‘A neutral grip should give you a straighter flight’
Your grip is a fundamental part of your technique. It’s your only point of contact so it naturally has a massive influence on what the club does through the swing and how you deliver it to the ball. It’s possible to be a good player without a totally neutral grip, but I’ve always strived for a neutral grip because it makes it much easier to hit the ball accurately and consistently.
Think about where the ‘V’ is pointing
I like to use the ‘V’ shape formed by my index finger and thumb on each hand as reference points. I like to have the ‘V’ pointing towards my right shoulder at address to show my grip is neutral. A lot of people talk about how many knuckles you can see – two is pretty neutral.
Try tweaking it to fix your flight
If you’re struggling with a slice, you can rotate your hands a little towards the target so you see more knuckles. Conversely, you can rotate them a little away so you see less than two knuckles if you’re struggling with a hook. Be careful playing around with your grip though.