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Frequently Asked Questions:
 
  • How do I know what size grip to get?
  • What do the .58 and .60 designations mean?
  • What's the difference between ribbed and round grips?
  • What's the difference between corded and non-corded grips?
  • What's the best grip if my hands sweat alot or it's very humid where I play?
  • How often should I regrip my clubs?
  • How do I regrip my clubs?
  • What is a correct golf grip?


    How do I know what size grip to get?
    Standard golf grips are the best fit for the majority of golfers. However, many golfers can benefit from midsized, oversized, or undersized grips. A general rule is that a proper sized grip allows the fingers on the golfer's top hand to barely touch the palm. The chart below is guide to grip size based on your glove size:

     

    Glove Size Grip Size
    Men's XL and above Midsize to Jumbo
    Men's Large Standard to Midsize
    Men's Medium to Large Standard
    Men's Medium Standard
    Men's Small Undersize to Standard
    Women's Large Undersize to Standard

     


    What do the .58 and .60 designations mean?
    The .58 or .60 number is the inside diameter, or "core size", of the grip in inches. These are considered the standard sizes and either size will fit the vast majority of shafts. A .58 grip that is placed on a .60 shaft will be slightly larger (1/64" bigger outside diameter) than if it was placed on a matching .58 shaft. You can use an extra wrap of tape on the shaft if you want to maintain the original grip size when putting a .60 grip on a .58 shaft. Matching shaft and core sizes will give you "standard" grip sizes. You can easily achieve "in-between" sizes by mismatching shaft and core sizes and/or adding tape wraps.

    Cautionary Note:  TaylorMade Bubble Shafts have a non-standard .67 core size.  Standard .58 and .60 grips will NOT fit these shafts.

    What's the difference between ribbed and round grips?

    A ribbed grip has a small ridge (or rib) that runs the length of the inside of the grip. The ridge is aligned on the downside of the shaft during installation so that when you address the ball you'll feel the rib in your upper hand. This rib helps some golfers as a reminder for proper hand and finger alignment on the club. Ribbed grips were very popular in the 70s and about 20% of golfers still swear by them. Round grips are just that, round, without a ridge.

    What's the difference between corded and non-corded grips?

    Corded grips have cloth cords embedded in the grip. These cloth cords wick away moisture from the grip surface and provide the best grip in wet condition or when your hands sweat excessively. The cords also make the grips more durable than non-corded grips. Some golfers complain that corded grips are too rough on their hands but good golfers will say that's because they are gripping their club too tightly.

    What's the best grip if my hands sweat a lot or it's very humid where I play?

    In general corded grips provide the best grip in moist or wet conditions. This is because the cloth cords wick away moisture from the grip surface. The Winn G8 V-17 grips are also a good non-corded grip for wet or humid playing conditions.

    How often should I regrip my clubs?

    As a general rule you should regrip your clubs once a year. Most golfers go not regrip as often as they should, allowing their grips to become hard and slick. Just a small slip in the contact between the hands and the grip is magnified to several yards at the end of your hit.

    How do I regrip my clubs?

    There are several ways to get your new grips on your clubs. Most golf course pro shops and local club fitter/repair shops can regrip your clubs for a small fee. Regripping is also an easy do it yourself project. We offer several complete kits that have everything you need including instructions.

    What is a correct golf grip? 

    A good golf swing starts with the grip. Your grip should be balanced with both hands having equal control and pressure on the club. You do not want to have one hand having more control, thus causing a slice, or hook. Make sure that the pressure on your grip is slight, like holding a tomato without squeezing out the juices, just enough to hold on and control the clubGolf Grip"V" down the shaft with your thumb and index finger. That "V" should line up directly from the left shoulder down the shaft of the club, lining up with the logo on the grip, and follow down the face of the club.

    The right hand is brought in and the same procedure done, only opposite. Some grips allow the index finger of the left hand to inter lock with the pinky of the right hand, to help give better control of the grip and marry the hands together. When you are done, the grip should feel natural and you should be looking for these things; the "V", made by both hands should be pointing straight down the shaft of the club, as you look down at your left hand, you should see 2 knuckles, and your grip should only be as hard as to control the club.

    This grip will help you to return the club face squarely to the ball at impact every time. Having the right golf grip eliminates having to compensate your golf swing.

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