Golf Digest: Stenson's secret

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"Garsen’s putter grips, which feature an angled rather than the traditionally flat front section, have been on tour for the past three years with wins in the hands of J.B. Holmes and Tony Finau. But Stenson’s win at Royal Troon will be a game-changer for the model turned assistant pro turned golf grip designer and entrepreneur. The grip is designed so the thumbs naturally oppose each other and the wrists are angled in a way that discourages unwanted and unreliable bending and hinging.

Stenson has been using the oversized G-Pro Max on his Odyssey White Hot XG #7H putter since switching to it at the Shell Houston Open two years ago. Garsen said Stenson converted to the grip after his teacher Pete Cowen showed him the grips he’d been testing for Garsen.

“He actually had been using the original smaller version on some wedges as a training aid and I asked him to take a few grips to try on some putters,” Garsen said by phone this morning. “A few weeks later Henrik put it in play.” Garsen said Stenson actually kept that same grip on for about two years before recently switching to a fresh one.

Garsen, whose modeling career also included hundreds of television commercials, ads and billboards in Spain and Greece (including this image from 1992), has played golf since he was a child and he most recently was an assistant pro in Florida before developing the putter grip. He said he had always putted with an opposing thumbs method."

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Tony Finau Foundation x Garsen Collab Tony Finau Foundation x Garsen Collab
Tony Finau Foundation x Garsen Collab from $37.99
Garsen Golf has partnered with the Tony Finau Foundation to offer a Finau Foundation logo’d Garsen Ultimate and Max 15” putter grip. A portion of each sale will be donated to Tony’s Foundation. He has used both the Max 15” in his first PGA Tour win and Ultimate in his next 3 wins including his back to back victories at the 3M Open and Rocket Mortgage Classic.
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: 1.5 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