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The Correct Golf Club Grip: Comfort and Size = Better Play

The Correct Golf Club Grip: Comfort and Size = Better Play

The Correct Golf Club Grip: Comfort and Size = Better Play

2nd Swing Golf is digging into its vaults to help inform today’s golfers a bit more about the clubs and equipment they depend upon. Here is an introduction to understanding golf grip sizing and its relation to better comfort and play, so consumers can have a greater understanding of what they need before walking into a store or buying online with 2nd Swing Golf’s professional clubfitters:

This is a very simple way to select a grip based on the size of your golf glove.

This is a very simple way to select a grip based on the size of your golf glove.

Size and swing

The grip is the only contact the golfer actually has with the golf club. The grip size must be comfortable and create a pleasing feel to allow the golfer to comfortably hold the club as well as use it properly.

Many golf instructors believe a comfortable grip size keeps the muscles of the forearm relaxed, which in turn allows a more consistent takeaway (That’s the first movement you make when you pull the clubhead away from the ball.). So, accordingly, a more consistent golf club takeaway most often results in a more consistent or repeatable swing.

This is a common guide for finding the right golf club grip size.

This is a common guide for finding just the right golf club grip size, kinda like Goldilocks.

Grip size does play a role in shot accuracy. If the grip is too large, the fingers or hand are unable to close around the grip and thus increases the chance for the hands to “stay open” through impact, which results in an open clubface. And that promotes a slice.

The smaller the grip, the more fingers (or part of the hand) can close around the grip. If more fingers can close around the grip, there is a greater chance the hands will “turn over” through impact. That closes the face angle of the club.  And it, in turn, results in a hook.

Getting the right size

The best way to ensure proper grip size is to hold the club with your normal grip. Lift the club straight up so the clubhead points to the sky. Check the two middle fingers of your left hand (right hand for left-handed golfers).

Then, use the following information as guidelines:

  • If a gap exists between the two middle fingers, the grip is too large.
  • If the two middle fingers barley touch, the grip is the correct size.
  • If the two middle fingers dig into your palm, the grip is too small.
  • The best way to revitalize older grips is to scrub them with soap and water, rinse them with warm water, and then towel dry.

Golf grip by the numbers

This is a commonly used hand and finger dimension chart to figure out your personalized golf grip size.

This is a commonly used hand and finger dimension chart to figure out your personalized golf grip size.


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