GRIP + STROKE

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play Your Best | -

Three years ago, I went to the claw grip. I had gone through sev­eral changes, and I’d lost my feel. My right hand had be­come too dom­i­nant in the stroke and just didn’t work as well as it used to. The claw grip takes the right hand out of the stroke for me. Now I make more of a left-arm mo­tion, and I feel like I can swing the put­ter more con­sis­tently. The only prob­lem with the claw is, be­cause my right arm is fur­ther from my body, my align­ment can get a lit­tle off from time to time. That’s why I prac­tice with a nor­mal grip, too, so I can lock my right el­bow onto the side of my body. That helps re­mind me what good align­ment feels like when I switch over to the claw.

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