Many golfers use incorrectly sized grips, as evidenced by the fact that their grip may be too small or too large. We'll show you how to find the correct size grip quickly and easily.
How to determine your grip size and what size grip you should use?
You will use a test to ensure that your club grip is the correct size for you. The first thing you need to do is grip the golf club with a standard grip. We would like to look at the two middle finger positions of the bottom hand. Ideally, we would like to see two fingers gently touching the bottom of the thumb.
If, as in the picture, you can fit your finger into the base of your thumb, then your grip size is probably too small. If you hold it and there is a large space, there is a large gap between your fingertips and the flesh of your thumb. This may indicate that the grip size is too large.
What if the standard grip doesn't suit me and I want an 'in-between' grip size?
Some golfers find it hard to find a size they like; a standard grip is too small for them, but a medium grip is too big. This is where adding an extra layer of tape can make the grip the perfect size to fit your requirements perfectly.
Adding a layer of tape underneath the golf grip is a great way to do this. There is usually a full wrap and a half wrap. A full wrap is where a layer of tape is added over the entire grip area. A half wrap is where the additional tape is added to the lower half of the grip, where the bottom hand sits when gripping, to create a less tapered feel and reduce tension on the grip.
Using tape can also cause the grip to become stiffer. Using extra tape will stretch the rubber and make the grip feel stiffer. This is why many people prefer to use a wrap-around tape grip, which is wrapped around the grip or directly around the club, allowing you to decide on the thickness of the wrap depending on the size of your hand and, most importantly, its excellent comfort.