There are a few ways to hold a golf club. When you click on the link below you’ll be taked to a really simple presentation on how to place your hands on the club. I particularly like the 6th tab probably because I want almost all beginners to hold the club that way. Naturally I see a few things in the article that I don’t completely agree with but anyone following the general presentation will do fine.
There is no perfect grip for everyone and the way you end up holding it will eventually become a style preference. That said, the most critical component is:
1. The hands work best when the palms are generally facing each other. In my first book I referred to this idea as a “NON-FIGHTING” position.
2. Look for “gaps and spaces” in your grip during all phases of your swing – of course you can only do this in slow motion or in real time using a high speed camera.
If you have any questions about any part of your game, come and visit me at the Valencia Country Club driving range.