Advantages of oversized grips include:
Enhanced stability and control: They allow for a more relaxed and secure grip, reducing tension in the hands and wrists. This leads to a smoother swing and better control, benefiting players of all skill levels.
Reduced tension and fatigue: Standard grips can cause golfers to grip the club too tightly, leading to tension and fatigue. Oversized grips address this issue by allowing for lighter grip pressure. The larger size distributes pressure evenly, reducing strain and fatigue and promoting a relaxed swing.
Improved shot shape and distance control: The larger grip size can influence shot shape and distance control. Oversized grips promote a smoother release of the clubhead, encouraging a more natural shot shape. They can also help golfers struggling with slicing the ball by reducing excessive hand action, resulting in straighter shots and tighter dispersion patterns.
Oversized grips are suitable for golfers with larger hands, those with arthritis or hand/wrist discomfort, players who grip too tightly, those seeking stability and control, and golfers looking to correct shot shape.
To measure your hand size for an oversized grip, use a tape measure around your hand just below the knuckles, excluding your thumb. If the measurement falls between 8.25 to 9.25 inches, an oversized grip may be suitable. Personal preference also matters, so try different grip sizes to find what feels comfortable and supportive.
Oversized grips improve your golf swing through increased stability, reduced wrist hinging, enhanced comfort and feel, and better grip control.
When choosing an oversized grip, consider personal preference, grip material, and grip taper. Experiment with different sizes and materials to find what works best for you.