The Hackers Paradise: Quad Tour and Max Review

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"Garsen Golf was established with the idea that the putter grip should complement the players stroke rather than trying to force a square peg into a round hole. It is because of this, that the company has continually worked to design multiple outside the box options for golfers to find that comfort. To get a closer look at that aspect, THP was able to get both their QUAD Tour and MAX grips in hand and see how they have worked to accomplish their goals. 

 

Quick Take

The QUAD Tour and MAX grips are two entirely different shapes from each other, as well as from every other putter grip shape on the planet. Best yet? Despite the unique design shapes, they feel extremely natural in hand and give a shockingly good ability to get the putter face back to square. It is of little surprise we are seeing more putter manufacturers offer Garsen grips as an option. 

Garsen QUAD Tour

Though many who have been familiar with Garsen Golf since they came onto the scene associate the name with a putter grip that has the two-sided front section of the MAX and EDGE, the company also understands that golfers are creatures of habit. What I mean is that “tradition” in putter grips has been a flat front paddle section where the thumbs rest, and when people are brought up in the game with one thing, it often becomes difficult to get them to try something new thing. 

With the Garsen QUAD Tour, the idea is “Tradition that Fits”, meaning taking something familiar to most golfers on top where the eyes and thumbs recognize comfort and safety, but beyond that creating a shape which frees up the body to allow more consistency. Using a parallelogram shaping, the shape aims to get the users elbows more “in” towards their core and keep the shoulders set back rather than hunched over. This is to engage the big muscles and a one-piece putting stroke as opposed to a handsy and variable filled one. 

This one shocked me. I knew I would enjoy the MAX because I’d played the EDGE in the past and believe in that shaping for what it does physiologically. I never expected a totally different and unique shaping to accomplish the exact same thing in my putting stroke. The biggest surprise for me was the flat bottom of the grip, I thought it would be inherently awkward, but instead it really helped get the grip into the palms a little more and thus stabilize things. The company claimed benefits of the EDGE and MAX but a more traditional “feeling” grip in hand, to which I admittedly scoffed internally, but they were spot on with the description and I will happily eat my crow now."

