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Apologies if this has already been asked, but I'm curious what fellow spies prefer in terms of grip - traditional (RHL), left hand low, claw, armlock, something crazy?

 

Personally, I couldn't get used to LHL on lag putting, but find myself going back to it on shorter / higher pressure puts.  

 

For reference, I game a SC Phantom X 5.5 with the stock Pistolero Plus grip.

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I'm LHL - but then I'm a leftie 😁

Left Hand orientation

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Right-handed, wrong-minded golfer FWIW....

I started LHL putting 2 seasons ago. Initially, speed/distance control was an issue BUT line was much better....putts were either on-line just short or rolling over the top of the hole.

Returned back to conventional due to a shot-tracking device missing occasional putts (off-topic issue). Speed control was better.

Returning to LHL this season after spending this past Indiana winter on a putting mat in the garage. Comparing stats between last season & this season will reveal the truth.

 

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Kinda traditional for me, LHL as a leftie. The way I grip is a little different but nothing crazy. I also typically stick with grips that are similar to a Flatso 2.0 and I’m currently using one of the P2 grips. 

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Pen/pencil grip right hand down.

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I go back and forth. I have more distance feel with a standard reverse overlap grip but a more consistent stroke/line on shorter putts with left hand low (RH golfer). We are still melting out -- massive snow year -- and my decision point is coming soon. I am leaning standard with some changes to my posture and putting motion.

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11 minutes ago, mtcowdog said:

I go back and forth. I have more distance feel with a standard reverse overlap grip but a more consistent stroke/line on shorter putts with left hand low (RH golfer). We are still melting out -- massive snow year -- and my decision point is coming soon. I am leaning standard with some changes to my posture and putting motion.

Same here - but who says you can’t do both? 🤷🏼‍♂️

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4 minutes ago, CFreddie said:

Same here - but who says you can’t do both? 🤷🏼‍♂️

I hadn't considered both, but that's a worthy ponder. LHL for short, standard for lag putts. 

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1 minute ago, mtcowdog said:

I hadn't considered both, but that's a worthy ponder. LHL for short, standard for lag putts. 

 

1 minute ago, mtcowdog said:

I hadn't considered both, but that's a worthy ponder. LHL for short, standard for lag putts. 

Exactly! If it works, it works!

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I do a sort of a reverse double overlap. I’m a right handed golfer so I put my index and middle fingers on my left hand on top of the pinky and ring finger of my right hand. My thumbs end up being slightly parallel on top of the grip. Not sure what it’s called but it works for me!

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Sounds like a variation of LHL - that works!

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I currently have two putters. Both have super stroke grips. One is a gt 1.0 the other is a pistol gt 1.0.. 

 

I am not sure if I like them or not yet..

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On 4/16/2023 at 1:59 PM, mtcowdog said:

I go back and forth. I have more distance feel with a standard reverse overlap grip but a more consistent stroke/line on shorter putts with left hand low (RH golfer). We are still melting out -- massive snow year -- and my decision point is coming soon. I am leaning standard with some changes to my posture and putting motion.

I do the exact same thing.  My stroke on shorter putts can get a little jabby with a standard grip, so started experimenting with different grips.  Find what works for you.

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On 4/16/2023 at 2:18 PM, CFreddie said:

 

Exactly! If it works, it works!

@CFreddie @mtcowdog late to this party, but I do both as well.  Anything that I am comfortable lagging to within 1-3 feet ill probably do conventional for the speed element.  LHL if the goal is to make it.

I always questioned it until I recently read the below article from Lydia Ko where she talks about doing the exact same thing.  I love watching her and the LPGA players and it was all the validation I needed. 

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/lydia-ko-two-drills-hole-more-putts-dominate-on-the-greens

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2 minutes ago, Invader Zim 315 said:

@CFreddie @mtcowdog late to this party, but I do both as well.  Anything that I am comfortable lagging to within 1-3 feet ill probably do conventional for the speed element.  LHL if the goal is to make it.

I always questioned it until I recently read the below article from Lydia Ko where she talks about doing the exact same thing.  I love watching her and the LPGA players and it was all the validation I needed. 

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/lydia-ko-two-drills-hole-more-putts-dominate-on-the-greens

Yes! I've heard about Lydia switching up - all the validation I need as well!

