How Do I Grip a Golf Club Left Handed?

By Matthew Fortuna
Holding your club correctly is important for successful shot-making, regardless of being a righty or lefty.
Holding your club correctly is important for successful shot-making, regardless of being a righty or lefty.

Although left-handed hitters are rare on the golf course, Phil Mickelson and other lefties have made their mark across the professional ranks. Teachers are more often faced with instructing the game to right-handed hitters, but the same tenets can be applied to lefties in reverse. The left-handed golf club grip is an important part of your swing and holding the club the right way will give you the opportunity to bring your club through the swing zone the right way.

Place the club on your right hand with the top of the grip extending just past your pinky finger. The club should run across your fingers from the bottom of your pinky to the middle of your index finger.

Move your left hand onto the club by placing your left pinky between your right middle finger and index finger.

Place the club across the fingers of your left hand just as they are on your right hand.

Close your fingers around the club on both hands with your left pinky resting on your right index finger knuckle and your other fingers in their most natural position.

Place your thumbs downward down the length of your club from their current position near your fingers.

Hold the club loosely with your fingertips with the club in the position on the fingers that you started at. The angled "V" between your thumb and index finger on both hands should be pointing toward your left shoulder as you hold the club at address.

About the Author

Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, wiseGEEK.com and Suite101.com, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.

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