If you want a grip that will be comfortable and help you with consistent grip alignment for a simpler and more repeatable stroke, the Two Thumb’s Snug Daddy Grips may just be the ticket to a lower score.
One of the most recent products now stocked by Hireko is the Snug Daddy putter series from grip maker TwoThumb. If you haven’t heard of TwoThumb previously, they are located in the U.K. and have their grips played by those on the European Tour for nearly a decade. The name TwoThumb originated from the ability to place both your thumbs on their wide, rectangular shaped grips.
However, the Snug Daddy is an all-new grip shape. Their research and product development team began undertaking some revolutionary studies into the shape of our hands in order to better understand the potential benefits of securing a putter grip. Over the course of the past 2 years they had carefully measured and photographed hands to better understand the most secure way to anchor the putter.
While their research discovered a range of hand sizes and shapes, they found some very important common features in the shape of the area around the base of the thumb when the hand is formed into a grip shape. They found that a small edge radius provided the best secure fit – thus the name “Snug” Daddy.
The Snug Daddy grip series comes in two different sizes. The Snug Daddy 30 measures 30 millimeters (mm) wide and tall, while the Snug Daddy 33 measures, well you guess it, 33mm. For those of you metrically challenged, that is 1.18” and 1.3” respectively or two of the more popular sizes in putter grips today.
Extended length great for counterbalanced putters
Another feature is the extended “midi” length. These grips measure 13.5” long or an extra three inches longer than a conventional putter grip, but shorter than a belly grip. You are now starting to see more putters made to longer lengths (such as 38”) where the golfer grips or chokes down 3” as if they were holding a standard length (shorter) putter. The extra length is used to help counterbalance the putter, plus a counterweight can be added above the hands to offset a heavier putter too. This is possible as the grip maintains a 325mm (12.8”) parallel dimension and only tapers at the very end in order to get the putter in and out of your bag easier without snagging.
Despite the longer length, the lightweight core allows these to weigh 67g (30) and 80g (33). The outer surface is soft and tacky utilizing dual layered polyurethane textured wraps. If you want a grip that will be comfortable and help you with consistent grip alignment for a simpler and more repeatable stroke, the Two Thumbs Snug Daddy Grips may just be the ticket to a lower score.