Choosing golf grips and keeping them maintained is an important aspect of a player’s game. Every golfer will have their own preference as to what makes a grip worth using, so by checking which one is right for you will save a lot of issues on the greens. This OnlineGolf buying guide will offer valuable information about golf grips, the best models to look out for, how to re-grip and where to go for re-gripping.
Do I need to re-grip and why?
Re-gripping is part and parcel of golf and needs to be taken seriously. Over time a golf grip will become unusable, especially if you play often. Casual golfers who play rarely will need to replace their grips a lot less often than those who take every opportunity to hit the greens.
Oils from hands, dirt and sunlight all contribute to grip degradation and once they reach this point they’re practically useless. New golf grips will provide traction and allow you to hold the golf club lightly without fear of losing hold during the arc of a swing. A relaxed state of body and mind when swinging the golf club aids correct swing mechanics and wrist action. Grips that are worn out and aged will force you to grip the club harder, thus resulting in arm and wrist tension that disrupts natural rhythm.
How often should I re-grip my golf clubs?
Re-gripping once a year is a good timeframe to work to, though this does depend on how often the golf clubs are in use. Still, changing golf club grips yearly will guarantee avoiding unnecessary tension and wrist pains. Golf grips degrade subtly, too, so you need to be vigilant with regular quality checks. If the golf grip starts to become hard and glaze over it will begin losing its natural feel. Re-gripping every spring when the golf season “officially” opens is the easiest way to keep on top of knowing when to re-grip.
Can I re-grip myself or do I need to seek assistance?
A lot of golfers are not confident re-gripping golf clubs themselves, although it is possible to do. Alternatively, several golf clubs will offer a re-gripping service that should have the club back to you within a few days of handing over. If you want to give re-gripping a try yourself, our How To Re-Grip The Golf Club section below will help.
How to re-grip a golf club
Re-gripping the golf club yourself has become more popular in recent times and saves time having to take them to a golf shop and then waiting for them to be returned. You can purchase a grip kit from local golf stores or online – and of course our dedicated OnlineGolf staff will be happy to help if you ask them on our website.
Golf grips in 2015
Some of the best golf grips on the market today include the SuperStroke Legacy 3.0 Putter, Golf Pride MultiCompound Mid Size Grip, Odyssey Swirl Putter Grip, Winn WinnPro X 1.60 Putter Grip, Golf Pride CP2 Wrap Grip and SuperStroke Slim Lite 3.0 Putter Grip.
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