Using a Ten Finger Grip: Good or Bad?

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 14:00 -- Don Trahan

Your hands are the only part of your body that come in contact with your golf clubs, so your grip is critically important. There's a few different ways in which you can grip your clubs, which is why you might want to experiment in order to see what style works the best for you. 

James Pappas Sr. has used a 10 fingered grip his whole life, but all of his friends favor an overlapping grip. He wanted to know which grip I recommend, so today I'm going to discuss each type of grip and which one I think works the best.


I’ve used a “baseball grip” all my life.  Am I missing something? I noticed in your grip video that you did not espouse an overlapping grip or any other type of grip.
I take that to mean that you have no preference. Everyone I know uses the overlapping grip but me. Would you go over the different styles of grips and their attributes?
Jim in Pittsburgh

It's all about what's comfortable for you. It's also about what grip gives you the best opportunity for success. If you feel more confident with one grip than you do another, you should stick with it regardless of what other golfers tell you.

I have no problem with golfers using a 10 fingered grip, or any grip for that matter. But, the one thing that you have to remember is to keep your palms perpendicular to the ground. 

Good luck and keep it vertical!

The Surge

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Submitted by peter saika on

If I don't use ten finger grip I slice or hook. It's that simple, I always feel somehow locked up. With the ten finger I can keep my hands a part an inch. i seem to need this. I do let my top thumb line up inside my bottom hand, not a true baseball grip. It work for me. :)