Golf Pride is getting into the oversized putting grip game, and they're using the feedback they got from Tour pros and regular golfers to deliver a grip that gives great feedback on your stroke.
The Tour Snsr series, which will hit stores in April, is actually made of rubber, which is a deviation from a lot of oversized grips in the marketplace, many of which are mostly made of foam. The rubber on each grip has a little bit of squishy give to it, giving feedback on grip pressure, which should be feathery light.
There are two models in the line, the Tour Snsr Contour and Tour Snsr Straight, which each comes in 104cc and 140cc options.
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Knowing what they do about grips, including servicing an overwhelming percentage of the market's putter grips, Golf Pride knew the primary grip of choice -- 75 percent, in fact -- of touring pros is the tapered-pistol grip. That's the design of the Tour Snsr Contour, with the 140cc grip having a bigger trigger end, so to speak, that can provide added comfort.
The Straight model, as you'd imagine, isn't tapered and has rounded edges designed for comfort.
Each model has a wide-paddle front and has texturing to improve feel and prevent slipping in wet conditions.
We here prefer the pistol-style grip -- hence our love for Champ's C1 grips -- and this grip delivers. It takes only a few strokes to get used to the little bit of give you get with the grip and realize what constitutes the right pressure. The weighting heavier than you'd expect, as well, which should be good for your stroke's tempo. However, Golf Pride research shows players can't tell the difference between putter grip weights, so you might not even notice the help.
The Golf Pride Tour Snsr grips will debut in April and retail for $25 each.