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Sergio buys winning putter grip at Dick’s Sporting Goods

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PGA Tour players are waited on hand and foot by golf equipment companies, but sometimes they like to do things on their own. The most recent is example is Sergio Garcia, who purchased the putter grip he used to win the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic at a Dick’s Sporting Goods store near Austin, Texas.

Garcia was in the area in early January, and he purchased a SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0 putter grip (green/white) from the company’s Bee Cave store. It had to be a thrill for the salesperson who helped Garcia; he assisted the nine-time PGA Tour winner in finding the right grip and then watched as the European Ryder Cup hero installed the grip himself.

“I picked that grip because it felt good and I wanted a round one with a weight plug on it,” Garcia said. “One of the guys in the golf area helped me find the right one and then he let me put it on myself. The green color caught my eye so I went with that one.”

Garcia was previously using SuperStroke’s Midnight Pistol GT 1.0 putter grip, which has a more angular shape.

The putter grip Garcia purchased sells for $34.99 and comes with a 50-gram CounterCore back weight, which SuperStroke says “engages larger muscles in the arms, shoulders and back” during the putting stroke.

Related: All the clubs Garcia used to win in Dubai.

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  1. Gary

    Feb 10, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Back in the 1970’s, there were no “Tour Vans” from the OEM’s to repair or modify clubs, so the players would seek out the nearest “off course” shop to get work done. In Akron, OH the players would go to Kosar Golf (an established golf shop since the early 1950’s). We all changed shafts, lenghtened / shortened, installed grips, did loft / lie work plus whatever other work they needed. At times there would be 10-12 players in at one time. Nearly all were great to work for, however there were a couple who could be…well, less than cordial. And we only accepted cash for payment!

  2. Ron

    Feb 9, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Not surprised he was allowed to put it on…imagine if the tech misaligned it and messed with his putting LOL.

    And really i thought Sergio was experienced in doing shop work as he installs his own grips on his irons and grinds his own wedges in the tour van?

  3. Johnnylongballz

    Feb 9, 2017 at 3:39 am

    $34.99 well spent. Cool story!

  4. Bert

    Feb 8, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    And he was fired by dsg the next day

  5. chinchbugs

    Feb 8, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    no tip was left…

  6. Chip

    Feb 8, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I bought the same grip from DSG just 2 weeks ago. Next up, becoming one of the best ball strikers in the world.

  7. xjohnx

    Feb 8, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Still not as cool as Furyk buying a used putter at Joe and Leigh’s the week of the Deutsche Bank and winning the FedEx cup with it.

    • Paul

      Feb 9, 2017 at 8:04 am

      That was good. If i remember correctly, he chose that particular one because it was the only putter in the shop which had the grip on straight / square to target. Brilliant.

    • setter02

      Feb 9, 2017 at 10:18 am

      So, no one should ever post/write a story again until it lives up to that billing, got ya!

      Either way, great experience for the guys in the shop, even tho they should never tell anyone because it isn’t as good as Furyk’s story…

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TaylorMade MyTP putter program allows golfers to customize Juno, Soto designs

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Building on the success of its MySpider program, TaylorMade is introducing MyTP, a custom-design platform for its TP line of putters.

The traditional shapes of the TP line’s Juno and Soto models can be customized in 11 areas. And whether golfers prefer the more rounded appearance of the Soto or the more squared-off look of the Juno, the bevy of opportunities to customize these blades offers myriad unique design possibilities.

TaylorMade MyTP putter program

From colors, to engraving, to stamping, finish and sightlines, MyTP brings “an extensive level of personalization to a traditional line of blade putters, delivering an ideal blend of the classic and the modern,” says Bill Price, Senior Director of Product Creation, Putter & Wedge.

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TaylorMade MyTP color and personalization options, below

  • Head Finish – Classic Silver or Jet Black
  • Hosel – Juno; L Neck and Long Neck. Soto; Flow Neck and Long Neck
  • Custom Engraving – Create a custom message with characters (4) on both the toe and heel bumpers. Choose from 12 different paint fills
  • Sight Line – Five different sight line options include no line, single line in cavity, dot on topline, single line on topline and double line in cavity with 12 different paint fills
  • Face Insert – Nine different paint options for the Pure Roll™ insert with 45° grooves to encourage optimal forward roll
  • TP Cavity Badge – The TP insignia on the back of the putter blade can be personalized with 10 different color options
  • Cavity Screws – The weighted screws on the back of the putter blade can be personalized with 8 different color options
  • Sole Weights – Choose from 3 different finishes: Stainless Steel, Gun Metal and Copper
  • TaylorMade Weight Logo – Embossed within the sole weights, the subtle TaylorMade logo can be personalized with 12 different color options
  • Juno/Soto and TaylorMade Logos – The adjacent logos on the sole of the putter can be personalized with 12 different color options
  • Shaft Color – Classic Chrome and Black

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MyTP: Specs, pricing, and availability

  • MyTP is live on TaylorMadeGolf.com today
  • Retail price: $325.
  • Length options span from 32-37 inches
  • Select grip offerings from SuperStroke, Golf Pride, and Lamkin

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Stay tuned to GolfWRX on Instagram for an awesome MyTP giveaway. 

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GolfWRX Classifieds (12/1/20): TaylorMade SIM “Rocket”, Custom Olson, Callaway Apex MB raw

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Bomber_11 – Raw Callaway Apex MB irons

Classic simple and classy blades are only made better without chrome plating and if rust is your thing, don’t rest on this set.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Raw Apex MB

Member darrickpe – TaylorMade SIM “Rocket” fairway

“Rocket” really is the best way to describe the strong-lofted TaylorMade SIM fairway wood. Whether it be off the tee or from the deck, if you catch this thing on the screws it launches rockets!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: TaylorMade SIM fairway

Member Puma74 – Custom Olson putter

Mamma Mia!!! This putter has everything a custom putter lover could ever want – mint condition, weld neck, lovely milled face… the only other thing you could possibly want would be to get it at a lower price, but good luck!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Olson Putter

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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No tape, no solvent: New Golf Pride Concept Helix grip makes installation hassle-free

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If you have ever wanted to regrip your clubs but didn’t want to deal with the hassle of tape or solvent, Golf Pride has developed a revolutionary system to make regripping easier than ever before with the all-new Golf Pride Concept Helix.

The Concept Helix grip and the simple system used to install it removes the fear factor of installing grips and also brings a new level of accessibility to those that are looking to benefit from the performance advantage of new grips—it also requires zero drying time, meaning you can go from gripping clubs to hitting shots instantly.

To see how it works, check out the video from Golf Pride below.

Golf Pride Concept Helix grip: More details

Golf Pride’s new Concept Helix grip system uses a friction and torque-based installation method that ensures the grips are secure and are installed using a proprietary ‘horn’ device that is included with every order.

“Golf Pride stands at the forefront of innovation in grips, and Concept Helix builds on that legacy as the first-ever twist-on grip technology system. This is the first major new advanced concept to come out of the lab at our new Global Innovation Center in Pinehurst and innovates the installation process, requiring no tape, no solvent, and no drying time. Getting fresh grips on your clubs will be more seamless than ever.”
Greg Cavill – Global Project Engineer / Golf Pride

The other interesting note is that without the need for solvents or tape, the new Concept Helix grips and more environmentally friendly.

“We continue to explore new technologies that benefit golfers, both on and off the course. Concept Helix, in this regard, is this next step in the exploration of best practices for grip installation.”- Brandon Sowell, global director of sales and marketing for Golf Pride

For more information on the Concept Helix Grip-System, visit www.concepthelix.com, and to purchase, check out Golfpride.com/shop

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