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Fat putter grips.......legit?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

I've really improved my game but one thing I do not do well under pressure is putt, do fat putter grips really help?

 

post #2 of 19

I have been trying a fat putter grip for about the past four months.  I think it helps me minimize undesirable motion in the stroke and I feel like I do make more putts because of it.  IMO, it's a cheap experiment.

post #3 of 19

Fat putter grips were a running topic of discussion at the St. Louis Golf Expo a couple of weeks ago.

 

Overall, the teaching pros agreed the fatter grips took unnecessary hand twitches out of the putting stroke -  but once the grips got too large, the golfer starts losing "feel" for the shot.

post #4 of 19

i play the slimmest super stroke and I really like it.  it just feels solid and predictable.  it costs like 12 bucks to give it a try.

post #5 of 19

I'd say they're great. Couldn't imagine putting without one.

post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 

What size is the slimmest superstroke grip? is that the .580

 

post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by WUTiger View Post

Fat putter grips were a running topic of discussion at the St. Louis Golf Expo a couple of weeks ago.

Overall, the teaching pros agreed the fatter grips took unnecessary hand twitches out of the putting stroke -  but once the grips got too large, the golfer starts losing "feel" for the shot.

This was pretty much my experience. What ever the fat grip did to smooth my hands out of my stroke was negated by the fact that the effective weight of the club was greatly reduced. I saw no benefit (and even a little loss because of the learning curve) and have since moved away from the large grips.
post #8 of 19

I can't feel a damn thing with those  wide grips.

post #9 of 19

Anybody mess with this lately?

 

- resurrecting the thread.

 

I've switched my grip to two fingers interlocking, and forefingers and thumbs down the golf shaft.  I've had a lot of success in control and aiming (along with moving my alignment to center of stance vs forward. My 8 foot putts feel as comfy now as my 4 footers used to.....

 

one problem now is that the grip now 'feels' too thin and when practicing, my hands get uncomfortable very quickly - so wondering about switching to something beefier to get a better grip...

 

 

 

(suspect it's a pretty cheap experiment regardless)
 

post #10 of 19
I have used both the super stroke ultra slim(taper) and now a super stroke 1.3. Like stated about its a great $12 experiment. No one can tell you if it will help you or not. For me I liked the tapered ultra slim because if felt great and it seemed to eliminate the over usage my left hand.
post #11 of 19

I was looking to replace my two ball putter (odyssey) with a new one when I realized that the putters I liked all had the oversized grips on them. So I just slapped one on my putter and it was a great move. I have putted much better since. I would recommend them to anyone.

post #12 of 19

I have the Winn-Lite Jumbo putter grip, and wouldn't go with a standard sized grip again.

 

I think a lot of the problem with "feel" that people have struggled with comes from a lot of the big putter grips being heavier, which does make you lose the feel of the clubhead, but a lot of manufacturers now make Jumbo putter grips that are the same weight as standard grips. 

post #13 of 19

Fat putter grips stop wrist hinge when putting. If you have a wristy stroke or want to improve better shoulder turn when putting then try one out. Try putting with a glove in your mouth and try to keep it from moving while putting.

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by WUTiger View Post

Fat putter grips were a running topic of discussion at the St. Louis Golf Expo a couple of weeks ago.

 

Overall, the teaching pros agreed the fatter grips took unnecessary hand twitches out of the putting stroke -  but once the grips got too large, the golfer starts losing "feel" for the shot.

 

So, how fat is too fat?  I guess it depends on how drunk you are...

post #15 of 19

switched today, cheap test.

 

Liking it so far, a lot.

post #16 of 19

I use a Winn Jumbo Lite that looks like this:

 

 

 

Initially, I chose it for its extra length rather than extra girth, as I like to have my hands completely separated with the grip in both lifelines. Have subsequently found that it is -- as advertised -- also very good at isolating the hands for those of us who prefer a "big muscle" stroke. Left hand low, with the left elbow tight against the rib cage is the most stable putting method I've ever found. Way better than a belly.    

post #17 of 19
What's the largest size that comfortably fits in a 14-way 10.5" bag? No well.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post

What's the largest size that comfortably fits in a 14-way 10.5" bag? No well.


The Winn Jumbo I have which is exactly like the picture above fits just fine.

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