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SuperStroke congratulates Akshay Bhatia on playoff win at the Valero Texas Open

22-year-old rising star uses SuperStroke’s Zenergy Tour 1.0 2-Piece in victory

Wixom, MI – SuperStroke, the No. 1 Putter Grip in golf and the leader in innovative Tour-proven golf grip technology, congratulates 22-year-old Akshay Bhatia on his playoff victory at the Valero Texas Open, his second-career win. Bhatia strung together rounds of 63-70-68-67 and birdied the first sudden-death playoff hole to capture the last PGA TOUR event before the season’s first major and earn a spot in The Masters field.

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With the win, Bhatia, who used a SuperStroke Zenergy Tour 1.0 2-Piece putter grip, earned $1.656 million in prize money, 500 FedExCup Playoff Points, and entry into all remaining Signature Events on the 2024 PGA Tour Schedule as well as The Masters, The PGA Championship and the 2025 Sentry. He led the field for the week in Strokes Gained: Total (21.154), Birdies (26), Greens in Regulation, Strokes Gained: Approach to the Green (8.225) and finished the week seventh in Putts Per Green in Regulation.

“Congratulations to Akshay Bhatia, one of the most exciting young players on the PGA TOUR, on capturing his second-career win at the Valero Texas Open,” says SuperStroke CEO Dean Dingman. “Akshay played with exceptional confidence from tee to green and putting with his SuperStroke Zenergy Tour 1.0 2-Piece grip. We’re thrilled to see him earn his way into The Masters and we can’t wait to see what Akshay does next.”

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SuperStroke's Tour 1.0 2-Piece putter grip is tailor-made for precision and comfort. Specifically designed for broomstick style putters, this split grip's innovative two-piece design offers a game-changing advantage. Golfers experience unparalleled control as the split layout lets them position their hands exactly where they need them for a fluid and natural stroke. The ergonomic construction ensures a seamless connection with a longer broomstick-style putter. These design characteristics all translate into enhanced accuracy and consistency on the greens.

Part of SuperStroke's groundbreaking Zenergy line, the Tour 1.0 2-Piece features: Enhanced SPYNE™ Technology – The new SPYNE™ Technology has an improved, embossed ridge along the underside of the grip, engineered to make it easier to square the face at impact.   New Multi-Zone Texturing – Strategically placed textured in high-sensory areas designed to optimize feedback and comfort from the incredibly soft polyurethane outer layer.   No Taper Technology – Our patented No Taper minimizes grip pressure with an advanced parallel design that enables golfers to quiet their hands and add consistency to their stroke.

Bottom piece: Core diameter: 0.559” Length: 13.25” Diameter: 0.88 Weight: 81.5g +/- 3 grams Top piece: Core diameter – actual size:  0.580” Length: 5.94” Diameter: 1.15” Weight: 44g +/- 3 grams: 0.580”

SuperStroke grips are trusted by hundreds of top professional golfers. In 2023, SuperStroke users won 72 tournaments on golf’s major professional tours, totaling more than $47.5 million in first-place prize money in those events.

SuperStroke’s putter grip line is a product of relentless innovation, fueled by feedback from more than 600 tour pros. From signature shapes and sizes to cutting-edge materials, SuperStroke delivers unprecedented features into every putter grip while connecting golfer and putter like no other product on the market.

For more details on SuperStroke’s range of innovative golf grips and to keep up with the latest news from the company, visit


About SuperStroke
Since launching the first line of oversized putter grips in 2009, SuperStroke’s mission has been to help golfers make every swing and every stroke the best it can possibly be. This commitment to offering high-performing, innovative products has helped SuperStroke users earn more than $500 million on major professional tours around the world, as well as propelling amateurs to shoot their career-low rounds.

In addition to custom grips, SuperStroke offers a full range of officially licensed products to help golfers show their team spirit on the course. This includes both putter and club grips from college, NFL, MLB and NHL teams.

One of the most trusted brands on all major tours around the world, SuperStroke’s team of ambassadors includes three-time major champion Jordan Spieth, eight-time winner on the PGA Tour Patrick Cantlay, 2019 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Sungjae Im, and world-renowned putting coach Phil Kenyon. In addition to the company’s beloved putter grips, SuperStroke offers a full lineup of club grips allowing golfers to experience the benefits of SuperStroke technology in every shot.

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