Putter Grip Application: The application of the grooved grip putter grip will be similar to conventional grips.
1: It is important to have the top groove on the top and not to one side. The alignment should be such that the anterior flat surface of the putter grip would be perpendicular to the face.
2. The application should be performed by “pulling on” rather than pushing on. After the initial application one should place the palms of both hands on each side of the grip and complete the application with pulling the grip to its final length. The maneuver insures the grooves will be straight down the shaft. Since the material is rubber the grip may be stretched longitudinally and then retract minimally after placement
3. The final assessment is made by looking down the grip to the shaft from the butt end to see the TOP GROOVE is straight and without wiggles. This groove may also be checked by looking from the club head end for confirmation.
4. Minor adjustment may be made to achieve the proper alignment prior to setting of the grip. The grip may be twisted to make it straight in shape and aligned perpendicular with the face of the putter. There still may be time to “pull” it into place to get the groove straight.
On tour this was done with a special designed laser. This is no longer commercially available. Instead one may use a construction level bought from a hardware store. It will have a flat bottom to set on the flat top surface of the putter grip. The laser turned on will confirm the perpendicular placement of the flat surface of the putter grip.
● One layer of tape is recommended for the standard material reminder grip. Extra tapes on this grip will have little effect to stretch the diameter.
● Allow 40 minutes for “hardening” of the fixation to the shaft.
● With use and time there can be deformation of the grips whereby the grooves may be moved slightly or widened in certain areas.