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What's your putting grip?  

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

    • Traditional/dominant hand low
    • Non dominant hand low (Left for righties/right for lefties)
    • Pencil/Paintbrush/Claw
    • Something else
    • I putt opposite of what I swing the club (putt lefty/swing righty or vice-versa)
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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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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. 

Driver- Taylormade M2 9.5 degree 2016 (Fujikara Pro60 S)

Fairway Wood- Taylormade Aeroburner TP (Oban Revenge 65 S)

Hybrid- Ping G 3 Hybrid (Alta 70 X)

Driving Iron- Taylormade Tour Preffered UDI 3 (KBS Tour V)

Irons- 4-PW Mizuno MP64 (Dynamic Gold S300) Standard length/3 degrees upright

Wedges- Titleist Vokey SM5 52 F12,56 F14

Putter- Titleist Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2.5 Silver Mist edition 

Ball- Prov1X 

 

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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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Irons: :ping-small: G30's, Black dot, Nice and Stiff
Driver: :ping-small: G30 LS TEC, Aldila RIP X-stiff
Got the righty swing going
Home is Peoria, AZ
13 Handicap

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Left hand low/back handed. Since 2000 this has been my go to grip. I'll leave it every once in a while but this is my go to. Love the feeling I get when I pure one into the center.

Ben S
Hailing from N Aurora IL

WITB:
Putter: Mizuno by Bettinardi BC1 w/SuperStroke MidSlim 2.0 Flamed finish (1 Degree)
Driver: Ping G – Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 X (10.5 Degree)
3 Wood : Callaway Epic Flash – Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75 S (15.5 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Tour Edge CBX 119 – Project X EvenFlow Black 85 S (18 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Ping G – Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue HY 86 S (19 Degree)
4 – GW: Ping i210 - Oban CT-115 X (22.5 - 50 Degrees)
SW: Titleist SM7 S Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (54 Degree)
LW: Titleist SM7 D Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (58 Degree)
All Grips:  Winn Dri-Tec Midsize - Gray/Blue w/ 2 extra wraps low hand
Customizing:
Lime Green/Hot Pink Custom Paintfill - all clubs
White ferrules with Blue Stripes from Cell-Parts.net
Irons fitted & built by True Spec Golf
Custom Headcovers from Sunfish Golf
PING White DLX Cart Bag

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Traditional dominant right hand low, and love the Superstroke 3.0 grip.

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:cobra-small: Max Superlite 9.5* Driver   :cobra-small: Fly-Z XL 10.5* Driver    :cobra-small: Fly-Z XL 16* 3 Wood    :cobra-small: Fly-Z XL 19* 5 Wood

:taylormade-small: Mid Rescue - 2, 3, 4, & 5 Hybrids     :taylormade-small: M2 - 6 Hybrid

:cleveland-small: 588 Altitude 7-PW    :cleveland-small: Tour Action 588 52* Gap wedge   :cleveland-small: Smart Sole 58* San wedge

:cleveland-small: Frontline Elvado Single Bend 33" putter (testing)                   

  :MLA: Target Adixion 33" putter

:titelist-small:  Velocity Golf Balls

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Sure although it will have to wait until my wife returns home so I can get a front and rear view.

Wait... What are we talking about here...???

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..MLA Tour XDream (33", +2up, 400g, P2 Reflex Tour)
.. .. see MLA Offical Forum Member Reviews (..on the bench: Evnroll ER5)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator (2020)

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But back on topic:

 

Recently switched putters (longer shaft, heavier head and counterbalanced) and then also switched putting grip to claw.

 

Well, I think it's "claw" (??) .. ie. fingers on both hands extended with fingers of trail hand straighter; just the fingertips of each hand on the grip.

 

Prior was traditional (I guess?) with both hands loosely on the grip facing each other front-to-back and thumbs extended down the top. With a bit of a reverse overlap.

 

My putting was never great, and the start of this season it seemed to get a little worse - worse distance control, more three (or .. worse...) putts... So these changes - so far - are seeming to help!

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..MLA Tour XDream (33", +2up, 400g, P2 Reflex Tour)
.. .. see MLA Offical Forum Member Reviews (..on the bench: Evnroll ER5)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator (2020)

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I've tried claw so many times, I want it to work but I can't get it down. When I bring the putter back, it gets a little crazy and goes off line. Feels almost as if I'm putting one handed. Any tips?

