SuperStroke WristLock Putter Grip Review

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The SuperStroke WristLock putter grip is longer than standard grips and has a pronounced butt section designed to lock your wrist during the putting stroke.

Introduction

Minimizing the number of moving parts in the golf swing is a longstanding obsession for many golfers.  Countless clubs, training aids, and instructional systems have been sold on this premise.  The SuperStroke WristLock putter grip is among those pieces of equipment promising to remove a variable from your game.  I tested one to see if it worked as promised.

Looks

The SuperStroke WristLock is instantly recognizable as a SuperStroke grip.  SuperStroke’s logo is the dominant feature along two sides of the grip, and there are large swaths of color on an otherwise white grip.  Also familiar is the “Traxion” branding at the top of the grip.

Three colorways – orange/white, green/white, and black/white – give golfers some options for matching their SuperStroke WristLock with their current gear.

Feel

The WristLock putter grip will feel very familiar to anyone who has used a SuperStroke grip in the past.  SuperStroke states that this grip features new Traxion, but it doesn’t change the classic feel dramatically.  The grip still has that light, somewhat hollow feeling, and there’s ample tack to keep it secure in your hands.

Performance

The WristLock’s raison d’etre is right there in the name: it aims to lock the wrist in place to create “greater consistency in starting the ball on-line.”  It does this through its unusual (though USGA-approved) shape, which juts out at the top of the grip like a super-exaggerated pistol grip shape.  I’ve pictured the WristLock next to the Golf Pride Tour SNSR Contour [review HERE] for reference.

My first thought when I saw the WristLock was, “Will I need a longer putter to get the grip into my wrist?”  Answer: no.  The WristLock grip will effectively extend your putter by about 3″, which should position the butt of the grip near your wrist.

Per SuperStroke, the WristLock grip can work with many different putting styles, but the loft of your putter may need to be adjusted.  I found that the WristLock felt best with a Matt Kuchar-style set up where the putter shaft became an extension of my lead arm.  I could also see this working well with a lead-hand-low putting style.

In my testing, I found the WristLock grip to be effective at providing feedback, and the stroke I was making got solid results.  The main issue I had was being uncomfortable in that putting position.  If I were going to switch to a WristLock putter grip, I would want to construct a new putter around it.  I would likely want a little more length, more loft, and a head I could aim reliably with a lot of shaft lean.

Finally, the WristLock grip is designed to accept all SuperStroke “Tech-Port” accessories such as the CounterCore weights.  Weights are not included with the WristLock, but 25, 50, or 75 gram weights can be purchased separately for about $10 each.  Given the extra length in this grip, adding a back weight can have a pronounced effect on swing weight.

Conclusion

Innovations in putter grips are few and far between, so I applaud SuperStroke for bringing something new to the party with WristLock.  While I think that a switch to WristLock may take more than sliding on a new grip, it’s certainly something worth exploring for players who struggle with their putting.

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Matt Saternus

Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Plugged In Golf. He's worked in nearly every job in the golf industry from club fitting to instruction to writing and speaking. Matt lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

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13 Comments

  1. Would it be a great grip for left hand low?

  2. Matt I would just like to comment on the “grip will extend your putter 3 inches”. I have one of these grips and it did NOT extend my putter. My putter plays the exact same length as it did before the grip swap.
    Love your reviews but just wanted to let anyone know reading this one that it will not extend your putter.
    Keep up the great work

    • Matt Saternus

      Mark,

      Thank you. I emailed SuperStroke to verify that but didn’t hear back. Now I need to recheck my installation…

      -Matt

  3. Max McWilliams

    Matt,

    I am a 14 year-old with a 5 handicap (thinking about playing for college). I noticed you did a review on the T-200 irons. I have them PW through 5 iron. I was looking for some 2/3 irons because the T-200 only goes up to a 4 iron. What irons do you recommend if i’m playing really well with the T-200 irons? (160 carry with 7-iron extra stiff shafts) I was thinking the P-760‘s?

    Best,
    Max

    • Matt Saternus

      Max,

      If you’re aiming to play golf competitively, you need to get fit for your equipment. The P-760 might be a good option for you, it might be terrible. The only way to find out what’s optimal is to work with a fitter.

      -Matt

      • Max McWilliams

        Thanks for the reply! I got fitted for clubs about 8 months ago but my golf coaches have told be lower irons would be great for my game. I would definitely be fitted for them just wanted to have some prior knowledge about what 2/3 iron would be the most similar to the T-200’s. Thank you!

        • Matt Saternus

          Max,

          Are you talking about a similar look, similar launch/spin, similar forgiveness? Personally I would forget about finding something similar and just get something that hit the number I needed very consistently. I’d probably be looking at utility irons like the New Level 4955HB, Wilson Staff Model Utility Iron, and Titleist U500.

          -Matt

  4. Jeff Brady

    How much more length would you want on your putter for this grip? And how much more loft?

    • Matt Saternus

      Jeff,

      The answers to both of those depend on your body and the way you set up with this grip. Personally, I would need at least a couple inches and about 3 degrees of loft.

      -Matt

  5. Daniel Cantu Moya

    Is the super stroke wrist grip 5.0, 3.0, etc.?

    • Matt Saternus

      Daniel,

      There’s only one size of WristLock grip, and Super Stroke does not have a numerical designation on it. In my opinion, it’s somewhere in the range of 2 or 3.

      -Matt

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