REVIEW: Flat Cat Putter Grips
Installing a Flat Cat grip is pretty similar to other grips, except that air vent hole is on the side instead of the end. While this is fine for installation, it doesn’t allow me to use my Arccos GPS game tracking grip cap. It is really easy to install. If you don’t read the instructions, you might actually put it on sides. I did that at first, not really paying attention to the intended use. It worked well that way too, with the flat on the top and bottom. But clearly the intended design was better.
Picking a size can be tricky, but it really comes down to preference. I started with the Standard size and really fell in love with immediately. As I moved through the other sizes, they all performed about the same, even though they did feel different in my hands. The bigger the grip, the more it removes hand movement in the stroke.
I will say there are strokes to be gained using a Flat Cat. It fits my stroke well and I feel like I want to flatten out my hands on regular grips, this kind of does it for me. I installed mine on a Miura MG-007 putter. It turned a good putter into a very good putter. I did make more putts once this grip was installed than I did prior. Not huge gains, but gains. A putt or 2 better per round. In golf, anything that helps is usually worth considering. I think Flat Cat is a grip that can help square up the putter face at impact.
Will the Flat Cat solve all your putting woes? It is however a nice feeling grip that does help eliminate some “wristy” putts and helps square up the putter face at impact. These are all things that will improve your putting and most importantly your scores. It’s kind of a bummer that you can use your game tracking grip ends with it, but other than that, it is a really solid aftermarket putter grip.
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