claw grip

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MIRAMARMIRAMAR MiramarMembers  37WRX Points: 0Handicap: 8Posts: 37
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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  1238WRX Points: 207Posts: 1,238 Platinum Tees
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    habit
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members  1238WRX Points: 207Posts: 1,238 Platinum Tees
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    MIRAMAR wrote:
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    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?<br />
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    JR slo mo of short putt <br />
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    Sets right hand on to sqare face, then establishes position with left, then claws right. <br />
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    He usually does a practice swing for long putts
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  •  Dave D Dave D Members  4049WRX Points: 197Handicap: 0.0Posts: 4,049 Titanium Tees
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    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.<br />
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    Tommy Fleetwood certainly uses practice strokes, as does Rose
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  • 596596 Lakeland, FLMembers  3847WRX Points: 335Posts: 3,847 Titanium Tees
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    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.<br />
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    Any practice strokes are done with a normal double overlap before I setup.
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  • blehnhardblehnhard Over The Hill & Almost Down The Other Side Members  540WRX Points: 135Posts: 540 Golden Tee
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    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.
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  •  Dave D Dave D Members  4049WRX Points: 197Handicap: 0.0Posts: 4,049 Titanium Tees
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    blehnhard wrote:
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    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.<br />
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    similar story to myself, pencil grip FTW!
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    Driver: Taylormade M2 10.5* w/ Hzrdus Black 6.0 62g
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15* w/ Hzrdus Yellow 6.5 76g
    3 iron: Srixon ZU85 20* w/ Nippon Modus 120x
    4-PW: Callaway X Forged '13 w/ Project X Pxi 6.0
    Wedges: Callaway Forged 50, Vokey SM7 54S & 60L - DG wedge flex
    Putter: Taylormade Ghost Spider S 34" w/ Superstroke Pistol GT 1.0

    Ball: looking for chrome soft replacement


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