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Cross Handed (Left-Hand Low) Grip

There are players who use cross handed grip when putting. The advantages of this grip are:

1. You can restrict extra movement of your wrists
2. It lets you make more consistent stroke on short putts

Because you put your left hand low, lots of teachers will say it makes it easier to line up to a putt.

But the biggest advantage is that it restricts any excess hand movement during the stroke.

Annika Sorenstam used to use both reverse-overlap and cross handed grip. In fact, she won one major each way in 2003.

Short Putt and Long Putt

Annika said that cross handed grip was better suited for hitting short putts. She felt she did better with left-hand low for short putts.

But reverse-overlap grip gave her more feel. She said she did better on breaking putts and lag putting with reverse-overlap grip.

So she went back and forth with these two grips throughout her career.

Arnold Palmer said if he were to start all over again, he would use left hand low grip.

Fred Couples uses left hand low grip and makes lots of putts.

So you might want to try cross handed grip once in a while.

In my opinion, if you are feel player, you'll do well with reverse-overlap or ten finger grip. If you have too much hand action and miss lots of short putts, you might want to try cross handed grip.

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