What Golf Grip Size is Right For You?
Choosing the right size golf grip is essential for achieving the best performance possible on the golf course. The size of your golf grip affects your ability to hold the club correctly, and can influence your swing mechanics, accuracy, and ultimately, your score. The standard golf grip size is the most common and usually the most comfortable choice, but there are different sizes available to suit different players. To determine the best size for you, there are a few factors to consider.
The first factor to consider is the size of your hands. If you have large hands, an oversized grip may be more comfortable and easier to control, while someone with smaller hands may find that an undersized grip suits them better. Additionally, it can be helpful to compare your golf glove size to the size of your grips. If your glove size is a men's extra-large (XL), it is best to use a midsize or jumbo grip on your clubs. A men's large (L) or medium (M) glove size or a women's large (L) glove size usually requires a standard size grip. A men's small (S) glove size, or a women's medium (M) or small (S) glove size should consider using undersized grips. Youth players also should consider undersized grips.
The second factor to consider is your swing mechanics. If you tend to have an outside-to-inside swing pattern, you may want to consider smaller-sized grips for your clubs. This will promote a hook or draw pattern with shots and could counteract the tendency to hit a slice. Conversely, if your swing has an inside-to-outside pattern, you likely will frequently hit shots that hook away from the target. Increasing the grip size will promote a slice or fade and help to straighten the flight of your shots.
Lastly, it is important to consider the type of grip that you prefer. Grips come in a variety of styles, focusing on feel and weight. The main types of grips are rubber and corded. The rubber type comes in stiff and soft styles, allowing for varying degrees of shock absorption and smoothness. Corded grips typically are a mix of real and synthetic rubber, with strands of fabric threading embedded in the grip. The threading adds a degree of friction to the feel, creating a less-smooth surface.
In conclusion, the size of golf grip that you should use depends on your individual.