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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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