Hook and Weak Grip in Putting Grip
Continuing from Putting Grip: Extend Your Right Index Finger.
I think there should be a hook grip or weak grip in putting.
But like I said last time, the putter grip has a flat part that is designed to rest your thumbs when gripping the putter.
But this flat part on a putter grip is telling everyone to hold the putter the same way. However, this grip may be too strong or too weak for some players.
When I was in college, I was pulling or pushing putts once in a while and couldn't prevent it from happening no matter how hard I tried.
So I thought I should grip my putter little stronger than before.
Instead of resting my thumbs right on top of the flat part, I rested my thumbs little right of center on the grip. I soon started to hold more putts.
I did better with stronger putting grip because I eliminated the excess movement of the putter face during the stroke.
So my left hand grip is little strong ever since.
At one day, I asked the golf shop to cut my putter shaft because I thought it was too long for me.
I told them that I will replace the grip myself and came home with the putter and the new grip.
The Technique for Replacing Your Putter Grip
When I was about to replace my putter grip, I stopped and thought about something.
I put my thumbs little right of center. So I thought I should insert the new putter grip in the shaft little stronger than usual.
I still replace my putter grip like that today.
If you think your putter face tends to open at impact, you might want to try the stronger grip.
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