Monday, June 1, 2009

Now That Is a Putter Grip


What? You go standard with your grips? Just go get the ones off the shelf? Enjoy having the grip too small for your hands so it's a tad uncomfortable as you're trying to with that $30 nassau? Matt Bettencourt laughs in your face.

Why? Because Bettencourt uses real putting grips. Ones made from the trunks of trees or steel beams in high-rises. If he can't find enough thickness from those places, he sometimes will use Mark McGwire's forearms to grip his putter. That is how Bettencourt roles. He needs no sympathy from you, Regular Grip D-Bag, because he finds pleasure in width. Girth has a middle name and it's Bettencourt. If his wrists break during a putting stroke, it's because Zeus himself came down and struck him with a lightening bolt. That's all that could do it, folks. Zeus or bust.

Hunter Martin, Getty Images

5 comments:

One-Eyed Golfer said...

Does anybody know if Scott Verplank still wraps his putter grip with new gauze tape prior to every round? I know he started in college, but I haven't paid attention lately.

He said it felt like a brand new grip every day...

Aussie Golfer said...

Isn't this the grip KJ Choi has been spruiking and using?

Waggle Room Ryan said...

I think this is very similar to KJ's grip, if not exactly the same. I used one kind of like this at the PGA show, but it was called the 2 Thumb Grip. Pretty interesting. I putted better with it.

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