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Left hand low commitment


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#31 rmgatl

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:41 PM

LHL for about 30 years, great lag putter but finally got yippy at close range.  Might go 5 feet past on 5 footer while missing hole by a foot.

Now using LHL with gator RH inside about 20-25 ft and I'm one of the best putters I know.  I always made more than my share of mid range putts, but now surprised when I miss inside 10 ft...feel like I can make them all.  Speed is very good and nearly always start it online.  Use standard LHL for lags.

Couple of thoughts IMHO (1) hard to avoid yips over years/decades of trying hard to make putts the same way...the neural pathways just get fried and (2) the same bit of wrist release that helps feel and distance control on lag putts can eventually become an uncontrollable twitch close in.

Most of us have to change grips and or technique eventually...practicing more doesn't work, you have to use differnt circuits.  Look at tour players...Langer being prime multi-decade example.  I love LHL gator btw.  Love putting again.


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#32 LightBearer

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:01 PM

Until this past season I was a right hand low guy as Im left handed, and the advantages for me with a cross handed grip are twofold.
For one, it really makes distance control, especially for beginners, much easier because it takes the "hit" out of the putt. It forces one to rock the shoulders.

I think people tend to get their shoulder leveling out of whack and it can cause, although not for some, issues with strike point and alignment. LHL makes the bottom of the swing a lot easier to see.

What's tougher is some times the line of the putt can be lost because the right hand (for me) gets moved around unknowingly. I think its a great grip and many golfers can be very successful with it.
Clubs gripped with Pure DTX Midsize, Ball played is Q Star yellow(90%), Bridgestone B330 RX yellow (5%), Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis (5%)
Wilson Staff D100, 10.5* loft, UST Mamiya Chrome S-Flex, JumboMax Large
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Cobra Baffler XL 18* Fairway
Cobra Baffler XL Irons 5-PW Lite Flex
Scratch 1018 50* wedge SS grind
Nike Engage Toe Sweep 54*
Taylormade ATV 64* AKA the 'Break Glass in case of emergency' club :D

Seemore FGP Bronze Putter, Left-Handed, 35.5"
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:51 PM

View Postrmgatl, on 12 October 2017 - 08:41 PM, said:

I love LHL gator btw.  Love putting again.

Interesting! What the heck is Left Hand Low Gator? :)

edit--- i found some video... yikes that feels bizarre!

Edited by toad37, 14 October 2017 - 09:01 PM.


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#34 rmgatl

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:20 PM

View Posttoad37, on 14 October 2017 - 08:51 PM, said:

View Postrmgatl, on 12 October 2017 - 08:41 PM, said:

I love LHL gator btw.  Love putting again.

Interesting! What the heck is Left Hand Low Gator? :)

edit--- i found some video... yikes that feels bizarre!
It's awesome, assume it was clear I meant gator RH.  Ymmv but pure stroke, no hit, like a machine inside 10-15 feet.  I do a slight variation that for me is more comfortable, almost RH claw (again, with LHL).  Whatever works.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:24 PM

View Postrmgatl, on 16 October 2017 - 09:20 PM, said:

View Posttoad37, on 14 October 2017 - 08:51 PM, said:

View Postrmgatl, on 12 October 2017 - 08:41 PM, said:

I love LHL gator btw.  Love putting again.

Interesting! What the heck is Left Hand Low Gator? :)

edit--- i found some video... yikes that feels bizarre!
It's awesome, assume it was clear I meant gator RH.  Ymmv but pure stroke, no hit, like a machine inside 10-15 feet.  I do a slight variation that for me is more comfortable, almost RH claw (again, with LHL).  Whatever works.

Sounds interesting for sure!


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