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Overlapping or Interlocking Grip

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OrlokOrlok ArgentinaMembers  116WRX Points: 69Handicap: 4.8Posts: 116 Fairways
Joined:  edited Aug 13, 2019 in Instruction & Academy #1

I know there are thousands of threads about this, but I would like to know if there is any proper measurement to at least "prefer" a specific grip. For example, I use a ML glove, so my hand is supposed to be bigger than the average, so I am thinking on definetely moving to the overlapping grip. I tried yesterday at the range this grip (used interlocking all my life) and I noticed a more straight flight in the balls, but not a real big difference.

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Driver - Ping G410 Plus 10.5° - Project X EvenFlow Black 75
3 Wood - Ping G410 Plus 14.5° - Project X EvenFlow Black 85
2 Iron - Titleist T-MB 718 17° - True Temper AMT Tour White S300
4-PW - Titleist AP2 718 - True Temper AMT Tour White S300
Wedges Config 1 - Titleist AP2 718 Black 50° - True Temper AMT Tour White S300 + TaylorMade Hi-Toe 56°/10 + 60°/10 - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 120
Wedges Config 2 - TaylorMade Hi-Toe 52°/9 + 56°/10 + 60°/10 - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 120
Putter - Oddysey White Ice #1
Ball - Bridgestone Tour BX / Titleist AVX

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  • macedanmacedan Members  423WRX Points: 131Handicap: 18Posts: 423 Greens
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    I wear size M glove, and feel my hands are too small to work the overlap grip, I always feel like I am about to let go of the club through impact. However, my father wears size ML and plays interlock with driver and mid long irons, but baseball grips with short irons and wedges. From what I can feel, overlap would probably be more likely to be used by somebody with larger hands but it really is all personal preference.

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  • BrennanfBrennanf Members  89WRX Points: 33Posts: 89 Fairways
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    I run overlap with l/xl glove. Interlock feels strange with my sausage fingers

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  • CelebrosCelebros Vandalia, OHMembers  412WRX Points: 304Handicap: 0.1Posts: 412 Greens
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    I really think it just comes down to personal preference. I wear a ML glove and interlock. I've experimented with overlap in the past, but just don't feel in control of the club with it.

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    I wear a large glove and interlock. This was the grip I was taught as a child and anything else just feels wrong.

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  • nfmotonfmoto Members  250WRX Points: 97Posts: 250 Greens
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    I wear a 2xl glove and interlock. I think the hand size thing is a myth especially if you have the correct size grips.

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  • DevilDogDevilDog Members  1843WRX Points: 125Posts: 1,843 Platinum Tees
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    For me, if I overlap I hook the crap out of the ball but with interlock I get a nice little draw. Don't ask me why

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  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members  5012WRX Points: 840Posts: 5,012 Titanium Tees
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    I was taught the Vardon grip as a teen and haven't given it much thought since. Maybe I'll try the interlock next time I'm at the range.

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  • neillmacparguyneillmacparguy Members  76WRX Points: 75Posts: 76 Fairways
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    Overlap all day. I’ve tried interlock but just feels so weird lol

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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,193Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @nfmoto said:

    I wear a 2xl glove and interlock. I think the hand size thing is a myth especially if you have the correct size grips.

    Yes. Xl glove here. Long bony fingers. I tried it all and interlock is only grip I can use. Overlap fees like my right hand will come off the club completely as I’m a left hand dominant player ( righty ).

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  • Soloman1Soloman1 Members  2873WRX Points: 844Posts: 2,873 Titanium Tees
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    I go between interlocking, overlapping, interlapping and overlocking, depending on my mood.

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  • MoonlightgrmMoonlightgrm MassachusettsMembers  1029WRX Points: 187Handicap: 2 (index = 2.3)Posts: 1,029 Platinum Tees
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    I played with an interlocking grip for forty years. An injury to a tendon in my finger put me on the shelf for 2-months. When I returned to golf, I could not interlock without pain. It took me about a week to get used to the overlapping grip. I’ve been using this grip for the past 9-years. I’ve tried going back to the interlocking grip, but it feels strange. Regarding hand size, I wear an ML glove.

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  • MountainKingMountainKing Members  1823WRX Points: 418Posts: 1,823 Platinum Tees
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    I interlocked when I started playing, I went to overlap in high school and have stuck with it since. I try the interlock once in a while in practice but I see no real change in the swing or ball flight that would lead me to want to have to hit enough golf balls to adjust back to it. There's been success with both on tour, Tiger and Jack both interlocked, Hogan and Snead overlapped. It's a split when you look the guys who are considered to be some of the greatest of all time.

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  • DShepleyDShepley Members  236WRX Points: 199Handicap: 2Posts: 236 Fairways
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    I have small hands and overlap. I have a friend who is a great player and uses a full 10 finger grip on all shots. Just do what feels comfortable.

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    I have smaller hands and interlock, makes my grip feel more secure. Like everything.. it’s personal preference.

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9744WRX Points: 1,647Posts: 9,744 Titanium Tees
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    I feel like I can't release the club head properly with interlocking. Sometimes I will use it though when I'm in deep rough because I feel like I can really squeeze down hard on the grip and maintain better face control as that situation tends to end up with the club face shutting down rapidly when the grass hits the hosel. Otherwise, I will almost always overlap.

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  • malarijmmalarijm Cleveland, OHMembers  38WRX Points: 23Handicap: 6.7Posts: 38 Bunkers
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    I use an overlap grip, wear a cadet M glove size, and use mid-size grips. Use whats most comfortable as long as your ball flight agrees with you!

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  • RobertBaronRobertBaron Members  893WRX Points: 207Posts: 893 Golden Tee
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    Whatever you hit like a thousand balls with will become your preference.

    I grew up using interlock and used it without thought for 20 years. Decided (won’t go into why) to switch to overlap a couple of years ago and it felt really awkward. But I hit a ton of balls and it got comfortable. Tried switching back to interlock because I felt swing was getting too handsy and my old 20 year grip felt completely foreign and it didn’t solve the problem I set out to solve (handsy Snap hooks) so I said F it and quickly returned to the overlap.

    Long post short. I don’t think it matters all that much which grip you use unless your hands are freakishly small or large. Otherwise go with whatever is more comfortable. Probably whatever grip you’re currently using.

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  • OrlokOrlok ArgentinaMembers  116WRX Points: 69Handicap: 4.8Posts: 116 Fairways
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    I started using one week ago an overlap grip based on the comments here and for the sake of science, and actually I started to be more consistent and longer with all my shots. Also, I started to shorten my swing with all my irons (which is good for me, since it directly translates in consistency and pure hits).

    The only issue so far is that my hands hurt a little bit after the range sessions. I believe this will be temporal until I get used to this new grip (hope so :P).

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    Driver - Ping G410 Plus 10.5° - Project X EvenFlow Black 75
    3 Wood - Ping G410 Plus 14.5° - Project X EvenFlow Black 85
    2 Iron - Titleist T-MB 718 17° - True Temper AMT Tour White S300
    4-PW - Titleist AP2 718 - True Temper AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges Config 1 - Titleist AP2 718 Black 50° - True Temper AMT Tour White S300 + TaylorMade Hi-Toe 56°/10 + 60°/10 - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 120
    Wedges Config 2 - TaylorMade Hi-Toe 52°/9 + 56°/10 + 60°/10 - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 120
    Putter - Oddysey White Ice #1
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  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers  664WRX Points: 802Posts: 664 Golden Tee
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    Cadet M glove. I started playing interlock because of Jack way back in the day. Never even really thought much about it, honestly.

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