The Putter Grip: One Make & Model Only, Or A Grip's A Grip?
Through my thirty years of playing golf, I feel that I putt best with only two grips: a Ping P58 or Golf Pride's Tour Tradition, which is an imitation of it. I am adding some new putters to my arsenal, but as they come in they come with various other makes and models of grips that are not my favorite grips. One grip is a Winn AVS Midsize and I missed a few putts with it. I sometimes wonder if the grip is the problem, or if I just had a bad putting stroke that day. Looking back, I have had rounds with my favorite grips where I three-putted a couple times.
I started this thread because I remember seeing a picture of Tiger Woods lining a putt in the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla. He had his Scotty putter, but the grip was a Ping P58. I read somewhere that he prefers P58's that are blacked out.
Do you guys think that the putter grip makes a world of difference? I sometimes wonder if there are some guys here who take the position that a grip is a grip, and they don't putt any better or worse with or without a particular grip.