Golf.com | How a rarely seen alignment aid ignited Tony Finau’s Ping putter

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“Prior to departing the mainland for some downtime on O’ahu with his ohana, Finau made a quick trip to Ping’s headquarters to work with Serrano on a new putter.

The putter testing session was put in motion after Finau received a new Garsen grip with his foundation’s logo and colors (green) at the Houston Open. Instead of simply asking Ping’s Tour team to replace his current Garsen grip with the fresh handle, Finau requested that Serrano build him a new putter with the grip to see how it stacked up against his gamer.

“Tony is really particular about his putter, and that one’s been working for him,” Serrano said. “He didn’t want to change any variables. So we built him an identical putter for him to test that had the new grip.”

When Finau arrived in Phoenix, he headed straight for Ping’s indoor putting lab to make sure the numbers checked out. From there, he moved outdoors to the practice green to make sure the indoor session wasn’t an anomaly.


“We probably spent about two hours working on the putter,” Serrano said. “When we went outdoors, he was working on everything — long putts, short putts, breaking putts. It was important for him to know the new putter was doing everything the same.”

Everything checked out, but something was amiss with the sound at impact.

It’s important to point out how significant 2.5 degrees of loft is for Finau, who has continued to get his hands in a more neutral position — thus eliminating a pronounced forward press — in recent years. (To put the loft into perspective, Finau was at 5 degrees at one point when he was using a Piretti.) “


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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