2011 Buyer's Guide Grips

The grip is the most important part of the golf club

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Key Feature: Using a synthetic rubber compound, the N-DUR has a tacky, hexagonal design pattern on the underside of the grip for added gripping support where the fingers take hold. The top is softer for more hand comfort and less fatigue.
What We Like: White is the new black. However, these grips also feel great, and the colored section feels tacky and supportive. Multiple colors (on the backside) are available.
Who It’s For: All golfers.
Material: Synthetic rubber
Design: Velvet
Size: Standard
Key Feature: The 3GEN compound reduces vibration without dulling the feel of the putt. Also, the dual compounds lend a soft feeling on top and a slightly firmer feel on the underside.
What We Like: You don’t need to squeeze hard with this grip. And it has a soft, solid feel.
Who It’s For: All golfers.
Material: The 3GEN compound
Design: Constant taper pistol putter
Size: Standard, midsized
Key Feature: Made of pure rubber with no seams and needing no grip tape, this grip is as evenly constructed as possible. Comes in soft or firm models.
What We Like: The air-powered installation is a real hoot, and quite practical. The feel and performance of this grip is superb too, especially in bad weather.
Who It’s For: Golfers who want an even, seamless grip without the hassle of tape.
Material: Rubber
Design: Wrap
Size: Standard, midsized

Dual Performance
Key Feature: Using two different rubber compounds, the DP grip has softness in key areas and firmness in the fingers for added control. Also, the DP grip is available in corded models for those who want added firmness and all-weather capabilities.
What We Like: These grips seem to be extremely durable, which in our book, is a big plus.
Who It’s For: All golfers, including those who like to add color to their bag. Multiple color options are available.
Material: Dual rubber
Design: Velvet (cord)
Size: Standard, oversized
Key Feature: This brand-new design is only 1" in diameter, compared to the 1.67" Fatso and 1.3" Slim designs. Also, its texture is unique—it’s both firm and soft.
What We Like: The UltraSlim became the fastest-growing oversized grip at the end of the 2010 PGA Tour.
Who It’s For: Everyone looking to get into the benefits of nontapered, oversized putter grips while still staying within the range of size of a traditional grip.
Material: Multimaterial
Design: Nontapered
Size: Standard-slim
Slim Lite
Key Feature: The brand-new 55-gram SuperStroke Slim Lite quickly became the #1 most-played jumbo putter grip model on the 2010 PGA Tour. Why? It’s the lightest jumbo grip on the market.
What We Like: SuperStroke’s patented nontaper design in both models allows for finger-tip placement on opposing sides of the shaft, keeping the putterface square, and dramatically improving feel for distance control.
Who It’s For: The Slim Lite is for anyone interested in a midsized oversized putter grip.
Material: Multimaterial
Design: Nontapered
Size: Midsized-oversized


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