it with Harry Vardon, a 6-time winner of the Open Championship (also known as the British Open). While he made this grip style popular, he actually didn’t invent it but was a frequent proponent of it.

Golf historians give credit to Johnny Laidlay. He won the British Amateur championship in 1889 and 1891, in which he used the overlapping golf grip. 

What grip do most pro golfers use? 

Most professional golfers use an overlapping grip for their full swings. Which is pretty ironic considering that Jack and Tiger, two golfers that everyone tries to emulate both use an interlocking grip. 

But as you can tell from the pros/cons above, the overlapping grip is usually the best option for most golfers. Some players and coaches also think that interlocking helps with reducing a slice as well.

Does overlap grip help with slice? 

The main reason a slice happens is that the left-hand placement, not the grip style. According to Bill Schmedes III who was voted as a Best Young Teacher by Golf Digest. 

In this  article , he went on to say,  “A majority of golfers often slice the ball because they’re gripping the club too much in their palm,” Schmedes says. This weakens your grip and leaves the face open at address, which creates a domino effect in your swing. When the clubface gets open, subconsciously, we react to it.”

He recommends holding the club more in your fingers, not your palms to help improve your takeaway and straighten out your ball flight. Plus, maintain light grip pressure as too much grip pressure (especially with your middle fingers) can add extra tension in your swing.

What grip did Jack Nicklaus use? 

Jack used an interlocking grip when it came to full swing golf shots. Since Tiger Woods wanted to imitate and beat Jack, it’s not a big surprise that he adopted the same grip too. 

Jack elaborated more about this grip in  Golf Digest  saying,  “I’ve always used an interlocking grip. That’s what Mr. Grout taught my dad–and me. I interlock because it helps unify my hands.”

This helped his swing speed, distance control, and release the club properly.

Do you use the same grip on all shots?

In general, yes, it’s best to use the same grip on short game shots. Many golfers have a different putting grip but use one grip for driving, irons, and wedges.

One notable exception is Matthew Fitzpatrick, the 2022 US Open Champion. Despite using a normal grip for his smooth swing, he uses a cross hand grip on short chip and pitch shots.

The other grip is a left-hand low and allows him According to  PGA Tour ,  “Fitzpatrick tended to “cut across” the ball just a bit when conventional (his path through the ball coming a fraction inside).”

While it’s unconventional for such an avid golfer, it clearly works for him.

Should you interlock fingers when putting? 

Holding a putter is very different from holding a golf club for a full swing. While there are only a few ways to hold your hands on the grip for full shots, putting is quite different. 

Golfers have all types of grips when it comes to putting, including conventional, left-hand low (cross hand grip), claw grip, and more. Each grip style has its own advantages and disadvantages depending on your natural tendencies.

The cool thing about putting is that you can switch grips pretty easily to test and see if it works. If you don’t get results, it’s easy to switch back without affecting your old grip. If a putter gets old and you’re going through a slump on the greens, sometimes changing your grip is just what you need. 

Click here to read our full guide on different putting grips now . 

Final Thoughts on Overlap Golf Grip vs. Interlock Grip

Hopefully you have a better understanding of the two most common golf grips. How you hold the club is a key fundamental of building a better golf swing . There is no right or wrong answer when comparing grips. Instead, you need to test out which feels best for you.

While the interlock golf grip might work for two legends of the game but I wouldn’t suggest it for most players. If you have small hands, this grip can lead to a smooth golf swing but isn’t ideal for most male golfers.

Instead, the overlap golf grip (not the ten finger grip) is the best grip. The overlap grip makes it easy to hit all types of shots, generate more power, and ultimately improve your golf game.

For more about the golf grip, make sure to read our article on the long left thumb golf grip .

Benefits of the Vardon Interlock and Baseball Grip in Golf

Golf, of course, places a significant emphasis on the grip. This is what you need to learn in the first place.

How your hands connect to the club can make a world of difference in your swing and overall performance, which is not a big secret.

This is why we decided to show you the benefits of the Vardon, Interlock, and Baseball Grip in golf.

You should consider them since they will be highly useful to you. Let's describe each of them one after another so it is easier for you to get acquainted with these types of grips.

The Vardon Grip – Overlap Grip

The Vardon Grip – Overlap Grip

Picture this: you're on the golf course, club in hand, ready to take your swing. If you're like 90% of Tour players and the majority of amateur golfers worldwide, you're likely using the Vardon grip, also known as the overlap grip.

Named after the illustrious British golfer Harry Vardon, who championed its virtues and secured major tournament victories with it, this grip style offers a multitude of benefits.

In the Vardon grip, your hands are connected through the right pinky finger, which rests on top of the depression between the left hand's index and middle fingers.

This connection acts as an anchor, ensuring that the right hand remains in close contact with the left throughout the swing.

The Vardon grip thrives in the hands of adult male golfers with long fingers and strong hands.

However, it may not be the ideal choice for children or golfers with relatively small fingers who might find other grip styles more accommodating.

The Interlock Grip

The Interlock Grip

Coming in as the second most widely used golf grip is the interlocking grip. In this style, both hands unite through a connection between the right hand's little finger and the left hand's index finger.

Unlike the Vardon grip, where the fingers rest on top of each other, the interlock grip sees these fingers interlock, forming a secure bond.

