Originally Posted by JohnQVegas
What is the mechanical difference between the 3 types of grips being discussed (baseball, overlap, interlock)? I understand it's preference, but there has to be a pro and con to each one depending on your golf game. For example, I've heard before the people that hook use interlock because it's harder to get their hands through and doesn't let them hook as easily...
From what I was always taught, 10-finger is best if you have weaker or small hands because it allows you to get your fingers around the grip better but it can be bad because it does a poor job of locking your hands together so that they work together.
Overlap is a good option because it isnt quite as firm as the interlock, so its easier to release the club. Of course, that can be a bad thing if you tend to hook the ball because its easier to release the club too soon, shut the face and hook the ball.
Interlock is a good option because it really locks your hands together and makes them work together but it can make it more difficult to release the club.
IMO, there isnt a huge differrence between interlock and overlap and its really more a matter of personal preference. Ive used both in the past and IMO its really more a matter of feel.