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Can a putter grip improve your putting? It sounds like a silly question, doesn’t it?

But if you’re not the most consistent on the greens and you’ve tried different putter heads, then what other options do you have?

Well, the obvious ones are you can get a lesson, look at different putting drills, try practice aids – but don’t dismiss the grip. 

For minimal cost – certainly when compared to the other options – you can really make a difference to your fortunes when it comes to getting your ball in the hole. 

Statistically, putting is the hardest part of golf, and improving that can be difficult. Golfers experiment with different ways to hold a putter and will happily change putter make, model or length if it doesn’t perform to their liking. 

A common theme among club golfers is they tend to be quite “handsy” when hitting putts. You’ll push it, pull it, mishit it, and your putts will never start on the right target line because you have no control over the putter face.

And that is all down to – you guessed it – the grip.

So, just like all elements of your golf, I would highly recommend talking to an expert about what grip they think you should be using. You never know, it might change your game. (And life.)

What putter grip does our expert use?

I need a grip that helps control the putter face, keeping it squarer, and ensuring my hands aren’t as active. 

That’s why I’ve moved into the new Golf Pride Reverse Taper. Made using polyurethane to deliver the right softness, texture and weight, its unique traction elements help each of your hands control speed.  

• Full review: Golf Pride Reverse Taper putter grip

Can a putter grip improve your putting?

If you want to watch the video of me testing the Golf Pride Reverse Taper grip, as well as a tidy little drill for you to work on your putting, you can do so in the player below, or over on our YouTube channel

While you’re here, you should really subscribe to the bunkered YouTube channel. We release a video every Friday with our latest gear reviews!

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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