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Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus is a notable advocate of the interlock grip. Tiger Woods, inspired by his golfing hero Nicklaus, also adopted this grip style.

The interlock grip proves particularly beneficial for golfers with smaller-than-average hands and fingers.

Unlike the Vardon grip, which relies on the right pinky as an anchor, the interlock grip does not demand long fingers for stability.

This makes it an excellent choice for those who might struggle to maintain a secure grip with the overlap technique.

The Baseball Grip – Ten Finger Golf Grip

The Baseball Grip – Ten Finger Golf Grip

Now let's explore the baseball grip, often referred to as the 10-finger grip. This style mirrors the way hands are held in the sport that shares its name.

In the baseball grip, both hands rest side by side, pressed against each other on the grip. Unlike the Vardon and interlock grips, there's no anchoring connection between the hands.

In this grip, the right little finger simply lies next to the left index finger, maintaining contact but not forming a solid link.

The baseball grip is commonly favored by young children as they embark on their golfing journey.

Its natural feel allows beginners to focus on other aspects of their swing without worrying about intricate hand connections.

Additionally, senior golfers who face challenges wrapping their hands around the club might find solace in the simplicity of the baseball grip.

It can be a helpful choice for those dealing with flexibility issues or finger pain.

Picking a Right Grip

Okay, so you know some of the grips now, but you might be wondering, " Which one should I use? " The answer is refreshingly simple: use the one that feels most comfortable and instills the greatest confidence in your shots.

You do not have to listen to other people’s opinions on this; just implement a grip that is “made for you”.

We can also advise you to consider trying them in a progressive manner, starting with the overlap grip (Vardon) , then moving on to the interlocking grip, and ultimately exploring the baseball grip if the others do not quite align with your needs.

Remember that golf is a highly personalized sport, and the right grip for you might differ from what works best for others.

In conclusion, the golf grip is not a one-size-fits-all concept. You need to be aware of it. The Vardon, Interlock, and Baseball grips each offer their distinctive benefits and are preferred by the best golfers.

What is most important is that your selection of grip should hinge on comfort, confidence, and the natural feel it brings to your game.

Thus, embrace the grip that suits you best, head out to the fairways with conviction, and watch your golfing prowess soar.

Whether you are overlapping, interlocking, or holding on like it is a baseball bat, may your swings be true and your putts find the mark.

Go and try all these grips to find the best one for you and improve your games more and more!

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Enrique Martínez Luque

Enrique Martínez Luque is the Argentina-based golf expert and professional writer. He built his career in the world of golf taking a number of positions. Enrique was the manager of a golf club, director at a federation level, an agent for professional golfers and director institutional relations on the Argentinian Tour. Assissted the professional golfers on major tours for almost 20 years. Worked as the press officer of national and international golf tournaments.

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Golf 101: what is a strong grip.

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What is a strong grip? Before we answer that, consider this: How you grip it might be the first thing you learn, and arguably the first foundation you adapt—and it can form the DNA for your whole golf swing.

The proper way to hold a golf club has many variables: hand size, finger size, sports you play, where you feel strength, etc. It’s not an exact science. However, when you begin, you will get introduced to the common terminology for describing a grip—strong, weak, and neutral.

Let’s focus on the strong grip as it is, in my opinion, the best way to hold a club when you are young as it puts the clubface in a stronger position at the top and instinctively encourages a fair bit of rotation to not only hit it solid but straight.

The list of players on tour with strong grips is long: Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, Fred Couples, David Duval, and Bernhard Langer all play with a strong grip.

But what is a strong grip? Well like my first teacher Mike Montgomery (Director of Golf at Glendale CC in Seattle) used to say to me, “it looks like you are revving up a Harley with that grip”. Point is the knuckles on my left hand were pointing to the sky and my right palm was facing the same way.

Something like this:

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Of course, there are variations to it, but that is your run of the mill, monkey wrench strong grip. Players typically will start there when they are young and tweak as they gain more experience. The right hand might make it’s way more on top, left-hand knuckles might show two instead of three, and the club may move its way out of the palms and further down into the fingers.

Good golf can be played from any position you find comfortable, especially when you find the body matchup to go with it.

Watch this great vid from @JakeHuttGolf

In very simple terms, here are 3 pros and 3 cons of a strong grip.

  • Encourages a closed clubface which helps deloft the club at impact and helps you hit further
  • It’s an athletic position which encourages rotation
  • Players with strong grips tend to strike it solidly
  • Encourages a closed clubface which helps deloft the club at impact and can cause you to hit it low and left
  • If you don’t learn to rotate you could be in for a long career of ducks and trees
  • Players with strong grips tend to fight a hook and getting the ball in the air

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Chuckie Carlton

Aug 4, 2020 at 12:53 am

Can you please use the terms “further”/”farther” correctly? Not to be grammar police, but i see this misuse all the time particularly in this magazine’s articles. And, of course, this comes up all the time.

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My golf learning began with this simple fact – if you don’t have a fundamentally sound hold on the golf club, it is practically impossible for your body to execute a fundamentally sound golf swing. I’m still a big believer that the golf swing is much easier to execute if you begin with the proper hold on the club.

