The Ten Finger grip (sometimes called the Baseball Grip) is the least preferred grip among teachers. It does, however, have its advantages. Hall of Fame Member Beth Daniel
, PGA Tour
members Bob Estes and Dave Barr and Masters champion Art Wall Jr.
have all used the Ten Finger grip. Teachers often suggest this grip to beginners as it simplifies early instruction. People who experience joint pain, have arthritis or small, weak hands often benefit by using the Ten Finger grip.
To position your hands properly using a Ten Finger grip, start with a perfect lead hand grip, then place the little finger of the trailing hand close against the index finger of the lead hand. Cover the lead hand thumb with the lifeline of the trailing hand.
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For in-depth instructions for placing your hands on the golf club to form one of these three grips, see our step-by-steps on:
• The Lead Hand Grip
• The Trailing Hand Grip
You can also watch a video in which the steps of taking a grip are demonstrated: How to grip the golf club