Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Midsize Vs. Standard Grip size


34 replies to this topic

#1 stocki11

stocki11

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 100 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 33162
  • Joined: 06/28/2007
  • Location:Michigan
GolfWRX Likes : 0

Posted 20 October 2008 - 07:38 PM

according to pings webfit, I should be playing a standard grip, which i am currently.  However, I recently bought a driver which has a midsize grip on it, and after hitting it today I get the feeling that I like the midsize grip better.  It just feels solid.

My question is, since i like the larger diameter grip on my driver, should i re-grip the rest of my clubs to a midsize?  Would the larger grip feel weird in my shorter irons and wedges?  perhaps split the difference with a couple wraps of tape under my current size grips? I just don't know...

I don't really know what kind of answer I am looking for here, since this is purely a personal preference type of topic, but any insight / personal experience knowledge you could give me would be appreciated!


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#2 niconico

niconico

    nico

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 255 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 62939
  • Joined: 08/11/2008
  • Location:St Augustine, Fl
GolfWRX Likes : 2

Posted 20 October 2008 - 07:51 PM

i use mid size grips in everything but i have early stages of arthritis and need too....

i purchased a used set with midsize grips on them and since than changed my hybrids, driver, putter, and wedges.... i do feel like there is less twisting and more control...

but yes it is prefferential.... try it, i cant hit with anything less...

2

#3 PurePursuit

PurePursuit

    Major Winner

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,170 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 38491
  • Joined: 08/29/2007
  • Location:Delray Beach, Fl
GolfWRX Likes : 13

Posted 20 October 2008 - 07:57 PM

Love midsize grips, feel like I can have a nice grip pressure without giving up any control

3

#4 STP6

STP6

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 11 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 46687
  • Joined: 01/22/2008
  • Location:Sussex County, NJ
  • Handicap:17
GolfWRX Likes : 1

Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:10 PM

You should check other fitters' recommendations to make sure Ping has you pegged correctly at std.

Midsize and Jumbo grips help people with diminished grip pressure maintain control of the club throughout the swing.  If you suffer from tendinitis, arthritis, or just "sore" hands, midsize could be a viable alternative for you.

If you're not suffering from one of the above, it's really more of a feel thing and not so mechanical.

4

#5 valdezrl

valdezrl

    Advanced

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 351 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 15876
  • Joined: 07/03/2006
  • Location:Arizona
GolfWRX Likes : 7

Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:13 PM

I had the same experience with midsize grips.   I bought a set of Titleist AP1s on eBay and they came with midsize grips.   I had full intentions of changing them, but I did not have time to before I took them out for a round.   I don't think I have felt a more comfortable grip in my hands.  I have since changed to midsize in all my clubs and have not looked back.

Nike Covert Tour w/ Accra Tour Z 65
TM RocketBallz Stage 2 w/ Accra LT70
Adams Dhy 18 w/ Nunchuk
Nike VRS Forged 4-GW, DGX100
TM ATV Wedges 56* and 64*
Odyssey Black Tour #2

5

#6 atlanta golfer

atlanta golfer

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,589 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 35725
  • Joined: 07/27/2007
  • Location:Atlanta, Georgia
  • Handicap:7.6
GolfWRX Likes : 83

Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:46 PM

For any given hand / finger size, wouldn't a larger grip tend to promote a fade, and a smaller grip promote a stronger release and a draw?  So depending on your tendencies, you might go either way?  Note this is independent of other reasons such as arthritis for going with a larger grip.

6

#7 wildwilly911

wildwilly911

    Major Winner

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,709 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 21429
  • Joined: 11/06/2006
  • Location:wisconsin
GolfWRX Likes : 1

Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:03 PM

 atlanta golfer, on Oct 20 2008, 08:46 PM, said:

For any given hand / finger size, wouldn't a larger grip tend to promote a fade, and a smaller grip promote a stronger release and a draw?  So depending on your tendencies, you might go either way?  Note this is independent of other reasons such as arthritis for going with a larger grip.
thats horse pucky. grip size is more about feel
use a grip that feels good to you, there is no person that can tell you the right size grip. your the one holding the club you decide what feels good.

