When was the last time you have enjoyed your favorite sport and took a nice walk along the way? Although most of the time playing golf you will spend walking; there is also a moment of focus, concentration, and decision. To achieve the best possible results, here’s the best golf grips of 2018.
Top 6 golf grips of 2018
Table of Contents
- Top 6 golf grips of 2018
- How to choose the best one?
Winn Dri-Tac Midsize +116-Inch Grip Kit (13-Piece)
The new WinnDry polymer material was designed to delivery a tacky that help Golfers can play well in all-weather
The contoured spiral wrap design to provide a glove-like fit that help Golfers add more stability
WinnLite technology removes over half of the grip weight to help Golfers improve clubhead feel & add distance
Winn Golf – Dri-Tac Midsize
Made from rubber, the first thing you notice about this grip is its surface. It is textured differently in certain areas, giving you better and non-slippery area. Of course, if you are using a glove, this can prove to be a bit of a problem, because there has to be a bit of action between the hand and the grip.
Concerning the size, it comes only in midsize, which can be good, if you have medium-sized hands or smaller ones, but if your hands are big, it is unlikely that it will suit you.
As for the price, it is not very expensive, but we feel that it should be a few dollars less. As the price dictates quality, we have expected it to be more durable, because tear marks are visible quite soon.
The feel in hand is good, but after a while, it can feel harsh on your skin, and if you are used to softer grips, this is not a likely choice for you. For those who want a bit harder surface, it would be good.
Set of 9 or 13 WINN DRITAC AVS oversize
Made similarly as the previous one, this set also sports the same rubber textured surface. This will give you the better feel of the club, thus improving your results. Also, those who consider themselves average golfers should try this one out.
Oversize is meant for those people with larger hands or those with medium ones which are not used to their size and prefer better grip. Again, only one size is available, which is a setback.
Depending on your set, you can opt for that with nine pieces, or for that with thirteen. Either way, the price is good, concerning that you are covering all the clubs, and all of them will look the same.
General feel in hand is good and remains comfortable and tacky even when the hands are sweating, or there is rain or morning dew.
Super Stroke Slim 3.0 Putter Grip
This grip is an exception on our list. Made exclusively for putter clubs, its shape and construction feel and looks different. Since putters require very steady hand and as less wrist movement as possible, the manufacturer had fulfilled this requirement.
Made of soft foam with polyurethane surface which is textured in cross shapes it gives better traction while remaining firm in your hand.
As for the price, it is relatively high, but this is understandable because it is not universal grip. Also, the price is justified by quality, with this model being seen in several tournaments already.
The general feel of this grip is that it is comfortable and made for bigger hands. Grips for putters are in most of the cases smaller and tinier, which makes trouble for people with big hands. Cutting down puts to three is now possible with this grip.
Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G Grip
Another wrap grip, this one is made available in several sizes, which stands up on our list. It is soft to the hand, the grip and traction are just perfect, but the problem may occur when there is moist and sweat. This can be solved with wiping the surface with the cloth or a towel, so it is not much of a problem.
As for the price, it can vary depending on which particular model and color do you want. So we may freely say that it is very affordable. In case that you wish for something more expensive, there is a possibility of that as well. Having the right to choose is a great feature.
General feel in hand is that it is comfortable and enjoyable to use. Balance is a noticeable area of improvement, so in case that you need an upgrade in this area, it will suit you very good.
Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G Grip Kit
In case that you own a 13-piece set of clubs, this might be perfect for you. It comes in three different colors, so the choice is even wider, as well as with other additions. You get double-sided grip tapes, grip solvent and a rubber clamp. If you have never replaced grips on your clubs, this might be an opportunity to try something new.
Concerning what is included in the set, the price is meager, and this is one of the advantages. On the other hand, the lack of choice of sizes is something to be missed. Standard size might fit those with smaller or average hands, but those with bigger ones might feel a discomfort.
As for material and general feel, it fits the hand nicely, properly absorbing the shock, and as for grip, it works well, as long as your hands are dry. The moist will make it a bit slippy, so you will want to look after that.
How to choose the best one?
To choose the best golf grip, there are some factors which will be crucial, and which we have taken as measurements for this category. There can be differences which are based exclusively on your performance, so we will address that as well.
How big should the grip be?
According to some statistics, there is a high number of players which are using the wrong size of the grip. If it is too small, the sense will be bad, because you will get a feeling that you are swinging with a toothpick. On the other hand, if it is too big, this means that you will not be able to hold it firmly, thus losing control and power to swing properly.
As for the length, this is not such a big issue, because they come in standard sizes. Those can be classified as standard (about 0.6 inches in diameter), junior (which are shorter and smaller), midsize (about 1/16 of an inch bigger), and jumbo (1/8 of an inch larger than standard). All of those have proper length, so this should not be the issue.
The matter of thickness is easily solved by putting some layers of tape under the grip so that it will gain in volume. However, whether adjusting your club or having several grips is your choice.
Of which material should it be made?
Back in the day when golf began to gain popularity, people used leather strips to wrap the top of the club, to gain comfort and better control. Luckily, today there are several more choices on the matter of material. In any case, some of them allow more action, while others are more tightly stuck to your hand. Depending on your preference, you may choose one of these.
Good old leather never gets left behind. The main advantage of this material is its comfort. When was the last time you sat in a leather chair thinking “Wow, this leather is annoying.”? Probably never. Since the actual leather is quite expensive, there are replacements in the form of artificial materials which imitate real one. On the other hand, this type of grip can get somewhat slippery, especially if you are playing early in the morning, or your hands get sweaty.
The wrap of this grip is made of textile threads which are entwined into one whole. The advantages of this kind of hold are that it provides an excellent grip and contact even when the weather is bad and moist might appear. On the other hand, abrasiveness might be a bit of a problem, because it tends to be a bit harsh.
Whether that be silicone, rubber or elastomer, this kind of grip is most likely to be found on the market. Due to its adjustability, it is no wonder that it is made in so many varieties of different thickness and grip. Disadvantages of this material are almost none, so it is perfect for nearly every player. Still, those who are used to wrap grips can find it difficult to tackle the aftershock which often appears with the rubber grips. Also, the surface might seem a bit rough for those people.
How much should I spend?
The matter of price is of course, important. But knowing that on average you will buy one set of grips a year (somewhere around forty courses), it is not such a big deal if you spend a little more because saving on this kind of material is insignificant.
Surely, you don’t need to splash an enormous cash to get the most expensive set on the planet, and neither should you split hairs over every penny. The best course of action is to find an individual model, and buy it if you can cheaper, and if not, you surely won’t go bankrupt.
That is why online shopping is great. You have an enormous plethora of choices, and there is also the matter of competition among manufacturers, which in general brings the price down. All of the sellers are keen on giving you every possible information, after all, they make for living from your money.
Should you buy individual pieces or a set?
This matter is different from case to case. If you need the whole set, this is then the best course of action. You will get grips for the entire set which is made in one line, so they will be the same, giving you the pleasant feel of each one. Of course, the price is higher in this case.
On the other hand, if you are using a specific club more often than the others, it is more likely that that one will need a new grip sooner rather than later. Putters are the main difference because the grip on those is thicker and need to provide better control and as less wrist movement as possible.
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