Don't skip through this even if you already like the golf grip you are using. You may see something that will change your viewpoint and possibly how well you manage your swing.
A solid hold on the club is the foundation for proper positioning of the clubface from takeaway to follow-through. With innovations in the development of new club designs, less is more. In other words, your hands must remain passive while the speed and power created by the turning motion of the upper body is transferred to the clubhead.
With the passive golf grip, the club handle is held so that it runs diagonally across the palm of the left hand from the pad at the base of the palm to the index finger (fig.1).
When your left hand closes around the club, your thumb should be directly on top of the shaft. You should be able to see the top two knuckles of your left hand while looking down at your grip (fig.2)
The 'V' formed by the line between the first knuckle of your index finger and your thumb should be pointed toward your right ear.
The right hand holds the club mostly with the fingers. The shaft should sit along the base of the fingers on a slight diagonal (fig.3).
There are 3 ways to complete the golf grip with the right hand.
1. The overlap or Vardon golf grip, has your right baby finger nestled between the ridge of your left index and second fingers (see fig.4).
2. The interlock golf grip has the baby finger of the right hand locked or woven between the index and second fingers of the left.
3. The ten finger golf grip is much the same as a baseball bat grip.
Number 1, the overlap, is used by many of the best players. When the right hand wraps around the club, the left thumb fits snugly in the base of the palm on your left hand along the lifeline. The right index finger is slightly apart from the other fingers forming a fulcrum or pivot point, much like balancing a drumstick. The thumb is adjacent and slightly to the left side of the grip, forming a 'V' that points at your chin.
You should feel pressure in the last three fingers of the left hand, the index finger of your right hand, and where the lifeline of your right hand pushes down onto your left thumb.
It is recommended that you should practice your golf grip for a minimum of 20 minutes per day. Do it until you no longer have to think about it. Correct positioning of your hands is too important to neglect.