grip size

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bill f


How can you tell what the correct grip size, you should have on your clubs. Do you go by what size glove you wear.

Manuel M


Hi Bill, great question you have here. When it comes to choosing a grip size it typically doesn't have anything to do with your glove. In a general rule of thumb, when you grip the club your four fingers should just be touching your thumb area. You normally don't want your thumb area to overlap. Also it can be just the way it feels comfortable in your hands. Every golfer is different, therefore you can never have the exact same fitting specifications as another golfer. Hope this helps. 

Respectfully, Manny M.

Carlo Angelo


There may be a way in figuring this out, ie by measurement, glove size, etc.  But I guess the best way is feel.  Try out the multiple sizes available and find out which feels very natural and comfortable with you.  Even the number of tape/wraps under the grips fall into consderation.

Its not that hard to change grips yourself.  And there are alot of different kinds out in the market.  I suggest experimenting.

Good luck.

Lou G


bill f

How can you tell what the correct grip size, you should have on your clubs. Do you go by what size glove you wear.

You are close to correct because they go by your hand size and longest finger.  

Jay Sevilla


There are varying thoughts on this, it could be based on glove size or just looking at the position of the fingers in relation to your palm when you hold the club with your right or left hand.

I just changed mine based on holding the club and it felt better and I no longer slice my clubs used to be set at B1 now they are back to A1.

bill f


My fingers do dig in.  All my misses are to the left, never to the right.  I'm going to try  mid size grips. Thank You for your help.

bill f


One more question about grips. I see there are light weight grips, they only weigh 24 grams. What effect does this have on the club. Do these grips make the club feel heavier. Also will it have any effect on how high the ball goes.

Jay Sevilla


bill f

One more question about grips. I see there are light weight grips, they only weigh 24 grams. What effect does this have on the club. Do these grips make the club feel heavier. Also will it have any effect on how high the ball goes.

 

A little heavier but it does not have any effect on the ball flight.

Skylar T


I saw you mentioned light weight grips and I am guessing you were referring to the Winn Light grips and I did not have a good experience with one of those because you lose feel and they do not last long.  I just wouldn't recommend them thats all.  

bill f


Thanks Sylar, those are the grips that I was going purchase.

David Browning


bill f

One more question about grips. I see there are light weight grips, they only weigh 24 grams. What effect does this have on the club. Do these grips make the club feel heavier. Also will it have any effect on how high the ball goes.

 

Bill,

 

Switching to a lightweight grip will increase your swingweight points a tad. You should be able to feel the shaft characteristics a little more, as well as the club head, in relation to your swing. If your club is lighter, you may be able to increase your swing speed, ball speed, etc.. Golf Pride makes an excellent light weight grip.

 

If you go with a midsize grip, your swing weight would change ever so slightly, but chances are, not enough to make a huge, noticable difference. Also, the grips shouldn't have any effect on your ball flight. Let us know if you have any more questions.