Flat Cat Putter Grip

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  • NevinWNevinW Las VegasClubWRX Posts: 1,111 ClubWRX


    I had to laugh at their "Installation How To" video! Does anyone really install a grip like this?



    http://www.flatcatgolf.com/how-to/



    - Josh




    Lots of people do it that way. Works just fine. A vice with a rubber clamp is better but isn't required.
  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,991 ClubWRX

    PingEye2 wrote:



    I had to laugh at their "Installation How To" video! Does anyone really install a grip like this?



    http://www.flatcatgolf.com/how-to/



    - Josh




    OK, I have to ask: How do you install grips? Because this is essentially how i do mine here at the house.




    I use a rubber clamp and vice. The guy in the install video used his foot on the ground and the base of a cabinet and threw the grip on like he didn't really care. I take my time and do it right.



    - Josh




    I installed my grips like this for years before I finally had a place to install a vice, and I'm extremely particular about my putter grips. Is it easier with a vice? Absolutely. Is there any less care or craftsmanship just because a vice isn't used? Absolutely not.



    The video was clearly an attempt to demonstrate to the average player that this grip can be installed at home by anyone. No special tools required.
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  • msd71msd71 Members Posts: 707 ✭✭
    Has anyone tried these put on the "wrong" way - flat part on the top/bottom? That actually feels better to me in the store. Would this be legal?
  • scotty_2987scotty_2987 Members Posts: 216 ✭✭
    Bumping for more opinions on these grips.
  • NevinWNevinW Las VegasClubWRX Posts: 1,111 ClubWRX
    I put one on last week and the first round with it was actually quite good. I worked very hard to make sure that the grip and the putter face were in alignment. It felt really nice. I'll give more of a report after playing this weekend.
  • OhlinksterOhlinkster Posts: 106 ✭✭
    I'm intrigued. I may have to give it a try. I need all the help I can get with putting.
  • gunmetalgunmetal Members Posts: 1,817 ✭✭
    msd71 wrote:


    Has anyone tried these put on the "wrong" way - flat part on the top/bottom? That actually feels better to me in the store. Would this be legal?




    It is legal.
  • gunmetalgunmetal Members Posts: 1,817 ✭✭
    I've been using a Superstroke SS2R Squared and I'm guessing it's pretty similar because the concept seems similar. I like that the SS2R is heavier and acts as a counterweight. I'm sure at some point that I'll give the Flatcat a try as the whole concept of a flat leading edge aligned with the putter face makes a lot of sense.
  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX ClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,844 ClubWRX
    Any more reviews out there?
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  • Papa JohickPapa Johick My Girl Duffners Members Posts: 4,463 ✭✭
    I'm also interested. Love my salty but flat cat seems like a cool concept and looks comfortable in the hands.
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  • AtlantagolfAtlantagolf Posts: 88 ✭✭


    Bumping for more opinions on these grips.




    I ordered one several months ago - I just installed it two weeks ago because I couldn't decide on which of my 15 putters to try it on! But that is another discussion. LOL I finally put it on my Odyssey Works versa 7h, replacing the original SuperStroke grip it came with and I LOVE IT. It helps me with alignment since I know the back of my left hand and palm of my right are pointing directly to the line I am aiming for. It also helps to keep your wrists form breaking.



    I was a big fan of the original PING Palmlock grigs that are no longer available. The Flatcat is almost identical.
  • scotty_2987scotty_2987 Members Posts: 216 ✭✭



    Bumping for more opinions on these grips.




    I ordered one several months ago - I just installed it two weeks ago because I couldn't decide on which of my 15 putters to try it on! But that is another discussion. LOL I finally put it on my Odyssey Works versa 7h, replacing the original SuperStroke grip it came with and I LOVE IT. It helps me with alignment since I know the back of my left hand and palm of my right are pointing directly to the line I am aiming for. It also helps to keep your wrists form breaking.



    I was a big fan of the original PING Palmlock grigs that are no longer available. The Flatcat is almost identical.


    Thanks for your reply! What size did you go with?
  • AtlantagolfAtlantagolf Posts: 88 ✭✭




    Bumping for more opinions on these grips.




    I ordered one several months ago - I just installed it two weeks ago because I couldn't decide on which of my 15 putters to try it on! But that is another discussion. LOL I finally put it on my Odyssey Works versa 7h, replacing the original SuperStroke grip it came with and I LOVE IT. It helps me with alignment since I know the back of my left hand and palm of my right are pointing directly to the line I am aiming for. It also helps to keep your wrists form breaking.



    I was a big fan of the original PING Palmlock grigs that are no longer available. The Flatcat is almost identical.


    Thanks for your reply! What size did you go with?




    I went with the slim. I may try the standard next.
  • ctullictulli Members Posts: 2
    I hear they are coming out with a new and improved Flatcat.?.
  • KentuckyWildcatsKentuckyWildcats Members Posts: 31
    Bump!
  • Rookie1422Rookie1422 Members Posts: 148 ✭✭
    I've been installing many of these lately and everyone that has them

    Seems to love them. It's a great concept and feel is good.
  • mister2coolmister2cool Members Posts: 3,684 ✭✭
    I have one putter with this Ping grip... it's Winn AVS Jumbo but basically the same idea. It took quite some time to get use to, but then it feels actually quite nice.

