Perfect Bottom Hand Golf Grip Position

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

10 Responses to “Perfect Bottom Hand Golf Grip Position”

  1. January 23, 2013


    How does this change for a fade

    • January 24, 2013

      Paul Wilson


      It doesn’t. You set the face square. Do your normal grip. Then align your body left and swing left. If you need to weaken it a little then do so.

  2. looking from down the line with this grip is my right arm above my left
    arm or is it my right arm under the left thanks

    • Carlos,

      Your arms are basically even. You will see a sliver of your left arm above the right.

  3. June 14, 2018


    Paul, this all makes sense to me and thanks. I often wonder about how high or low to place my bottom hand. I think that for many years I’ve had my bottom hand too high and it doesn’t create enough contact with the club. I was actually able to see a little bit of my left thumb sticking out of the V of my right hand. I found that if I moved my right hand down a little bit that it seemed to create more stability. But I wonder if it’s possible to go too far? Can you say a few words about this?

  4. September 27, 2018


    Hi Paul:

    I was experimenting with the right hand grip today by taking my ring finger off the club and laying it on top of my left hand(I’m right-handed). So just my right middle finger, index finger and thumb wrap around the club.

    • Paul Wilson

      September 29, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      That’s a good drill. Furyk does that grip. It takes another finger of your stronger hand off the club. I should do a tip on this.

  5. September 27, 2018


    Continuation of above message:

    Three things happened immediately:

    1. My wrists felt MUCH looser and flexible.

    2. I didn’t think so much about the four positions and swung at a moderate pace.

    3. I was hitting it solidly with less effort. The ball flight was a slight draw to straight.

    Do you think there is anything to this? I’m going to try this again the next time I practice. Have you heard of anyone putting their right ring finger on top of the left hand?


  6. I happen to be one of those right hand players with a very dominate right hand, I have tried weakening the grip and after watching the tip realize why distance had suffered along with consistency, (I was an interlocking player and had forced the pinky deep into the grip setup). I found myself letting go of the grip at the top when pressure hits the thumb. I wonder if the dominate right hand effects the chipping stroke as well, I hit some of my best shots with letting the right hand fall off at impact allowing the left to dominate, recently I have placed the right hand on top of my left hand and it has seemed to stop the urge to control impact with the right hand forcing impact.(chunk or bladed)..…..cradling the club in the V at the top makes perfect sense now, thanks – John

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