Opinion on moving from standard to midsize grips
Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:23 PM
Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:42 PM
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:43 PM
Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:28 PM
Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:00 PM
Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:12 PM
with the smaller size my right hand felt like there was nothing to get hold of, like holding a pencil. my left hand was pulling the club through too much.
midsized offered a better balance of control.
then redid a set with Lamkin Tour Velvets in midsize.
like them just fine. a bit softer than the GP and good to play with or without a glove.
can also recommend the GP Z Grip and Lamkin Crosslines.
hope you find good results whatever your choice.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:26 PM
My preference is to feel the head. I prefer heavy headed irons and play better golf with them. As far as ball striking....don't see that much of a difference between the grip sizes. It's mostly just a preference thing. Even had a driver with a jumbo grip on it. That was interesting. Hit it fine but lost some distance.
Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:22 AM
It's all about what works and feels best to you. Gone are the days of charts that put you in a category based on measurements.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:18 AM
The only standards there is for grip size is the diameter measured 2 inch below the grip.
0.900 = Mens standard
0.960 = Mid size
1.020 = Jumbo
But, this say NOTHING about the taper shape or how large diameter is for the lowest hand, and to get to this sizes, we need to start out from a shaft butt that measure 0.600 more, or build it up to get there. (always measure shaft butt with a caliper to get grip size right)
Using build up to get from standard to MID size can be done, but those who think thats saves us grip weight is wrong, it takes 4 layers of Golf BU tape each of 2 grams, so to get to MID size we need 8 grams of tape, vs 8-10 grams of rubber, and rubber feels the best.
Also be aware of CORE size on grips, in general we have 0.58 and 0.60, where 0.58 has the thickest rubber since it was designed for a shaft of only .0580 but still get to 0.900 as standard, so if we use 0.58 grips on a 0.600 shaft we get 0.920 or in between 1-2 layers of BU (1 layer is 0.915, 2 layers is 0.930 when we use Golf standard BU tape)
We can also adjust the taper shape, and by that the diameter for the lowest hand, thats where ive seen the most "size problems", its hardly ever for the upper hand, so be aware of this when you judge grips, pay attention to the size for both the upper and lower hand. In general Lamkin is less tapered than Golfpride, but the trend goes against grips with larger diameter for the lower hand (less taper), and thats why grips like MCC+4 has come to the marked.
Here is a method to straiten out the taper ive used for Wedges, but it can be used on any club, and it can be combined with regular build up, so instead of going all the way to MID size, some player should add 2 layers BU and then the asymmetrical build up, depending on how we want the taper of the grip to be.
Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:06 AM
I air install my grips, takes about as long to walk down the stairs as to change a grip. Makes comparisons very easy. I'm still deciding if I like the +4 MCC midsize better than the plain MCC. +4 is great for gripped down wedge shots but it seems slicker than the original after a couple of months.
Posted 09 November 2018 - 09:45 AM
I have small hands and barely meet the "measurement" to use standard grips, FWIW.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:49 PM
Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:51 PM
Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:36 PM
I don't think that I would ever move up to midsize but I found that just because it's what I've always played doesn't make it right.
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