- Oct 8, 2008
- Reaction score
- Where the THP Tour Van Takes Us!
I love the prayer grip, mainly because I don't want to be controlling the putter, I want it to flow freely through the stroke, its why I defend one of the best putting drills on the planet is the "no thumbs" drill. Though mine is much more Pat O'Brien with one thumb still offset lower than the other as opposed to the theory associated with the creation of the BD putter grips where they are dead even and the index fingers run down both sides of the grip.I have always wondered how to grip a putter like that with thumbs next to each other. It always felt like I didn't have control of the club. Does a grip like this help that I assume?
I like the concept of a grip shape with room for two thumbs side-by-side at the top of the grip. But I think the TwoThumb company's lightest weight grip is 67 grams, which is 12 to 15 grams heavier than I like. If the company produced a 50 to 55 gram putter grip I would buy it and try it.The main turnoff at the time though, was I wanted a grip that fit inside a putter well nicely, and due to the size/shape, it was a struggle. It was definitely a heavy grip, and that was before I knew anything about how the grip weight affects feel of the putter head, balance, and things like that.
To me, yeah, it essentially served as a big ole counterweight.Another great review James.
I just messed around with the parallel thumbs concept using my Bag Boy Backbone. I can see how it takes your wrists out of the equation. Like most, I'm all for removing variables when putting.
I have a few CB putters and IIRC you used clevis pins "back in the day" to give a similar result, but in a standard length shaft. Does the weight of the "Big Daddy" help smooth the stroke in the same way?