A new putter grip often breathes new life into a golfers putting performance, as a change in feel is all many of us need to fall in love with a favourite old flat-stick all over again.
But buying a new putter grip can be a mind-boggling experience, as there's so much choice out there. To help narrow your selection we've picked our favourite 10 putter grips of 2017 to help you make a more informed decision.
Flat Cat - £29.95
Justin Rose is a huge fan of Fat Cat grips. The makers reckon the flat design squares your hands to the putter face giving a truser sense of alignment to your intended target line. Five sizes mean theres a Flat Cat to suit all hand sizes and feels. The deep but narrow design brings a fresh feel to putting. Five sizes: Slim, Svelte, Standard, Big Boy, Fat.
Garsen G-PRO MAX - £27.95
Henrik Stenson won The Open with a G-Pro Max on his flatstick. Garsen say the Max positions the palms facing each other, which puts the wrists in a more neutral position. That means your elbows turn more into your body, relieving tension, taking the hands out of the putting stroke and improving consistency. They've obviously done their research.
Golf Pride Tour SNSR Contour - £21.95
Golf Pride says over 75% of tour pros prefer tapered pistol profile putter grips instead of modern parallel types. the Contour comes in two sizes (mid 104cc and jumbo 140cc). There's also a straight, flat sided SNSR which is availble in two sizes. Golf Pride reckons the soft-tuned rubber gives extraordinary feel and feedback. Both grips get the thumbs up from us.
Lamkin Sink - £14.95
Lamkin club grips have a firm following on tour, but their putter grips aren't quite so well recognised. The lightweight rubber Sink is their latest innovation and we like how you get a choice of a rounder or squarer profile and either an 11in or 13in length. Meaning it works for all sorts of claw and split-handed ways of holding the putter.
ProPutt Ergo - £18.95
ProPutt reckon the Ergo is 10% lighter than the competition, which means by installing one it has less effect on the overall balance of the putter, which can be an issue with some oversized models. Expect a super tacky feel and responsive feedback.
SuperStroke Countercore - £34.99
A good numberof Superstroke puttergrips now come with the ability to counterbalance (Counter Core) your putter through the grip. Even though the grips are a bit more expensive, we love the idea - espcially if you invest in a weight kit, too. It means you can tinker with the feel to your hearts content. Counter Core is available on: Slim, Flatso, Pistol GTR and XL Plus models.
SuperStroke Flatso - £24.99
Jordan Spieth's putter grip of choice. The Flatso's pentagonal shape creates a ridge along the back of the grip which sits beautifully in the creases of your fingers. SuperStroke say its flat front, multiple edges and no taper shape improves consistency. Three sizes: Flatso 1.0, Flatso 2.0, Flatso 3.0.
SuperStroke Pistol GTR - £29.99
If you've tried big oversized putter grips before and haven't been a fan the Pistol GTR could be right up your street. The arching top half fits beautifully into the hands (just like a traditional grip) and we love the sharp edges where the flat front meets the sides of the grip. Three sizes: Pistol GTR Tour, Pistol GTR 1.0, Pistol GTR 2.0
Two Thumb Snug Daddy - £29.99
Two Thumb started out a good few years ago and between themselves and SuperStroke they can legitimately claim to stoking the fire of oversized putter grips. The Snug Daddy has changed drastically from the original and for us it's a brilliant middle of the road option, as it doesn't go to the extreme size or shape of some. Three sizes: 27in, 30in, 33in.
Winn Excel Tour Pistol - £8.45
It wasn't long ago Winn were the darlings of putter grips much like SuperStroke are today. The Tour Pistol is an excellent traditional sized grip with a pistol shape and well defined edges which give a clean feel. Perfect for golfers who prefer a traditional sized putter grip. Two sizes: Tour Pistol Standard, Midsize Pistol.