As you might imagine, I come into contact with hundreds of golfers of all skill levels. And it is very rare to see a good player with a bad hold on the golf club. There are some exceptions, for sure, but they are very few and very far between, and they typically have beat so many balls with their poor grip that they’ve found a way to work around it.

The reality of biophysics is that the body moves only in certain ways – and the particulars of the way you hold the golf club can totally prevent a sound swing motion that allows the club to release properly through the impact zone. The wonderful thing is that anyone can learn how to put a fundamentally sound hold on the golf club, and you can practice it anywhere your hands are not otherwise engaged, like watching TV or just sitting and relaxing.

Whether you prefer an overlap, interlock or full-finger (not baseball!) grip on the club, the same fundamentals apply.  Here are the major grip faults I see most often, in the order of the frequency:

Mis-aligned hands

By this I mean that the palms of the two hands are not parallel to each other. Too many golfers have a weak left hand and strong right, or vice versa. The easiest way to learn how to hold the club with your palms aligned properly is to grip a plain wooden ruler or yardstick. It forces the hands to align properly and shows you how that feels. If you grip and re-grip a yardstick several times, then grip a club, you’ll see that the learning curve is almost immediate.

The position of the grip in the upper/left hand

I also observe many golfers who have the butt of the grip too far into the heel pad of the upper hand (the left hand for right-handed players). It’s amazing how much easier it is to release the club through the ball if even 1/4-1/2″ of the butt is beyond the left heel pad. Try this yourself to see what I mean.  Swing the club freely with just your left hand and notice the difference in its release from when you hold it at the end of the grip, versus gripping down even a half inch.

To help you really understand how this works, go to the range and hit shots with your five-iron gripped down a full inch to make the club the same length as your seven-iron. You will probably see an amazing shot shape difference, and likely not see as much distance loss as you would expect.

Too much lower (right) hand on the club

It seems like almost all golfers of 8-10 handicap or higher have the club too far into the palm of the lower hand, because that feels “good” if you are trying to control the path of the clubhead to the ball. But the golf swing is not an effort to hit at the ball – it is a swing of the club. The proper hold on the club has the grip underneath the pad at the base of the fingers. This will likely feel “weak” to you — like you cannot control the club like that. EXACTLY. You should not be trying to control the club with your lower/master hand.

Gripping too tightly

Nearly all golfers hold the club too tightly, which tenses up the forearms and prevents a proper release of the club through impact. In order for the club to move back and through properly, you must feel that the club is controlled by the last three fingers of the upper hand, and the middle two fingers of the lower hand. If you engage your thumbs and forefingers in “holding” the club, the result will almost always be a grip that is too tight. Try this for yourself. Hold the club in your upper hand only, and squeeze firmly with just the last three fingers, with the forefinger and thumb off the club entirely. You have good control, but your forearms are not tense. Then begin to squeeze down with your thumb and forefinger and observe the tensing of the entire forearm. This is the way we are made, so the key to preventing tenseness in the arms is to hold the club very lightly with the “pinchers” — the thumbs and forefingers.

So, those are what I believe are the four fundamentals of a good grip. Anyone can learn them in their home or office very quickly. There is no easier way to improve your ball striking consistency and add distance than giving more attention to the way you hold the golf club.

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This is a classic drill that has been used for decades. However, the world of marketed training aids has grown so much during that time that this simple practice has been virtually forgotten. Because why teach people how to play golf using everyday items when you can create and sell a product that reinforces the same thing? Nevertheless, I am here to give you helpful advice without running to the nearest Edwin Watts or adding something to your Amazon cart.

For the “scoring clubs,” having a solid connection between the arms and body during the swing, especially through impact, is paramount to creating long-lasting consistency. And keeping that connection throughout the swing helps rotate the shoulders more to generate more power to help you hit it farther. So, how does this drill work, and what will your game benefit from it? Well, let’s get into it.

You can use this for basic chip shots up to complete swings. I use this with every club in my bag, up to a 9 or 8-iron. It’s natural to create incrementally more separation between the arms and body as you progress up the set. So doing this with a high iron or a wood is not recommended.

While you set up to hit a ball, simply tuck the towel underneath both armpits. The length of the towel will determine how tight it will be across your chest but don’t make it so loose that it gets in the way of your vision. After both sides are tucked, make some focused swings, keeping both arms firmly connected to the body during the backswing and follow through. (Note: It’s normal to lose connection on your lead arm during your finishing pose.) When you’re ready, put a ball in the way of those swings and get to work.

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Get a Better Shoulder Turn

Many of us struggle to have proper shoulder rotation in our golf swing, especially during long layoffs. Making a swing that is all arms and no shoulders is a surefire way to have less control with wedges and less distance with full swings. Notice how I can get in a similar-looking position in both 60° wedge photos. However, one is weak and uncontrollable, while the other is strong and connected. One allows me to use my larger muscles to create my swing, and one doesn’t. The follow-through is another critical point where having a good connection, as well as solid shoulder rotation, is a must. This drill is great for those who tend to have a “chicken wing” form in their lead arm, which happens when it becomes separated from the body through impact.

