Having proper golf club grips plays a very important role in how the player makes contact with the ball. It can also play a significant role in the flight of the ball and even the comfort level of the player. There are 3 main things to consider when you're dealing with golf club grips.
Golf Grip Materials
There are mainly two types of golf grips - the soft types and the hard types.
The hard grips will have cord weaved throughout the grip in a number of different styles.
(Classic or wrapped) Soft grips will come with very little or no cord.
The different gripping characteristics found in today's grips are a mix of synthetic and natural rubbers along with some compound materials that are used. These materials are then mixed with cord and different surface configurations to get the different styles.
You will find that the majority of golf club grips are slip-ons and are not actually wrapped on the shaft as perceive to be.
Grip sizes vary from small to large. The smaller grips should be used by players who tend to slice the ball. The smaller sizes tend to promote better releasing of the club through the impact zone. This helps to correct those slicing tendencies by getting your wrists to a stronger position at the ball.
On the other side of the coin, the larger grips should be used by golfers who tend to hook the ball. They will help delay of limit the wrists releasing through the impact zone causing a weaker position at the ball. This will help correct the hooking tendencies that people have.
What ever your weaknesses are, make sure you have the proper golf club grip size or it will work against you. Incorrect grip size will also lead to unwanted wear and tear on your golf gloves.
There is one more factor to consider about golf club grips, that is their weight. Most standard grips weigh in the vicinity of 50 grams. However, there are grips that weigh as low as 20 grams and as high as 75 grams. Changing that much weight in the grip can have a huge impact on the swing weight of your club. Make sure you check into this carefully.
There are two main types of putter grips. One is known as the pistol style which has a protruding section on the end of the grip which gives the player more control. The paddle style grip has wider flat spot for your thumb placement and helps to promote a one piece putting stroke.
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