It’s a part of the club that most golfers overlook but is nevertheless extremely important to your game. The golf grip is the only part of the club that is directly connected to the golfer, and as a result, it can have a huge impact on how you hold and swing your club. Choosing the right golf grip, then, is crucial if you want to improve your game. Here’s how you can go about it:
There are four main grip sizes: undersize, standard, midsize, and oversize (you can, however, find sizes in-between by adding layers of tape). The size of the grip should be proportionate to the size of your hands (with gloves if you wear them). Finding the right size is not only a matter of comfort; it will also impact how you release your hands, which ultimately impacts your swing. Too small and shots can stray from the target; too big and the club will be too difficult to handle. A properly sized grip, however, can give you the right amount of control over your club and swing.
Pick the right material and texture
There are a wide variety of materials to choose from. Rubber, silicon, elastomer, plastic, and even some leather are all options that are available to you, and they each have varying textures. The kind you choose, however, will depend on comfort level and the kind of conditions you play in, namely how much moisture you have to deal with (whether from climate conditions or sweaty palms). For wet conditions, find a material that adds more traction.
How firm or soft your grip is will depend on how you play. Firmer grips are best for professionals, as they promote a light-pressure grip with better stability. Softer grips, however, don’t offer the stability of firm grips, but they do feel more comfortable and they’re better for players with lower swing speeds and hand strength.
Having the right grip on your club is sure to maximize the efficiency of your swing and the quality of your game. So whether you’re buying new clubs or getting old ones regripped, the experts here at Heiser Golf are here to help. Book a regripping appointment now or contact us for more information.