|Grip style: Interlocking||Hand position: Neutral||Putting grip style / hand position: Cross-handed (left hand low)
Austrians are a famously tidy people, and Bernd Wiesberger’s grip is about as clean as it gets. There’s nothing messy or unkempt about the way this European Tour standout holds the golf club; his hand positioning is picture perfect.
Wiesberger, who learned the game from his father, places his left hand in a beautifully neutral position. The “V” between thumb and index finger is aligned with his chest, the wrist nice and supple, with a beautiful blend of palm and fingers on the handle.
Wiesberger’s right hand hold complements the left. It may be ever so slightly strong, with the “V” pointed a hair to his right, but this likely boosts Wiesberger’s power. He’s one of Europe’s longest drivers, typically ranking among the top 25 in distance.
Bernd Wiesberger’s grip with the putter, well, it’s not quite as orderly as his full-swing grip. In fact, it’s rather unusual. He begins with a standard cross-handed positioning, then curls the right index, middle and ring fingers around his left hand fingers. In previous years, Wiesberger overlapped just his right index finger across the left hand.
The change was likely intended to further unify Wiesberger’s hands and eliminate any wrist movement. However, the 6’2”, 189-pound pro might want to consider changing back. After a solid year on the greens in 2013, he slipped to 145th on the European Tour in putts per green in regulation the following season.