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    I put the standard size on my Cameron X7M as a trial last night. Had a putting session during lunch and was pretty impressed with how many putts up hill, down hill and breaking both ways that I made from 10-15 feet and the ones I missed the speed was on point as well. Inside 5 feet is pretty much in the hole every time unless you get jerky or the wind blows.
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  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,284 ✭✭
    Installed a Fat model on my X5R. Had a flat grip on my custom Ping Anser Specify a while ago and loved it. I putt left hand low. Still getting used to the Fatty. Figured out today I need to grip my right (top) hand tight for best results.
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  • doglover72doglover72 Members Posts: 1,062 ✭✭
    Anybody used a Flat Cat with game golf live? Air hole on side of putter grip rather than top, not sure if that'll matter w the game golf system (i.e. If I **** the tracker in the side hole).
  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX ClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,844 ClubWRX
    How are you guys installing yours?



    From what I've seen, the Flat Cat logo should be down the line of your putt at address. However, Justin Rose has the Flat Cat logo facing up/down when at address.

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  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,284 ✭✭
    edited Apr 15, 2017 #53
    Hot Rod 71 wrote:


    How are you guys installing yours?



    From what I've seen, the Flat Cat logo should be down the line of your putt at address. However, Justin Rose has the Flat Cat logo facing up/down when at address.




    JR does that bc of his saw grip. Normally the flats are parallel to the face
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  • driverheaddriverhead Members Posts: 866
    PIng had a PALM LOCK putter grip years ago that was based on the same concept.
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,284 ✭✭
    edited Apr 21, 2017 #55
    driverhead wrote:


    PIng had a PALM LOCK putter grip years ago that was based on the same concept.




    That was my favorite putter grip ever. Custom ordered an Anser Specify with that grip. Like a dumb a$$ I later cut it off and put a Superstroke on it
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  • PingEye2 wrote:



    I had to laugh at their "Installation How To" video! Does anyone really install a grip like this?



    http://www.flatcatgolf.com/how-to/



    - Josh




    OK, I have to ask: How do you install grips? Because this is essentially how i do mine here at the house.




    I use an air compressor. New grip slides right on.
  • adsjadsj Members Posts: 6
    just got one a week ago. Same background, played hockey my whole life, I would say if you are mimicking the hockey stick feel go with svelt or whatever the smallest one is (those are the two smaller than standard ones). Ironically I putt claw grip style which is why I purchased, but do mix in standard grip. It definitely provides a different feel, so far haven't noticed a huge difference negative or positive in my putting.
  • Need4spdNeed4spd Members Posts: 1,511 ✭✭
    edited Apr 26, 2017 #58
    PingEye2 wrote:



    I had to laugh at their "Installation How To" video! Does anyone really install a grip like this?



    [url="http://www.flatcatgolf.com/how-to/"]http://www.flatcatgolf.com/how-to/[/url]



    - Josh




    OK, I have to ask: How do you install grips? Because this is essentially how i do mine here at the house.



    PingEye2 wrote:



    I had to laugh at their "Installation How To" video! Does anyone really install a grip like this?



    [url="http://www.flatcatgolf.com/how-to/"]http://www.flatcatgolf.com/how-to/[/url]



    - Josh




    OK, I have to ask: How do you install grips? Because this is essentially how i do mine here at the house.




    I see that we have an answer here but I was wondering the same. I've installed hundreds of grips in this exact fashion with no issues what so ever.
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  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 3,861 ✭✭
    I keep thinking of going this route. Wondering how the new Solution is? Better or worse?
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  • islesmbislesmb Myrtle Beach, SC (from Long Island)Posts: 155 ✭✭
    Need4spd wrote:

    PingEye2 wrote:



    I had to laugh at their "Installation How To" video! Does anyone really install a grip like this?



    http://www.flatcatgolf.com/how-to/



    - Josh




    OK, I have to ask: How do you install grips? Because this is essentially how i do mine here at the house.



    PingEye2 wrote:



    I had to laugh at their "Installation How To" video! Does anyone really install a grip like this?



    http://www.flatcatgolf.com/how-to/



    - Josh




    OK, I have to ask: How do you install grips? Because this is essentially how i do mine here at the house.




    I see that we have an answer here but I was wondering the same. I've installed hundreds of grips in this exact fashion with no issues what so ever.




    I'm glad I'm not the only one who installs grips this way. I don't have a gripping station and I like to do my own grips, so I improvise. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • jtitleist12jtitleist12 Members Posts: 2,971 ✭✭
    So you guys all take your foot and cram the putter head under the bottom of a cabinet or work bench to install putter grips?



    That's what I was originally referring to in the video and to each their own but I like to take better care of my putters than that.



    - Josh
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