Do you by any chance practice your grip without a club in your hands and end up using your left thumb as “the club” under the right hand? Because I know a guy that used to do that and that’s how his hands ended up too far apart from each other.
Wait.. what? I went from possibly the most ridiculously strong grip on this site to pretty weak? This effin game, man.
means I should probably post more. At some point I’d guess it was right.
anyways.. Left hand or right hand or both is too weak?
I know I’ve posted this before, here’s my story which relates to the above:
I was a terrible putter. Straight up glaring weakness. I didn’t like to practice it, either, because it never seemed to help. Weird thing was, I actually had a pretty good acceleration profile. I’ve taken AimPoint. I’ve had putting lessons on SAM PuttLab before. I should have been mediocre at worst.
Eventually I got around to getting an Edel putter. During the fitting I found out that I aimed my putter 4° right of my target, ala Tiger. Except in my case, I didn’t have decades of practice to execute the putter “release” properly, resulting in both pushes and pulls. No consistency other than consistently off-line. I struggled to make 50% of my four footers. I had completely mangled my setup and stroke in a failed attempt to make this putter work for me.
After obtaining a properly fitted putter, I started hitting my lines. Putts I didn’t expect to make started going in. I started gaining confidence in my putting, which made it more enjoyable. Now I actually like to practice. Last time I got a putting lesson (with @iacas), it was a simple change in my backswing arc - a remnant from my previous putter. I’m about 50% from six feet now and I expect (though I know I won’t) to make four footers. I’m not going to say I’m a good putter, but I’m closer to being good than I am to being terrible.
I like to think it’s the skill of the player and not the equipment, but my experience has shown me the equipment matters, too.
I could not care less if I EVER play left handed. (Except for maybe the left handed challenge to get a badge on this forum... but that only requires one swing.) So, I'll take option 2... But in reality I hope to do better than option 2.