Top 3 Putter Grips
There are hundreds of putter grips available on the market from the standard, old fashioned simple style putter grips to modern thick putter grips claiming to increase feel and improve your putting.
But which is the best?
This is a tough question, but as a professional player and coach I always look towards the putter grips that offer superior feel which is one of the key aspects of becoming a superb putter.
In this article I am going to rank my top 3 putter grips that are currently available on the market.Remember this is just my opinion, but I stock and fit all three of the grips that I am going to list and feel that there are no better options for my clients.
This goes to the Lamkin SINK putter grips.
Available in 5 colour options, 2 sizes and 2 shapes the SINK range of putter grips have been created from a super-lightweight rubber. But the reason the SINK putter grips feature on this list is the pronounced curve in the form of the putter grip.
It is this “pronounced ergonomic curve” which sets it apart from other putter grips. The shape forces the user into a neutral and correct position for their wrists. The textured surface increases both feel and comfort and the two size options and rounded or square shape ensures that there is a putter grip in the range for you.
This may not be a household name or a grip that you will find with ease in your local pro-shop but the Garsen G-Pro Max is the ideal putter grip for golfers that struggle with alignment and hand position.
It is possibly the easiest grip to align, making the putter easer to align, which for many results in an improvement in one of the single biggest errors amateur golfers make when preparing to putt.
It has a unique shape with a ridge on the top of the grip, which is aligned with the putter face to ensure the correct alignment.
The unique ridge serves another purpose by forcing the thumbs to be placed on either side of the ridge, ensuring that the thumbs are in a position, opposite each other on the flat sides of the grip.
This helps to promote a more relaxed and neutral grip.
But perhaps the most interesting aspect of this multi-purpose putter grip is the way it creates the perfect posture from which to consistently stroke the ball towards the hole.
By ensuring the thumbs are on the side of the grip the golfer will immediately rotate the elbows in towards the body, moving the shoulders back. This results in less tension in the arms and shoulders producing a smoother stroke and better shoulder rotation.
Incredible, but it is not my number one for one simple reason, the feel of the material used is not my personal preference.
Another up and coming company that has produced possibly the most innovative putter grip on the market.
The P2 grip has been heavily tested and the results speak for themselves with some surprising results.
The technology behind the grip is unlike anything else available on the market and it is all about how the shaft goes into the grip.
Normally the shaft sits in the centre of the grip, but the P2 grip has the shaft positioned towards the back of the grip. This heightens the position of the wrists reducing the possibility of any unwanted hand movements.
This results in the ability to maintain a square club face at impact, a major error within amateurs putting strokes.
It also improves the positioning of the forearms, creating a symmetry between the forearms and the putter, improving your pendulum putting stroke.
Finally, the slightly heavier grip weight which helps the golfer to develop better control over the required movements.
The feel from the grip is superior to many and is a pleasure to play and putt with.
This is my personal choice and is a superb grip for anyone to use.