Something that is a huge part of your clubs, but often overlooked, are the grips – the pieces of rubber at the end that you touch every time you pick up the club.
Because these get so much use, they are vital to your golf game. You want them to be in good condition, so nothing goes wrong.
Here are some tips to determine whether you need to re-grip a club, or all of them:
- No Grip. Some people try to save money by using athletic tape over what used to be the grip. Don’t be cheap. Just buy a grip for a few bucks. It’s not worth it to play your clubs wrapped up with tape.
- Slippery. If the grips are starting to feel slippery, it’s a great time to change them. Depending on your grip strength, a new grip may make the club fly out of your hand. A lot of grips after being played in weather or just a lot of use tend to get slippery and beat up, this is a great time to change it out.
- Non-Rubber Grips. This is rare, but it does happen. Some people put the larger grips on clubs, but not rubber, they almost have a steering wheel cover feel to them. When those get old they dry out and pretty much crumble away. This is a definite sign that you need new clubs. They become uneven and pieces come off as you grip it. It is like when a Nerf football starts to break and crumble. It is never good when things get like this.
Grips are a very important piece to your game and letting them go to hell happens all too often in this game. They can be expensive but if you shop around you can find great deals on great grips.