7

#8 El Crab

El Crab

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 395 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 40465
  • Joined: 10/05/2007
  • Location:America's Adventure Place
  • Ebay ID:el_crab
GolfWRX Likes : 1

Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:13 PM

I used to have midsize grips to take my wrists out of the swing.  But then one day, I despised them.  It was funny, because I was angry they were even on my clubs.  I couldn't get them swapped out fast enough.

8

#9 3step

3step

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 693 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 42998
  • Joined: 11/30/2007
GolfWRX Likes : 55

Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:19 AM

Ben Hogan played with a grip on his driver that was quite a bit bigger so that he didn't feel like it was going to twist all over the place. Also, for a smaller guy, Hogan had bigger hands.

Most golfers think that golf clubs are one size only. However, if you go out on the LPGA, Tour, PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, etc, you will find dozens of different sizes. They choose these based on feel, swing efficiency, physical comfort, and even mental comfort.

Regards, 3

9

#10 chrisfx811

chrisfx811

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 868 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 19101
  • Joined: 09/08/2006
  • Location:RI~CT~FL~VA~KY
GolfWRX Likes : 4

Posted 21 October 2008 - 09:36 AM

One thing about Ping's web-fit is, it doesn't take into account what type of grip you take.  Sure, it's nice to say we should all be playing with a nice, neutral, light pressure grip, but that's really not the case.
A strongish, deep in the fingers lead hand grip, for me, makes a midsize grip almost necessary.  If I play with a more palmy lead hand grip, I can and should use a std with maybe one or 2 wraps tops.

I do know, that for myself, I wish more grips came taperless instead of just the quick wearing Winns.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#11 fillphil

fillphil

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 111 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 40107
  • Joined: 09/29/2007
  • Ebay ID:gamayrose
GolfWRX Likes : 2

Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:19 PM

My experience: Same as you! I bought a used set of irons w/midsize grips and played several times with good success. Decided to change driver grip to midsize. After playing several rounds I began to see a tendency to pull shots to the left. Went back to standard (which I measure for) and problem went away. I'm a senior golfer and noticed , also, that my hands hurt more with the midsize. My iron play has improved. Don't know what to make of all this but maybe length and torque come into play.

11

#12 piston088

piston088

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 66 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 43125
  • Joined: 12/02/2007
  • Location:boulder, CO
GolfWRX Likes : 2

Posted 27 October 2008 - 10:48 PM

Anyone have an idea about the number of wraps necessary to resemble midsize grips?

12

#13 mad4golf

mad4golf

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 46 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 42451
  • Joined: 11/18/2007
  • Location:monmouth South wales
GolfWRX Likes : 0

Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:06 AM

just changed to lamkin redcap midsize wow difference is amazing don`t feel like i`m flicking at the ball anymore

13

#14 schmatt

schmatt

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 467 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 57411
  • Joined: 06/06/2008
GolfWRX Likes : 10

Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:26 AM

 piston088, on Oct 27 2008, 10:48 PM, said:

Anyone have an idea about the number of wraps necessary to resemble midsize grips?

A +4 wrap with a standard grip would be the equivalent of a midsize grip.

As far as correct grip sizing, your middle finger of your glove hand should just be touching the palm of your hand for a properly sized grip.  Playing a grip that it larger will make it more difficult to use your wrists in the swing.  This would be fine for someone who does not have a wristy swing, but will wreak havoc on a swing that uses a lot of wrist action.  If you can still hit your normal shot shape with the larger grips, then go for it.  But if you are having trouble turning the ball over or squaring up the face of the club, then go back to a properly sized grip.

