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Right hand and fingers hurt

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi guys, new to golf so this might be silly question but ever since i started playing (2-3 weeks ago) my right hand and fingers hurt and especially more when i close my fingers.

Is there something wrong with my grip? I hit about 100-150 balls everyday for practice.

Please let me know what am i doing wrong....

Thanks,
Aneesh
post #2 of 12

Re: Right hand and fingers hurt

You are hitting alot of balls, and I am pretty sure your grip is too tight.
post #3 of 12

Re: Right hand and fingers hurt

your are also using new muscles in your hand that may not have seen a strain similar to hitting a bucket of balls..........if after awhile the soreness is still there then u need to fix your grip like alomar123 says.......
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

Re: Right hand and fingers hurt

Thanks guys, i guess i will try to see what happens after a few more weeks, and will work on the grip if this continues...cheers!
post #5 of 12

Re: Right hand and fingers hurt

its because you never played before. Your now using your fingers to hold a weight that swinging in an arc at 100+ mph. Since your hands use smaller muscles they get fatigued quicker, but you will get use to it. Just rest them, maybe a little ice would help the recovery.
post #6 of 12

Re: Right hand and fingers hurt

Assuming that you are in a righty golf stance as your profile indicates (right hand down lower on the club), the above replies make sense. You can also do wrist and finger exercises to stretch and build up strength (forearm curls, reverse curls, squeeze ball,...). Just take it easy at first...
post #7 of 12

Re: Right hand and fingers hurt

I had sore fingers when I used an interlock grip. I now use an overlap grip and it feels much better.
post #8 of 12

Re: Right hand and fingers hurt

Originally Posted by kallumama View Post
Hi guys, new to golf so this might be silly question but ever since i started playing (2-3 weeks ago) my right hand and fingers hurt and especially more when i close my fingers.

Is there something wrong with my grip? I hit about 100-150 balls everyday for practice.

Please let me know what am i doing wrong....

Thanks,
Aneesh
About 50-60 golf balls are all I need to hit at one range session. After that I am just whaling away and not learning.
post #9 of 12

My right hand is hurting. It's an 'arthritic' ache. But just in the right hand. Started with this golf league I just joined, so I know it's related to golf (I also play drums once or twice a week, so it could be a combination of the two, or maybe the drums doesn't help it or aggravates it further).

 

I play a round of golf on Monday evening (9 holes), and then a small par 3 round on Sat or Sun to prepare for the Monday round. I'm not like the guy up there hitting 150 balls a day. In fact, I've laid off during the week to try and let the pain subside.

 

Could be that the grip is too tight; I am working on loosening the grip. But man...does it really ache.

post #10 of 12

Well, now your back's gonna hurt. Cause you just pulled landscapin' duty. 

post #11 of 12
zeitgeist

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"My right hand is hurting. It's an 'arthritic' ache."


Where exactly is the pain in your hand? Is it in the palm or the finger joints? Do you have an issue with any of your fingers 'locking up' or the joints feeling 'clunky?

I've suffered and suffer from tendinitis and arthritis in my hands off and on. The two conditions require different treatment so it's important to make an accurate diagnosis.
post #12 of 12

Was looking for answers to this. i also had pain in my right hand at the range even only after hitting 4 or 5 balls! (hadn't swung for few weeks though). Was making good swings but still bad shots and pain.

 

I tried loosening my grip slightly and not trying to control the club head, rather letting the club work around my body as i turned. Instantly no more pain in right hand and crisp contact! Gonna keep working on it.

 

Hope this helps anyone. ps i'm quite young (30) and would say quite strong built with fast swing speed. 

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