Again, what I want to talk about now is are there different putter grips? In the last video we talked about the simple putter grip.
Let's get it going, let's get it basic.
Let's get it effective.
Now if you turn on the TV this weekend, and you watch certain guys, you're going to see a bunch of different putting grips.
That is true.
Putting is the most individual part of the game.
Again, it provides the most control.
That's why you see different grips.
Let's talk about a couple.
What I just taught you was again getting the club in the lifeline of your left hand.
As that right hands slides down underneath, remember you could see all my fingers lined up here.
With a very beginner, a kid, I might put him as a baseball grip but very quickly after the first or second lesson, I'm going to get him right into this reverse overlap.
The reason is to get the club out of their fingers and more into their palm for putting.
Now what you could do, Ryan Moore, they do two fingers overlap.
It takes the left hand out of it.
What we could also do is instead of having our conventional grip, we're going to putt cross-handed.
In other words, we're going to putt left hand low.
Now the same rule applies for this.
Now our lifeline of our right hand sits on this part of the grip.
This index finger comes into the air, and our left hand slides underneath.
Again, the reason, what we're trying to do this for, this helps square up your shoulders for some people.
Plus, it takes the right hand out of it.
Your left arm is long and straight, and you can allow the putter to swing that way.
That's one way.
We have conventional, we have cross-handed.
We're going to do the claw now.
You're saying the claw? Put the claw in your left hand, always in that lifeline, always remember that.
Take your right hand and put it like this.
Again, as people get older, they sometimes have a tendency to yip it.
Yip is when your right hands takes over, and you get this little jerk right at impact.
What golfers are trying to do is take the right hand out of it.
By doing this, the claw, they're putting their right hand in a position where it's already locked on, and they can literally putt this way.
You can try that.
Hopefully, it works for you.
I wouldn't really encourage a beginner to do this.
I even saw the other day someone was reverse clawing.
They had this hand this way, this hand this way.
It was really strange how they did it.
I can't even practice it, but again as they did it, it worked for them.
Putting is individual.
Again, as a beginner I encourage you to learn the conventional way.
Cross-handed is a very, very effective way as well because again, most people are really accurate with cross-handed, but their distance control is bad because in golf, think about it, what we've done our whole life is we've used our right hand to bowl or throw a ball to someone.
When you're in the conventional way, it allows the right hand to be a little bit more dominant.
When you go cross-handed, it takes the right hand out.
Again, whichever grip you choose, I'm not really concerned about it, nor do I care because again, putting is individualistic, what works and feels best for you.