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Official Mini Golf Rules

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In this article we will talk about how to properly hold a golf club in a variety of ways.

A well-set and successful grip will help you accurately calculate the strength and hit the ball as accurately as possible.

Note! The recommendations and instructions below on how to hold a golf club are relevant for righties. If you're left-handed, just put your hands in a different order.

Before describing the grip, you should pay attention to the general features of the correct racks associated with holding the club.

Features of correct stances and bumps

  • Stretch your arms forward and create a wedge.
  • Bend your legs slightly at the knees.
  • The sole of the club should lie on the ground.
  • Try to lightly transfer the weight to the fingertips.
  • The face of the club should be at right angles to the target.
  • Try to keep the grip stiffness throughout the swing at the same level.
  • When hitting balls that hit the rafts, do not tighten the grip.

How to hold a club

Grip (flu) - A very important element of the technique of playing golf. Your blow and the possibilities of its improvement depend on how correct the grip will be. The need for a proper grip is caused by the fact that the muscles, when they hit the ball, work to twist, which is not typical of normal human movements, and therefore the correct contact of the hands with the club will allow the muscles to work most efficiently.

There are three types of grip:

  • overlap (overlap)
  • lock (interlock)
  • baseball grip

Most common overlap, which was brought to its existing form at the beginning of the century and became popular thanks to Harry Vardon (the great golfer of the beginning of the century). You cannot take a club like a hammer or a hockey stick; take it as if you were greeting someone with your left hand (if you're right-handed). The brushes should interact with the club and with each other easily and reliably, ensuring the perpendicularity of the plane of the club at the time of impact.

Starting a grip is convenient with the left hand. The club should lie in the left hand easily and naturally. The “tail” part of the flu is held by the phalanges of the little finger. The index finger touches the club with the middle phalanx. The thumb of the right hand rests on the upper plane of the flu slightly to the left of the center. The Latin letter “V” of the right hand should indicate approximately the right ear. The tips of the thumb and forefinger should tend to connect and almost touch each other. The little finger of the right hand engages with the index finger of the left. The fingers of both hands should grip the flu naturally, working as a unit.

With the correct positioning of both hands on the club, you should see the bones of the index and middle fingers on the outside of the right hand. The right hand rests on the left in such a way that the life line of the right hand covers the thumb of the left hand. To correctly position both hands on the flu, you can use the following exercise. Arrange your hands as shown in the photo. Both lines of “V” should be directed to your right shoulder. Without changing this position of the hands, place them on the stick. Check the position of the thumb of the left hand, hook the index finger and little finger and complete the grip by closing the right hand.

The stance that a golfer takes in preparation for each upcoming strike is designed to solve at least three main tasks:

  1. preparing the body for a technical action (swing),
  2. aiming,
  3. task of the swing plane (club motion path).

The golfer’s stance is thus able to predetermine the accuracy of the blow and the range of the ball, as if programming the clarity and stability of its execution in advance. How to quickly and correctly learn and fix a stance before a strike with full amplitude (full swing):

  1. stand straight, holding the club in front of you at chest level with one of the listed grips offered by choice.
  2. place your feet shoulder-width apart to feel stable, and bend them slightly in the knee joints to cushion,
  3. keeping your back straight, slightly begin to feed the shoulder girdle (upper torso) forward, while lowering the club down to the ground,
  4. set the club in front of you on the ground with your hands in a free, sheer position relative to the ground.

Ball starting position

The initial position of the ball can and should slightly vary depending on the type of club used. The ball is located in the center of the rack (i.e. at the same distance between the left and right foot of the golfer) when using short clubs. It shifts to the left foot (with a right-handed stance) when using longer clubs. The longer the stick, the left the ball should lie before hitting. If you follow this rule, the ball will receive the optimal starting angle of departure and direction of flight (photo 8. front view). In addition, the player is closer or further away from the ball depending on the length of the club (his stance remains unchanged), and the distance from the legs to the ball is determined only by the actual length of the selected club for the hit.

Aiming

The ball will never fly exactly at the target, even if the shot was perfect, in case of incorrect aiming.

Another feature of the game of golf is that the athlete is located before hitting sideways to the goal (left or right side of the body - depending on which arm is more convenient for him to play).

  1. How to quickly and correctly learn and fix the aiming before each hit,
  2. first, go behind the ball so that both the ball and the goal are in front of you,
  3. connect the target and the ball with an imaginary line, thereby defining the aiming line, which will become a reference point for the subsequent location of the club and body parts,
  4. now approach the ball from a convenient side for the strike and first set the club for the ball so that its front part looks exactly at the target, i.e. was perpendicular to the line of sight,
  5. Now take a stand, placing the shoulder girdle, hips and feet parallel to the line of sight

Basic grip (lock)

Golf clubs such legends as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus held this grip. The lock provides an excellent balance between handling and the desired distance. This type of grip is best for mid-size golfers.

  • Take the club in your left hand. Relax it and put the flu on the inside of your fingers. Its end should be located at the base of the little finger and extend diagonally to the base of the index finger.
  • Put the thumb of your left hand on the flu and imagine that you are looking at the clock. Reject it for one hour. Squeeze your hand.
  • Below, grip the flu with your right hand in the same way. Grip the little finger of the right hand with the index finger of the left.

Verdon Grasp

It was invented by the famous Harry Verdon. In this way, athletes with large arms most often hold clubs. With this grip, the little finger of the right hand is placed between the middle and index fingers of the left.

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