Winn Dri-Tac LITE
Although the price is a little steeper than most grips on the list, the Winn Dri-Tac LITE has the technology, performance, and quality to justify it. Its lightweight design improves Golf swing tempo and contact, and the grips improve shock absorption and guarantee a cushioned grip.
Overall, the grips are beautifully designed for golf play all day long in any weather. I couldn’t recommend it enough, whether you’re a pro or a beginner.
I’ve added one more award category, this time for “Best on a budget,” which I award to:
Karma Velour Midsize Black/White
The only drawback of this one is that it’s not ideal for very humid conditions, but everywhere else, it’s a top pick. Golf is not a cheap game, and in my experience, when you find high-quality items with a very pleasing price tag, it’s like finding gold. If you’re trying to golf and save, then Karma is the way to go.
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Are bigger golf grips better ?
As we’ve mentioned above, bigger golf grips are better for specific golfers.
1. For players with arthritis or other hand/wrist problems
It used to be held by many that Jumbo grips were exclusively for senior golfers who had arthritis or other hand or wrist issues. The large grip requires less movement in the wrist, thus alleviating the pain. Also, jumbo grips are ideal for golfers with larger hands or those who tend to grip their clubs too firmly.
2. Golfers with rigid wrists as their “default” setting
Golfers like Bryson DeChambeau, who don’t turn their wrists as they swing, benefit hugely from the enlarged grip like the JumboMax. DeChambeau also famously introduced the larger grip to fellow PGA tourer Kelly Kraft, whose standings greatly improved once he made the switch.
The lesson here is that bigger does not automatically equal better. Don’t think of the size of the grips as any indicator of quality. If you fit into either category described above, then switching to JumboMax or JumboMax Junior might be the right move for you.
Are karma golf grips any good ?
Golf is an expensive hobby, and so when low-priced key items come onto the market, many of us are tempted to buy them. Sometimes, it works out, and we save money. Other times, we find that it was worth spending more to guarantee higher quality.
Karma golf grips certainly fall into the “Great Value” bracket, but as to whether they are right for you, I’d say you need to think about the following two things:
How often do you golf?
If you play very often, multiple times per week, then you may want to shell out a bit more money and get a more durable brand. Karma grips look the part and do the job, but they’re not built for what I call heavy-duty golfing. I often keep them as backups.
What’s your local climate?
If you live in an area with distinct seasons and no extremes of temperature or humidity, then these are perfect for you! You’ll just waste your money buying ones that promise better performance in high humidity because they are designed for more extreme weather. Karma serves the mild-weather community very well.
In summary, the Karma grips are a great value, and the overall quality is certainly better than the low price suggests. However, if you’re a serious golfer and play more often, you need something that will deal with all climates.
Most popular golf grip on tour
The most popular golf grip on tour is, by far, the Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet® series. More than 80 percent of tour players make it their grip of choice.
Most tour players like the enlarged lower grip, which dramatically enhances the club’s power-to-performance ratio. Ideally, you want a club that, when gripped, needs little force exerted but can still form a powerful swing.
The Tour Velvet’s innovative grip makes that easier for golfers to achieve than when using many other brands/styles.
What grip do pro golfers use?
When it comes to the pros, branding can be somewhat misleading since the top players often sign exclusive deals with individual brands to use their clubs. As we know, this extends to clothing, bags, and other accessories, too.
Golf Pride is well represented in the professional circuit, with some 80 percent of tour players using the Golf Pride brand for their competitions, but there’s a bit more to it.
The size and comfort level of the grip are also key factors. For example, pros tend to like the “hybrid” style made with a mixture of rubber and cord grips, since it offers the best all-round performance in all climate types.
Another consideration is the size. When you have more rigid wrists, like Bryson DeChambeau, you need oversized golf grips to compensate, like the JumboMax grip. Less flexibility in the wrist means less variation in your swing types, so larger grips help with that.
Do golf grips feel different ?
Yes, different types of golf grips have different feels. For instance, brushed cotton cord grips are rougher and have a firm grip than rubber golf grips which have a smoother and softer grip. When you miss a shot, rubber grips will absorb the shock.
Other grips are designed with a tacky feel. Tacky grips often stick to the club. Most golfers increase their swing speed, knowing the club won’t slip from their hands.
Finally, wrap golf grips are often made from leather which gives a soft feel and and traction for maximum control.
What size of golf grip is ideal ?
To determine the best Golf grip size, measure your hand from the tip of the middle finger to the bottom of the palm. Undersized/junior grips are for hands under 7 inches, standard golf grip sizes are for hands 7-9 inches long, and midsized grips are 8 to 9.25 inches. Jumbo or oversized grips are for hands over 9.25 inches. Some brands go the extra mile to create women-specific grip models.