Now, golf started in the British Isles back in the middle-century, hence C.H.A.P., i.e. “jolly ‘ole CHAP”, seems a fitting acronym to outline the steps to success.
– leading edge is square to target
– handle in the creases of your fingers
– top hand (nearest butt end of club): wrap the heel pad up and over the handle and place your thumb down the shaft
– lower hand: place the handle in your fingers and wrap the palm over the top-hand thumb. Letter “V” points to shoulder.
– KEY: use a 4/10 grip pressure only
– body line and target line are parallel, like two railway tracks
– clubface is on the target line, so shoulders/hips/feet make the parallel line or body line.
– 45 – 50 degree angle at spine (adjusts with longer clubs towards 50)
– let your arms relax and simply hang from your shoulders (vertical hang with irons and slightly forward of vertical with woods)
– with a moderate knee bend, feel your body weight on the balls of your feet