|Grip style: Vardon (overlapping)||Hand position: strong||Putting grip style / hand position: Cross-handed (left hand low)|
He’s the very definition of a modern golfer, so it’s no surprise that Jonas Blixt’s grip is the picture of 21st century technique.
A Swede who played collegiately at Florida State and turned pro in 2008, Blixt has quietly ascended the world rankings. PGA TOUR wins in 2012 and ’13 raised his profile, and a second-place tie in the 2014 Masters brought Blixt fame among a wider audience.
Known for his colorful, tight-fitting wardrobe, Blixt displays the wide stance and limited hip turn favored by younger stars. Likewise, his grip is similar to peers such as Jason Day and Keegan Bradley – toward the strong side.
At address, the “V” formed by Blixt’s right thumb and forefinger points almost straight up his right arm. The left hand’s “V” aims just inside the right shoulder, with the back of his left wrist cupped considerably.
Amateur golfers who struggle with distance may gain length by strengthening their grip. Blixt checks in at just 5’10” and 164 pounds, but manages an average drive of about 290 yards. A strong grip aids the hands’ release through impact and can help quell a slice.
When he putts, Jonas Blixt’s grip is yet another sign of the times. He’s an adherent of the cross-handed method employed by, among youngsters, Jordan Spieth. It’s effective, too. In 2012, Blixt ranked second on tour in “strokes gained putting.