How To Putt Left Hand Low (Cross-Handed) [Video]

By Tyler Prins
December 8, 2014

Learn the Correct Left Hand Low Putting Grip

As Jordan Spieth is making noise around the world with a win at the HERO Challenge in Florida and a win at the Australian Open, his putting stroke has come under the microscope.

The Jordan Spieth Putting Grip

Jordan Spieth uses the left hand low technique.

Jordan Spieth Putter Grip
The Jordan Spieth Putting Grip

He’s used the technique to earn .398 strokes with the putter per round in 2014. He was 50th on the Tour in Total Putting and he used the technique to score the best on the par 4’s in 2013. He is one of the Tour’s notable players to employ this putting technique.

So how does Spieth putt it so well with the left hand low technique?

In these left hand low putting tips, PGA Pro Todd Kolb teaches us how to use a low hand low grip while putting, also known as cross handed puttng.  The reason people use this grip is because they are not able to get their shoulders level to allow them to create a proper pendulum motion in their putting stroke.

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 9.52.42 AM


To grip the putter left hand low, a right handed golfer should first hold the putter the same way they normally would, with a conventional grip. Then, they switch their hands, placing their left hand on the bottom of the putter grip and their right hand on the top. When this is done, they will feel their shoulders feel more level to the ground, allowing for that pendulum stroke.  For a great video tip on how to use a claw grip while putting, click here.

Get free golf tips sent directly to you!

Join over 165,000 golfers lowering their golf scores with our weekly golf videos!
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *