Grip It And Rip It
Three putting gets old after a while.
Maybe the problem with your putting is simply your grip.
Here are five grips you should experiment with if you are three putting way too often.
- The Left-hand-low grip is a grip where you apply your fingers all the same as your traditional grip, you just put your left hand lower. This grip is beneficial because with the left arm leading you can keep the putter steadier and strike the ball pure.
- The Interlock grips is more like the grip you would use on your irons and wedges. This grip isn’t very popular but it may be a good way to lighten up the pressure and tension on your grip and soften your grip.
- Side saddle may be the least popular grip/form because to truly perfect it, you need a special putter. But you can use your own and if you do here’s how it works. It is a stroke where you virtually stand next to the putter and hold the putter at the top and halfway down. This helps for people with shaky stroke as you keep it really stable, holding it in two places. This stroke was kind of a lost art until Bryson DeChambeau tried doing it on the PGA tour until the fun police (USGA) kind of frowned upon it.
- The Pencil grip remember learning how to hold a pencil when you were in kindergarten? Well use that technique again just on your putter. It is a simple grip that many people have tried because of how your right hand on the grip like a pencil guides the putter smoothly.
- Ten Finger Putting Grip is practically a baseball bat grip. This grip was very popular in the early days of golf but has kind of disappeared. This grip is useful to maximize feel and can be helpful to people with weaker hands.
With all that being said putting remains the most vital part of golf and hurts a lot of peoples games, and helps a few peoples.
Next time your on the practice green give one of these a try, you will probably still three putt, but its worth the shot.