Report Question about wrist position and grips in Instruction and Playing Tips July 11, 2012 There really should be no pain or discomfort from a good grip so I only asked all those questions because I did not know what you were doing to cause the issue. The interlocking grip is just as acceptable as the typical Vardon grip (or overlapping,) and lots of younger players use it. It is a common bromide that smaller hands tend to work well with the interlocking grip. I still think most golfers prefer the overlap just to unify the hands closer together. Which ever grip you use, favor having the fingers more angled down at address. This causes a slight and natural arching of the wrist which comes closer to the position of the left hand at impact. This is not something to over do, but a little goes a long way. To the question of the thumb and heel pad. The heel pad should be on top of the handle which requires the grip to be down a bit into the fingers. If you rotate your thumb so it is on the side of the handle, that is too far. Something like 12:30 to at most 2:00 pm when viewed from above is a reasonable range. I think the thumb should not be more than 1:00 pm or less, because I like a more neutral grip. But good players can play with strong grips, they just have to learn to hold off the finish. Your best bet is to go to your home pro and show him or her your grip and ask for advice. Seeing a grip and pushing and pull a club while someone is gripping it in the left hand is far superior to trying to describe a grip with words on the internet from someone who might know nothing at all that would help you. Good luck and good golf.