Driving Range Heroes: MAX Grip Review

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The Garsen G-Pro Max putter grip features an innovative design that puts your arms in a more natural position from your hands to your shoulders.  With this design and  larger profile, the Garsen G-Pro Max putter grip aims to make you a consistent putter with more control of your swing.


The Looks & Design

It’s hard to really get the idea across in pictures, but the Garsen G-Pro Max putter has more of a teardrop-shaped profile to it.  In the picture above, the black and blue grip is shown with the “point of the teardrop” facing upwards.  Additionally, the G-Pro Max comes in simple alternating colors like black and blue or black and white.

So back to that teardrop design.  This design isn’t just to give the Garsen G-Pro Max a different feel from most oversized grips.  With the “jumbo” size, and the unqiue shape, the G-Pro Max forces your hands into a position where your palms are essentially facing each other.  This grip then puts your wrists into a neutral position that helps turn your elbows in and set your shoulders back.  So what’s the point of that?  The idea is that the G-Pro Max removes tension from your arms and shoulders as well as takes your hands completely out of the stroke.  By doing so, the G-Pro Max is supposed to give you a putting stroke solely based on shoulder rotation.  We’ll discuss how well the G-Pro Max accomplishes this later.

Feel

There are really two areas to discuss in regards to the Garsen G-Pro Max’s feel.  First is the unique shape in your hands.  At first grip, there’s a very natural feel and the grip makes the putter easy to index.  This goes a long way in making sure you grip the putter the same every time.

Next is the actual putting act with the G-Pro Max.  A common criticism of oversize putter grips is that they can lack some feel and response.  I did have a bit of an issue here.  I actually use a moderately oversize putter grip on my gamer, but I had a difficult time adjusting to the feel of the G-Pro Max.  While the G-Pro Max feels very natural in the hands, there is a slight lack of ball response at impact.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that you can’t feel the ball at all.  What it basically comes down to is if you’re more of a “feel putter” or “a rhythm and path” putter.  If you’re the latter, the slight lack of response will not bother you at all.

On-Course Performance

In terms of the intended design, hats off, the Garsen G-Pro Max really delivers.  It’s very interesting, if you really pay attention, how much of a difference the intended “palm-to-palm” grip makes.  Using the G-Pro Max on a Scott Readman Concepts SWC putter, I found it easy to make a quiet, smooth, and consistent stroke.  Even more importantly, for me, was that I gripped the putter the same every time.  All I had to do was focus on how big or small of a stroke to make.  If you want to make a quiet and smooth, not-handsy shoulder-based stroke, the G-Pro Max will deliver.

