They saying goes drive for show and putt for dough. It's hard for us to disagree with that mantra. You're going to find that what saves you the most strokes on the golf course is getting your short game down, especially putting on the greens. Aside from improving your stroke and reading the greens, sometimes you can upgrade by getting a better putter grip. Well we came across two grips by the same brand, Superstroke. One is under $20 and the other is not. Since we're a blog about stuff under $20 we want to see if the cheaper one might be a better pick. Let's dive in.
First we have the Superstrike Traxion Tour. Currently on Amazon for $7.99 and it has a 4.4 star score on over 3,400 ratings.
Then we have the Superstrike Flatso. Currently on Amazon for $24.89 and it has a 4.8 star score on over 900 ratings.
Ok so on face it's already pretty interesting. The Traxion does have a big price gap that is hard to ignore. Effectively $8 vs $25. When you are dealing with a near $17 swing, you really want to know if the more expensive item is worth the premium. Well if we look at feedback alone, the Flatso does have a bit of an edge. Sure the Traxion has more ratings, but there is a .4 score difference which is very significant at that level. Plus fakespot rates the feedback on the Flatso better than the Traxion. While it is worth mentioning that the site rated both feedbacks as good, so we can at least trust the scores we are seeing.
So while it does appear that the Flatso has an edge in quality does it have anything else going for it? Well we did run the question through Chat GPT. While it didn't have much to say it did mention that the big difference between the two is that the Traxion has a more tacky feel so that you can have a more secure grip when you putt. Where with the Flatso the wide design is all about making your hands consistent and reduce hinge action. So in the end it might come down to what you are looking for. If you find that it is super important to keep your wrists secure, then the Flatso will be worth the premium. If on the other hand you just want to upgrade your grip to something better than what you have currently, it does appear the Traxion can get that job done without you needing to shell out anything extra.
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