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post #109 of 181

Re: Overlap vs Interlock vs Baseball Grips

I switched from the interlocking to the overlap. sorry about the earlier post, just a typo.
post #110 of 181

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
What about overlap? Furyk uses a double overlap, in fact...

Me, I'm strictly an interlock kinda guy. Always have been. Baseball feels far too "wristy" to me. God when you've got a bat in your hands, bad when it's a club.
Furyk is a freak of nature ............. overlap for the win
post #111 of 181

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Originally Posted by gripitandripit View Post
Do you feel like the club will slip if you don't squeeze it tight? If so, try wearing a glove on both hands so that you won't need to grip it so tight.
Oooh, I never thought about that. I'm definitely trying that next time.
post #112 of 181

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I've always used interlocking because that's what my dad used, and he's the one who first helped me get into this sport. Now when I pick up a baseball bat I always want to grip it with and interlocking grip!! lol. Anyway, It's been suggested by a couple people that I try overlapping. I've never used it in a swing, but as I'm gripping a PW I have lying around right now, it just feels so akward. Maybe I'll try it out and give it a chance. When those other people told me to try overlapping, I never asked why because I had no intention of trying it. Does anyone know a common reason someone would benefit switching from interlocking to overlapping?
post #113 of 181

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ive always been an interlock gripper... but recently changed to an overlap, im still getting used to it but I do feel I hit a more solid shot now!
post #114 of 181

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Been using interlock since day one. I didn't like the way overlapping felt when I swung, and I've never bothered to try the baseball grip unless I have a baseball bat in my hand...
post #115 of 181

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Overlapping grip for driver, irons, and putting. Interlocking grip for chipping. I like how the interlocking grip feels more in the fingers while chipping and pitching. But for irons and driver, i like the overlapping grip, it lets me get through impact better. They say if your hooking with the overlapping grip, switch to an interlocking, its a weaker grip. But i can swing with either or if i want, i try the interlocking sometimes if i want to make sure i need to hit a fade. Personally though i hate the ten finger grip. To me its only good for baseball.
post #116 of 181

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I've always used interlocking because that's what my dad used, and he's the one who first helped me get into this sport. Now when I pick up a baseball bat I always want to grip it with and interlocking grip!! lol. Anyway, It's been suggested by a couple people that I try overlapping. I've never used it in a swing, but as I'm gripping a PW I have lying around right now, it just feels so akward. Maybe I'll try it out and give it a chance. When those other people told me to try overlapping, I never asked why because I had no intention of trying it. Does anyone know a common reason someone would benefit switching from interlocking to overlapping?
Same here My dad taught me how to play when I started so that's what I used..Actually I use overlap when I chip or have short pitches, basicly use a putting stroke on them I get more feel and better distance control. It never occured to me to try overlap with the full swing untill the other day when I heard the TV guys talking about Sergio switching to inter-loc from overlap..they said he would lose some power with his swing because the inter-lock is not so handsy and he has tremendous lag. So I'm gonna give it a try after work today at the range..
post #117 of 181

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I was always an interlock user but recently decided to give overlap a try. I'm going back to interlock... just feels more "in control." Although, since I switch back to interlock I played the early bird 9 this morning before work and banana-sliced damn near every drive. Might have to consider the overlap for the driver and interlock for everything else....
post #118 of 181

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I use baseball, as it feels the most comfortable. I tried interlock for a while but it felt too loose and wristy for me. I have sorta big hands so that may be why interlock isn't great for me.
post #119 of 181

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Yeah, bigger hands tend to use the overlapping grip, the interlocking are used by people with smaller hands. I think thats right, correct me if i am wrong.
post #120 of 181

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I dunno... I'm 6'3" with pretty large hands and I prefer interlock...
post #121 of 181

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
Additionally, the majority of PGA Tour pros interlock.
They do? Is that something you noticed or have seen printed?
post #122 of 181

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I saw Charlie Raymer (hope that is spelled correctly) mention this and that an inter-locking grip, "helps fight the hook" which sound backwards to me from experimenting. Have used all three as a progression. First the baseball, then interlock and this winter I switched to an overlap. I agree that an overlap would be more comfortable to someone with larger hands however it works for me with only 7 1/4" hands.
post #123 of 181

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In full disclosure this is a very small sample size.

I looked up the current top 10 in the world and then looked for pics of their swings.

1. Tiger Woods-Interlock
2. Phil Mickelson-Overlap
3. Steve Stricker-Overlap
4. Lee Westwood-Overlap
5. Jim Furyk-Overlap
6. Ian Poulter-Overlap
7. Ernie Els-Overlap
8. Paul Casey-Interlock
9. Martin Kaymer-Overlap
10. Anthony Kim-Interlock
post #124 of 181

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Ok so I tried the overlap today at the range..took a little bit to get used too and let me say I think I like it better..after using it about 3/4 of a bucket switched back to inter-lock and it didn't feel as comfortable..! which kinda blew me away since that's all I've ever used since I started this crazy game..like 15 yrs now..!! I do agree with MikeLowry5 as well I don't think that inter-lock helps with the hook as much as overlap does (I tend to pull my shot's when off) and didn't seem as bad with the overlap and I was better with the driver as well, straighter..!!
post #125 of 181

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Originally Posted by MikeLowry5 View Post
In full disclosure this is a very small sample size.

I looked up the current top 10 in the world and then looked for pics of their swings.

1. Tiger Woods-Interlock
2. Phil Mickelson-Overlap
3. Steve Stricker-Overlap
4. Lee Westwood-Overlap
5. Jim Furyk-Overlap
6. Ian Poulter-Overlap
7. Ernie Els-Overlap
8. Paul Casey-Interlock
9. Martin Kaymer-Overlap
10. Anthony Kim-Interlock
1st thought: AK is in the top 10? Cool.

2nd thought: That's a lot of overlapping grips. Did not know that. I prefer the interlocking grip, or at least that's what I was taught as a kid. 10 finger (baseball) and overlap grips make it feel like I am going to let go of the club, even though I played baseball for a long time.

3rd thought: I have a friend who uses a baseball grip (maybe because he plays baseball........) and he is very handsy, which seems to really hurt his otherwise very solid swing. Connection?
post #126 of 181

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Originally Posted by jamo View Post
1st thought: AK is in the top 10? Cool.

2nd thought: That's a lot of overlapping grips. Did not know that. I prefer the interlocking grip, or at least that's what I was taught as a kid. 10 finger (baseball) and overlap grips make it feel like I am going to let go of the club, even though I played baseball for a long time.

3rd thought: I have a friend who uses a baseball grip (maybe because he plays baseball........) and he is very handsy, which seems to really hurt his otherwise very solid swing. Connection?
Well if you believe like I do that the right hand (left for my people) helps to close the face through the swing then you'd agree the stronger position it is in (i.e. more direct contact it has with the club) the easier it will be to close it. So a baseball grip would allow for a golfer to close the clubface during the swing and on the other extreme the double overlap like Furyk would aid in holding the face open.
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