Golf Grips to Boost Your Game
Your golf grip is one of the most important factors in your game, impacting every shot, stroke and putt in the round.
Stroke each put with a golf grip that delivers optimal feel and tackiness. Look for a grip that allows for even pressure in both hands as you hold your club.
Golf grips constructed from cord, rubber, leather and synthetics provide the most playability. Shop Tour-proven grips in jumbo, midsize, standard and undersized sizes. Shop golf grips from brands like Golf Pride®, Super Stroke® and Winn Grips®.
The golf grip is an important part of the golf club because it is the connecting point between the golfer and the golf club. The preferred material and texture of the grip and the correct size are essential in providing the best feel and performance for the golfer.
Grips are made from a variety of materials, and the majority of which are made of a natural or synthetic rubber. Multi-material grips, which are grips made of two or more types of material, are also available. Grips come in a variety of materials, sizes and weights.
- Grip sizes vary from undersize to oversize, and the majority of standard rubber or synthetic rubber single-composition grips can be used to create small, large or jumbo grips.
- Weights can range from very light (20 grams) to heavy (75 grams). The majority of standard playing grips are in the 50-gram range.
To determine the correct grip size, the golfer should start with a standard size grip. The golfer should use their normal grip on the club and assume the normal address position. Next, remove the right hand from the club, or left hand, for left-handers, with the opposite hand remaining in the gripped position. If the center two fingertips dig into the heel of the palm, the grip is too small. If fingertips barely touch or just miss touching the heel of the palm, the grip is correct.
- For golfers with larger hands, larger diameter grips are available or can be created through the build-up process.
- For golfers with smaller hands, like women and juniors, smaller diameter grips are available.
The size of the grip can affect performance.
An incorrectly sized grip leads to inconsistency in directional shot control. A proper-fitting grip allows golfers to grip the club with the precise pressure, resulting in proper release of the club through impact. A grip that is too small causes players to have too much wrist action, while a grip that is too large limits wrist movement.