According to the experts at OFFICIAL GRIP SPONSOR OF THE LONG DRIVERS EUROPEAN TOUR 2016, the normal golf grips may not offer success to golfers. Professional golfers use customized golf grips of varying length in order to enhance their golf playing skills. Interested golfers can also browse the website www.golfsmith.com to get to know more about various golf grips used by the professional golf players.
Standard golf clubs such as woods, irons and putters are used for specific shots. Woods and irons typically have their own pros and cons. Irons have a low trajectory and therefore makes it difficult for players to hit the ball high even when fitted with technologically superior club heads. On the other hand, the long shaft of woods is cumbersome and requires a different stance and swing action. Hybrid golf clubs adopt the best features of woods and irons to provide golfers, especially new entrants the required distance control and accuracy. They provide a much tighter feel than woods and tend to have large heads, which are made of titanium or hollow steel. Hybrids generally have shorter shafts.
A grip is one of the essential components of a golf club. Golf grips are made of composite material such as neoprene or rubber. Some of the designs have cords embedded in them for improved grip. They not only enhance the look of the club but provide a consistent hold over a period of time. Grips generally have a cap at the top, also called a ring, which provides extra control over the swing action. Grips are changed every year or after forty games to provide heightened tack. Their shock-reducing rubber compound provides excellent comfort while hitting the ball. Professional golfers always prefer oversized grips as it offers many benefits. Using a double size length grips is analogous to the variance between a pencil and a baseball bat.
As per experts using a larger grip allows the players to have a better control of the club. Here, the accuracy of the hit is determined by the grips to hold by the player. Also, such an oversized grip enables the players to hit the ball with greater power as well as hitting in the right direction. Undersized grips will not absorb the shock and hence cause some discomforts to the player. Larger grips help the golfer to hit the ball in the right trajectory as these grips enable the golfer to position the club in a right manner.
As discussed above, a grip is the first component from the top; the only part of the club which a golfer actually touches. Interestingly, the design of the grip creates a direct impact on the club at the time of every shot. Grips provide traction and the confidence to swing it with losing control. The third and the last component is the club head which is fitted at the lower end. Heads are made of different materials. Larger heads provide bigger sweet spot; typically used by beginners. Club heads are made of steel, titanium and other metals. Their loft angle varies according to the type of club they are fitted on.