The Garsen Line Up

MAX MAX
MAX $34.99
“Innovation, with a Twist” The Garsen MAX grip features the most substantial innovation in putter grip technology in the history of golf. By using a square grip with a 45% rotation, the “front” of the grip now becomes an angled area perfectly fitting the players’ grip and creating a much more biomechanically efficient position for the putting stroke. This simple, yet highly effective, grip innovation is the fastest way to immediately improve your putting. HOW YOU WIN WITH THE MAX:Unlike a traditional putter grip, the MAX places your hands in a position so the palms face each other and the wrists are in a neutral position. It turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke. How to grip the MAX:  Additional benefits of the MAX:    GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.5 Inches Weight: 55 Grams Core Size: .600 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PUl Feel: Semi-tacky Profile: Semi-Tapered Need it Longer? See the MAX 15"
ULTIMATE ULTIMATE
ULTIMATE $34.99
"Versatility" The Garsen Ultimate grip brings the innovation of side facing thumb position to a full size, comfortable, and slightly less exaggerated feel. This grip is a great way to gain all the biomechanical advantages to your putting stroke while maintaining a more traditional overall feel to the grip.Unlike a traditional putter grip, the ULTIMATE has three flat sides. Like the original G-Pro design it allows you to place your hands in a position so the palms face each other and the wrists are in a neutral position. It also allows you to place hands into many other positions creating your desired grip. It works extremely well with the claw grip. This grip was developed with input from players on the PGA Tour.    More benefits of the ULTIMATE:   GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.15 Inches Length: 11 1/2″ Weight: 55 Grams (+ 1 – 3 g) Core Size: .600 Firmness: Black FIRM, Red MEDIUM, Blue/Green SOFT Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Material Feel: Semi-tacky Profile: Non-Tapered
QUAD TOUR QUAD TOUR
QUAD TOUR $34.99
"Tradition that Fits" The Garsen Quad Tour line features a unique parallelogram design fitting perfectly into most traditional golf grips. The Quad Tour also works great for claw, and saw style putting grips. With a flat topline and bottom, players can easy square up the putter face with complete consistency every time. The QUAD TOUR grip gives you the benefits of the EDGE and MAX but places your hands in a traditional position. HOW YOU WIN WITH THE QUAD TOUR:The shape turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke.        Tapered GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.1 Inches Weight: 70 Grams Core Size: .580 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Feel: Semi-tacky Profile: Tapered Four-Sided Angled Non Tapered GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.1 Inches Weight: 55 Grams Core Size: .600 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Feel: Semi-tacky Profile: Non-Tapered Four-Sided Angled
QUAD TOUR PISTOL QUAD TOUR PISTOL
QUAD TOUR PISTOL $34.99
"Tradition that Fits" The Garsen Quad Tour line features a unique parallelogram design fitting perfectly into most traditional golf grips. The Quad Tour also works great for claw, and saw style putting grips. With a flat topline and bottom, players can easy square up the putter face with complete consistency every time. The QUAD TOUR grip gives you the benefits of the EDGE and MAX but places your hands in a traditional position. HOW YOU WIN WITH THE QUAD TOUR:The shape turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke.  Tapered GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.0 Inches Weight: 73 Grams Core Size: .580 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Material Feel: Semi-tacky Smooth Textured Profile: Tapered Four-Sided Angled Non Tapered GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.0 Inches Weight: 78 Grams Core Size: .580 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Material Feel: Semi-tacky Smooth Textured Profile: Non-Tapered Four-Sided Angled
MAX TOUR MAX TOUR
MAX TOUR from $34.99
“Innovation, with a Twist” The Garsen MAX grip features the most substantial innovation in putter grip technology in the history of golf. By using a square grip with a 45% rotation, the “front” of the grip now becomes an angled area perfectly fitting the players’ grip and creating a much more biomechanically efficient position for the putting stroke. This simple, yet highly effective, grip innovation is the fastest way to immediately improve your putting. The MAX TOUR is the semi-tacky, smooth textured version of the original MAX.HOW YOU WIN WITH THE MAX:Unlike a traditional putter grip, the MAX places your hands in a position so the palms face each other and the wrists are in a neutral position. It turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke. How to grip the MAX:  Additional benefits of the MAX:    STANDARD GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.5 Inches Weight: 55 Grams Core Size: .600 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Feel: Semi-tacky, Smooth Texture  Profile: Semi-Tapered 15" GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 15 Inches Weight: 85 Grams Core Size: .600 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Feel: Semi-tacky, Smooth Texture  Profile: Semi-Tapered
MAX 15 MAX 15
MAX 15" $39.99
“Innovation, with a Twist”  The Garsen MAX grip features the most substantial innovation in putter grip technology in the history of golf. By using a square grip with a 45% rotation, the “front” of the grip now becomes an angled area perfectly fitting the players’ grip and creating a much more biomechanically efficient position for the putting stroke. This simple, yet highly effective, grip innovation is the fastest way to immediately improve your putting.  HOW YOU WIN WITH THE MAX 15":Unlike a traditional putter grip, the MAX places your hands in a position so the palms face each other and the wrists are in a neutral position. It turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke.The MAX 15" is a longer version of the original MAX grip. Additional benefits of MAX:      GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.5 Inches Weight: 85 Grams Core Size: .600 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Feel: Semi-tacky Profile: Semi-Tapered
QUAD TOUR 17 QUAD TOUR 17
QUAD TOUR 17" $39.99
"Tradition that Fits" The Garsen Quad Tour line features a unique parallelogram design fitting perfectly into most traditional golf grips. The Quad Tour also works great for claw, and saw style putting grips. With a flat topline and bottom, players can easy square up the putter face with complete consistency every time. The QUAD TOUR grip gives you the benefits of the EDGE and MAX but places your hands in a traditional position. HOW YOU WIN WITH THE QUAD TOUR:The shape turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke.The QUAD TOUR 17" is the longer version of the Quad Tour Pistol Non Tapered.    Non Tapered GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.4 Inches Weight: 120 grams Core Size: .600 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Feel: Semi-tacky Smooth Textured Profile: Non-Tapered Four-Sided Angled
EDGE EDGE
EDGE $17.99
The Garsen Golf “EDGE” Putter Grip is the first putter grip with a revolutionary, patented, two-sided design. HOW YOU WIN WITH THE EDGE:Unlike a traditional putter grip, the EDGE places your hands in a position so the palms face each other and the wrists are in a neutral position. It turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke. GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.0 Weight: 73 Grams (+ 1 – 3 g) Core Size: .580 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: TPO Feel: Semi-tacky Profile: Tapered Paddle