The grip is something that a large number of players change every 10 or 12 years.

Are you one of those?

In this article I am going to explain to you the importance of having the grips in perfect condition.

But not only that, but with more important details that sometimes go unnoticed:

The right size.

The right weight for the correct balance of your clubs.

The appropriate material for your skin type and your sweating.

And other aspects that this article can discover.


The grip or handle, colloquially known, is considered to be that part of the golf club with which the player comes into contact and therefore, the part that transmits the sensation at the moment of having it in the hands.

Incorrect or inappropriate grip for the player can cause the club or set of clubs, despite having an excellent setup, to give the player such an unpleasant feeling that he cannot be comfortable with the club as a result.

That will affect the untwisting of the hands can not be performed correctly.


  • GRIP MOUTH: It is the small opening at the beginning of the grip, we will find different types and sizes.
  • GRIP BODY : It is the part that the hand actually comes into contact with, and it is found in different types of materials, sizes, and densities.
  • GRIP HEAD: It is the final part of the grip that has the effect of stopping and protecting the shaft when storing the clubs in the golf bag.

We will enter since we have a knowledge of the grip in the matter to which this article is destined to its IMPORTANCE.


Obviously, size does matter when it comes to having an adequate golf grip, since the hands in the rise and fall of the club at impact make a turn that generates the final speed with which the club will arrive at impact.

In addition to favoring a less tense lag and therefore a transmission of the speed of the wrists much higher, it will generate an extra distance.



The player has the feeling of not really knowing where to take the club to feel comfortable, generating higher tension in the forearms and not allowing the wrists to work with the proper ease.

Do you know what problem will generate in the impact?

The wrists and hands will have excessive action and therefore the face will have a tendency to come shut on impact. The player will generate an effect from right to left (Draw, Pull, Hook or Pull Hook).


In this case, what the player will feel is something completely opposite to the fine grip, that is, difficulty in being able to close the hand, therefore, the movement of despinning will be weak and coarse, since the wrists will not be able to despin freely, being able to cause injury to the wrists and elbows.

The problem we will have at impact will always be a failure related to arriving with the face of the club open at impact and consequently an effect from left to right (Fade, Push, Push Slice, Push Hook).

What sensation should we have when the grip is adequate?

The feeling that when we take the club with our fingers and close both palms we feel that we have the grip safely and without tension in the forearms and we can have completely loose wrists.

And now that you know more about the grip...

How about we complicate it a bit?

I tell you this as a professional clubmaker and clubfitter:

did you know…..?

  • Inappropriate grips can unbalance the swingweight of your clubs without your knowing...
    • What happens if you ride some lighter grips? The problem is that the club will have a higher swing weight and MOI and therefore the shaft will be softer and will work at impact in another plane, therefore your control of the club and trajectory will be more limited.
  • What happens if you ride some heavier grips? The problem will also be in the swing weight and lower MOI and therefore the shaft will be a little harder and will work at impact in another plane, therefore your trajectory will be lower and the control of the club will be a little higher but a slight loss of distance will be appreciated.


When you change them, try to have the person who changes them weigh them and then choose new ones of the same weight, as long as you don't have to make a change in the set up of the assembly or the size of the grip.

If you buy them through the website and you have doubts, writing a message to the online chat that we have, or to We will solve it for you and you can keep your clubs the same as you bought them.

The right grip is not always to be found in the setup by putting a single tape inside the grip.

You've ever thought about it, haven't you?

if our golf grip It is correct in size, but it does not quite adjust to your hand, which you have to take into account that you can put more ribbons inside the same as the one that is put in the assembly or, depending on the hand, more tape on the right or on the left.

We always have to control in this process that the swingweight does not change and we maintain the feeling that we like in our head of the club.

Did you know that many professional players carry different volumes of tape on one hand and the other in order to have the least tense movement of their wrists and forearms?

Finally I want to touch on a topic that as a clubmaker worries me excessively in my players and the new clients and players that come to my studio, THE WEAR OF THE GRIPS.

I could tell you a thousand experiences of what has happened to me with customer grips, from customers who haven't changed their grips in 12-15 years and come and tell you that they can still play them for another year without a problem.

Even the professional player who changes them every month.

Well, both examples are extreme...

My recommendation according to the level of practice of the player:

1º) One year to the player who plays on weekends and practices 1 or 2 days a week.

2º) Every 2 or 3 months in a professional player who practices the 90% of the days of the week.

That if taking into account at the time of the change all the information that I have given you in this article.

© Miki Rapado ®, 2020

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