In full swings, getting your shoulders to rotate in your golf swing is a great way to reinforce proper weight distribution. If your swing is all arms, it’s much harder to get your weight to naturally shift to the inside part of your trail foot in the backswing. Sure, you could make the mistake of “sliding” to get weight on your back foot, but that doesn’t fix the issue. You must turn into your trial leg to generate power. Additionally, look at the difference in separation between my hands and my head in the 8-iron examples. The green picture has more separation and has my hands lower. This will help me lessen my angle of attack and make it easier to hit the inside part of the golf ball, rather than the over-the-top move that the other picture produces.

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Stay Better Connected in the Backswing

When you don’t keep everything in your upper body working as one, getting to a good spot at the top of your swing is very hard to do. It would take impeccable timing along with great hand-eye coordination to hit quality shots with any sort of regularity if the arms are working separately from the body.

Notice in the red pictures of both my 60-degree wedge and 8-iron how high my hands are and the fact you can clearly see my shoulder through the gap in my arms. That has happened because the right arm, just above my elbow, has become totally disconnected from my body. That separation causes me to lift my hands as well as lose some of the extension in my left arm. This has been corrected in the green pictures by using this drill to reinforce that connection. It will also make you focus on keeping the lead arm close to your body as well. Because the moment either one loses that relationship, the towel falls.

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I have been diligent this year in finding a few drills that target some of the issues that plague my golf game; either by simply forgetting fundamental things or by coming to terms with the faults that have bitten me my whole career. I have found that having a few drills to fall back on to reinforce certain feelings helps me find my game a little easier, and the “towel drill” is most definitely one of them.

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What Golf Grips Do Pros Use?

We take a look at the golf grips that are put into play by the top male players in the world.

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What Golf Grips Do Pros Use

The grip is arguably the most important accessory in golf because it is the only part of you that is in contact with the club throughout the golf swing. 

Therefore it stands to reason that if you have bad grips which are poorly fitted or incredibly slippery, then your chances of hitting a good golf shot are significantly less. Additionally if your mind is too busy thinking about making sure your hands don't slip off the golf club, then you aren't focusing enough on the shot you have to play either.

Tour professionals understand this and so they regularly check to ensure they are taking a perfect golf grip with their hands in the correct position. They also regularly get their clubs re-gripped because of how often they practice and use them during competition. They make sure they use models that feel comfortable for their hands and allow them to produce their best golf.

So what models do the top male players in the world use? Below we have taken a look and as you would expect, Golf Pride dominates here.

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Golf Pride MCC Grip

Reasons to buy, reasons to avoid.

Golf Pride's Multi Compound is one of the best golf grips , and most popular models in golf right now because of the combination of performance and aesthetics.

Performance comes from the split design which blends Brushed Cotton Technology in the top half of the grip, to help with better traction with the glove hand, with rubber in the lower half to add more feel and forgiveness.

Of course the grips come in lots of different colors and as you can see above several top players use a variety of designs. You can also get the grip with the cool MCC Teams designs as well.

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Golf Pride Tour Velvet Grip

This all-rubber grip is the No.1 in the game and is arguably the most classic looking.

It combines a rubber-blend compound with a computer-generated non-slip surface that makes it as playable and comfortable as possible.

The plus-sign texture also helps pull moisture away from surface to allow for consistent traction.

In short it keeps things simple and classy.

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Golf Pride Z-Grip Cord Grip

Two-time Major winner Collin Morikawa is one of very few players to opt for the Z-Grip model from Golf Pride.

One of the firmest grips from the brand, it has two layers of texturing for feedback and control, and the midsize has a deep ‘Z’ shaped pattern that winds around the grip while the heavy cord texture channels any moisture away.

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Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord Grip

Used by Major winners Thomas and Koepka , the Tour Velvet Cord is also a top performer from Golf Pride.

It has all of the exceptional traction and all-weather performance that has made the Tour Velvet the winningest cord grip on Tour but now comes in a new white material comprised of tightly woven black cotton fibre.

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JumboMax UltraLight XL Grip

Bryson DeChambeau does things his way and his grips are the same, as he opts for a huge model from JumboMax.

The JumboMax premise is that they have designed grips to fit your hands better to improve your ball striking by eliminating the tension. They use something called Finger-Palm technology so you don’t feel the need to squeeze, and Bryson was actually involved in the latest design. 

In 2019 the US Open champ got rid of 75g from his JumboMax grip and this proved to be a prototype of this, the UltraLite. The substantial taper profile is designed to keep the face square longer through impact and the larger profile means that you will grip it more evenly and feel more of the weight in the clubhead.

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SwitchGrips ER Grip

A less well-known brand compared to others on this list is SwitchGrips, a company that is used by South Africans Oosthuizen and Ernie Els.

The 2010 Open champion uses the ER grip which is made from a proprietary rubber compound that has a non-slip texture on it for comfort and playability.

What is interesting is that SwitchGrips actually have weights in them in the butt of the club and these can range from 4g to 20g, dependent on a players feel and need. We are unsure which weight Oosthuizen has in, but because the butt of his club is black we can assume it is the standard design.

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Golf Pride Tour Velvet ALIGN Grip

Featuring much of the performance of the Tour Velvet model above, the Align design features Align technology and is used by American Harris English.

This takes the form of a dedicated raised ridge which encourages more consistent hand placement and better clubface awareness so the days of shifting your hands around and wondering if you’re too weak or strong will be over.

