Today I began fooling around with the baseball / ten finger grip and have been rather impressed with some of the results.
I have always played the interlocking grip but decided to give this a try since I came over to golf only 6 years ago after "retiring" from many years of competitive recreational softball...so I thought maybe the baseball grip would be comfortable to me...
I was introduced to the game by my club teaching pro who has his students use the interlock and I had never tried anything else since it felt OK and I have been able to play myself into a decent "bogey" golfer averaging 88 to 89 regularly...aka a 17 or 18 'cap...
First the good: More distance with ten finger grip.
Better contact...even the starter mentioned that I was striking the ball more solidly today...then I told him I was practicing with baseball grip ..he laughed and said that he had recently changed from that to the interlocking!! ah...golf!
I Also get better results with sand wedge shots...higher with more backspin...
Now the bad: Less control as I tend to hook shots more with the baseball grip -and I am a classic fader/ slicer with the interlock
I would love to hear what your experience might be with these grips ...I would especially appreciate hearing from you experienced players, club pros and club makers out there about the pro/cons of baseball v interlock grip......or even Vardon for that matter..
thanks in advance.