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I'd class myself as an average putter. however i was leaving my lag puts short and struggling 6-9 ft for pars and bogeys. I had to work on my putting. bought 'pill putting aid' online(Amazon 12quid) and mixing things up. I went with the spieth method. left hand lower. seems to of made a difference with me? Any one else had such success?

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I'd class myself as an average putter. however i was leaving my lag puts short and struggling 6-9 ft for pars and bogeys. I had to work on my putting. bought 'pill putting aid' online(Amazon 12quid) and mixing things up. I went with the spieth method. left hand lower. seems to of made a difference with me? Any one else had such success?


I don't putt that way, left hand low, but many find it easier to control distance. It has the left hand take control. I do this by having my left hand grip tighter than the right.

If it is working for you, stay with it.  Also, check out this thread. This also helps distance control.

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It us just left hand low -- not the Spieth method. Been around for years... a way to get the right hand hit out of the putt.

I basically have a grip where the right hand has no contact with the grip other than the fingers. It's the Pat O'Brien method ... Zach Johnson's instructor, although Zach uses too strong of a grip instead of neutral.

Whatever works. I have tried left hand low ... about 15 yrs ago.

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I'd class myself as an average putter. however i was leaving my lag puts short and struggling 6-9 ft for pars and bogeys. I had to work on my putting. bought 'pill putting aid' online(Amazon 12quid) and mixing things up. I went with the spieth method. left hand lower. seems to of made a difference with me? Any one else had such success?

Like you, I was struggling with putts under 10 feet. About a month ago I switch to cross-handed putting or left-hand-low or whatever you want to call it, and since then I've been putting much better.

I still putt "normal" at longer distances (> 25 feet?) because I was always a decent lag putter.

At the very least, it can be a short term solution to a mental problem...

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I used to putt cross hand until I found out it's also called cackhand, at which point I stopped. Haven't played much golf this year, my chipping is horrid and flippy right now. I should start chipping cackhanded.

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I used to putt cross hand until I found out it's also called cackhand, at which point I stopped.

Haven't played much golf this year, my chipping is horrid and flippy right now. I should start chipping cackhanded.

I'm cracking up over here. :dance:

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I switch back and forth, I know it sounds nuts but for longer lag putts I go LHL and for the short ones, RHL, it works for me... well sort of, I'm a work in progress.

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I tried LHL and it was great for short putts but I would hit terrible long putts, so a few months ago I started using a modified claw grip which is working awesome I hardly ever pull or push putts anymore.

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