It also has the most up-to-date rubber blend and non-slip surface pattern to get rid of any unwanted moisture. 

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SuperStroke S-Tech Grip

SuperStroke may be best known for putting grips but three-time Major winner Jordan Spieth also uses club grips from the brand too, the S-Tech’s.

This grip is particularly good in all weather and there is minimal taper here, which helps with being able to have more even hand pressure on the grip and square the club more naturally.

It has a soft, tacky feel, hence its ability to deal with inclement weather, and it’s another that looks great; whether that is if you go for the blue, grey or red. It also comes in black naturally.

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Golf Pride MCC Plus4 Grip

Tyrrell Hatton turned many heads when he showed up with purple grips in 2021. The exact model he uses is the MCC Plus4 grip and whilst the purple model is not on sale, there are still several colors for you to choose from.

The design is also worth mentioning here as it differs from most on this list.

The larger outside diameter of the grip simulates the feel of building up the grip with four extra wraps. This reduced taper encourages lighter grip pressure, promoting less tension in the hands and creating more fluidity and power throughout the swing

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Golf Pride Tour Wrap Grip

American Daniel Berger opts for the Tour Wrap Grip from Golf Pride which is not commonly seen out on Tour. It features a wrap design that combines the look and feel of leather but has the durability and performance of soft rubber.

Not only that but the wrap design allows your fingers to nestle nicely between each section of the wrap.

Berger may use the black option but with the 2G model you can get it in white, blue and red as well.

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Iomic X Grip

Japanese Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama uses Iomic X grips at the moment.

Available in several different colors they feature a more rounded profile to enable the grip to fit into the palms correctly, reducing grip pressure.

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Last week, Rickie Fowler was swinging with a baseball grip. Now, he's got a grip on his game

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Detroit  — Rickie Fowler has been battling blisters.

On Thursday, he could've had a blistering round — if not for one hole.

Fowler "settled" for a 5-under 67 on Thursday in the opening round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Club, leaving him two shots off the lead and squarely in the hunt in a bunched-up leaderboard.

Last year, Fowler started with a 68, which was only good enough to be five shots back of eventual tournament champion Nate Lashley.

"Anytime you make seven birdies," said Fowler, "it's a good day."

And anytime you can swing a golf club without feeling constant pain, well, that's a good day, too.

Fowler, in the midst of one of his most-challenging seasons on the PGA Tour — we're talking about results, though certainly the COVID-19 shutdown didn't help — has been toying with his swing and his grip. That means a lot of practice and a lot of swings, and that often can mean a lot of blisters.


He fought through them at Colonial and Hilton Head, but missed the cut at both stops.

Last week, at home, it got so bad, he couldn't even interlock his grip. He had to practice with a modified baseball grip. That could've worked in his favor. It forced him to just focus on the fundamentals, not necessarily perfection.

"So once I got here, Tuesday was the first day I was actually able to start hitting balls somewhat interlock," Fowler said Thursday afternoon. "It was still bothering me, but they're healing.

"Today was the first day that it felt at least good enough to go ahead and go."

Fowler not so long ago made 21 consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour, a model of consistency, even if he doesn't win as much as a superstar should (five PGA Tour wins).

This season, he's made the cut in just three regular-season, full-field events, missing the last two.

But on a steamy Thursday morning at Detroit Golf Club, Fowler started with two birdies in his first three holes, then back-to-back at Nos. 14 and 15, the first two holes of Area 313. That got him to 4 under and atop the early leaderboard at the time, until disaster struck at the tough par-4 18th hole. Fowler found the right rough off the tee, then found the rough in the ditch short right of the green.


His lie was so nasty and buried — players have been amazed about the thickness of the rough this week — he could only slash it out. He went over the green, and couldn't get up and down, making a double bogey.

"There's that little ditch that runs in front of 18 green and a lot of spots really aren't too bad, but I think it one-hopped into a thick area and it went all the way to the bottom. It was basically sitting on dirt, but there was probably, I don't know, eight inches of grass there and I thought it was going to kind of just pop up when I hit it and it kind of came out low and left, which was not where I wanted it to go," Fowler said.

"Next time we'll just hit it in the fairway, won't have that problem."

Hitting fairways typically is a strength for Fowler, but he missed five fairways in the first round, including on the second and third holes, his 11th and 12th of the day.

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Fowler's thoughts are more short-term than that, though — especially here in Detroit, which he's taken to sort of adopted as his home away from home, at least for a week.

"It always sucks not being there on the weekend," Fowler said of his rash of missed cuts. "You've got to take the positives from it, which we've done.

"It's nice to get off to a good start here in Detroit."

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What Is A Baseball Grip In Golf?

Golf Baseball Grip

In golf, a popular grip to use is the baseball grip, also known as the ten-finger grip. This grip is known as the baseball grip, because it heavily resembles how a baseball player holds a bat. Read on to learn more about the baseball grip in golf.

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How to do the baseball grip in golf, advantages of the baseball grip, disadvantages of the baseball grip, who should use the baseball grip, which golfers use the baseball grip.

