Tommy Fleetwood: Get your claws into it
Tommy Fleetwood tips
I work with putting coach Phil Kenyon – our putting tips to use the claw grip. The one thing we always struggled with was the rotation of the putter. The stroke and path were good but I would then leave it open or shut it down.
My consistency, which is basically starting the putt on line, was always poor. We tried a few different grips at the end of last year and I putted so much better with the claw.
He said ‘are you alright using that?’, some people are funny but I’ve used it all year. I played badly earlier in the year and my putting kept me going.
The longer putts are going to be tougher but that comes round very quickly and it now feels weird gripping it conventionally. I put my hands on it ‘normally’ and it feels terrible.
The left hand goes on as normal and the right slots between the thumb and the index finger. Once that is rested in there that is basically your grip.
Your right hand should rest slightly on the grip, it’s not really doing anything in terms of control. From there my left side is pretty connected so I just let the putt go.