Rory McIlroy's golf game changed when he did THIS in bed one night!

Rory McIlroy went to bed with a golf club, and the rest is history.

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Wed, 5 Oct 2022
Rory McIlroy's golf game changed when he did THIS in bed one night!

Rory McIlroy has revealed how he went to sleep one night as a youngster while holding a golf club with an interlocking grip that he had been taught by his father. 

He woke up, and the rest, they say, is history. 

McIlroy is understood to have to gone to sleep with an interlocking grip on one of his golf clubs so that it would feel natural to him upon waking up. 

That was advice given to him by his golf fanatical father Gerry. 

Though we can't imagine it was the most pleasant night's sleep for a young Rory?!

"I took the club to bed one night and gripped into an interlocking grip hoping that by the time I woke up the next morning, it would feel natural to me," McIlroy told GOLF. 

While we would not recommend you go to sleep with an interlocking grip if you do fancy a good night's sleep, we would encourage you to take a closer look at the interlocking grip the next time you are down the driving range as it can be one of the best ways to improve the consistency of your golf swing. 

Now there are many different ways to grip the golf club, but one of the most common ways on the PGA Tour is the interlocking grip as used by three of the world's greatest ever golfers in Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and of course McIlroy. 

Whether you are just beginning golf or an experienced player, the interlocking grip will feel the most natural once you have established it as part of your game.

Here are three simple steps to the interlocking grip as used by Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Rory McIlroy

Step One:

When you take your club, open up the palm of your left hand and notice the bottom of your little finger and the top of your index finger.

You should lay the grip across these two points and when you close your left hand, you will find the club will sit comfortably in a stable position.

Step Two:

Once you have closed your left hand, it is important to make sure that your left thumb is pointing down the grip, and not to the left or the right.

If you imagine the grip to be a clock face, where the top of the club is 6 o'clock and the bottom of the club is 12 o'clock, you should point your thumb towards 1 o'clock. This will ensure you have a steady hold on the club.

Step Three:

Once you have completed these steps with your left hand, you should take your right hand and just hold the top of the grip for now.

You should then position the little finger of your right hand in between the index finger and the middle finger of your left hand. Once you have done this, lock your hands into that position and lift the club to get used to your new grip.

Step Four (if you want): 

Go to sleep with an interlocking grip, just like Rors did. 

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