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Question on Putting:

Should I use the same grip for every shot? Drives, Mid Irons, Chips/Pitches?
--Jason M. from Jacksonville, FL

Hi Jason. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm looking forward to helping you improve your game.

Yes, you should use the same grip for all of your shots with the exception of putting.

It is important to have a solid grip and one that returns the clubface to square whether you are putting, chipping, pitching, hitting bunker shots or making full swings with your woods or irons.

With your full swing grip your forearms (especially the front one) have a bit more rotation than when you putt. This is simply because you use your forearms and want to rotate them back and forth during a full swing to open and close the clubface and generate speed through impact.

When putting, we have our palms facing each other and our forearms are in a neutral non rotated position. This helps us keep the clubface square and our arms and wrists quiet through the putting stroke.

Here is an article to help you establish a good full swing grip:
Grip: Get A Hold On Your Game:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/pre-swing-fundamentals/grip-get-a-hold-on-your-game/

Here is an article to help with your putting grip:
Gripping the Putter:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/putting/gripping-the-putter/

Thanks for the question and let me know if you have any others.

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