Rotating Putter Grip 90 Degrees

ClambakeClambake Members Posts: 629 ✭✭
I use a Superstroke grip and have always set it up conventionally with the flat surface facing away from my body so my thumbs lay on the flat part when gripped. As an experiment, I've put on a new grip and rotated it clockwise 90 degrees so the flat part now faces the palm of my right hand. The results so far show that it is going to stay that way!



It feels like my right hand is much better connected now and more in sync with the putter face. Before I often got a little bobble in my takeaway, but I'm finding the stroke is more fluid now without that little bobble. It also appears I'm getting the ball started better on the target line, with the aiming line rolling cleanly instead of a bit of a wobble. Distance control also seems improved; I am very right hand dominant and it seems this helps give better feel in that hand.



Frankly, I wasn't expecting to see much of a difference, so I was surprised to see that I really could see a difference and the improvements were measurable.

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  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game... Members Posts: 174 ✭✭
    Funny, I was just thinking about doing that on one of my back up putters. My thought process was also along the lines that I’d have more control and feel of the putter face throughout my stroke.
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    This is the exact concept behind Flat Cat grips...
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  • ClambakeClambake Members Posts: 629 ✭✭


    This is the exact concept behind Flat Cat grips...




    I know that's sort of their concept, but the feeling was quite different to me. With the rotated SS grip, my fingers wrap around the curve part nicely leaving the only flat part against the palm providing the directional feeling. With the Flat Cat I sort of felt conflicting messages through my fingers and it didn't quite feel as comfortable. That's just my perspective...it may be great for others
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    Yeah I know what you’re saying.

    I once tried rotating a Flatso 90 degrees... and had my worst putting day of my life!

    2 days ago, I took 3 different putters to the practice green.

    One had a Flat Cat, 2nd had a Winn 1.18, last had a stock pistol.

    I switch between conventional and left hand low.

    The Flat Cat seemed to work better with conventional, while the other 2 grips seemed to work better with LHL.

    I’m so confused now!

    With so many grip shapes available, it’s a matter of finding a comfortable one and sticking with it... until it no longer works, like most things in golf!
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  • JShawJShaw Members Posts: 321 ✭✭
    My step dad did this with his putter grip last year. He's a real believer in it.
  • KaTooMKaTooM Members Posts: 1,362 ✭✭
    IIRC...Justin Rose rotates his Flat Cat 90°...go figure!
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    KaTooM wrote:


    IIRC...Justin Rose rotates his Flat Cat 90°...go figure!




    It’s because he has a claw/saw grip
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  • KaTooMKaTooM Members Posts: 1,362 ✭✭

    KaTooM wrote:


    IIRC...Justin Rose rotates his Flat Cat 90°...go figure!




    It's because he has a claw/saw grip




    Ahhhh...makes sense!
  • cmporto10cmporto10 Members Posts: 180 ✭✭
    Bryson does it with his armlock technique. I've seen some instructors on YouTube suggest it as well.
  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Members Posts: 943 ✭✭
    If it works for you do it up, who cares if it`s not "proper" methodology. After you smoke your buddies on the greens, they might try as well, so don`t worry about them poking fun of you at first.
  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members Posts: 6,800
    Try the PalmBird grip. Fits more naturally in the palms.
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  • GHIN n JuiceGHIN n Juice Wingpointe GC...Never Forgotten Members Posts: 1,671 ✭✭
    I have a SS flatso 1.0 that I rotated this way. With my claw grip it sits very comfortably in my hands.
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  • Back9Back9 ClubWRX Posts: 693 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 7, 2019 6:29pm #14
    • I have an armlock with a long cork grip made up of two Salty grips spliced together rotated 90 degrees so the flat side is against my lead (left)forearm. Really increases the stability for armlock.h
  • yoder9339yoder9339 ClubWRX Posts: 278 ✭✭
    I’ve messed around with a Superstroke doing this. I like it.
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    I'm pretty sure I heard on Golf Channel that Bubba Watson rotated his grip 90 deg so the flat is facing the target line. Waste Management round 3 broadcast.
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  • dbleagdbleag Members Posts: 2,876 ✭✭
    cmporto10 wrote:


    Bryson does it with his armlock technique. I've seen some instructors on YouTube suggest it as well.




    I thought BD has the flat side toward the target also...
  • thevaporzthevaporz Members Posts: 2,830 ✭✭
    edited Feb 2, 2019 4:54pm #18
    I know a guy who puts the SS Square grip rotated like a rhombus and he swears by it. Also seen guys use ribbed grips installed rib up on their clubs. Whatever works huh.
  • TheCityGameTheCityGame Traj like Minaj Members Posts: 15,244 ✭✭
    I have a Tour SNSR on my putter and I put it on so that the bottom half (where I put my right hand) is square, but I've twisted the top part of it (left hand) a bit open. It just feels like a more natural place to put my hands. It's a more neutral set of my left wrist, less bend in that wrist.



    When I regrip putters, I put them on and start hitting putts on my indoor mat and keep messing with them while they're still movable. <-- best technique.
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  • RH82RH82 Members Posts: 1,999 ✭✭
    Anyone install a grip this way and if so how did you do it? I'm trying to think of a way to align the flat side so that its parallel to the face. Any ideas?
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