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Re: Tiger, DiMarco, Landis

By on 7.24.06 | 1:06PM

Quin, ever hear the story of how that "famous bizzarre putting grip" of Chris DiMarco's came about? Bill Fields of Golf World told the story a few years back.

Golfer Skip Kendall belongs to a club near his home town in Wisconsin. For years, the club champion was a doctor who dominated the rest of the field. Then, as the doctor got older, his putting stroke deserted him. He schemed and worked and fiddled and finally came up with the putting grip now called "the saw" or "the claw." And the doctor started winning the club championships once again.

A number of members copied him. Apparently, now, some 30 of the members use that grip. On a trip home, Kendall saw it. Some time later, he passed it on to DiMarco, who was having putting woes. And DiMarco unwittingly introduced it to the wider world.

I use it myself.

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