The Top Hand
For right-handers, when gripping a driver, a wood or a long iron, take hold of the club with your left hand, about 1/2 inch from the top of the grip. Don't bunch or cramp your fingers; wrap them around the shaft and place your left thumb down the shaft. (Left-handers should reverse the process for this and the other subheads.)
The Bottom Hand
Place the small finger of your right hand in the space between the first finger of your left hand and the middle finger. Place your right thumb down the shaft of the club directly underneath your left thumb. This, the overlapping grip, is the most popular one in the game.
Turning Your Bottom Hand
Once you have played the game for a while, you can change your grip in order to get more power. After you have positioned your hands on the club and are preparing to take your backswing, turn your right hand slightly to the left. This will make your grip firmer and give you the ability to hit for more distance.