I am 53 and have played this game passionately for well over 20 years now. Could never play with an orthodox grip no matter how hard I tried, hence my "cack handed" grip which works just fine! I now play with TW blades and my handicap continues to improve. At the end of the day it doesn't really matter what grip you use as long as you enjoy this challenging yet wonderful game! And yes it always creates a stir and never ending talking point out there, but who cares? Keep swinging. Tiger from the Seychelles.