Choose Your Putting Grip

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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+

14 Responses to “Choose Your Putting Grip”

  1. April 12, 2018


    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


    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


    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?

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      October 17, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      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


    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.

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      November 13, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      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


    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 !!

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      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.

  7. November 6, 2020


    Hi Paul, ive adopted your 10 finger grip and palm to target with great results. Im looking at a putter change. With your experience with your style have you ever experimented with different putter club grips? Such as the bigger circumference grips compared to the normal smaller, traditional grips. Would the bigger grips influence the palm to target feeling if the top of the grip is still flat? Have you tried other grips and have an opinion? I know its user relative but wondering if your technique still works..


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      November 15, 2020

      Paul Wilson

      I have tried the fatter grips but personally do not like them. It is a preference thing. Some golfer love them and if it makes your putting more confident and easier to make more putts, then definitely try them out. I have the Super Stroke 1.0 on my putter now and really enjoy it.

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