Did you know you should replace your grips annually?
Grips are made of materials that age and wear as a function of time. The traction that a fresh grip provides lets you hold the club lightly without the subconscious fear of losing the club during your swing. This relaxed state promotes proper swing mechanics and wrist action. On the other hand, a worn grip causes you to grasp the club tighter, causing arm and wrist tension that inhibits proper swing mechanics.
As a rule of thumb, you should re-grip once every year. Regardless of whether you play golf every day or only twice a year, ozone, heat, dirt, and oils are constantly at work breaking down the materials that make up your grips. Granted, frequent play and personal preference may dictate re-gripping sooner, but normally there’s enough degradation of the material after a year to warrant fresh grips. Keep in mind that grips lose a significant amount of their original feel long before they become hard and glazed over. Because it happens slowly over time, most golfers fail to notice it. That’s important to remember because just a tiny, imperceptible slip at contact will be magnified to many yards by the time the ball reaches its target.
Come into the Club Performance and Repair Center at Haggin Oaks and let our grip experts help you choose the best grips. We will examine the proper grip size, best grip material, ideal surface texture and proper grip firmness for your clubs. A perfect sized grip can add length to your drives and improve the accuracy of your game.