I was wondering if anyone knows anyone that does custom grips for irons/woods. I have had problem with grips my whole life. I had cancer when I was young which causes a lot of my joints to remain in a locked position, my fingers and knuckles especially.
I love to golf, but I have difficulty hitting the ball consistent. I know how a grip should be, but I am physically unable to do so.
I want to put a visual of how I swing, I am a righty. My main knuckles on both hands are very stiff, bending maybe 10 degrees. I can bend the second set of knuckles normally, but it still does not give me a very good grip. The "grips" I use right now are either baseball bat or tennis racket grips, pretty heavy in the left palm of my hand when in "ready-to-swing" position. When I hold a golf club, I hold it like a baseball bat when it extended fully. When it is in the swinging position, the only thing really holding onto the grip is the inside of my right thumb, the inside or my right pointer finger, the inside the lower half of the thumb and middle knuckle area on my pointer finger on my left hand (picture holding a baseball bat with only your index fingers and thumbs, but not bending the lowest knuckle on your index fingers, then using a golf club instead).
I know this is a lot of information and very possible that it's not possible, but I was wondering if anyone (or know someone knows someone that does) do custom grippings. I've gone to local stores (I live in the south-west suburbs of Chicago) and they've stuck cotton and other stuff into very thick grips, but it still doesn't work very well. I feel that when I'm transitioning from back-swing to front swing, the club is always about to slip out of my hands and I'm barely holding onto the club with 4 fingers.
Once again, any help is appreciated. I don't want to give up on golf yet, I'm only 23 and I've been around the game my entire life. I was a Chick Evans Scholar and owe my life to the game of golf.