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post #19 of 26

Re: Left hand low putting

It will take some getting used to. When I switched, I found longer putts were particularly difficult. Now I would not return to a traditional grip. You need to give it a chance.
post #20 of 26

Re: Left hand low putting

Originally Posted by TN94z View Post
I tried it in today's round and did not like it at all. I don't know if I want to give a try or not. I feel like I can keep it on line more traditional. Is this the way everyone felt? I knew it would feel different, but it just felt straight up awkward.
I holed the first putt I took with left hand low.
Go to the putting green and try it for 10min, if you really don't like it then you know it's not for you.
post #21 of 26

Re: Left hand low putting

to hold the line on putts I found that if you keep the putter head low to the ground on the backswing it helps me keep the line on the forward putt without deviating from the target and I have sunk more putts with this technique.
post #22 of 26
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Re: Left hand low putting

I haven't given up on it. I just need to take it to the practice green. I'm not done with it just yet
post #23 of 26

Re: Left hand low putting

Originally Posted by ks8829 View Post
to hold the line on putts I found that if you keep the putter head low to the ground on the backswing it helps me keep the line on the forward putt without deviating from the target and I have sunk more putts with this technique.
This ^ 100%. You keep it low, and make a good stroke, and it's going in. I try to keep the putter skimming the ground.
post #24 of 26
I've been messing with this left hand low a little in my house and on course, just haven't gotten comfy with it yet but it does help with shorter putts, hard to judge distance but not any harder in my opinion than other methods. Dave peltz article I found was surprised at results....Is there a best way to putt? Yes. I have proof that there is a best way for the majority of people, and a best way for you. But they are not necessarily the same, and in both cases, the "bests" may surprise you. What's sure to surprise you is the worst way to putt. Because, chances are, it's how you're putting now.

For the past few years, the Pelz Golf Institute has been studying putting styles, trying to determine which is the most effective. We've collected data from thousands of students who've gone through our Scoring Game Schools, and we annually test hundreds of participants at the Du- Pont Coolmax World Amateur Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (now the Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship). The subjects, from beginners to Tour pros, use one of five putting styles -- conventional (right hand low), left hand low, claw grip, long putter, and body putter.

And the winner is: body putting. The results on the following pages show body putting had the best make percentage (averaged over straight and breaking putts) and also finished a close second in lag putting (more than 30 feet). Lead hand low finished second overall. The methods are presented in order of success below.

Worst was traditional which is what most golfers use???? Good luck



Read more: http://www.golf.com/instruction/dave-pelz-your-best-way-putt#ixzz2IcVwrSWJ
post #25 of 26
I decided to give it a try after havng trouble getting the destance right with my putts. I had been watching the pros playing and it looks weird, feels even weirder. I'm working with the right hand low (left handed) and not looking up at the ball and after several weeks it is starting to feel more natural. I have an indoor putting practice mat, not terribly expensive, and I putt 30 balls a day with a mallet putter I had laying against the wall and the lead hand lower grip, focusing on a smooth putt and follow through and not looking up at the ball, harder than it would seem for me but i finally got the hang of it. Looking at the pros that use this method there are several different grips you could use I experimented with them and some of my own ideas and came up with a 10 finger grip no finger overlap with the lead hand low. I now like the way it feels but when the spring comes and I'm on the course the truth will come out for sure I believe.
post #26 of 26
I also putt indoors over the winter have varied stance, grip, open, square, etc mallet or blade. I have come, through my extensive hours of practice, to find that the blade putter with shaft offset and coming off the heel instead of center, with the left hand low ( also push three fingers into the left wrist in grip) focusing on the back of the ball, ball just forward of center club head center of stance... This method described above has hit my dime target more than any others and misses were closer than any other method performed. I also learned a tip from the golf channel with this method if you push three fingers toward your left wrist it helps with two things 1/ shaft lean so as you strike the ball you also give it some forward roll and 2/ it locks in the two hands as one and promotes the left hand to stay straight through impact keeping it from breaking down.
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