A great sum of money is spent each year by every golfer for their golf equipment, and items like golf clubs are always on the top of their list and they tend to buy the best ones that their money could afford. Significant amounts of money are further invested on private gold lessons and golf training aids in addition to the expenses for their basic golf gear, however they tend to forget or overlook a fundamental item – the golf grips.
It is very inexpensive to be able to outfit your entire golf club set with new grips, and it is an effective way to help improve your game, as it helps you with having more consistency due to the ability to have a better hold on your clubs. Having a firmer and improved grip allows you to improve the delivery of your swing.
If your golf club set has worn and tired golf grips, then it won’t matter if you spend thousands of dollars to buy the best golf training aids on the market because the grips that are in bad shape will be a detriment to your game. Golfers who are serious about playing to their highest potential know that it is extremely important to keep all aspects of their golfing equipment in great condition.
Most amateur golfers never even think about the need to change the grips on their clubs. Novices can play for years with the same set of clubs without changing the grips and then wonder why they don’t see any improvement in their game, even though they put in time to practice and buy other golf improvement aids and tools, watch all the golf training videos they can get their hands on, and constantly talk about wanting to be a better golfer.
The professionals on the other hand know exactly the importance of changing their golf grips regularly, and as a matter of fact they even ensure that their clubs are re-gripped at the end of each and every round of the golf tournament or event that they are playing in. They do this so that their clubs fell does not change and that their hands feel the same on each round that they play.
It would certainly be an overkill to change the golf grips after every round for the average golfer, but considering the extremely high level of competition in the golf tournaments today, every advantage counts and for the pros they will leave no things to chance. By the fact that the professionals are putting that much emphasis on ensuring that their grips are in the best condition, it should not be surprise for any other golfer why they are not in the same league if they are unable to make the same commitment in keeping their golf equipment in top condition.
You may not need to replace all of the grips on your golf club set at the same time. It really depends on how often you use your clubs. You can choose to only replace the grips on the clubs that are used more and are starting to feel worn. However, some golfers like to have all of the clubs re-gripped at the same time so that, for awhile at least, all the clubs have the same feel to them.
It is good to get into the habit of checking on the condition of the golf grips on your clubs at least once a month, especially if you play a round once a week. Grips that have that shiny look and slick feel should be replaced. A set of grips in good condition will feel a bit sticky and will feel great as you wrap your hands around them. When you have new grips on your clubs you will have a better sense of confidence, which in turn will lead to more success on the course.