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Poll: What's your putting grip? (34 member(s) have cast votes)

What grip do you use when putting? (feel free to elaborate below as well)

  1. Traditional/dominant hand low (24 votes [70.59%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 70.59%

  2. Non dominant hand low (Left for righties/right for lefties) (8 votes [23.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  3. Pencil/Paintbrush/Claw (1 votes [2.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  4. Something else (1 votes [2.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  5. I putt opposite of what I swing the club (putt lefty/swing righty or vice-versa) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#76 dhartmann34



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 01:56 AM

Left hand low. Fred Couples influenced me years ago.

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#77 bullldog



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:06 AM

I've tried left hand low. Could hold the line but absolutely no feel for distance.. I did get it a long chance but just didn't ever get comfortable

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#78 HarveyDiamond



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:49 AM

My putting grip has been the same now for a number of years. Left hand high, right hand low, BUT, I extend the index finger of each hand down the shaft. This puts a space between my hands, as well as a kind brace formed by my right hand and index finger. I start a putt with the club head behind the ball by a ball width or so. This cuts the backswing down considerably eliminating deviation in direction picked up in a backswing. The picture depicts my setup. (And a diy putter).

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#79 mdfrey6er



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:43 PM

Started the pencil grip for putts 40 feet & below, as it does a fairly good job of eliminating the pull or overly closed face at impact. Traditional grip with anything further as the stroke feels more similar to a short wedge in my mind. Seems considerably better for distance control.

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#80 iopfer



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:44 PM

I switched he'd from a traditional grip to a pencil grip last week. I had been struggling for about a month with putting (35-40) putts per round. The change is starting to pay off as I hit 30 putts today. My goal is to be between 30-34 putts every round right now.

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#81 Golftux



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:58 PM

Traditional grip with a double overlap a la Jim Furyk...also wrap my putter grip with tennis grip overwrap to help with moisture absorption and better feel!

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#82 Smalls1588



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:07 PM

I switched to non-dominant hand low for two reasons: it was a quick adjustment and eliminates excess wrist movement. I played left hand low the first day experimented with it on the practice green. Immediately I notice how much more confident I got inside 6 ft. Every straight you just line it up, grip, and hammer it home. Just mentally it is comforting that your hand closest to the hole is leading your stroke. 

#83 RenteriaAJ



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:18 PM

Right had low. Pointer finger down the grip.

Always open to changing it up. Just has to be comfortable

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#84 Grip_it_n'_rip_it



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:21 PM

TSauer and I are very similar (I'm right handed though). I hold my club like normal with my right hand and my left index finger covers my right hand ring finger. I was leaving many putts to the right before I started to do this. As for distance control, that's still a work in progress!

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