Salty Cork Putter Grips
Well you can get that feeling of holding a fishing pole in your hand with the new Salty cork putter grip. When my grips arrived I couldn’t help but think about going fishing, even though I’m not a fisherman. The feel of a fishing pole in your hand, is about as relaxing of a feeling as it gets. If you need a state of mind change on the greens, and are looking for a great feeling putter grip, you are going to want to check out Salty Grips.. I really think these are going to catch on.
Currently they are made in an oversized grip format, but very soon they will also have a standard size cork grip. Initially you might notice how light this grip is, but after a few strokes it really allows you to feel the head. The balance point is moved by lightening the grip. It is not drastic, so you are not going to need to adjust your putting stroke, but you will notice your putter feels different. The combination of grip size and weight will be apparent.
It will probably be a good thing, but not life changing.
Installation isn’t much different than a regular grip. Except that you can’t install these with air. I’m been doing solution-less installation with my air compressor for 95% of my grips, but these don’t have a solid core so the air will leak out holes in the cork. While cork bottle tops are know to be impermeable, the The old solution and tape method was easy. I wasn’t sure at first because it seemed really rigid at the opening, but it slid right on. My only advice would be to be careful not to bend the grip. The cork is fragile prior to installation, as Salty says in their instructions, but once installed it is rock solid.
I switched out my Miura putter grip to the Salty and I was hooked. I was putting fine with the stock grip, but with the Salty grip installed I started putting better with this putter. It really helped me feel the head better and being bigger helped with my stroke for this putter. On my other putter, an anser style Tom Slighter putter, I went from a leather grip to the Salty. It wasn’t quite as dramatic, and didn’t really improve this putter, it just felt really good in the hands.
I have two Salty grips and they both have a different look to them. The natural cork has a different pattern, a different color pattern from grip to grip. I found myself just holding the grip in my hand and staring at it for a while, all the nooks and kranies give it natural beauty.
While still a new comer to the putter grip market, I think they are going to make a big splash and really catch on.
For more information: www.saltygrips.com
+Firm yet velvety feel
–Fragile prior to installation