|Grip style: Vardon (overlapping)||Hand position: Neutral||Putting grip style / hand position: Reverse overlap / neutral
Young golfer. Old-school fundamentals. Noh Seung-yul’s grip bears more resemblance to one from the 1970s than you’d expect from a player who was born in 1991. But then, his neutral hold lines up perfectly with Noh’s sound swing.
The precocious South Korean turned pro at age 16 and claimed his first big win as an 18-year-old. In 2014, Noh earned his maiden PGA TOUR title at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
A wiry 165 pounds, Noh boasts prodigious length off the tee. This despite a grip that’s not necessarily built for power. At address, Noh displays textbook technique: His glove’s logo faces the target, the left hand showing great balance between the palms and fingers. It’s more of the same with Noh’s right hand, where the “V” at thumb and forefinger aligns with the club’s handle.
What’s so great about a neutral grip? Primarily, it sets the hands in position to guide the club onto the proper swing plane, without manipulation by the wrists or forearms.
While he’s struggled a bit on the greens, Noh Seung-Yul’s grip certainly isn’t the culprit. Once again, he shows flawless technique with hands that are square to the putter face, the left wrist “uncocked” and feather-light pressure on the handle.
It’s a putting grip that should work at all distances, but Noh appears most comfortable with room between his ball and the cup. Despite ranking 122nd for strokes gained putting in 2014, he placed a solid 32nd for putts in the 10’ – 15’ range and putts of 25’ or more.