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The Golf Pride Tour SNSR putter grips are larger and heavier than traditional putter grips. A simple way for golfers to try counter balancing their putters.
If there was any question left about the staying power of large putter grips, Jordan Spieth put it to rest last year when he used one while consistently being the best putter on the planet. As more golfers follow his example, the number of choices increases, too. This year, the leader in golf grips, Golf Pride, brings four more options with their Tour SNSR line.
While not necessarily a negative, many larger putter grips don’t feel solid. The Tour SNSR, however, feels like a solid piece of soft rubber. To my hands, this does a lot to enhance the feedback when you strike a putt.
Similar to the popular Multi Compound grips, the Tour SNSR has two sections – a firmer upper section and a softer lower section. The difference isn’t as big as it is with the NDMC – there’s no cord here – but it does put more emphasis on the grip in the high hand, which I like.
There are four grips in the Golf Pride Tour SNSR line – two sizes and two shapes. The two shapes are Straight and Contour, and the difference is substantial. The Straight is a rectangular, taper-free design that’s more similar to a Super Stroke. The Contour has an exaggerated pistol-style curve to it and a substantial taper. Both grips are available in 104cc and 140cc. It also worth noting that the two sizes are very different in weight – the 104cc is 90 grams, the 140cc is 124 grams.
I slipped the 140cc Straight Tour SNSR onto an old favorite putter and it immediately felt comfortable in my hands. My standard putter grip is a Super Stroke 2.0, and the size of the 140cc Straight is quite similar. The shape, however, is different – it’s “longer” on the sides, but not as wide. Think rectangle as opposed to circle. The counterbalancing is definitely noticeable, but it’s not too extreme. I could feel that the balance point was shifted towards by hands, but there was still enough feel for the club head that I could control my speed. Ultimately, it was enough of a change in both shape and weight that I had that honeymoon feel of something new, but it wasn’t so big that I couldn’t putt naturally.
If you’re interested in trying a large putter grip and counterbalancing your putter, the Golf Pride Tour SNSR lets you do both at once. The higher balance point combined with the larger size will substantially change the feel of your putter and may give you the boost in confidence that you’re looking for.