14

#15 midwayj

midwayj

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 209 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 44818
  • Joined: 12/31/2007
  • Location:DFW, TX
GolfWRX Likes : 12

Posted 29 October 2008 - 02:17 PM

About 8 years ago I tried a midsize grip on my driver.  I decided I liked the feel so eventually I swapped the grips on all my clubs.  Recently, I put a standard grip on the driver just for grins.  I've decided I now prefer the standard grip so I'm swapping out the 3-wood, too.  Go figure.  I'm going to keep midize in the irons, though.  I guess it's mostly about personal preference as long both sizes are in the comfort zone.  I could never use Jumbo grips.  They feel way too big.


15

#16 Striker Ace

Striker Ace

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 213 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 465814
  • Joined: 05/01/2017
GolfWRX Likes : 50

Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:03 PM

I heard that 80 percent of average golfers are using the wrong size grip. From what I hear, is that your fingers shouldn't be digging in to your palm and should have a little bit of space in between them.

16

#17 snoilr1

snoilr1

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 385 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 406030
  • Joined: 12/18/2015
  • Location:Falls Church, VA
  • Handicap:17.2
GolfWRX Likes : 202

Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:45 PM

I just read an article about a study to see what grip sizes work for people. They built 5 otherwise identical clubs with 5 different grip sizes. They measured people's hands to see what the chart said they " should" use, then had everyone hold each club and say what felt the most comfortable. Then they hit all 5 clubs to see which performed best.

They found less than 10% hit standard best, and even fewer hit the size they measured for off of the chart the best. Less than half Found standard most comfortable. Basically, the only way to know is to try different sizes.

Edited by snoilr1, 16 May 2017 - 07:52 PM.

Titleist 913 D3
R7 Steel 16Deg 4W
RBZ 19.5Deg 3H
Srixon Z745 5-P
SM6 50.12F
SM1 54.14, 58.08
ProPlatinum mid-slant

17

#18 jslane57

jslane57

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,556 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 426950
  • Joined: 05/27/2016
  • Handicap:<5
GolfWRX Likes : 2070

Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:51 PM

One thing not mentioned yet in this thread is how the grip size can impact release. It is possible that the midsize grip is not for you, but limiting your wrists just a little may be. If your irons are ready for a re-grip, why not try midsize. You can always go back quite easily...
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" -Einstein

18

#19 overparfornow

overparfornow

    Pingman55

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 88 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 365009
  • Joined: 03/04/2015
  • Location:WNC
  • Handicap:3.3
GolfWRX Likes : 19

Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:52 AM

 piston088, on 27 October 2008 - 10:48 PM, said:

Anyone have an idea about the number of wraps necessary to resemble midsize grips?
3 to 4 wraps will usually equal midsize with a rubber grip.

19

#20 asw7576

asw7576

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 810 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 371961
  • Joined: 04/19/2015
  • Handicap:25
GolfWRX Likes : 143

Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:35 PM

I use midsize grip for drivers, hybrids, fairway woods ( maximum swings )

and standard .58 round for irons and wedges.

Drivers : Taylormade RBZ, RBZ Stage 2, Jetspeed, SLDR S, Callaway
Fairways : Taylormade RBZ, RBZ Stage 2, Callaway
Hybrids : Taylormade SLDRS S
Irons : Mizuno MP H4, JPX 800 HD, Yamaha Inpres X Z Cavity 2013 & 2016, Maruman Titus & X1
Wedges : Mizuno T4
Putters : Oddyssey Tank 2 balls, Works 2 fangs, Mizuno T201
Shoes : Footjoy DNA

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#21 Gh0st

Gh0st

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 77 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 435932
  • Joined: 08/09/2016
GolfWRX Likes : 9

Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:20 AM

I Play Midsize Grips and love them. I am going to experiment with Jumbo Cp2 grips.
Driver : Posted Image GBB 10.5 Stiff
Fairway : Posted Image GBB Heavenwood
Irons: Posted Image Apex 3-AW
Wedges: Posted Image MD3 56/60
Ball: Posted Image Chrome Soft
Putter: Posted Image - V Line White Hot 2.0
Bag: Posted Image GBB Stand bag

21

#22 rblmp32

rblmp32

    Major Winner

  • Lefty Boomers
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,060 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 21316
  • Joined: 11/03/2006
  • Location:SC
  • Ebay ID:bdawg40
GolfWRX Likes : 163

Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:36 AM

I started using GP MCC +4 midsize grips this year and I'll never look back.  I wear a large glove and the midsize grip just fits perfectly in my hand.  Can't believe I played this long without it before.  I'm so much more consistent with it.

