The Claw putting technique
The Claw putting technique
With putting being such an important part of all golfers overall golf game you have to keep an open mind on what type of putting style or grip you adopt for your game, this article I am going to look at the claw putting technique and to give you my opinion on the pros and cons of using the claw putting technique.
Being an old-fashioned style of golfer I have always stuck with the old tried and tested method of keeping both hands together and working as one unit, it has served me well for 20 plus years but I now feel that I need to look at other methods of putting if I truly want to play consistent par golf every round, as we all know if you can get the putter working good scores always follow.
The Claw Putting technique
What this style of putting gives you is a great feel with your right hand as if you are rolling the ball to the hole, so it takes your left hand out of the equation and gives you a great shoulder turn which in turn will give you a great putting stroke for long lag putts which 50% of the time lead to 3 putts, but not with this stroke.
So if you are going to give the claw putting technique a go you just need to go through your old normal routine of reading putts and the exact same set up, the only exception is to change your right-hand grip to the claw grip when you are set up and ready to make the putt, you will find this putting technique is even more impressive when putting on fast greens.
The claw putting technique feels like you are rolling the golf ball with a nice fluid stroke instead of hitting the golf ball as per your old putting stroke, so even if you interchange between putting methods of your old style and the claw technique you will experience some great results.
The pros as far as I am concerned are for the claw putting technique are: The Claw Putting technique
1. Great for fast greens
2. Great for lagging distance putts
3. Easier to line up your putts
4. You can see the putting line much better
5. Easier to feel that you are getting your head over the golf ball at address
The cons for the claw putting technique are:
1. Short or shorter putts will take a bit of working on to fine-tune the technique
2. No so great on slow greens
3. With tap in putts use your old putting stroke until you master the new stroke
4. Not a good putting stroke when playing first thing in the morning when the morning dew is on the putting surface, or in the rain when you have a layer of water on the green
5. Not such a great putting technique when you have to really hit the golf ball for distance putts
So in conclusion, the claw putting technique is well worth a go if you are serious about finding a putting stroke to enhance your golf game, but do it in small changes and use it in conjunction with your old putting grip until you have mastered the putting stroke, if you change your putting grip gradually to the claw putting technique then your putting scores and averages will improve.
I hope that this article the claw putting technique will help you improve your golf game and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below I will be glad to respond to any comments left.
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