 

I was having that same issue and I noticed it had to do with the way my lead arm rotated as I went back. I experimented with the grip on my low (lead) hand and ended up going with an extreme weak grip where my left hand is almost entirely externally rotated (think, elbow pit facing out). That completely solved it for me.

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Driver:  :ping-small:  G 10.5* W/Tour Stiff 65g Ping Shaft   

Fairway Woods:  :cobra-small:  Cobra F6 13.5*, F6 Baffler 16*  

Irons: Split Set-  :ping-small: i200 3i - 7i ,  :benhogan-small: Ft Worth 15s, 8 (36), 9 (40), PW (44) 

Wedges: :benhogan-small:  TK, 52* & 56*

Putter:  :ping-small: Sigma G Kushin 

Bag:  :ping-small: Hoofer 5way

Balls:  :taylormade-small: TP5/X

 

 

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I use a reverse overlap with the left hand being dominant in the stroke. It helps me to keep my wrists quiet and to stroke the putt instead of jab it, two things I've always fought.

 

 

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Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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I'm getting more and more comfortable with putting right hand low, I've always felt I got he ball started on line this way, but I could never match up the speed. The more I use this grip the better the distance control is becoming.

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Lefties are always in their Right Mind

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  • 2 weeks later...

been putting left hand low for the past three years. the other way putting made me feel like my shoulders were open. left hand low let's me feel more square with the ball and helps me make sure i'm square at impact using a blade style putter. i've tried to go back how i used to grips the putter but it jus doesn't feel right anymore.

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Currently putting traditional.  Have had some success with cross-handed, even experimented with a belly putter for a while.  Have tried the claw grip a few times but have had no luck with it.  Have also tried a split grip, right hand low, which I didn't see listed in the poll.

:taylormade-small: SLDR 10.5 Oban HB

:taylormade-small: R11s Rip Phenom

:Hogan: Ft. Worth Black Irons

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54

:cleveland-small: CG10 58

:odyssey-small: Sabertooth

 

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Traditional. Left hand snug, right hand loose.

WIT  :titelist-small: Sta Dry Bag:

 

Driver:       :taylormade-small: '17 M2

 

Woods:     :taylormade-small: M2 3W and 5W

 

Hybrids:   :callaway-logo-1: Apex 3h and 5h  

Irons:          :mizuno-small:   MP 18 MMC

 

Wedges:   :callaway-logo-1: MD PM Grind, 56* and 60*

Putter:      :scotty-cameron-1: California Sonoma

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Have to amend my earlier answer: still experimenting.....

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..MLA Tour XDream (33", +2up, 400g, P2 Reflex Tour)
.. .. see MLA Offical Forum Member Reviews (..on the bench: Evnroll ER5)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator (2020)

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Left hand low... Ever since high school. Fred Couples influenced me at the time

 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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I meant to reply earlier. It's rather hard to describe. So hopefully the picture will do. I've been trying to get away from an overly mechanic stroke . To me it feels straight back and through because my eyes are over the ball.

 

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My Mixed-Bag:

 

Driver:      :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub zero, ventus black 7x

Fairway:     Still looking!

Irons:         :mizuno-small:MP-18 MB 4-PW

Wedges:     Miura K Grinds

Putter:       Evnroll 1.2 blade

Ball:        :srixon-small: Z star XV

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

I was a very good putter for years (consistently averaged 30 or less putts per round) using a traditional grip with the right finger down the side of the putter. A few months ago I got the yips and anything I tried whether it was new putters, grips (tried interlock, moving the index finger off,both index fingers down, changing my stance to be wider), but nothing worked for more of a round. I liked the feel of the claw or pencil grip but couldn't adjust to longer putts and get enough feel. My main issue was keeping the club on line which then turned to distance control as things imploded. I went to the left hand low grip with a double interlock one night while screwing around on my putting cup at home and instantly loved it. Distance control wasn't nearly as hard as I thought and it's become my go to. I love putting again. Standing over putts inside of 10 feet I have total confidence that if I made the right read that my putt will stay on line and go in. 10/10 would recommend.

 

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