22

#23 biffstix

biffstix

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 113 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 98597
  • Joined: 11/15/2009
  • Handicap:5.1
  • Ebay ID:biffollie
GolfWRX Likes : 19

Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:06 PM

Op if you like a larger grip on the driver you're going to love it on a wedge.

23

#24 overparfornow

overparfornow

    Pingman55

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 88 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 365009
  • Joined: 03/04/2015
  • Location:WNC
  • Handicap:3.3
GolfWRX Likes : 19

Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:08 AM

I have found that the tighter you grip the club, the better a smaller grip feels and vice versa.

24

#25 Fade to Black

Fade to Black

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,397 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 128981
  • Joined: 05/18/2011
  • Location:NC
GolfWRX Likes : 1100

Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:36 AM

Standard grips feel too loose, and feel like they twist in my hands during the swing.

Much prefer the midsizes that are easier to grip without readjustments in the back swing.

Driver: Callaway GBB 9.5* (Diamana ahina 70X)
Wood: Callaway X2 Hot 3Deep 14.5* (Veylix Rome 888 Rainbow Plasma)
Hybrid: Taylormade RBZ 19* (Fujikura Speeder TS H9.8)
Irons: Nike VR_S Forged 4-PW (DG X100)
Wedges: Cleveland RTX 2.0 CB 50*/54*/58*
Putter: Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7
Balls: Srixon QStar/ZstarXV

25

#26 SwingEZ

SwingEZ

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 78 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 395948
  • Joined: 09/14/2015
  • Location:California
GolfWRX Likes : 25

Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:55 AM

I used mid size for driver only and standard size with 2 wraps and 4 wraps under right hand for everything else.

26

#27 Stuart G.

Stuart G.

    Legend

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,405 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 174728
  • Joined: 04/12/2012
  • Location:New Hampshire
GolfWRX Likes : 5012

Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:28 AM

Remember - with today's graphite shafts, the butt diameter can vary quite a bit - from the low end of .580" and a high end of at least 0.640".   You could potentially have a standard size grip in one shaft, a mid-size grip in another and end up with exactly the same actual grip size.

27

#28 jslane57

jslane57

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,556 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 426950
  • Joined: 05/27/2016
  • Handicap:<5
GolfWRX Likes : 2070

Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:39 AM

 Stuart G., on 13 June 2017 - 10:28 AM, said:

Remember - with today's graphite shafts, the butt diameter can vary quite a bit - from the low end of .580" and a high end of at least 0.640".   You could potentially have a standard size grip in one shaft, a mid-size grip in another and end up with exactly the same actual grip size.
This is so true. While putting mid-size on irons/wedges/3-wood, I had to put a standard grip on the driver to keep it the same size as the others...
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" -Einstein

28

#29 kyle316

kyle316

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 389 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 36271
  • Joined: 08/02/2007
  • Location:Oklahoma
GolfWRX Likes : 21

Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:21 PM

I use midsize with 4 wraps and 2 extra wraps under the right hand. I just can't hold a standard size grip.

Edited by kyle316, 17 June 2017 - 09:22 PM.


29

#30 tatertot

tatertot

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,209 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 87030
  • Joined: 06/29/2009
GolfWRX Likes : 2471

Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:02 PM

I play 1/16 oversie on my driver, 1/32 oversize on my hybrids and irons, and standard on my wedges.

Driver: Adams Speedline Fast11 9
Fairway: Adams Fast 10 15*
Hybrids: Adams Pro DHY 18*, Adams DHY Proto 21
Irons: Ping Eye 2, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist SM5, 54 & 58
Putter: Cameron Mid Sur Studio Stainless, 35"

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

30



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors