I've had this putter a number of months now. Very please with it. The grip is soft and plush. Not as much as those high-end Odysseys ($100+), but right under that. The finish on the head is reasonable. It's not a powdercoat and I suspect with rough use would chip after some time. But it does come with a headcover that's extremely soft and well made. Just keep the head cover on when not in use and it'll be plenty fine. VERY solid buy for the money.