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Simple Question: What type of putting style do you use?

I'm right handed and I use a crossover grip with the back of my left hand pretty strong and resting heavily on top of my right hand. I've found that this REALLY limits any twisting and allows me to focus more on speed.

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Simple Question: What type of putting style do you use?

I putt with a simple overlap. It's actually very similar to my regular grip (for irons, drivers, etc.). I know most pros will go with a reverse overlap or something, but I've always been comfortable putting the way I do, and I putt fairly well, so I haven't changed.

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I swing right handed but putt lefty using Dimarcos Claw grip

I use pretty much the same grip as I use with my irons, for some reason I got in a habit of putting my "trigger" finger down the back side of the grip.

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I've gone to a common putting stroke where the first finger of the left hand extends over two fingers of the right hand. I'm right handed with right hand low.

I've experamented with a modified claw grip and like it, just haven't stuck with it yet.

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Reverse overlap. I like the feel of the entire left hand on the putter. I have a very light feel in my right hand as it simply helps the left hand.

I've tried the left hand low but don't feel as consistent with it. I'd probably go to the claw first as I've toyed with that and it felt decent...

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Reverse overlap. I like the feel of the entire left hand on the putter. I have a very light feel in my right hand as it simply helps the left hand.

I too have toyed with it on the putting green. It's not too bad. I kinda like the control of both hands, and it doesn't take much away because the right hand still "guides" the club back on the arc.

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I have a strange putting style.

My left hand takes the same position as when i use any other club, but my right hand is a strange lol.

The thumb and the next finger go around the club and the rest of them run down the front of the club. My right hand is just used to keep the club steady, while my left is what i produce the movement with. Probably explained it badly.

I started using this after seeing 1 episode of playing with the pro`s on the UK Golf channel. Cant remember who the pro was, but i give it a go and have stuck with it ever since.

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(Yeah, it's a week old... )

My putting grip is identical to who00knows'. Trigger finger on the back of the shaft.

What changes for me is the "uprightness" of my posture. Slow greens, more ala Nicklaus with a bent-over, right lean.

Fast greens, more vertical/upright.

Must be looking for the "break" on the slow greens that a lot of us over-read on the fast ones.

Rick

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(and now the thread is even now, but oh well)

I use a crosshand grip as well as the original poster. But, my left hand is not nearly that strong.

I started it back as an experiment when I was idolizing Fred Couples...and he had just made the change to it. So I tried it out, and haven't ever switched. I feel that having my left hand low allows me to pull the club through contact, instead of having my right hand low and pushing it through contact...and I can keep it on a straighter line.

Putting is great though....there isn't hardly two putting styles alike. No one here can talk someone in to something if it doesn't work for them. The idea is getting the ball into the hole....and I don't care if you look like a fool doing it...if it gets there on a regular basis, you're way ahead of the majority. It's all about feel and what works for you.

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