claw grip

MIRAMARMIRAMAR MiramarMembers Posts: 37
I've noticed that tour pros who adopted the claw grip, when taking their putting stance, invariably assume first their former grips (e.g. overlapping), then, just prior to the stroke, change to claw. they don't even rehearse the stroke with the claw. why is that so? why not assume the claw grip right away?
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 892 ✭✭
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members Posts: 892 ✭✭
    edited Nov 22, 2018 #3
    MIRAMAR wrote:


    I've noticed that tour pros who adopted the claw grip, when taking their putting stance, invariably assume first their former grips (e.g. overlapping), then, just prior to the stroke, change to claw. they don't even rehearse the stroke with the claw. why is that so? why not assume the claw grip right away?


    JR slo mo of short putt



    Sets right hand on to sqare face, then establishes position with left, then claws right.



    He usually does a practice swing for long putts
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    g400 15.5* | tensei white 80tx
    p790 3i | steelfiber 95x
    919tour 4-9 | x100
    md3 46*8 | x100
    sm6 52*8, 56*8, 60*4 | s400 ti
    red X3
    tour velvet
    3 piece ball




  •  Dave D Dave D Members Posts: 4,003 ✭✭
    Generally the best putters in the world have always sat the putter down and aimed it with right hand on the club, then put left on and adjusted stance/setup to the aim. So one using the claw grip would then adjust the right hand to whichever variation they use.



    Tommy Fleetwood certainly uses practice strokes, as does Rose
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  • 596596 Lakeland, FLMembers Posts: 3,658 ✭✭
    Now that I think about it, I do the same. Align with a normal right hand grip, grip with the left and then change my right to the claw. Never thought about it, its just a habit.



    Any practice strokes are done with a normal double overlap before I setup.
  • blehnhardblehnhard Over The Hill & Almost Down The Other Side Members Posts: 502 ✭✭
    I do my 3 practice strokes with the claw (pencil version), then set putter down with right hand to aim face, place left hand on and then position the right in the claw position. Changing to the claw (mid summer) along with installing a counter weighted mid size grip has improved my putting greatly.
  •  Dave D Dave D Members Posts: 4,003 ✭✭
    blehnhard wrote:


    I do my 3 practice strokes with the claw (pencil version), then set putter down with right hand to aim face, place left hand on and then position the right in the claw position. Changing to the claw (mid summer) along with installing a counter weighted mid size grip has improved my putting greatly.




    similar story to myself, pencil grip FTW!
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    3 Wood: Taylormade M1 3HL 17* w/ Hzrdus Black 6.0 75g
    2 iron: Taylormade P790 UDI w/ Hzrdus Black 6.0 85g

    4-PW: Callaway X Forged '13 w/ Project X Pxi 6.0
    Wedges: Vokey SM7 50F, 54S & 60L - DG wedge flex
    Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab #7 34"

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