The most misunderstood club fitting step is sizing grips for the golfer. A properly fit grip ensures better club head control at impact with maximum club head speed. But a lot of club repair and do-it-yourself technicians give little consideration to sizing grips.
Tips to help you grip
First, it helps to know and understand the various grip terms. Here is a glossary you can download for easy reference. And here is the definition of a grip: The grip consists of material added to the shaft to enable the player to obtain a firm hold. The grip must be fixed to the shaft, must be straight and plain in form, must extend to the end of the shaft, and must not be molded for any part of the hands. If no material is added, that portion of the shaft designed to be held by the player must be considered the grip.
It is also important to know what the grip core diameter and the shaft outside diameter are when sizing. You must also understand the grip volume, which is the amount of grip material in each grip. This grip material will vary between the different grip core sizes.
Example 1: Matching a .600” grip core with .600” shaft butt diameter
When grip core size & shaft butt diameter match, a standard grip size of .900″ will result for men and a standard grip size of 850″ for women. For example, knowing that the standard men’s grip size is .900”, (900 thousandths of an inch) when matching a .600” grip core size with a .600” shaft butt diameter, you have a grip volume of .300” thickness. This was determined by subtracting the .600” grip core size from .900” shaft butt diameter to get the .300 grip volume
Example 2: Matching a .580” grip core with .600” shaft butt diameter
To achieve grip sizes that are larger (Oversize) or smaller (Undersize) than the standard .900″, different core sizes can be used over the shaft butt size. If you put a grip core size of .580” on a .600” butt shaft diameter, you get a .920” finished grip size. That is determined by subtracting .580” from .900” which is a grip volume of .320”. Add this to the .600” butt diameter to get a finished grip size of .920”.
|NOTE: That makes the grip size .020” larger than men’s standard, or about one grip size bigger. Each grip size change is .015”, which is actually .0075” on each side of the circumference. It is not much but does make a difference in the feel of the golf club.|
Refer to this Grip Measuring and Sizing Guide for a comprehensive guide or use the quick reference chart below:
Standard .900@2” From Grip Cap
1/64” Undersize .885@2” From Grip Cap
1/64” Oversize .915@2” From Grip Cap
1/32” Oversize .930@2” From Grip Cap
3/64” Oversize .945@2” From Grip Cap
1/16” Oversize .960@2” From Grip Cap
Standard .850@2” From Grip Cap
1/64” Undersize .835@2” From Grip Cap
1/64” Oversize .865@2” From Grip Cap
1/32” Oversize .880@2” From Grip Cap
When it’s time to re-grip, you’ll always ensure a professional job with a Mitchell Golf Re-gripping Station. The Mitchell Golf Re-gripping Station features our Pro Tour Grip Vise that ensures secure clamping and features extruded rubber jaws for a mar-free grip, a Grip Tape Dispenser, a Build-Up Tape Dispenser, a Solvent Tray, a Mitchell Golf Towel, and your choice of the 40″ Floor Mount Stand, the bench mount option, or the portable stand.
The Mitchell Gold re-gripping station makes installing a new set of grips convenient and time-saving, with a look that shouts professionally done.
Questions? Ask the pro! Contact Patrick Gallagher at 8000-437-1314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org