When using this grip, the golfer’s bottom hand pinkie will simply rest below the index finger of the top hand. This makes the baseball grip one of the simplest grips to learn. All four fingers of your dominant hand, excluding the thumbs, should be visible when holding the club upright. The thumbs are in line with one another and are facing downwards towards the ball. Once your hand is properly positioned, you should then rotate your forearms as if you are swinging a baseball bat.

The greatest advantage of using the baseball grip is its power and its simplicity. It is a popular grip among golfers who are just beginning the sport as it is quite natural to simply pick up a club and put your hands together. This is also a popular grip for older golfers that have trouble wrapping their hands around the club using any other technique.

The main disadvantage of the baseball grip is that there is no anchor to hold the hands in place when using the baseball grip.  This allows the hands to move on the club and create erratic shots. Incorrect use of the baseball grip could lead to several lost balls and broken clubs on the course.

When using this grip, golfers need to focus on keeping their hands still while also not holding the club too tight in their hands. If the club is able to move at all during a swing, the club may not strike the ball in the desired way, creating a lot of erratic balls on the course.

The baseball grip is beneficial for anyone who has a hard time wrapping their hands around the club, as other grips require an overlap of the hands.  Typically, golfers who use the baseball grip are senior golfers, children, or anyone with smaller hands. However, some professional golfers still use this grip regularly on the PGA Tour.

Some of the most notable professional golfers to use the baseball grip are :

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  • Beth Daniel

What is the ten-finger grip in golf?

Ten-finger grip is another common term used to refer to the baseball grip in golf.  In order to do this grip, a golfer simply needs to hold their club with their bottom hand pinkie resting just below the index finger of their top dominant hand. This position mimics how a baseball player will hold a baseball bat but pointing downward.

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The most intriguing grips in pro golf

Ben Hogan

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A substantial subsection of the golf canon is devoted to romanticizing Ben Hogan and his technique . And that includes his grip, which is shown in the photograph shown above for Life Magazine in 1947—before he weakened it to stop hooking and went on to dominate golf through the mid-1950s .

Even with all of the changes in equipment, clothing, agronomy and, most of all, the ball, how the best players hold the club has stayed mostly within a familiar set of parameters. "There has always been debate about grips—should you be weak, strong or in the middle," says top Arizona teacher Terry Rowles, who coaches Aaron Baddeley and Martin Trainer on the PGA Tour.

"But the span of grips has always been the same. Henry Cotton looks like Tiger Woods. The action item is how players match their grip with the way they release the club."

A stroll back through history reveals Arnold Palmer ("The Grip," Rowles calls him) with his weak right hand turned toward from the target, Johnny Miller with both of his hands set weak and Lee Trevino and David Duval (below), who both believed you couldn't grip it strong enough, or turned away from the target.

David Duval

Stephen Munday

But some of the most interesting grips on tour today aren't just a straightforward "strong" or "weak," where both hands match each other and are turned to the same degree. "The reality is your hands don't have to be equally weak or equally strong," says Rowles. "They work independently, and not only is that OK, it's to be encouraged."

Rowles starts students off with an experiment: Make small, waist high swings with just the trail hand in a strong grip, neutral grip and weak grip. With one of them, the face will be the most stable—and won't either be shutting hard or staying open down by where the ball would be. That's the starting point to setting your own personal grip.

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Below, Rowles and top Maryland teacher Wayne DeFrancesco weigh in on what they see as the most intriguing grips on the tour, and what makes them match what the player is trying to do with their swing. Before you go and copy Rory or DJ, be sure to take heed of the risks, says DeFrancesco.

"Anyone who is an experienced player should approach grip changes with caution," he says. "A small change can have major effects on just about everything you do. When you change the grip, you change the face's orientation, which means your old release pattern will change as well. And one thing that gets overlooked? Grip pressure is a big deal. Most people grip too loose. For a full swing, the grip needs to be firm."

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Rowles: Rory's grip is so interesting because of the combination of strong-weak. It's as if he's twisting his hands toward each other. That makes his lead hand strong and his trail hand weak. His strong left hand matches up to his really fast hips. His right hand is slightly weaker, which suits him. His left hand promotes the power, while his right hand helps him hit it so straight. He's the best driver of the ball on the planet.


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Tiger Woods

DeFrancesco: The interlock of the right-hand pinky and left index finger is so interesting. This was Nicklaus' choice back when the vast majority of grips were overlapping. Not sure if Tiger picked this because of Jack, but I'd bet on it. I like how the face of the club matches the back of his left wrist. Neutral.

Rowles: Tiger at his best was like Rory is now—strong/weak. He went weak/weak under Haney and strong/strong with Sean Foley. He's now matched up again. He spent 15 years with somebody else's grip.

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Rowles: Henrik is very similar to Rory, actually, with the hands twisted toward each other. It's a grip Pete Cowen favors. And like Rory, those are two guys who are amazing ball-strikers.

DeFrancesco: You can see how his wrist is cupped at the top, which makes him an 'open-face' player. An 'open-face' player tends to release the club through impact, while a 'shut-face' player needs to hold it off from releasing too much.

Rowles: That can be the difference between 'playing offense' and 'playing defense.'

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DeFrancesco: An extraordinarily strong grip. You can tell by looking at the extension or cupping of the left wrist past impact with the face released to toe up. If the grip were no so strong, the face would be wide open.

