Genuine Ostrich Putter Grip

SKU: EPNQOs-PUR-P

Genuine Ostrich Putter Grip

SKU: EPNQOs-PUR-P
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  • Handmade in the USA
  • Ostrich
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BestGrips Genuine Leather Golf Grip sizes and shapes are a little different than your run of the mill rubber golf grip. Because our leather grips feature real moisture management solutions, we don't rely on the aggressive taper most rubber grips use to keep the club in your hands. Our taper, which we call the ProTaper, equates to about a 3 wrap increase in the bottom section, or where your dominant hand is placed on the grip. This reduces taper shape has become so popular, even a few rubber grip manufacturers are offering it as an option.

As far as sizing goes, there's a few factors you must always pay attention to when deciding on size. First, the size of the butt of the shaft and it's taper where the grip will go. Shafts can range from .580" to .625" and it's important to both know the size of your shafts and to make them as close to each other as possible with tape before installing your grips. Second, how your hands grip the club will influence the size of grip that gives you the best results. If you grip the club more with your fingers, you'll be better off with a smaller grip than we recommend below. If you grip the club with more of your palm, you'll be better off with a larger grip than we recommend.

The BestGrips Leather Golf Grip Size Chart is below where the differences in each of our grips is explained and we recommend a grip based on the golf glove you use (or used if you're switching to the MicroPerf). Our Undersize plays just slightly smaller than a 60R rubber grip, our Standard plays like a 58R rubber grip (meaning standard size on a .580 shaft) and our Midsize plays like a larger midsize rubber grip. However, there's no standardized grip sizing in golf and no two rubber grips play alike. 

BestGrips Leather Golf Grip Size Chart
BestGrips Grip Sizes Undersized Standard Midsize
Difference Between Grips (in Double Sided Tape Wraps) -3 0 6
Glove Size Recommendation S-M M-ML L-XL
Rubber Grip Equivalent (Estimated) 61R 58R Mid
The Genuine Ostrich Putter Grip is made from genuine ostrich skin and features a few of the notorious ostrich quills below the hands at the tip of the grip.

Paddle vs Pistol Putter Grip Shapes

All BestGrips Putter Grips are available in our paddle shape (little to no arc) and our pistol putter grip shapes (strong to medium stroke arc). Both shapes are standard sizes.

Exotic leathers are very delicate and we recommend following the same care regimen you would an exotic boot.

Want to save yourself the hassle of installing or finding someone to install your grips? Take advantage of our free installation offer for grips ordered direct from BestGrips.com.

Below you will find two guides for installing grips using either water or solvents. You can also use the air method for grip installation. Here's a few tips to keep in mind:

  • When installing a putter grip, make sure the shaft has been built up to at least a .580" diameter (after tape). Irregular shafts and putters shortened into the 33" range will need attention in the area under the bottom of the grip.
  • Always make sure the edge of the shaft's butt has been blunted, regardless of tape. Any sharp edge can puncture the grip and cause bumps to appear when shafted. 
  • Use a large piece of tape, be it double sided or single sided, that completely covers the shaft. Do not spiral or wind the tape around the shaft as this will cause the grip to stick and not slide on.
  • If using solvent or a water based lubricant, use more than you would a rubber grip. Make sure to wet the shaft twice and also the inside of the grip. If at anytime the grip stops going on, stop, remove the grip, and use more lubricant.
  • Pull the grip down the shaft. Do not push or twist as that can cause the underlast to tear.

As you can see, the air installation method of installing grips is superior to the solvent/water method. Any reputable club fitter will have an air hookup and we always recommend this method vs the use of lubricants. 

If you are installing grips on a shaft with a butt diameter larger than .600″, like a UST Recoil or an Aldila Rogue, please call us (866-687-2291) before installing.

Installation Video Guide

Water-Based Grip Installation

Because Best Grips golf grips are engineered for simple slip-on installation, you can install our grips just like you would install any slip-on synthetic grip. Most golf shops will have all of the supplies and tools you will need; however, we recommend using Brampton HF-100 tape activator and our own grip tapes. Brampton is a water-based tape activator that simplifies the installation process and your grips are playable in as little as 15 minutes after installation.

Supplies Needed

  • Grip tape
  • Brampton HF-100 Tape activator
  • Best Grips golf grips

Equipment Needed

  • Vinyl shaft clamp
  • Bench vise
  • Sheetrock, carpet knife or straight-edge knife or heat gun to remove old tape

General Tips (PLEASE READ)

  • Completely cover the grip area on the shaft with tape – do not leave gaps!
  • Take care not to kink or bend the grip when installing. This can tear the underlast. 
  • Put on right-handed grips with a clockwise motion
  • Counter rotate both ends of the grip to line up the cap and grip logos square with the club face

Interested in Tapeless Installation?

  • Contact us for more information.
  • Call 1 (866) 687-2291

HF-100 Advance Grip Tape Activator 5 Step Easy Grip Process

  1. Apply any standard grip tape to shaft. Use enough tape to cover the length of the grip and extend the tape 1/4″ over butt end of the shaft.
  2. Spray a small amount of HF-100 on the grip tape.  A shot of WD-40 may help.
  3. Spray a small amount of HF-100 into the grip.  A shot of WD-40 may help
  4. Install the grip by pushing it over the taped end of the shaft.
  5. Wipe off excess HF-100 with a dry cloth. Carefully seam with the club face. Grips are playable in as little as 15 minutes.

Solvent-Based Grip Installation

Because BestGrips.com grips are engineered for simple slip-on installation, you can install our grips just like you would install any slip-on synthetic grip. Most golf shops will have all of the supplies and tools you will need. Here is a summary of standard grip installation techniques.

Supplies Needed

  • Grip tape
  • Grip tape solvent
  • BestGrips.com grips

Equipment Needed

  • Vinyl shaft clamp
  • Bench vise
  • Drip pan
  • Sheetrock, carpet knife or straight-edge knife or heat gun to remove old tape

General Tips (PLEASE READ)

  • Use an abundance of solvent!
  • Completely cover the grip with tape – do not leave gaps!
  • Take care not to kink or bend the grip when installing. This can tear the underlast. 
  • Do not force the grip onto the shaft – if the grip does not slide on in an easy motion, remove the grip and use more solvent!
  • Put on grips with a clockwise motion
 

Solvent Installation 8 Step Easy Grip Process

  1. Position the golf club in a vinyl shaft clamp and then in a vise. Point the club head straight down!
  2. Use a sheetrock or carpet knife to cut through the old grip and peel away the sides of the grip to remove it.
  3. Peel off the old tape using a straight-edged knife or heat the tape with a heat gun and peel it off.
  4. Apply a strip of grip tape approximately slightly shorter than the grip and extended about 1/4 inch over the butt end. Remove backing, install tape around the shaft and fold over end. DO NOT LEAVE GAPS!
  5. Position a drip pan under the shaft. Plug it with a golf tee (this important!) and pour in about 1 inch of grip tape solvent into the grip. Cover the other end and tip the grip to thoroughly lubricate the inside of the grip. Make sure you use plenty of solvent!
  6. Pour the remaining solvent out of the grip and over the grip tape. Make sure it is wet and don’t forget to use extra solvent!  The use of a smalll amount of wd-40 may help.
  7. Repeat 5 & 6
  8. Slide the grip onto the shaft until in is firmly landed onto the top of the shaft. Position the grip so the seam is positioned to your liking and is up. Ensure the seam is where you want it in reference to the club head.
  9. Now take the club out of the vise and check that the grip is properly lined-up.

Leather and stitching warrantied for 1 year