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I currently have a yes callie 12 with a Matrix p135 shaft and a flatso 1.0. I have been putting horrendously. Last shot 84 with 13 3 putts. Its bad and most of my misses are left. It could be me and very well is but sometimes something different changes things. So is there any putter grip that may help with the left miss. Maybe a round grip or a smaller grip then flatso?

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Think about toe hang. There was something on the blog about it...

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How does the club feel in your hands? Do you struggle at all with setup and sight lines? Just curious because I've found that having my Scotty Matador Midsize oriented slightly clockwise on the shaft feels very comfortable in the hands and allows to me to hit some very straight putts. Perhaps a slight adjustment of the grip (in one direction or the other) could help rather than changing it completely.

 

I'd also be curious to know if you have always struggled with a left miss, or if you recently changed to this grip before experiencing problems. Always possible it's not the grip at all and the stroke just needs some work or a even a different club entirely. 

 

Sounds like you could post some low scores if not for your putting. Hope you get it working in the right direction.

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All things being equal different grip sizes or styles shouldn't inherently help improve a certain miss direction. What they can do is make it easier to remove wrist action from your stroke (is a by no means a requirement for improving putting) Now if it was determined that wrist movement was causing your to close the face and miss left than I would suggest trying something larger. Personal favorites in that market are the P2 Tour Aware, Pendulum Golf's Large (45gram) grip & the Superstroke Pistol GTR 2.0.

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Something is missing here. How did you get to a 5 hcp and now you're having 13 3-putts in a round? I think there is more to the story than you've told us. I mean this sincerely.

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When the Super Stroke Putter Grips first became the rage, I decided to order one. Problem! There were several sized from slightly larger to the size of a tree trunk. How to choose?

 

Of course the stock answer is to go to a professional and get fit.

 

Ok, now the reality of it is that would be like stopping and asking for directions. So, I took my putter and several different Ace Bandages. I wrapped the grip until it was the biggest size, and went into my home office and set up a practice green.

 

With the largest grip I took aim hole from 12' and missed by 5' right. I did this several times and continuously missed by like 5'. I removed a bandage so it was down to the next size. I missed by 3' right. I continued this process until I was back to the stock grip where I finally started making putts.

 

The moral of the story for me, was that I did not need a Super Stroke Grip or any other oversized grip.

 

That didn't stop me from buying the smallest one and trying it, but my results with it on the course were no different than at home.

 

You are missing to the left, how long have you had this putter?

 

If this is a new putter, and you have never putted well with it, then look at equipment. If you have putted well in the past, and just are not putting well now, look at setup and fundamentals.

 

I know I developed some bad habits and misalignment in my setup while injured the last few weeks. Now, that I am healed I went out yesterday to address my putting issues, among other things.

 

It turns out that I had let the ball drift too far back in my stance. I was playing the ball centered of my feet. When I putted I often pulled this putt to the left, and outside of 4 feet I was missing the left edge of the cup. Also,  because my ribs were also injured, I was holding my left rib cage with a my arm as I putted instead of a proper stroke.

 

I moved the setup to where the putter head was centered thus the ball was an inch further towards my front foot and made a proper putting stroke and BOOM! I made 20 footers and longer and didn't miss inside 10'.

 

While this might be solved by getting a new grip, that is just putting a bandage on the wound, and not actually pulling the knife out.  It may also be solved by moving you ball placement in your stance or some other basic fundamental.

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If you're missing to the left and it's not not because of your alignment, a putter with more than toe hang would help you.

 

To hang creates drag, which slows the putter rotation down and helps with excessive closing of the face

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I wouldn't look at equipment change before I eliminated alignment issues.  So, best answer without knowing anything else about your problem would be to ask your pro to watch your alignment and stroke.  

 

I find it to be very easy to mess up my setup.  I do it with my irons because the ball is more forward with the driver, so I tend to have forward creep in my ball position when setting up with my irons.  The same can happen when putting.  Generally, most people putt with a little more weight on their front foot.  If the lead arm is pulling more than the trail arm is pushing, the bottom of the arc is more forward of body center which will lead to a pull unless there is some compensation in the stroke.

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