The golf grip is the one point of contact between the golfer and the club, yet grips rarely get recognition.
Larger midsize grips often are preferred by golfers with big hands or those who want to emphasize a fade. The upper part of Winn’s multimaterial DuraTech Midsize grip (for the top hand) is composed of Winn’s proprietary rubber compound, Elastom ETX, while the lower part of the grip (bottom hand) is made of Winn’s latest performance polymer, WinnDry XT. DuraTech is a durable all-weather grip designed to appeal to skilled players.
Cost: $9.59 Midsize (54 grams), $8.99 standard (45 grams)
Many players take grips for granted, never changing grips until they get slick. This can be a mistake.
Some touring professionals change their grips every month or so. Their reasoning: They want to maintain the consistent feel of new grips, and they definitely don’t want grip pressure to be altered because the texture or firmness of the grips seems different.
Installation of grips at the beginning of the golf season generally is considered minimal maintenance. Several grip manufacturers recommend changing grips twice per year.