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The Garsen Line Up

MAX MAX
MAX AUD $64.95
“Innovation, with a Twist”  The Garsen MAX grip features the most substantial innovation in putter grip technology in the history of golf. By using a square grip with a 45% rotation, the “front” of the grip now becomes an angled area perfectly fitting the players’ grip and creating a much more biomechanically efficient position for the putting stroke. This simple, yet highly effective, grip innovation is the fastest way to immediately improve your putting. HOW YOU WIN WITH THE MAX:Unlike a traditional putter grip, the MAX places your hands in a position so the palms face each other and the wrists are in a neutral position. It turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke.  How to grip the MAX:  Additional benefits of the MAX:    GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.5 Inches Weight: 55 Grams Core Size: .600 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PUl Feel: Semi-tacky Profile: Semi-Tapered Need it Longer? See the MAX 15"
ULTIMATE ULTIMATE
ULTIMATE AUD $64.95
"Versatility" The Garsen Ultimate grip brings the innovation of side facing thumb position to a full size, comfortable, and slightly less exaggerated feel. This grip is a great way to gain all the biomechanical advantages to your putting stroke while maintaining a more traditional overall feel to the grip.Unlike a traditional putter grip, the ULTIMATE has three flat sides. Like the original G-Pro design it allows you to place your hands in a position so the palms face each other and the wrists are in a neutral position. It also allows you to place hands into many other positions creating your desired grip. It works extremely well with the claw grip. This grip was developed with input from players on the PGA Tour.    More benefits of the ULTIMATE:   GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.15 Inches Length: 11 1/2″ Weight: 55 Grams (+ 1 – 3 g) Core Size: .600 Firmness: Black FIRM, Red MEDIUM, Blue/Green SOFT Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Material Feel: Semi-tacky Profile: Non-Tapered
QUAD TOUR QUAD TOUR
QUAD TOUR AUD $64.95
"Tradition that Fits" The Garsen Quad Tour line features a unique parallelogram design fitting perfectly into most traditional golf grips. The Quad Tour also works great for claw, and saw style putting grips. With a flat topline and bottom, players can easy square up the putter face with complete consistency every time.   The QUAD TOUR grip gives you the benefits of the EDGE and MAX but places your hands in a traditional position. HOW YOU WIN WITH THE QUAD TOUR:The shape turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke.        Tapered GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.1 Inches  Weight: 70 Grams  Core Size: .580 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Feel: Semi-tacky Profile: Tapered Four-Sided Angled Non Tapered GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.1 Inches Weight: 55 Grams Core Size: .600 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Feel: Semi-tacky Profile: Non-Tapered Four-Sided Angled
QUAD TOUR PISTOL QUAD TOUR PISTOL
QUAD TOUR PISTOL AUD $64.95
"Tradition that Fits" The Garsen Quad Tour line features a unique parallelogram design fitting perfectly into most traditional golf grips. The Quad Tour also works great for claw, and saw style putting grips. With a flat topline and bottom, players can easy square up the putter face with complete consistency every time. The QUAD TOUR grip gives you the benefits of the EDGE and MAX but places your hands in a traditional position. HOW YOU WIN WITH THE QUAD TOUR:The shape turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke.  Tapered GRIP SPECS:  Grip diameter: 1.4 Inches Weight: 73 Grams Core Size: .580 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Material Feel: Semi-tacky Smooth Textured Profile: Tapered Four-Sided Angled Non Tapered GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.4 Inches Weight: 78 Grams Core Size: .580 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Material Feel: Semi-tacky Smooth Textured Profile: Non-Tapered Four-Sided Angled
QUAD TOUR PISTOL TPE QUAD TOUR PISTOL TPE
QUAD TOUR PISTOL TPE AUD $64.95
"Tradition that Fits" The Garsen Quad Tour line features a unique parallelogram design fitting perfectly into most traditional golf grips. The Quad Tour also works great for claw and saw style putting grips. With a flat topline and bottom, players can easily square up the putter face with complete consistency every time. HOW YOU WIN WITH THE QUAD TOUR TPE:The QUAD TPE was designed for players that prefer a more traditional hand placement with a rubber feel. The grip gives you the benefits of the EDGE and MAX. The shape turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stable stroke. QUAD TOUR PISTOL TPE MID.  Grip diameter: 1.0 Inches    Length: 10 3/4'' Weight: 82 Grams   Core Size: .580   Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High  Material: TPE Rubber Feel: Semi-tacky Smooth Textured Profile: Pistol Tapered QUAD TOUR PISTOL TPE STD. Grip diameter: .7/8 Inches    Length: 10 3/4'' Weight: 72 Grams   Core Size: .580   Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High  Material: TPE Rubber Feel: Semi-tacky Smooth Textured Profile: Pistol Tapered
MAX TOUR MAX TOUR
MAX TOUR AUD $64.95
ABOUT THE MAX TOUR  Founder Bernerd Garsen shares how the Max Tour came to life and how it can help improve your putting. “Innovation, with a Twist” The Garsen MAX grip features the most substantial innovation in putter grip technology in the history of golf. By using a square grip with a 45% rotation, the “front” of the grip now becomes an angled area perfectly fitting the players’ grip and creating a much more biomechanically efficient position for the putting stroke. This simple, yet highly effective, grip innovation is the fastest way to immediately improve your putting. The MAX TOUR is the semi-tacky, smooth textured version of the original MAX.HOW YOU WIN WITH THE MAX:Unlike a traditional putter grip, the MAX places your hands in a position so the palms face each other and the wrists are in a neutral position. It turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke. STANDARD GRIP SPECS: Grip diameter: 1.5 Inches Weight: 55 Grams Core Size: .600 Firmness: Medium Shock Absorption: High Material: High-Tech PU Feel: Semi-tacky, Smooth Texture  Profile: Semi-Tapered  
Quad Tour Pistol NT Quad Tour Pistol NT
Quad Tour Pistol NT AUD $64.95
"Tradition that Fits" The Garsen Quad Tour line features a unique trapezoid design fitting perfectly into most traditional golf grips. The Quad Tour Pistol NT also works great for claw, and saw style putting grips. With a flat topline and bottom, players can easy square up the putter face with complete consistency every time. The Quad Tour Pistol NT is our newest version of the best-selling Quad Tour line. It offers a wider diameter than the standard quad tour pistol line for those that prefer a larger grip as well as a more pronounced pistol shape at the butt end. Coming in at 55 grams it is 23 grams lighter than the standard Quad Tour pistol.  HOW YOU WIN WITH THE QUAD TOUR:The shape turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This relieves arm and shoulder tension, inhibits wrist action, which takes “the hands out of the putting” and promotes shoulder rotation, creating a solid putting stroke, which will give you a one-piece feel, leading to a more consistent stroke.  Specs  Grip diameter: 1.4''     Length: 10 3/4''  Weight: 55 Grams    Core Size: .600  Firmness: Medium  Shock Absorption: High   Material: High-Tech PU   Feel: Semi-tacky Textured  Profile: Non-Tapered Four Sided Angled