What Are the Benefits of Oversize Golf Grips?
If you’re a golfer with larger hands, hand arthritis, or a player who tends to grip the club too tight, Midsize or Jumbo golf grips could provide a huge boost to your golf game.
As a general rule, if you wear a golf glove size of Large / Cadet Large or bigger, a Midsize or Jumbo grip is the proper fit for you.
If you’re not sure whether you would benefit from a larger grip, take one of your current golf grips in your top (lead) hand. If your middle and ring fingers just touch your palm, your grip is the proper size, but if your middle & ring fingers press more firmly into the thumb pad, your grip likely is too small.
Read on to learn more about potential benefits of oversize grips.
REDUCED GRIP PRESSURE
A grip that’s too small can make golfers feel as if they have to ‘choke’ the grip, especially with the bottom hand, in order to maintain control of the golf club. A secure connection to the club is necessary, but it shouldn’t require excessive grip pressure.
Midsize or Jumbo golf grips can help you feel that secure connection, but with lighter grip pressure, reducing the tension in the hands and arms so you can swing the club more freely.
INCREASED COMFORT + PAIN RELIEF
Oversize golf grips are especially popular among golfers with hand or wrist arthritis or other conditions that cause pain when swinging.
With more rubber material in the grip, Midsize or Jumbo grips can provide extra vibration dampening at impact to reduce shock, in addition to reduced tension in the hands and arms during the swing.
If you’re consistently in pain during a round or after a range session or 18 holes, oversize grips could be game-changers – especially Golf Pride’s CP2 Pro, CP2 Wrap, Tour Wrap 2G, or Tour Wrap MicroSuede, four of our softest grip models.
QUIET HANDS & ARMS
In recent years, grip buildup to a larger size has become increasingly common among Tour players. The world’s best players like the slightly larger feel in order to quiet excess hand and wrist motion, or ‘flip,’ at impact.
If you’re a player who tends to over-draw or hook the golf ball, an oversize grip could help turn that over-hook into a nice baby draw by slowing face rotation.
Golf Pride’s Plus4 family, which features a reduced taper profile with a larger lower hand, is engineered to do just that.
I like the consistency in feel and size of the Plus4. I’ve always played a larger grip, but it felt like the tape would be put on slightly different each time we re-gripped. Plus4 takes all the guess work out and gives me the same size no matter who puts them on.
Golf Pride offers a variety of grips in both Midsize and Jumbo sizes. If you’re still unsure about which grip is best for your game, use our online fitting tool to help find the perfect grip for you.