Different Golf Grip Styles For Putting 1

The most commonly known putting grip is the reverse overlap, however, that does not always work for everyone.




There are many different putter grips that can help your putting enormously by injecting a boost of confidence into your putting game. This tip is designed to give you instruction on a few alternative grips for putting. The most important aspect of putting is the club face angle at impact. The club face angle at impact has about 85% influence on the starting direction of the golf ball. This is why it is very important to hold the golf putter in the best way possible to help keep the golf club face square at impact.

Crossed handed - great for scooping or flicking:

  • Place your hand furthest away from the target on the top of the grip, with the palm facing the side of the grip and the back of your hand facing away from the target. Place your thumb down the centre of the putter grip which normally has a flat front to the grip. From there, hold the club in the fingers, not dissimilar to the normal grip, and place the hand on the side of the grip. As a check point, you should see your thumb is straight down the middle of the grip.
  • The hand closest to the target is placed below the other hand nearer to the bottom of the grip. The fingers wrap around the club and the thumb of this hand also is placed on the top of the grip in a straight line down the front.
  • Bring both hands close together so that the top hand's thumb is covered by the bottom hand's pad near the thumb.
  • The top hand's index finger is placed down the side of the fingers on the bottom hand so that you can see the index finger of the top hand closest to the target.
  • You can try placing your bottom hand index finger down the side of the golf club for control.
  • Keep the hands relaxed and tension free. Aim to hold the golf club at about a 5 out of 10 grip pressure.

Claw grip - great for nervous putters:

  • Place the hand closest to the target on the top of the grip, with the palm facing the side of the grip and the back of your hand facing the target. Place your thumb down the centre of the putter grip which normally has a flat front to the grip. From there, hold the club in the fingers, not dissimilar to the normal grip, and place the hand on the side of the grip. As a check point, you should see your thumb is straight down the middle of the grip.
  • The hand furthest away from the target is applied on to the club in an un-conventional way. Turn your hand so that the palm of your hand is facing your body. Use the thumb, index finger and middle finger to hold the golf club in a claw like fashion by placing the thumb at the back of the golf grip and the index finger and middle finger on top of the flat part of the putter grip.
  • Keep the hands relaxed and tension free. Aim to hold the golf club at about a 5 out of 10 grip pressure.