Josh’s Tips & Tricks: Grip Through Fingers

Golf | 22 February, 2023


Hello golfers, welcome to this week’s tips & tricks. I hope you’re not missing me too much at Windmill. I’m currently away in West Wales having a little bit of down time so if it’s been quiet around the place, that’s why.

This week I would like to have a look at one of the most common faults I see on a daily basis and is something that can be sorted out at home. The way you hold the golf club is so important and can cause many other faults in the swing. Changing it feels horrible and can take some patience to improve but should go pretty much straight to the top of the priority list.

Palmy Grip

A very common mistake I see every day is golfers holding the club too high in the palm of the hand. Supporting the club through the palm of the hand will lead to limited mobility through the wrists and can be a big limiter for clubhead speed. It can also lead to limited clubface control so overall pretty important to get correct.

Through The Fingers

I have attached a number of images that may help you hold the golf club better next time you practice. Some guidelines you need to look out for include:

  • Support the club from the bottom of the little finger through to the middle of the forefinger with the top hand
  • Wrap the palm of the top hand over the grip to leave two knuckles showing
  • There should be no gap between the fingers and club as you look down the back of the grip
  • The bottom hand is also supported through the fingers with the inside of the right palm facing the target
  • Overall soft pressure on the club


Improve your grip. I would say that 99% of the people I teach (myself included) could improve their hold on the club. The pressure should be gentle and supported in the fingers. Try to avoid having both thumbs pointing straight down the grip and through the palms.

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