Why a Cross Handed Grip Can Help Your Putting Senior Putter Tip (Video)
Why a Cross Handed Grip Can Help Your Putting Senior Putter Tip (Video)

I’m going to talk to you about a Cross-Handed Putting Grip. Cross-Handed Putting Grip is not only a grip that people would use if they have lost confidence in their own sort of normal sort of grip and I will explain what I mean. I know for those grips, it’s a left hand at the top for a right handed golfer and the right hand underneath. There are different sort of grips interlocking, overlapping pedal all sorts of different grips, but the point being is the left hand is above the top. The Cross-Handed Grip is completely opposite, where the right hand comes at the top and the left hand goes below. And you might think why do people use that grip? Well predominantly it’s down to people who are gripping one way or the other, orthodox style left hand above the right and they tend to come in a little bit flicky a little wristy a little bit lose. So if you kind of conjure up a Putt where you’ve got this Putt from two foot, you want everything to be still, everything to be solid on your hands on our arms and you got the maximum control like a pendulum.

But if you are wristy and losing flicky you can imagine there’s no control at all. So how do we go about this Cross-Handed Grip? The right hand goes at the top, come down the center and for me personally I use the reverse overlap, so I put my left, right hand on and my little finger is going to sit in the first groove next to my fore finger. So my little finger is going to go there and my next three fingers will go under the grip and my thumb will go down the center. So I’ve got a nice perfectly balanced grip and I’ve got three fingers here and those on the top of the thumb down the center. Now that’s how I grip, but this is how – I actually grip with a Cross-Handed Grip. So this is not me just trying to demonstrate this is what I use. So we’ve all explained that, if you are wristy this grip is going to help you be more consistent, because with the left hand in front of the right hand there will be a lever rather. What’s going to happen at impact, this is almost going to be reacting as if it’s got a splint down it. So if I Putt you can see there’s no buckling going on. Remember this is for people normally who tend to get a bit flicky a bit loose, so a Cross-Handed Grip is one way you can actually study the shape and so I think it’s one of the grips out there, maybe is because I’ve been using it for such a long time. But it’s a good it’s a good balance grip, and it does tend to stop you from flicking, because your left hand is the buffer now, remember your right hand is on the top left hand so what chance if you actually go of, of flaking, you have it because this is the resistance going down the front of the Putter. So is a great grip I think it’s very ,very consistent and if you’ve not tried it it’s not a difficult grip it’s just a question of as usual with any Putting Style, eyes over the top of the ball, line yourself so your feet are parallel remember right hand at the top left behind it grip light, repeat too many people grip tight, grip light club very, very light and from that, let’s just swings everything from the shoulders like a pendulum, so from here, tick-tock, nice balance that Putt has got every chance. Okay, you might miss a couple who doesn’t, but the fact of the matter is you should be holding more and more Putts with this method getting the ball close and close to the hole and that means one thing more and more enjoyment. Go and put it into practice remember when you are doing something you’ve been doing for a long period of time weeks, months, years it’s going to take a little bit of practice and if you still find yourself struggling with that or maybe go back to the grip that you had before, but this is a good Putter Grip and I think it’s a very consistent Putter Grip. Enjoy your practice.
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I’m going to talk to you about a Cross-Handed Putting Grip. Cross-Handed Putting Grip is not only a grip that people would use if they have lost confidence in their own sort of normal sort of grip and I will explain what I mean. I know for those grips, it’s a left hand at the top for a right handed golfer and the right hand underneath. There are different sort of grips interlocking, overlapping pedal all sorts of different grips, but the point being is the left hand is above the top. The Cross-Handed Grip is completely opposite, where the right hand comes at the top and the left hand goes below. And you might think why do people use that grip? Well predominantly it’s down to people who are gripping one way or the other, orthodox style left hand above the right and they tend to come in a little bit flicky a little wristy a little bit lose. So if you kind of conjure up a Putt where you’ve got this Putt from two foot, you want everything to be still, everything to be solid on your hands on our arms and you got the maximum control like a pendulum.

But if you are wristy and losing flicky you can imagine there’s no control at all. So how do we go about this Cross-Handed Grip? The right hand goes at the top, come down the center and for me personally I use the reverse overlap, so I put my left, right hand on and my little finger is going to sit in the first groove next to my fore finger. So my little finger is going to go there and my next three fingers will go under the grip and my thumb will go down the center. So I’ve got a nice perfectly balanced grip and I’ve got three fingers here and those on the top of the thumb down the center. Now that’s how I grip, but this is how – I actually grip with a Cross-Handed Grip. So this is not me just trying to demonstrate this is what I use.

So we’ve all explained that, if you are wristy this grip is going to help you be more consistent, because with the left hand in front of the right hand there will be a lever rather. What’s going to happen at impact, this is almost going to be reacting as if it’s got a splint down it. So if I Putt you can see there’s no buckling going on. Remember this is for people normally who tend to get a bit flicky a bit loose, so a Cross-Handed Grip is one way you can actually study the shape and so I think it’s one of the grips out there, maybe is because I’ve been using it for such a long time. But it’s a good it’s a good balance grip, and it does tend to stop you from flicking, because your left hand is the buffer now, remember your right hand is on the top left hand so what chance if you actually go of, of flaking, you have it because this is the resistance going down the front of the Putter.

So is a great grip I think it’s very ,very consistent and if you’ve not tried it it’s not a difficult grip it’s just a question of as usual with any Putting Style, eyes over the top of the ball, line yourself so your feet are parallel remember right hand at the top left behind it grip light, repeat too many people grip tight, grip light club very, very light and from that, let’s just swings everything from the shoulders like a pendulum, so from here, tick-tock, nice balance that Putt has got every chance. Okay, you might miss a couple who doesn’t, but the fact of the matter is you should be holding more and more Putts with this method getting the ball close and close to the hole and that means one thing more and more enjoyment.

Go and put it into practice remember when you are doing something you’ve been doing for a long period of time weeks, months, years it’s going to take a little bit of practice and if you still find yourself struggling with that or maybe go back to the grip that you had before, but this is a good Putter Grip and I think it’s a very consistent Putter Grip. Enjoy your practice.