Choose Your Putting Grip

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

12 Responses to “Choose Your Putting Grip”

  1. April 12, 2018

    JohnLawson

    I have underestimated the required putting.

    thanks for that,

  2. What do you think of the claw grip? Justin Rose mentioned that it improved his putting after shooting 65 in the first round of the US Open today

  3. July 7, 2019

    PaulZito

    Hi Paul

    I have always been a very good putter, using the reverse overlap grip. A few years ago I started having issue on mid length putts and switched to left (lead) hand low. While it still doesn’t feel as natural as a conventional grip, it solved the issue I was having.

    What are your thoughts on lead hand low?

  4. October 6, 2019

    DerekSharp

    Hi Paul,

    I seem to do better if I interlock the two small fingers, thumbs down the top of the shaft as you say, but with my right index finger pointing down the right hand side of the shaft. Having the index finger there seems to stiifen the grip and reduces any wrist flex.

    Any thoughts on that?

    • Paul Wilson

      October 17, 2019

      Paul Wilson

      Derek,

      How many pros do that? Zero of the greatest putters do that. I would learn the other but you can always practice enough to prove me wrong. I see this grip all the time in students yet rarely in pros. We do the grip we do to stop the wrists from being loose. This is the whole point.

  5. November 11, 2019

    TerryMitchell

    I have a Question. Where dose the putter grip fit into the Palms? On the little finger pad or between the thumb pad and the little finger pad where the lines in you hand are between the pads.

    • Paul Wilson

      November 13, 2019

      Paul Wilson

      Terry,

      Thumbs would be down the flat surface of the grip then fingers are wrapped around. Not sure I understand it from your description so try it as I suggest.

  6. September 6, 2020

    LorneBrown

    Paul, I have the same question as Terry. I can put the club in my left palm by a) resting putter under same pad as my full swing (under the bottoms left heel pad) or b) in between the 2 palm pads. The 2nd seems to be what most recommend, but from your video it seems you like the first. I can put my thumbs strait down for either…. thoughts on this for left and right hand ?

    thanks !!
    Lorne

    • Paul Wilson

      September 6, 2020

      Paul Wilson

      You would want your putter to be in between your heel pad and thumb pad. This way you can get your hands more facing each other. You just dont want the putter to be perpendicular to the palms. As long as your thumbs are down the flat part, you will be fine.

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