THE BEST PUTTER GRIP
Ireland has brought you some of the best golfers, some of the best links courses and now the most innovative putter grip to reach the market in 2016!
P2 Grips based in Co. Wicklow Ireland approaches the golf equipment market with a clear vision to bring smiles to the faces of golfers across the world. It manufactures and distributes P2 Grips worldwide
The position of the shaft within the grip increases the angle of both wrists (ulnar deviation), naturally dictating their position and limiting their movement and influence throughout the stroke. This restricted hand and wrist movement reduces their ability to twist or rotate during the stroke, resulting in less unwanted rotation of the putter face and a square impact with the ball each time.
When we play any other golf shot, our wrists are in radial deviation, meaning they are in a cocked position. This allows the wrists to hinge and unhinge during the swing which is crucial to generate power and clubhead speed. However, we do not need power or speed during the putting stroke, we need stability and control.
The higher positioning of the wrists allows the forearms to be aligned in perfect symmetry with the shaft of the putter and putter face. This ensures the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders will work together to allow you greater control of the putter face throughout the stroke.
The Golfer’s Lifeline
If you review any good putting coaches blog post, instructional article or video, you will see that the optimum positioning for the grip while putting is through the lifeline of both hands. By positioning the grip high in the palm, it limits the amount of influence the wrists can have throughout the stroke. However, this is at odds with what golfers are asked to do with their grip for full shots with irons and woods.
With full shots you are encouraged towards a grip that is more through the base of the fingers, allowing the wrists to hinge correctly in the back-swing and follow through. Each P2 grip has been designed so that it sits higher in the palm and fits into the lifeline without any conscious effort on the part of the golfer. What will have felt very strange to the golfer with a conventional smaller putter grip will instantly feel more comfortable with any of the P2 range. Also, as the shaft of the putter is angled towards the back of a P2 Grip you still have the sensation of gripping the putter in the base of the fingers making it feel more natural as you achieve this higher position in the palm of the hand.