"What are the advantages of the "left-hand low" putting grip?"
I've noticed that a lot of the golfers on the PGA tour have either switched to this method or experimented with it (Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler to name a few). What are the main advantages to this? Is it worth giving it a shot or do you see it as more of a fad?
Jim B. | Cayucos, CA | May 16, 2016 |
Golf | 1 Answers
The main reason the pros are switching to left hand low is to keep the shoulders level. With the right hand low it puts your right shoulder lower than the left. Putting is as varied as there are individuals and is a lot about personal preference and comfort/ease. If left hand low feels comfortable and you feel like you are able to maintain your putter face square at impact then give it a go.
I personally like to level my shoulders as much as possible with right hand low so that both hands are fairly even with each other. Left hand low was not comfortable and not an option. It is a choice.