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Golf Grip Size

Find Your Golf Grip Size - Swing Grips

A general guide (provided by Golf Pride) for choosing swing grip size (irons, woods, wedges etc) is based on glove size:

Glove Size Grip Size
Men's X-Large/Cadet XL and above Midsize to Jumbo
Men's Large/Cadet L Standard to Midsize
Men's Medium-Large/Cadet ML Standard
Men's Small / Cadet M Standard
Men's Small / Cadet Small Undersize to Standard

 

Another useful tool which focuses on hand measurements is the following interactive guide from Lamkin:

Lamkin Interactive Grip Guide

Choosing Your Putter Grip Size

Choosing the right putter grip can often be down to personal preference rather than rules based on hand/glove size.

Many players are choosing oversize putter grips, aiming to reduce wrist movement during the stroke.

Grip manufacturers are introducing Non-Taper Putter Grips to their ranges, again with the aim of reducing wrist movement and stabilising the putting stroke for more consistency.

Choosing The Correct Golf Grip Size

Having the correct golf grip size is essential for all players. A golf grip that is too thin can often cause an early release, resulting in a pull or hook. A golf grip that is too thick for a player will often cause the player to block or slice the ball.

Bob Lamkin discusses the importance of selecting the proper grip. Although this video specifically mentions Lamkin Grips, the principals still apply across all manufacturers - selecting the correct grip is really important to get the best from your swing.

Here's some great advice from Butch Harmon about choosing the correct grip size. Some manufacturers also produce a Ladies/Undersize model for golfers requiring a smaller size than is offered from a standard grip.

A larger golf grip (built up, midsize or Jumbo) would benefit:

  • A player with large(r) hands.
  • A player who consistently draws or hooks the ball.
  • A player with arthritus who struggles to hold a smaller grip.
  • A player whose fingers wrap round the grip and dig into their palm.

A smaller golf grip (ladies/junior, ladies built up) would benefit:

  • A player with small(er) hands.
  • A player who consistently slices or fades the ball.
  • A player who requires more clubhead 'feel'.
  • A player whose fingers do not fully encircle the grip.

Golf Grip Core Size

The core size (internal diameter of the grip) is also a key piece of information when selecting your golf grip.

You can change the size of golf grips by using additional layers of golf grip tape to thicken the grips or by stretching the golf grip to make them thinner.

Choosing the right putter grip can often be down to personal preference rather than rules based on hand/glove size.

Currently many players are choosing oversize putter grips, aiming to reduce wrist movement during the stroke. Many grip manufacturers are introducing Non-Taper Putter Grips to their ranges, again with the aim of reducing wrist movement and stabilising the putting stroke for more consistency.



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