The evolution of my golf game was slow and sometimes challenging. In my early years, I felt that off the rack equipment was well suited for my game. Therefore, I never really focused on the finer aspects of how technology could improve my overall game. That is until I decided to compete more and needed every advantage I could find to lower my golf scores. That is when I stumbled across the knowledge of how golf grip size was an important concept I completely overlooked. Well, not any more!Continue reading
As golf evolved over the past 45+ years that I have played, much of the equipment has changed. The clubs today are nothing like the sticks of old and that is okay because technology has leveled the playing field somewhat. The clubs look different, feel different, and definitely perform differently. One of the big changes that makes zero impact on my game is the colour of the golf grips. Where black was the traditional colour when I broke in to the amazing sport, now there does not seem to be any limitations. I am not sure if this is important or not, but personally I still like the old school colour with some minor modifications.Continue reading
It is time to regrip my golf clubs. I dropped them off at my buddy who is going to put them on for me (thanks Blair) so I can start my season fresh. I found that all my clubs were worn at both thumb locations; hence this tells me that I have a slight grip problem. Effectively, I am usually gripping my club to tightly when making my swing. Continue reading
It is that time of year, when players in Canada, or at least the northern regions, start to look at their equipment for next year. We clean out our golf bag and see the state of our clubs, balls, towels, and most importantly their grips. Recently, I asked how often players they changed their grips. This is what they said:
I like to change my golf grips every year; usually during the off-season. There are many factors to consider when changing your grips and it is important we select the right grip to for you! I dug into my achieves and thought it this a good time to remind everyone that golf season is quickly approaching and it is time to get ready!
Holding a golf club is one of the most important fundamentals to a great golf swing. The slightest change to the position of the hands has a tremendous impact on whether the ball finishes in the woods or in the middle of the fairway. Focusing on how to hold a golf club is the first step to developing a great golf swing.
There are three basic golf swings: the baseball grip, the overlapping grip and the interlocking grip. Each grip has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. As each player evolves, many have experimented with each grip to suit their game. Continue reading