Step by StepSeptember 14, 2015

David Leadbetter's A Swing Grip

Use my prayer grip for longer, straighter shots
Photograph by Dom Furore at The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.
Photograph by Dom Furore at The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.

One of the unique aspects of my A Swing technique is the way you hold the club. I call it the Prayer Grip, because the hands are positioned in a somewhat symmetrical way--like praying. This helps provide good wrist action and aids in delivering the clubface squarely to the ball, no matter how you swing the club. Make the switch, and it won't take long to feel natural. Follow these steps to improve your grip.

Illustrations by Todd Detwiler