Golfers are gear heads, equipment nerds and endless tinkerers, so when one of those late-night infomercials comes on promising instant results after having a few drinks, we listen a little more intently and have a tendency to get a little click-happy online. That’s where our Late Night Online Purchases franchise comes in, a review of a certain piece of equipment, training aid or something else that caught our eye with the help of our friends at BudgetGolf.com.
Watching the Masters this weekend, among the brand name, big OEM equipment many of the players featured on the telecast were using, eventual runner-up Justin Rose had something unique. Sure, he had his TaylorMade clubs and golf ball, but it was the grip he had on his putter that could catch your eye.
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If you haven’t seen the Flat Cat before this weekend, you sure saw a lot of it at Augusta National. Rose led the field with 21 birdies, averaging 1.67 putts per hole over the course of the tournament, so something was working with the grip. But what is it?
The Flat Cat’s main selling point is its design philosophy that features a design that allows your hands to directly correlate to your putter face. That feeling and connection, in turn, allows the player to have better control of the face and understand why and how putts are going off line. Flat Cat cites a stat that explains just how important a square putter face is: from 5 feet, if your putter grip is open just 2 degrees, you’ll miss the putt.
With other oversized putting grips designed to take the hands and wrists out of the stroke, one key ingredient is missing in making putts: proper alignment. The Flat Cat fills that gap quickly and easily.
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