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I've got a thread on here about this as well. Swapped to LHL and a fat grip a few months ago. Only felt weird for a couple of weeks if that. Sooooooo much better. Distance control is vastly improved, Sooooooo my second putts are consequently a lot shorter. I'm still not a great putter but I at least new hold my own.
Me again. Just played a society match, didn't strike the ball from Tee to 100 yds out well at all, (almost embarrassingly bad at times) BUT despite one 3 putt and one 4 putt (just rushed this one and missed from a foot leaning over to tap in) I averaged 1.83 putts per hole. Such a change, I'm already thinking "just get the ball on the green" or " I can just up and down this etc." and am now really disappointed if I don't sink every putt inside 8 feet (up until a couple...
As for what have I done (let's make sure it lasts first). But it's left hand low (amazing for consistent striking), large sure stroke grip (stops either hand being too dominant), practise, practise and practise. Good practise mat meaning I can sneak a few putts everyday. Change in mindset, comes with seeing improvement, I now think I can hole anything.
Not sure what I'm aiming for with my handicap. I guess I just want to play golf with friends etc around the 10-15 mark without being the guy who always gets given shots.I strike the ball as well or better than most yet have to suffer the embarrassment of always receiving strokes.
Further update. Shot an eight six today, not getting off the tee very well and chunked a few approaches BUT 35 putts, 6 one putts and 5 the putts on VERY, VERY tough, fast slopey greens. Really, really believed I could sink anything and lagged well. When I did chip or putt leaving 5-6 footers I sunk eighty percent of them. I really feel it's going to last! Steve
Update. Things are getting a lot better! I've used my putting mat everyday and after lots of experimenting have settled on ONE position that I feel comfortable in. (You know what it's like when you are trying anything to get better, one day I would feel bent knees, crouching felt good, the next very upright with very straight arms etc.). Using the mat I have settled on an easy, reproducible stance, switched to left hand low and have been improving steadily, then I tried a...
Thanks again everyone. My putting mat arrived yesterday and I've had a couple of sessions on it. Excellent to practice and start to feel comfortable with my new grip without feeling self conscious. Great that it has a nap and four different speeds. Tried knocking in a lot of 2 to 4 foot putts. I think if I'm more confident at that range then next I'll practice distance control with the thought that if I can lag to three feet then direction can be worked on later.
I suppose I'm saying to myself, let's make sure I'm capable of putting the ball consistently in a straight line. THEN I can start working on distance control and THEN on reading greens better. I just don't want to make lots of changes and not know what is helpful and what is not. Thought starting with the very basics first i.e. Consistency of stroke in a way I can replicate THEN...
Bought a decent putting mat. Going to switch to left hand low. Concentrate on my hitting the ball consistently straight and true. THEN going to worry about reading greens etc. Steve
Hi all Really grateful for all your helpful advice I will look at it all. Here's a copy of my last round. It's soooooo tough hitting a great 7 iron 160 yds into the heart of a green and deep down knowing you can add 3 or 4 shots onto where you are now. No positive thoughts, never think HEY a birdie chance ,I think "with a bit of luck I might make a bogey". I really sucks. 1st column PAR second colomn score and third column putts.   Edit: working on this.
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