PGA Tour: Why Tony Finau is sticking with his frayed putter grip

"When it comes to his equipment, Tony Finau doesn’t like to change much. Yes, he changes his golf ball and switches up markings between holes when things start going poorly, but Finau prefers to stick with what he knows when it comes to his clubs.

After wins in his last two PGA TOUR starts, there likely aren’t many changes coming to Finau’s bag, if any. He sits seventh in the FedExCup standings as the Regular Season comes to a close this week and is in line for a spot in the Comcast Business TOUR TOP 10."

 

"Finau did switch into a Ping putter for the first time prior to his victory in the opening event of last year’s FedExCup Playoffs. The custom PLD Anser 2 prototype head was built to his unique preferences and came equipped with a black Garsen Ultimate grip, which is flat on three sides to place golfers’ hands in a position where the palms face each other and the wrists are neutral."

Company founder Bernerd Garsen, who spoke with GolfWRX on Monday, said Finau has been using the three-sided Garsen Ultimate grip for seven to eight years. He used a green version of the grip on a Piretti putter before Ping installed a black one on the custom Ping PLD Anser 2 that he started using last year. Finau hasn’t changed the grip since, even as it begins to show some wear and tear.

"The first of Finau’s two consecutive victories, at the 3M Open, came on a banner day for the company, as Brooke Henderson also used the grip to win her second LPGA major, at the Amundi Evian Championship, that day. Finau’s backup Ping putter is equipped with a custom green-and-black Garsen Ultimate grip that also has the Tony Finau Foundation logo on it. Garsen developed the custom green version to replicate Finau’s black Ultimate grip, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Tony Finau Foundation.

"For now, at least until it finally falls off, Finau is happy using his black version in competition.

“Tony is just a very simple guy,” Garsen said. “He doesn’t like changing that much. … He’s like, ‘Don’t touch it, don’t mess with it.’ I mean, the grip he has on now is so frayed it’s about to fall off. … It definitely has a lot of character.”

After back-to-back wins at the 3M Open and Rocket Mortgage Classic, can you really blame Finau for sticking with it?"

By
GolfWRX, PGATOUR.COM

https://www.pgatour.com/equipmentreport/2022/08/02/why-tony-finau-is-sticking-with-his-frayed-putter-grip.html


The Garsen Line Up

Tony Finau Foundation x Garsen Collab Tony Finau Foundation x Garsen Collab
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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