In the past, golfers wanting a thicker grip would wrap their grip with tape. While standard grips typically match the diameter of the club shaft, oversize grips today can be one-sixteenth of an inch larger in diameter and be considered midsized, or one-eighth of an inch larger and be considered jumbo. You may prefer oversize grips depending on your hand size, if you have arthritis in your hands, or if you constantly hit bad shots.
When Oversize Grips are Appropriate
Golfers with larger hands often opt for oversize grips. If you wear a large or extra large glove, oversize grips could fit more comfortably within your hands and fingers, and you’ll be better able to control your swing. If you have larger hands and find that you commonly hook or slice the ball, the culprit may be too-small grips that cause your hands to over rotate. For golfers suffering from arthritis, the wider grip is more comfortable, as you don’t have to flex your fingers as far. The appropriate grip size depends on personal preference, however, so try out both standard and oversize grips to discover which feels best for your hands and swing.
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