K.J. Choi Finishes 2nd at Malaysian Open with SuperStroke Grip

March 12, 2010

Fatso and Slim

K.J. Choi finished 2nd at the Maybank Malaysian Open Sunday playing with a SuperStroke jumbo putter grip. Choi has won three times on the PGA Tour with a SuperStroke at the end of his putters. He also won last October at the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysiausing the jumbo grip that measures 1.67 inches in diameter.

This week at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, Choi was back to top form on the greens using the SuperStroke grip he helped make a phenomenon on the PGA Tour. Choi ranked 7th in Putts Per GIR and averaged 28.24 putts per round. He shot 67-70-69-69 for the event and birdied hole No. 18 for the clubhouse lead at 13 under.

“I’m not disappointed at all,” said Choi. “I played well and tried my best. Hats off to Noh, he played well and had a fantastic round. I’m happy with how my game has improved and I have a lot to look forward to. Noh played brilliantly and I have no complaints.”

Over 50 PGA Tour pros put SuperStroke technology into play over the last three seasons. Jumbo grips are designed to reduce wrist breaks and enhance a pendulum stroke, and they are also proven to reduce grip pressure and keep the putter head square. Extensive testing has shown that the SuperStroke requires up to 32% less grip tension and represents a significant improvement over conventional putter grips. Other benefits include natural balance and set up, less putter head rotation, accurate smooth putting stroke, improved ball roll and greater distance control.

The SuperStroke non-taper design patent allows for finger tip placement on opposing sides of the shaft. This feature keeps the putter face square on contact and dramatically improves feel for distance control. The flat side options offers a variety of different hand positions for golfers looking to utilize a left hand low, right hand low or claw type of grip.

“Most golf instructors stress the importance of keeping grip tension to a minimum while putting,” said Tiger Shark President Dean Dingman. “Keeping the wrists from hinging is paramount to improving on the greens and the SuperStroke design has proven to be the most effective for promoting a smooth, fluid, and tension free motion.”

New 2010 Grips from SuperStroke

SuperStroke Fatso Lite - Retails for: $24.99 

Weighing in at 85 grams, the Tiger Shark Super Stroke Lite Fatso Putter Grip is the biggest and lightest of its kind in terms of weight to size ratio. With this design, the grip is 300% larger than a standard sized putter grip, creating one of the only jumbo grips that will not drastically change the swing-weight of a putter.

USGA Approved Dimensions: 10.5 inches long, 1.67 Inches in Diameter, Core Size - .580 Weight – 85 grams    Available Colors: Red/Black, Blue/Black and White/Black.

SuperStroke Slim - Retails for: $19.99

Mid-Size version in the 2010 SuperStroke Slip-On Series the Slim offers a slightly heavier option (115 grams) that is 18% smaller than the SuperStroke Fatso. The Slim’s additional weight provides more feel in the hands through the putting stroke.

USGA Approved Dimensions: 10.5 inches long, 1.3 Inches in Diameter, Core Size - .580 Weight – 115 grams   Available Colors: Red/Black, Blue/Black and White/Black.

More About Tiger Shark Golf

With the acquisition of SuperStroke grips in January of 2009, Tiger Shark became the predominant oversized putter grip company in golf. In addition to selling over a million of their original UltraTac oversized putter grips, Tiger Shark is the winningest jumbo putter grip company in the history of the PGA Tours with 7 wins.

Tiger Shark has more than 1,600 accounts across the U.S. and Canada including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, Edwin Watts, Golfsmith, GolfTown, Roger Dunn, PGA Tour Superstores, Golf Headquarters, Carl’s Golfland and TGW.com. Tiger Shark, one of the oldest brands in golf, offers a variety of golf equipment with a specialty in grips, putters, complete sets, drivers, wedges and hybrids. For more information about Tiger Shark, call 1-800-667-0181.

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