Get a grip

Di Marco Fasolini
Illustrazioni di Diego Soprana

Week 22

Getting the right grip is not a secondary matter.
We asked a friend how to handgrip on the green.

Vardon grip
The most common grip ever, best for the big handed guys.
The Vardon gets his name from Harry Varson, a pro golfer from the 1900s. Vardon was the first to use the right little finger laying on the left hand index finger during a professional competition. This grip was actually invented by Johnny Laidlay, an amateur Scottish player.
Today 90% of the players use this grip.


Harvey Penick used to suggest this grip – where the right little finger interlocks together with the left index finger – to small handed guys.
Tiger Woods use this grip since day one. Tiger Woods does not have small hands.


Baseball grip
Not a popular grip. Hands hold the club separately.
It has been said that, in the past, it was good for girls to transmit more power to the hit.


Marco Fasolini รจ uno dei fondatori di Studio Temp.
Appassionato di golf, Marco sta lavorando a Ferro8, una rivista online dedicata al golf.