Golfing Equipment Reviewer
- Jan 20, 2010
- Reaction score
It’s wiiiiiiild!I just received the Original Tour Velvet grip installed on the Indi Allison putter I was chosen to review. As @Jman stated in his impecable review, their was definitely some shock and awe, as well as choice words and thoughts, in regards to the grip when removing the putter from the box.
Size and Weight - sucker is huge and weighs a ton. A little overstated, but at 190 grams not too awfully far off. I have been predominantly using standard size pistol grips forever so this grip is literally 3 times the size and triple the weight of what I am used to. Time will tell whether this is a good or bad thing.
Feel - I do like this aspect of the grip having always been a fan of rubber / rubber compound grips.
Putting Grip - I found out rather quickly that neither my normal reverse overlap grip nor left hand low grip were going to work with this grip. Both were very uncomfortable considering the size and shape of the grip. I went to their website and watched a video and noted that one of the pros on the video placed his thumbs side by side on the front of the grip with his index fingers on either side of the grip extended down. I tried that grip method and it felt much better and seemed to yield much better control of the putter head during the stroke.
These are just my initial reactions after using the grip for 10 - 15 minutes. Much more to come after I get more time with it.
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