|Grip style: Interlocking||Hand position: Neutral||Putting grip style / hand position: Cross-handed (left hand low)
You may not know his name, but you’d be wise to learn Anirban Lahiri’s grip.
First, a brief bio. Lahiri is an Indian pro who has primarily plied his trade on the Asian Tour. He’s won five times on that competitive circuit, including a pair of 2014 victories. He broke through for his biggest win yet in early 2015, beating Bernd Wiesberger to claim the European Tour’s Maybank Malaysian Open.
Lahiri is an exceptional driver of the ball, averaging 300 yards while hitting more than 65% of fairways in 2014. He’s a solid iron player as well.
Now about that grip. Lahiri holds the club in a generally neutral position, though his left hand – which is rotated slightly to his right – might be a touch on the strong side. His right hand “V” at the thumb-forefinger junction aligns nicely with the club’s shaft. Lahiri uses very light grip pressure as well.
While his full-swing grip is pretty conventional, Anirban Lahiri’s grip with the putter is the non-traditional cross handed style. It’s nothing fancy – left hand attached to the bottom of the handle, right hand above with a pronounced cock in the wrist.
The important part is, Lahiri maintains his address grip positions through the end of the stroke. The back of his left hand stays flat and pointed down the target line, which keeps the blade square through impact.
The cross handed method isn’t for everyone, but it’s got plenty of success stories to its credit. Jim Furyk, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler are among the fine putters who roll it this way.