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2016 OFFICIAL FORUM MEMBER REVIEW - FORWARDGOLF PUTTER GRIPS

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Looks of the putter grip:  very clean lines and aesthetically pleasing 

 

 

 

The grip is what I would say "ergonomically" well fitted to my hands as it has slight contours in the exact areas I need them.  The color..............black (hopefully in a later date they will offer colors).  The logo is well done and very sharp.  The length is about two inches short for what I am using presently.  I do hope in the future they will offer a two inch longer grip.

 

The grip is firm yet has a fine degree of supple feeling to it.  The squared off front offers me a better form of "direction" and allows me to strike the ball a little straighter.  The roundness on the backside offers comfort to my fingers.  The grip has a enlarged curvature on the top of the backside which helps me control my putting.  There is a small herring bone design around it which allows me a better grip while not being to rough.  A very nice grip to say the least.  

 

Using this grip helps me keep the "flippy" out of my wrists.  I am able to putt from right to left without turning my wrist and I think this is due to the front being squared.. 

 

I highly recommend this grip to anyone as it has quieted my wrist action down a lot.  

 

I still hope they will come out with a 2 inch longer version as I have a tendency to grip way down on my putter since my shaft is 37 inches long.. (like the extra length so I don't bend over so much)

 

Try this!

 

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I really liked the feel, control, and looks of the Forward Putter Grip.  It fit my hands perfectly.  I used it for a while and found that since my putter shaft is 37 inches long it was too short of a grip for my system.  I took it off recently as I really need another 2 to 3 inches more in my grip.. My hopes are that they will mfg a grip a little longer as then I will change out my grips on my two Edel putters and use their grip exclusively.. I suggest all to try this grip as it is ergonomically pleasant to use. 

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Hi All!

I was really excited to get picked for this test. As putting is definitely my weakest link. I play about 40 rounds per year but don't practice much at all, it's just too time consuming from where i live. I'm playing right around a 7 this season, and my putting stats are 1.9 per hole and 2.1 per GIR. My biggest problem with putting is distance control and I believe that is coming from inconstant grip pressure. I've tried different putters from a Scotty Newport to my current Taylormade White Smoke 72 and grips from the standard Ping to my previous Superstroke 3.0. I've also played with my grip, trying left hand low (it just felt to strange to keep playing) but went back to a slightly modified conventional grip.

 

One thing of interest - playing around on the practice green after one of my 9s, i tried left hand low again. And it felt much better with this ForwardGrip than my old Superstroke. If I was playing more right now, I would probably give it another go. I'm curious if anyone else in this test has noticed this?

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9/25

I've only been able to play 9 four times since receiving my FowardGolf putter grip, which is nothing considering that I've had the grip now for almost 2 months.  They have all been at the same course but am looking forward to playing this week in a tourney on great greens.  My first round impression was that it felt awkward.  I didn't seem to putt any differently than i used to.  Went home that day not so excited about the grip.  But the second round of 9 I had only 13 putts to shoot 38.  I was not just in tight on every hole, I was actually making putts.  The two 9s since, I have had 16 putts each time but I feel like I have putted better.

10/31

I've played twice since my last review, both on great greens.  The first round, I putted really well for 14 holes then fell apart, but the sun was going down.  The second round I was back to my usual self, just couldn't get the ball in the hole.  They were fast tough greens and I did burn a few edges but nothing fell.

 

One plus is that my distance control has definitely improved.  And even though my stats overall have not improved, I've had two very bright glimmers of improvement within just a few rounds.  I'm looking forward to playing more consistently to see where my putting goes.

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I'm definitely going to stick with this Forward Putter grip.  Overall it's hard to say that my putting has improved by it but I have already had two very good rounds with it in a short period of time ( I have not been able to play as much as normal since receiving this grip).  As with other testers, my distance control has gotten better.  It seems like I'm making better and more consistent contact with the ball, maybe a result in the Forward nature of the grip design.  I look forward to playing with this next season, as my season in the Northeast is pretty close to over.

 

I would surely recommend the Forward Grip, the material feels good (soft and slightly tacky) in the hands and the triangular shape of it provides a more consistent way of gripping the putter.  

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Quick overview of my golf game...generally pretty long off the tee, good long irons, average mid irons, not a great wedge player, not a great putter.  Been playing between a 4-6 handicap most of the year.  I really struggle once I get inside of 100 yards whether it is partial wedge shots, chipping or putting.  My putting itself has been relatively consistent this year but it needs to improve.  Right now I am averaging 32.8 putts per round.  My GIR putts would probably be a few higher than that.  It's gotten pretty frustrating to shoot in the high 70s and realize I had 34 putts.

 

I've actually changed my physical putting grip three to five times this year.  Started with cross handed, went to conventional, went to a split grip, back to conventional but gripped down.  I was using a Superstroke XL 2.0 and it seemed difficult getting my hands in a comfortable position.  I'm hoping that the Forward grip will lock me into a grip and putting stroke that are more consistent.  I just never felt extremely comfortable with my previous grip and it led to me questioning my putts before I even hit them.  The biggest thing for me is to find a grip that is comfortable, consistent and gives me confidence when I'm striking the ball.

 

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Throwing one of these onto a Ketsch?? this will be interesting! looking forward to your thoughts/results

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Now that I've had the Forward grip in my bag for a couple of months there is really only one thing I can say, I wish I'd put it on my gamer.

 

I have returned to a conventional grip with the Forward Grip. Because it locks my fingers along the back spine of the putter, I can tell exactly where the back of my left hand is facing which returned my sense of feel to the putting process. While the putter grip hasn't cured my woes off the tee, it has largely cured me of my struggles with lag putts, and my typical score has dropped by a stroke or two. I hope Santa brings me another Forward Grip for Christmas, so that I can put my gamer back in the bag.

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I am very interested in the Forward putter grip.  Does anyone have any further updates?  In particular, I am interested in how folks like this compared to a Super Stroke or Garsen grip.

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I am very interested in the Forward putter grip. Does anyone have any further updates? In particular, I am interested in how folks like this compared to a Super Stroke or Garsen grip.

I just put another one on my newer putter. I just really like the feel of them and putt slightly better with them than a superstroke.

 

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I'm interested in giving this grip a try. Anyone still gaming this grip since your review?

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16 hours ago, chemclub said:

I'm interested in giving this grip a try. Anyone still gaming this grip since your review?

I wasn't part of this review but I do have experience with the Forward grip. It used to come standard on the MLA putters so it came with my Tour Classic. I practiced with it a bit then tried it on course for one round but swapped it out for a Super Stroke.  

Putters and putter grips being as personal as they are, the triangle shape of the grip didn't agree with me. I felt like I had a hard time creating a total connection with the grip at a natural stand which left air gaps in my grip between my fingers to the grip itself. These gaps created an extra hinge point in my stroke.... No good. 

As always, your results may vary. If my memory serves me, both Official MGS reviews of the MLA putters (Classic/Mallet and X-Dream) had plenty to say about the stock Forward Grips so I'd recommend those as another source of differing opinions. 

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