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As a lefty, I use the traditional LHL grip. Maybe not so traditional, as I admittedly don't pay super close attention to what tour pros do, but I interlock my pinky with my top hand like I do on full swings as well. Sometimes I'll even find that I don't wrap my pointer finger around the grip on my left hand on short tap in putts, but leave it straight down the putter grip. No idea why I do this or when I started doing it (which is as odd to me as it is to you reading this 😅), but it just makes things feel more stable to me. 

 

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I'm traditional RHL, with an oversized grip.  Once in a while I'll experiment with the Claw.

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Found one I like SS traxion tour 2.0 and I put it on every putter I get. 

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Having said the above, I have to say after a couple days practice and playing with it yesterday, the stitched leather grip on the Hogan Sovereign I picked up feels wonderful, the leather on palm contour is so 👌 well done and the fingertips grab the stitching in such a way that provides stability and lessens torque.

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I have consistently inconsistent grips with my different putters 😆

With my Scotty (with a matador midsize grip), I have RHL overlap with my trigger finger out, with my 2-Ball (with a Flatso 17 3.0) I tend to using a claw grip (but that changes), and with my og Ping Anser (with an original Ping Man grip) I normally use a RHL reverse overlap.

Can't say I've figured out the secret sauce to my putting game yet, but there's still more putters to buy, and grips to try (if my missus doesn't kill me for buying more first)

 

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I've always used my normal grip with putting as it was the only thing that felt natural and comfortable. However my putting is not the weakest but not the strongest element of my game so I though why not change things up. I've been trying LHL and even though I'm not feeling that comfortable with it yet, my line is far more constant however pace is very off. 

 

do I stick with it, or do I go back to what feels great. 

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  • 5 weeks later...

I did the claw last year, did ok.  This year I've switched to cross-handed and like the results so far.  Cross-handed feels more structured back and through.   I like the larger mid-size grips (2.0 size). 

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I should stick with one style. I wish I could use left-hand low... that seems most consistent and keeps the ball on line longer for me but I just cannot get comfortable with it.

Right now I'm trying Tiger's style. My fingers aren't quite as long as his but the club feels stable in my hands.

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So thread has gone 2 different directions so I'll answer both.     I'm right handed but putt left-hand low.  Been doing it for years and works for me.    Putter grip that I prefer is Superstroke Traxion Tour 3.0

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I'm right handed and use an interlocking grip when putting - 

 

I actually remember when I switched to it - on the first green of Town and Country golf course in Sheboygan, WI.  It felt great - I've tried left hand low for a bit with some success and might practice it just for a change of pace.  I also putted for three years looking at the hole from anywhere outside of 5 feet.  Now I'm looking at a spot on my line about two inches ahead of the ball - I really like that.  

 

I don't think it was the OPs intent but since many are doing it I use some sort of mid sized grip - right now its the Garsen Ultimate that I'm testing for MGS.

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I've tinkered a bunch with my putter grip since the start of last year.  Tried using the claw grip, left hand low, and a few other hand placements.  LHL wasn't overall much better, but it really seemed to help me dial in my stroke on the whole.  Now I've got more of a baseball grip with my index fingers down the sides.  Another thing on my list of things to work on but my putting isn't bad enough to care yet, lol.

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Early on I was a terrible putter.  I tried everything.  Conventional grip, LHL, long putter and even putting side saddle/one sided putting like Sam Snead.  Nothing seemed to work.   I just couldn't make the LHL/Crosshanded grip feel comfortable.  Then about 15 years ago I picked up my putter with my right-hand index finger down the putter grip, overlapped the left and it felt natural to me.  I've putted LHL ever since.  With time, I became a much better putter and was able to effectively deal with longer lag putt situations.   This month I played a new course on a trip and impressed my playing partners with two putts from 60 and 80 feet.  

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So I've done a ton of different grips, and what I've settled on is what's being called a ten-finger grip for putting by most outlets. It feels great on the putter grip for me and just allows me to feel very natural in the swing. I don't like to think of it as a classic ten-finger grip because that makes me think baseball or something, but it's an overlapping grip, without the overlap, so ten-finger is probably the right name for it.

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I once had such a frustrating season putting that I got a left handed putter. I just could get used to looking at the hole from the other side (despite being right handed and left eye dominant), so I switched back to righty but kept the grip- left hand low. A conventional grip feels so awkward, I don’t think I could ever switch back. 

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