Rowles: His grip is perfect for the way he plays, and he's never messed with it. He has always had amazing face control and is deadly with shorter clubs. Strong grip players tend to be great pitchers of the ball, because it matches an in-to-out path where you almost draw the ball. He knows that's how he has to make his money. He and his coach have built a system around that grip, and he's gotten an unbelievable amount out of his career.

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DeFrancesco: Extremely weak grip with lots of wrist flexion, or bowing, at the top. Rahm maintains this wrist position into impact—seemingly a simple technique, something you're seeing more of these days from players like Spieth, Koepka, DJ and Collin Morikawa.

Rowles: Having a bowed left wrist is fashionable at the moment, but there's a reason why the wrist bows. In Rahm's case, he has a weak left-hand grip, which contributes to it. It's a great matchup for him, but it's not for everybody. It'd be poison for Rory and probably for you if you aren't super strong.


Jordan Spieth

Rowles: He tends to have a weaker grip with both hands, like Johnny Miller had, and he has played very well with it in the past. It's interesting to see how it's evolving as he tries to strengthen it.

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The Moscow Metro Tour is included in most guided tours’ itineraries. Opened in 1935, under Stalin’s regime, the metro was not only meant to solve transport problems, but also was hailed as “a people’s palace”. Every station you will see during your Moscow metro tour looks like a palace room. There are bright paintings, mosaics, stained glass, bronze statues… Our Moscow metro tour includes the most impressive stations best architects and designers worked at - Ploshchad Revolutsii, Mayakovskaya, Komsomolskaya, Kievskaya, Novoslobodskaya and some others.

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The guide will not only help you navigate the metro, but will also provide you with fascinating background tales for the images you see and a history of each station.

And there some stories to be told during the Moscow metro tour! The deepest station - Park Pobedy - is 84 metres under the ground with the world longest escalator of 140 meters. Parts of the so-called Metro-2, a secret strategic system of underground tunnels, was used for its construction.

During the Second World War the metro itself became a strategic asset: it was turned into the city's biggest bomb-shelter and one of the stations even became a library. 217 children were born here in 1941-1942! The metro is the most effective means of transport in the capital.

There are almost 200 stations 196 at the moment and trains run every 90 seconds! The guide of your Moscow metro tour can explain to you how to buy tickets and find your way if you plan to get around by yourself.

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2024 NBA playoffs bracket, schedule, scores: Every second-round matchup set as Cavs advance to face Celtics

Eight teams remain in the battle for the larry o'brien trophy.


The first round of the 2024 NBA playoffs wrapped up Sunday afternoon as the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a big comeback in Game 7 against the Orlando Magic to advance to the second round. The Cavs, who were led by Donovan Mitchell in the series against the Magic, will face the top-seeded Boston Celtics in the second round.

Before Sunday, seven other teams had already advanced to the second round -- the Mavericks, Knicks, Pacers, Celtics, Thunder, Nuggets, Timberwolves -- and one of them already has a 1-0 lead in the conference semifinals. The Timberwolves took down the reigning champion Nuggets in Denver in Game 1 of their second-round matchup on Saturday.

Game 2 of Nuggets-Wolves is set for Monday night, the same day the Knicks and Pacers kick off their second-round series. Thunder-Mavericks and Celtics vs. either the Cavs or Magic will get started on Tuesday. The second round could run through Monday, May 20.

Here's a look at the upcoming schedule, as well as all the playoff scores. All games airing on ABC, ESPN and NBA TV are streaming on  fubo  (try for free).

Sunday's playoff scores:

  • Game 7: Cavaliers 106, Magic 94 -- Cleveland wins series 4-3

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Upcoming NBA playoffs schedule

(All times Eastern)

Monday, May 6 Game 1: Knicks vs. Pacers, 7:30 p.m., TNT Game 2: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, 10 p.m., TNT

Tuesday, May 7 Game 1: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, 7 p.m., TNT Game 1: Thunder vs. Mavericks, 9:30 ET, TNT

Wednesday, May 8 Game 2: Knicks vs. Pacers, 8 p.m., TNT

Thursday, May 9 Game 2: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, 7 p.m., ESPN/ fubo Game 2: Thunder vs. Mavericks, 9:30 p.m., ESPN/ fubo

Friday, May 10 Game 3: Pacers vs. Knicks, 7 p.m., ESPN/ fubo Game 3: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, 9:30 p.m., ESPN/ fubo

Saturday, May 11 Game 3: Mavericks vs. Thunder, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ fubo Game 3: Cavaliers vs. Celtics, 8:30 p.m., ABC/ fubo

Sunday, May 12 Game 4: Pacers vs. Knicks, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ fubo Game 4: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, 8 p.m., TNT

Monday, May 13 Game 4: Cavaliers vs. Celtics, 7 p.m., TNT Game 4: Mavericks vs. Thunder, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Tuesday, May 14 Game 5*: Knicks vs. Pacers, TBD Game 5*: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, TBD

Wednesday, May 15 Game 5*: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, TBD Game 5*: Thunder vs. Mavericks, TBD

Thursday, May 16 Game 6*: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, 8:30 p.m., ESPN/ fubo

Friday, May 17 Game 6*: Cavaliers vs. Celtics, TBD Game 6*: Pacers vs. Knicks, TBD

