The golf grip is the one point of contact between the golfer and the club, yet grips rarely get recognition.
The Secret Grip returns in 2014 with a new Midsize version, as well as three new colors (red, white, blue) for the original grip. The original and the Midsize weigh 92 grams, including a 17-gram tungsten plug in the butt end of the grip. This counterbalancing reduces the swing weight of any club, so the clubhead should feel lighter to many golfers while the overall weight of the club is heavier. The three new colored grips are made for Boccieri by Lamkin and contain the durable ACE 3Gen material.
Cost: $12.99 Midsize, $13.99 for colored grips
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.