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Moving to the claw, grip and putter suggestions?


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#1 Kale_m

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:07 PM

Played the DJ spider all year, traded it for a Toulon Columbus.

My putting is what it holding me back. Speed, line, can be yippy at times.

Tried the claw grip the other day and saw some real positives. Better line, speed and tempo.

Any grips or putters better suited to this method

Heel shaft, Center shaft, blade or mallet?

I am using more of the “ pencil” grip (think stadler)

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#2 Stuart G.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:52 AM

Grip is purely a matter of personal preference and comfort - even with the claw/pencil - so just go try a bunch of different ones and see what works best.

The same thing really goes for the putter head style.   Everyone is different but I've used the claw/pencil for over 15 years and haven't noticed that any one type of putter works better with it for me. mallet, blade, face balanced or various amounts of toe hang, all work about the same for me.   So I generally focus on getting a visual that I feel comfortable lining up and the proper weight, length, and lie angle more then anything else.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:04 AM

Suggest you investigate the Directed Force Putter. Elliptical shaped grip and Lie Angle Balanced stroke.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:10 AM

View PostDirected Force Putters, on 12 October 2017 - 04:04 AM, said:

Suggest you investigate the Directed Force Putter. Elliptical shaped grip and Lie Angle Balanced stroke.

Do those help a claw grip?  How?

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:18 AM

View PostKale_m, on 11 October 2017 - 06:07 PM, said:

Played the DJ spider all year, traded it for a Toulon Columbus.

My putting is what it holding me back. Speed, line, can be yippy at times.

Tried the claw grip the other day and saw some real positives. Better line, speed and tempo.

Any grips or putters better suited to this method

Heel shaft, Center shaft, blade or mallet?

I am using more of the " pencil" grip (think stadler)

On the grip, it's definitely important to find what's most comfortable in your left hand, assuming you're a right handed putter.  I spent a lot of time trying to force a variety of Superstrokes down my own throat only to determine that a Winn Jumbo Lite was actually most comfortable for me.  I ended up going to Golf Galaxy and picking up every grip in the store until I found the one that I thought fit my left hand the best.

I don't think there's any magic to the type of putter you choose - whatever suits your eye and gives you confidence.  Some folks think some toe flow is important for claw putting, but I've had equal levels of success with all sorts of head shapes.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:28 AM

Gotta go and try. I messed with claw grip for a few months and medium sized grips felt best, non taper. Something like a mid slim 2/3 (which is what I still use) seemed to be the sweet spot. Anything bigger and I lost feel/touch, anything smaller and my wrists got too active.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:42 PM

View Postwcbjr, on 12 October 2017 - 07:10 AM, said:

View PostDirected Force Putters, on 12 October 2017 - 04:04 AM, said:

Suggest you investigate the Directed Force Putter. Elliptical shaped grip and Lie Angle Balanced stroke.

Do those help a claw grip?  How?
The shape fits the claw hand perfectly, size1.375
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