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Conventional Grip for Putting

Conventional Grip for Putting

The conventional grip for putting was once the most common, if not the only, grip anyone used. Nowadays, there are a number of different grips players use. This is how you use the conventional grip. First, if you are right-handed, use your left hand to grip the putter at the butt end of the club using your pinky, ring finger, and middle finger. Your thumb will rest on the flat part of the putter grip, with your index finger off the putter. Next, place your right hand on the putter grip. Make sure your pinky finger is resting next to your left hand middle finger, which is already on the putter grip. Also, ensure your right thumb is running down the flat side of the putter grip. Finally, place your index finger on your left hand, down the outside of the fingers on your right hand.

A conventional putting grip allows the right hand to have more control of the stroke. As a result, this offers a little more feel and control for speed putting, particularly from long range. Some of the greatest putters of all time have utilized this grip: Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Crenshaw, Brad Faxon, and Loren Roberts.

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