Saturday, May 18 Game 6*: Mavericks vs. Thunder, TBD

Sunday, May 19 Game 7*: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, TBD Game 7*: Knicks vs. Pacers, TBD Game 7*: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, TBD

Monday, May 20 Game 7*: Thunder vs. Mavericks, 8:30 p.m., TNT

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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Game 1: Timberwolves 106, Nuggets 99

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Celtics vs. Heat Game 1: Celtics 114, Heat 94 Game 2: Heat 111, Celtics 101 Game 3: Celtics 104, Heat 84 Game 4: Celtics 102, Heat 88 Game 5: Celtics 118, Heat 84 (Boston wins series 4-1)

Knicks vs. 76ers Game 1: Knicks 111, 76ers 104 Game 2: Knicks 104, 76ers 101 Game 3: 76ers 125, Knicks 114 Game 4: Knicks 97, 76ers 92 Game 5: 76ers 112, Knicks 106 (OT) Game 6: Knicks 118, 76ers 115 (Knicks win series 4-2)

Bucks vs. Pacers Game 1: Bucks 109, Pacers 94 Game 2: Pacers 125, Bucks 108 Game 3: Pacers 121, Bucks 118 (OT) Game 4: Pacers 126, Bucks 113 Game 5: Bucks 115, Pacers 92 Game 6: Pacers 120, Bucks 98 (Indiana wins series 4-2)

Cavaliers vs. Magic Game 1: Cavaliers 97, Magic 83 Game 2: Cavaliers 96, Magic 86 Game 3: Magic 121, Cavaliers 83 Game 4: Magic 112, Cavaliers 89  Game 5: Cavaliers 104, Magic 103 Game 6: Magic 103, Cavaliers 96 Game 7: Cavaliers 106, Magic 94 (Cleveland wins series 4-3)

Thunder vs. Pelicans Game 1: Thunder 94, Pelicans 92 Game 2: Thunder 124, Pelicans 92 Game 3: Thunder 106, Pelicans 85 Game 4: Thunder 97, Pelicans 89 (Oklahoma City wins series 4-0) 

Nuggets vs. Lakers Game 1: Nuggets 114, Lakers 103 Game 2: Nuggets 101, Lakers 99 Game 3: Nuggets 112, Lakers 105 Game 4: Lakers 119, Nuggets 108 Game 5: Nuggets 108, Lakers 106 (Denver wins series 4-1)

Timberwolves vs. Suns Game 1: Timberwolves 120, Suns 95 Game 2: Timberwolves 105, Suns 93 Game 3: Timberwolves 126, Suns 109 Game 4: Timberwolves 122, Suns 116 (Minnesota wins series 4-0)

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language: English
  • Departure Time : 10:00 AM
  • Departure Details : Karl Marks Monument on Revolution Square, metro stop: Square of Revolution
  • Return Details : Metro Smolenskaya
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Go beneath the streets on this tour of the spectacular, mind-bending Moscow Metro! Be awed by architecture and spot the Propaganda , then hear soviet stories from a local in the know. Finish it all up above ground, looking up to Stalins skyscrapers, and get the inside scoop on whats gone on behind those walls.

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We begin our Moscow tour beneath the city, exploring the underground palace of the Moscow Metro. From the Square of Revolution station, famous for its huge statues of soviet people (an armed soldier, a farmer with a rooster, a warrior, and more), we’ll move onto some of the most significant stations, where impressive mosaics, columns, and chandeliers will boggle your eyes! Moreover, these stations reveal a big part of soviet reality — the walls depict plenty of Propaganda , with party leaders looking down from images on the walls. Your local guide will share personal stories of his/her family from USSR times, giving you insight into Russia’s complicated past and present. Then we’re coming back up to street level, where we’ll take a break and refuel with some Russian fast food: traditional pancakes, called bliny. And then, stomachs satiated, we are ready to move forward! We’ll take the eco-friendly electric trolleybus, with a route along the Moscow Garden Ring. Used mainly by Russian babushkas(grannies) during the day, the trolleybus hits peak hours in the mornings and evenings, when many locals use it going to and from their days. Our first stop will be the Aviator’s House, one of Stalin’s Seven Sisters, followed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs — and you’ll hear the legends of what has gone on inside the walls. Throughout your Moscow tour, you’ll learn curious facts from soviet history while seeing how Russia exists now, 25 years after the USSR.

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people

Traveler Reviews

This tour exceeded our expectations. Nikolai (Nick), our tour guide, was very knowledgeable, thorough, and has a great personality. He didn't take shortcuts and really covered everything that was on the agenda in great detail. We saw beautiful metro stations and learned the history behind them, including many of the murals and designs.

We did the tour with Anna her knowledge and understanding of the History surrounding the metro brought the tour alive. Well done Anna!

This tour was amazing!

Anna was a great tour guide. She gave us heaps of interesting information, was very friendly, and very kindly showed us how to get to our next tour.

Amazing beauty and history.

An excellent tour helped by an absolutely amazing guide. Anna gave a great insight into the history of the metro helped by additional material she had prepared.

great tour and guide - thanks again

great will do it again, Miriam ke was very good as a guide she has lived here all here life so knew every interesting detail.a good day


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