It is interesting to note that while there are only three components that make up a golf club —head, shaft and grip —the grips are the one aspect that is often overlooked, yet they can have a profound impact on performance.A lot of factors can break down a club’s grips, such as dirt, heat and the oils from your hands. And if you’re holding on to a worn grip too hard or the club slips in your hands, this affects your swing and your shot once the ball is in the air.
That’s why getting in the habit of re-gripping clubs on a regular basis can have drastic impact. A proper grip ensures better club head control at impact with maximum club head speed. So, when it’s time to determine the desired grip size, the first thing to do to is take in account the Grip Core Size, the Shaft Butt Diameter, and the Grip Material Volume.
Determining Grip Size
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. To achieve grip sizes that are larger (Oversize) or smaller (Undersize) than the standard .900″, a different core size can be used over the shaft butt size. However, the grip material volume must first be determined. A large majority of grips produce by manufacturers are .600 (M60), but other sizes do exist.
Taking grip core size, shaft butt diameter & grip material volume into account can obviously have an impact on the resulting grip size, but it can also produce noticeable results in ball flight. When you are fitting a player to a grip, it’s beneficial to have the player hit several shots with varying grip sizes in order to see which produces the best results.
Here’s a quick reference guide:
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
Mitchell Golf Re-gripping Station
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. Check out our latest options, and for some handy
measuring and sizing tips, be sure to reference our grip measuring and sizing guide.