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    Overlap vs. Interlock Grip

    What are Pros and Cons of each grip? I used an interlocking grip up until last year when I got lessons with a Pro. I then started using an overlapping grip. I've heard people say the the overlap is superior and so much better. But if it really is so much better then why wouldn't someone as good as Tiger Woods and other Pro's use it? Just curious really. And I was debating going back to interlocking, but I don't know if I should just stay with the overlapping now that I'm already using it.

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    My con was having pull shots with the interlock grip. I began with the overlap for 10 years, switched to interlap for 10. Only when I gave the overlap a go at a hol-in-one competition. Immediately, my ball went at the hole. I've been with the overlap ever since...about year and a half now.
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    I've changed to interlock grip about a year ago and never went back. I felt that I was holding the club too tight with overlap for some reason.

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    I've been an interlock my whole life. I tend to "cast" the longer clubs with my right hand. The overlap gives me less fingers on the club and has reduced the casting.

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    I am using the overlap also. Tried the interlock but just wasn't comfortable with it.
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    I use an interlock. I tried the overlap, but it just wasn't for me.



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    Interlock for me, overlap just feels odd
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    I don't have very big hands so the overlap felt loose to me.
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    If you are looking for your hands to act as one then the interlock is said to be the way to go. If you are more a feel player then the overlap will get it done.
    I don't see one being better then the other. It's a personal preference. TW has played the interlock so long that his pinkies are in a hooked position.



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    Overlap for me, interlock just feels weird to me. I used to play with a ten-finger, but going to overlap made me a better player IMO.
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    have always used interlock. I am interested in trying overlap but never have. Hearing overlap is good for a feel player which i am but the overlap has never felt comfortable.
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    Interlock. Why? Becuase that's what Jack did. Good reason? Maybe not.I like my misses to be short and right rather than long and left, so that's why I've stayed with this grip as it takes some of the right hand out of the release and makes it harder to hit a pull.
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    I learned to play with an interlock grip. I have tried to use the overlap grip several times with the understanding that it is a "superior" grip. It has never felt comfortable, though.

    I even forced myself to hit half a bucket of balls with an overlap grip on the range. Still felt awful.

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    I've always used overlap. Next time at the range I'll have to experiment with the interlock never tried it.
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    I've used both. When I first started playing I went immediately with the interlock as it felt natural. LOL... I even caught myself grabbing and holding baseball bats with an interlocking. After a while I experimented with the overlap. Ultimately I use the interlocking. I feel more connected to the club... which in turn makes it feel like I have more control. Conversely, I just found that I had no control with the overlap. They say you can get more wrist hinge using the overlap.

    Use what feels the most natural to you.

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