The cork putter grip has a natural and soft feel. While using a putter with the grip on, the strike of the putt felt that there was a more dampening of the hit of the ball. Many fishing rods have cork grips, perhaps this is where the inspiration came from, but it is a similar feel; A sense of ‘lightness’. After trying a number of putts I went back to a putter with a rubber grip and I could feel the shaft reverberations in the my hands, although very slight but the cork grip seems to remove that and therefore the putts feel soft but with a ‘hit’ on the ball.
My distance control on long putts improved a great deal, the roll seemed much better. I felt that the grip with its natural feel ‘fitted’ more in my hands – I think it would also improve after time just like a rubber grip can slightly mold to your hands over long term use, ever so slight wear where your fingers and palms touch the club.
There is a definite feeling that the grip will stay dry in your hands with the cork material – on the hot day I tried it there was no moisture or sweat on the grip. Under pressure in a tight moment trying to win a monthly competition or club championship that may be very handy indeed (yes, that was intentional) . To really test the moisture I wet the grip and then hit some putts. Although wet, the grip was not slippery and was dry very quickly.
I liked the Cork Tree Putter Grip so much I put it on my own gamer (Odyssey White Hot XG 7) – so I will add a long term review in a couple of months. So come back to check. There are 4 sizes of grips and I was given the Slim Jim which is the thinnest grip but I think that is more a regular size and fits great for me.
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