If you go for a lesson with a qualified golf professional it is very likely that the first or at least one of the first things he or she will look at is your grip. For most this will lead to suggested changes to ensure you have a proper grip and, if you are like most golfers, making changes to your grip will be incredibly difficult and, initially at least, leave you feeling like you are holding the wrong end of the club so much is the discomfort and awkwardness of change? Or maybe it's just not what we want to hear - something so simple and we want more from a lesson.
The truth though is that a proper grip is vitally important and there is really no excuse for not at least attempting to get it right. Check out the resources below to see how you can get your grip sorted.
Tiger's former coach shows us the correct way to grip the club in this short, instruction-packed video.
With Hank Haney
Why you should not grip the club too tightly and why getting the pressure right is fundamental to a good golf swing.
With David Leadbetter
Learn why having a proper grip leads to far better striking of the golf ball.
With Mark Crossfield
It is all about the wrist-hinge - a proper grip leads to a strong position at the top of the swing.
With Luke Donald
One of the quickest and most simple drills for checking your grip that you are likely to see.
With Chris Ryan