New Offerings From Two Thumb Grips and PalmBird Grips Are Engineered To Promote Pendulum Stroke And Lower Scores
You may or may not have noticed we recently added two new lines of putter grips; PalmBird Grips and Two Thumb Grips. For many of you, this might be your first introduction to either of these companies, but they offer rather unique products brought on through their geometric shapes.
I was taught a long time ago that if you wanted to improve your putting alignment is critical. That person instructed me to place a ruler or yardstick in my hands and take practice strokes as if I was putting. The ruler is thin and rectangular making it very easy to align to the target. Plus there are two ways in which to hold it that feels very natural. Let me explain those two positions and how it applies to these new putter grips.
Imagine the thin side of a ruler perpendicular to the ground. The wide, flat side of the ruler would rest against your palms and the thin side would fit in your fingers. Take a few quick strokes back and forth and you can maintain the flat side of the ruler being square toward the target easier than you can when you hold a rounded object in your hands.
The crescent shape of the PalmBird grip is very reminiscent of the ruler in the vertical position, with the narrow portion is resting in your fingers and the side of the golf grip is firmly against your palms.
Now imagine the thin side of a ruler parallel to the ground. The ruler is now held primarily in the fingers with your thumbs wresting atop. Again, the geometric shape makes it easy to sense you are putting back and forth toward your target.
The Two Thumb grips have a wide rectangular shape large enough to place both your thumbs (hence 2Thumb) side by side atop of the putter grip as shown. However, there are other positions you can place your hands and achieve the same assurance of being properly aligned as the ruler in the horizontal position.
You can also install the Two Thumb grips in the vertical position as mentioned above. This would be perfectly acceptable and conform to the Rules of Golf. Your forward or leading hand will feel as if you are back-handing the putt instead of breaking your wrists.
If you are struggling on the green with your flatstick, perhaps a change in the shape of your grip will get you aligned as well as promote a more pendulum stroke by taking the wrists out of the stroke.