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Grip size - how to determine
Egor
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I've been struggling with this ever since my fitting and switch to JPX900 Irons. The fitter strongly suggested I ditch the mid-size grips and move back to standard placing the grip more in my fingers. I did this and for 6 months, it hasn't been bad, but I've noticed some pain in my finger bones as well as a hard callus developing in the left palm (gloved hand) on the pinky side closer to the wrist where the butt of the club runs through.

I can't help but feel like I'm squeezing the club way too hard. The measurement from wrist crease to end of middle finger is 7.75" which according to Golf Pride grip selector - says MidSize. Lamkin's selector says MidSize. Golf magazines say it's a personal feel / preference.

I have a grip puller and can add 6 layers of build tape to go from M60 grip on .600 shaft to MidSize and may do that on my driver for the next round. What problems could I introduce by going too big on the grip? I'm not having any trouble getting the club (more) square and I know that larger grips can restrict hand movement.
JayPet
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# 1    5/30/2017 6:04:34 AM   
I've had some hard callus development on my left hand too but I think I need to be a little gentler. Lotion and softer music wouldn't hurt either.


# 2    5/30/2017 7:38:11 AM   

I've had some hard callus development on my left hand too but I think I need to be a little gentler. Lotion and softer music wouldn't hurt either.


Still plagued with that "tennis" elbow?


# 3    5/30/2017 7:39:47 AM   
After years of using power tools and swinging a hammer I switched to mid size for comfort.


Egor
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# 4    5/30/2017 12:02:54 PM   

I've had some hard callus development on my left hand too but I think I need to be a little gentler. Lotion and softer music wouldn't hurt either.
laughing


cogolfer1
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# 5    5/30/2017 12:42:27 PM   
This is coming straight out of the PGA of America's textbook regarding an introduction to club fitting and installing grips: "A grip that is too large in diameter for a player may cause a late release, resulting in shots to the right. In general, if a grip is not sized properly or is worn down, the student's swing will be inconsistent. To measure the size of an installed grip, place a caliper at a point 2" below the edge of grip cap. When measuring the grip size, always conduct the measurement at the grip's side to avoid the rib and the possibility of an inaccurate measurement. Two measurements are critical when installing a grip: the shaft butt diameter and the grip's core size. To measure the shaft butt diameter, place the calipers at any point along the butt end of the shaft within the final step of the shaft. To determine the volume of the material that the grip contributes to the final grip size, subtract the grip core size from the finished grip size. The grip volume is confirmed when the different grips are weighed."

Hopefully something in there helped.


Mongo68
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# 6    5/30/2017 4:34:35 PM   
Just my opinion, whatever feels best. I started out with standard size and went to midsize because standard never felt right to me. The new wedges I got have standard size grips and feel strange to me. They're on the way out soon.


Egor
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# 7    5/30/2017 11:30:42 PM   

This is coming straight out of the PGA of America's textbook


I understand the late release, but what is too big? LyinLewis had a problem hitting left and installed SuperStroke grips on his driver to stop it from happening so..


# 8    6/4/2017 2:12:21 PM   
For some reason I had 3 different grips on my 3H, 4W, and driver. I installed new GP Multi Compond grips in the midsize. After years of power tools it is more comfortable than the standard size.


njgolfer
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# 9    6/4/2017 2:37:08 PM   

This is coming straight out of the PGA of America's textbook regarding an introduction to club fitting and installing grips: "A grip that is too large in diameter for a player may cause a late release, resulting in shots to the right. In general, if a grip is not sized properly or is worn down, the student's swing will be inconsistent. To measure the size of an installed grip, place a caliper at a point 2" below the edge of grip cap. When measuring the grip size, always conduct the measurement at the grip's side to avoid the rib and the possibility of an inaccurate measurement. Two measurements are critical when installing a grip: the shaft butt diameter and the grip's core size. To measure the shaft butt diameter, place the calipers at any point along the butt end of the shaft within the final step of the shaft. To determine the volume of the material that the grip contributes to the final grip size, subtract the grip core size from the finished grip size. The grip volume is confirmed when the different grips are weighed."

Hopefully something in there helped.


Sheesh that's a mouthful. Since golf is a game of feel, whatever feels good, go with it.


Egor
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# 10    6/14/2017 12:14:24 AM   
I'll resurrect an old thread just for fun.

The circle is where a callus has formed and the arrow is where some uncomfortable and shooting pains have shown up. I'm actually considering going back to the CP2 MidSize grips and ditching the NDMCs.

Today's round wasn't bad at all, but sometimes I'll feel it when I hit 30-50 balls in my backyard net.
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# 11    6/14/2017 7:35:20 AM   

I'll resurrect an old thread just for fun.

The circle is where a callus has formed and the arrow is where some uncomfortable and shooting pains have shown up. I'm actually considering going back to the CP2 MidSize grips and ditching the NDMCs.

Today's round wasn't bad at all, but sometimes I'll feel it when I hit 30-50 balls in my backyard net.


Skip to one minute.

https://youtu.be/1TAEZP4it8I