Gimmick or the real deal? Super Stroke grip
Each year I try to make an effort to improve in a particular area of my game that needed improvement from the previous golf season. More often than not it usually is the short game and more specifically putting.
I am not big on golf gimmicks, but this winter I purchased a Super Stroke putter grip:http://www.superstrokegrip.com/
I put it on my putter and have had a chance to putt with it on the practice green as well as test drive it for 9 holes. Here is my observations: (1) experiment with the orientation of the grip. In other words, the flat portion of the grip can be normal (facing out), turned out (facing front) and turned back (facing back). The best feel I got was facing out with the flat side facing front. (2) the grip completely takes any small muscles out of the swing, ie. the hands, especially the right hand and forces you to use the big shoulder muscles giving you that nice pendleum swing. (3) you grip pressure is very light and consistant allowing great feedback on the putts.
Installation is easy and adjustable. But to make it USGA compliant you have to allen screw the bottom 2 screws into the shaft and epoxy the holes. But until I am firm in where I want the grip positioned I am leaving that step out.
I know everyone putts differently and everyone has a different feel with grips, but for me I am going to use it this year because I see the improvement in my stroke already.
KJ Choi does not seem to have any problem using it. I am guessing I will be seeing others begin to use it. Right now I am the only one at my course that has played this winter using it.