2012 Buyer's Guide Grips

Your hands only touch one thing on the club. Make sure your grips are right for you.

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Macro Grip
Key Feature: The uniquely shaped Macro putter grip has a reducing oval shape that tapers on the target side, and when used in conjuction with the recommended grip, can put an end to any and all of your putting woes.
Who It's For: Golfers who want to make a change in not only their putter grips (Macro also sells putters), but also their philosophy in their putting routine.
Material: Rubber
Design: Reducing oval
Size: Small, medium, large
P2 Wrap
Key Feature: Made of pure rubber and needing no grip tape, this grip is as evenly constructed as possible. Comes in soft or firm and in undersized or midsized models. Oh, and it comes in color, too (Black, Red, Green, Blue, White).
Who It's For: It makes a funny sound when installed using a pneumatic air tool, but the feel and performance is downright awesome. They're money in the rain.
Material: Rubber
Design: Wrap
Size: Undersized, standard, midsized
Fatso Lite
Key Feature: Weighing in at 85 grams (that's light for its size), the Fatso Lite is the biggest and lightest in terms of its weight-to-size ratio, helping it to become the largest putter grip used on the PGA Tour.
Who It's For: Golfers who want to put an end to yippy, hand-driven strokes. It's amazing how well it works. It's as though the hands slow down all by themselves.
Material: Multimaterial
Design: Nontapered
Size: Mega-oversized
Pressure Zone
Key Feature: First, this isn't a putter grip. Designed to reduce pressure in the lower hand, this grip has Modified Taper Tech, meaning it blends a traditionally shaped top half of the grip with a slightly larger, parallel bottom half of the grip.
Who It's For: Those who want the hands to work more in unison and who want more comfort in the lower hand.
Material: Proprietary synthetic material
Design: Velvet
Size: Standard
Itomic it2
Key Feature: The negative ions in the it2 grip help calm nerves and the tacky, velvety surface makes this grip a top pick for golfers who want a soft, comfortable hold. Also available in midsize (shown), this grip is durable and a great wet-weather alternative.
Who It's For: Players who need to relax more, and well, who want a great-feeling grip. Simple as that!
Material: Proprietary compound
Design: Velvet
Size: Standard, midsized
UST Mamiya
Comp DV2 Torsion
Key Feature: The Comp DV2 Torsion utilizes the same Torsion Bar technology used in the Pro DV2 Torsion (below), helping to add stability in the upper region of the grip. The lower section stays soft for more feel.
Who It's For: Everybody who wants a great-feeling, supportive grip with a unique dual-compound pattern.
Material: Dual-compound
Design: Velvet
Size: Standard


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