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Can Something Be Done To Make My Putter Grip Feel More Tacky?


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#1 Sean289

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 01:01 PM

I have the PING midsize PP58 grip but I am hesitant to put it on a putter as I feel it is a little too rubbery and as a result, it feels slippy in my hands. The size is perfect for me and I'm not much a fan of the cord grip the same size. Its the lack of tack that holds me back.
I have tried the gorilla grip towel and I don't like it as you must constantly use it and it is quite challenging to be consistent with it during a round.
Is there anything else I can do to make the grip more tacky?
Alternatively, does the rubbery/slippy feel diminish over time?


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 01:18 PM

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 10:48 PM

They do have sprays to make grips tacky. I have never tried them but it's an option. You could try tennis racquet tape but that would add thickness to your grip. Another option is double stick tape. It's thin enough it wouldn't add any noticeable thickness. Or you could wrap it with duct tape then pull the tape back off and it would leave some of the adhesive behind but this would eventually wear off.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 10:44 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. I was looking at putters in one of the golf shops near me this morning and they had a PING Cadence putter that was released 2 years ago. The stock Cadence grip appears to be the same dimensions as the PP58 Midsize. It feels less rubbery than the midsize PP58 with a small degree of tack and it doesn't feel as firm or as coarse as the PP58 midsize cord grip.
I may purchase one of these grips and try it out before I look into tennis grip tape or other tape.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 12:13 PM

So curiosity got the better off me on this lazy Sunday that I'm having. I popped downtown to pick up a tennis grip. Worse case scenario, my experiment has me down $5.
Forgive the shoddy and rushed craftsmanship but here is my putter with the tennis grip on. It's a midsize grip. While it does feel a little too large, the tackiness feels quite nice. It's too not soft and not too firm. I may try it on a standard grip as well. Posted Image


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:39 PM

I have a leather grip in my long neck tei3 and it is nice tacky feel it.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 02:55 AM

 cfunk11, on 02 May 2017 - 08:39 PM, said:

I have a leather grip in my long neck tei3 and it is nice tacky feel it.
What grip is it? I must check it out

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:13 PM

Try some light sand paper on your rubber grip, it scuffs it up and makes it feel more tacky. Good luck!

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 12:26 PM

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:53 PM

As long as you are not concerned about throwing of the weight then it is just your preference.  It is funny how much we now pay for rubber and synthetic leather.  Even putting 'Gauze tape" over a grip that is self-adhesive worked for me once with a slippery cord putter grip.  $2 and comes in a plethora of colors.  Something that Scott Verplank used on his putter.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:41 PM

I never tried this, but I used to play with a guy that cleaned his grips with Simple Green. He said it made them more tacky.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:58 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I will try the gauze tape as well light sand paper.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:55 PM

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:31 PM

 ClassesLake, on 03 May 2017 - 02:55 AM, said:

 cfunk11, on 02 May 2017 - 08:39 PM, said:

I have a leather grip in my long neck tei3 and it is nice tacky feel it.
What grip is it? I must check it out
The Gripmaster. I have one too, best $30 grip I ever used.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:58 PM

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:13 AM

 donasdux, on 05 May 2017 - 08:31 PM, said:

 ClassesLake, on 03 May 2017 - 02:55 AM, said:

 cfunk11, on 02 May 2017 - 08:39 PM, said:

I have a leather grip in my long neck tei3 and it is nice tacky feel it.
What grip is it? I must check it out
The Gripmaster. I have one too, best $30 grip I ever used.

https://bestgrips.co...sy-waAuvw8P8HAQ

Thanks. Could you tell me please, are the best grips pistol grips in a circular or oval shape? I can't make it from their photos and the shape of pistol grips varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.,

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:27 AM

 ClassesLake, on 03 May 2017 - 02:55 AM, said:

 cfunk11, on 02 May 2017 - 08:39 PM, said:

I have a leather grip in my long neck tei3 and it is nice tacky feel it.
What grip is it? I must check it out

It is a gripmaster

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:54 AM

Best Grips Microperf Pistol grip is a similar shape and uses ProTack to make it really tacky.  I like it a lot.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:18 PM

I would suggest a leather grip as well. I'm a fan of The Grip Master putter grips.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:07 PM

3M Super 77 is what I've used for softball bat grips

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:10 PM

Get a pure grip. 7 bucks and suuuuuper tacky.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:09 AM

 kingoftheputt, on 16 June 2017 - 11:54 AM, said:

Best Grips Microperf Pistol grip is a similar shape and uses ProTack to make it really tacky.  I like it a lot.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:58 PM

Another fan of Tennis Over-grips -- Not an entire new tennis grip, they make these so you don't have to re-grip your tennis racquet, much thinner and lighter.

I really like the Yonex Super Grap - ~$35 gets you 30 - they last a month or so but are super grippy...easy to put on and take off, choice of snazzy colors...lots of feedback/reviews here....

http://www.tennis-wa...ge-YONEXOG.html

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:32 PM

I clean all of my grips on a regular basis...not only do they last longer, but they retain that tacky feel as well.
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:08 AM

Wash it in Dawn dishwashing soap with a stiff bristle brush. That will take the oils of it and it should feel alot tackier.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:02 AM

 ClassesLake, on 29 April 2017 - 01:01 PM, said:

I have the PING midsize PP58 grip but I am hesitant to put it on a putter as I feel it is a little too rubbery and as a result, it feels slippy in my hands. The size is perfect for me and I'm not much a fan of the cord grip the same size. Its the lack of tack that holds me back.
I have tried the gorilla grip towel and I don't like it as you must constantly use it and it is quite challenging to be consistent with it during a round.
Is there anything else I can do to make the grip more tacky?
Alternatively, does the rubbery/slippy feel diminish over time?

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