Picking the right grip is essential to feel comfortable and in control when swinging your golf club. The right grip will help you control the clubface to produce straighter and more consistent shots, whether it’s your driver, irons, wedges or putter. We will help you find the right grips to improve your game.
Browse through all the best grips on the market right here from all the major brands, including Golf Pride, Lamkin, Pure Grips and SuperStroke. Firstly, when choosing the right grip, there are a few things to consider.
Grip Materials: Most golf clubs come with standard rubber grips which provide a firm and sticky feel. Other grip materials include plastic, silicone and elastomer. Corded grips are composed of a cord material which helps provide more traction in rainy as well as hotter conditions. Wrap grips traditionally use a strip of leather that is wrapped around the shaft. Modern versions of this grip use leather-like materials to create a soft and tacky feel.
Woods and Irons: The grips used on modern drivers and fairway woods are lightweight as these clubs have become increasingly light over the years. Therefore, they are usually lighter than those on irons. Grips on irons usually come in the same size for long, mid and short irons.
Putter Grips: These grips don’t require the same amount of adhesiveness or texture as your other clubs as you won't be gripping or swinging as hard. They are also the only grips to have a flat edge, located at the front, to help with hand position when putting. Thicker putter grips minimise hand and wrist movement in the putting stroke, while thinner grips are more suited to golfers who want more feel or wrist action.
Firm or Soft: Better players, who usually grip the club lighter, mostly prefer firmer grips as they provide control for higher swing speeds. Less skilled golfers are more suited to softer grips which make it easier to maintain a sure grip without the enhanced torsion control of a quicker swing.
Round or Ribbed: All grips for woods and irons are either round or ribbed. A round grip is symmetrical and runs evenly all around the shaft, while a ribbed grip has a small ridge that runs the down the length of the grip as a guide for correct hand positioning.
Grip Sizes: There are different sizes of grips that are designed for different hand sizes. Generally, manufacturers produce Junior/Undersized, Standard, Midsized, and Oversized/Jumbo grips. Choosing a certain size can also be down to personal preference. Like a putter grip, thicker grips can reduce wrist movement, while some players prefer thinner grips for more feel.