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This is probably one of the most overlooked facets of equipment to me. Once I began using midsize grips I saw a serious improvement in my control.

 

 

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3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

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I was always told size doesn't matter. So she's been lien to me all this time. Oh sorry wrong thread and website.

So my ultimate answer to this thread (at least for me) is a resounding YES! YES grip size matters! I cannot tell you how much better my clubs feel (and how much better I can feel them) with standard s

Whew!     Done deal! Unfortunately I was unable to save my MCC +4's and wound up cutting off nearly $100 of grips off to make way for this "grand" experiment... But I am over that and excited to

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Hmmmm, this has me intrigued. I had a lesson a month ago and the instructor said that I have large hands and that I should consider looking into larger grips. I do fight a hook, so based on the comments above, they might help.

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The right size grip will make a huge difference in your consistency. I don't believe in the sizing charts though as the be all end all. Just have to see what feels right in your hands and go from there.

 

Totally agree with this. Out of curiosity I just did their online fitter after reading this thread and it says I should be standard. Well I just switched from standard to midsize last summer and love the feel way better and like to think its helped my performance too (in reality its been about the same).

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I went to mid-size grips last summer because I was borderline between a standard and mid-size according to fitting recommendations.  With the larger grips I felt like I held the clubs a lot tighter and lost a lot of feel for controlling the ball.  I am going back to standard size grips this year to hopefully relieve the extra tension in my grip.  My opinion is grip size is really just a matter of comfort and feel, not necessarily hand size and ball flight.

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I wear a regular small glove size, and I bought a hybrid last summer and it came with a mid-size grip and I found with my woods and hybrid I'd try to power through it alot and really get that extra oomph on it.

The mid size grip with the hybrid still gave me the ability to have a smooth swing without feeling like I was ripping through it.  Haven't made the decision yet to convert any of my other clubs but may look at it this year as I added another hybrid and took out my fairways.

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Hybrid 3/4: NIke Vapor Fly 20.5, 22.5
Irons: 5 to A Wedge: Mizuno JPX 850 Forged

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Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 3 (2017)
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I think feel is a larger indicator of what is correct, although I have seen that I tend to use less hands/wrist when I have a larger grip.  Because of that I've always gone with a midsize in my wedges.  

 

If your miss is a draw, I think someone would benefit from a larger grip to help combat that a bit.  Not saying it would eliminate, but could lessen the big miss.

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Hmmmm, this has me intrigued. I had a lesson a month ago and the instructor said that I have large hands and that I should consider looking into larger grips. I do fight a hook, so based on the comments above, they might help.

 

 

I wear a regular small glove size, and I bought a hybrid last summer and it came with a mid-size grip and I found with my woods and hybrid I'd try to power through it alot and really get that extra oomph on it.

The mid size grip with the hybrid still gave me the ability to have a smooth swing without feeling like I was ripping through it.  Haven't made the decision yet to convert any of my other clubs but may look at it this year as I added another hybrid and took out my fairways.

 

 

I think a less costly way to find out if a larger grip works is to try it on one of your irons.  Maybe a seven iron and if that works and feels good, change the rest of the irons.    ;)

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I just switched out from standard MCC's to Midsized+4's. I have issues with grip pressure in the tip of my left hand pinky, due to breaking it a few too many times. I'll be swinging after work, so we'll see how it goes. I've always felt like had too tight of a grip with my standards, but was hesitant to switch to a larger grip because my miss is a big fade already

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I find it does, although my hands are not really too big either. 

 

I fit in between a standard and a midsize. Standards feel too skinny, and I can't really swing too hard with a mid size without excessive wrist movement. I have found that a standard grip with an additional wrap gets me in the right comfort zone.

 

Toying with the amount of wraps is probably a better barometer than simply hand size is. It's all about what is comfortable to you!

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The right size grip will make a huge difference in your consistency. I don't believe in the sizing charts though as the be all end all. Just have to see what feels right in your hands and go from there.

 

I agree with jdlingle.  It really comes down to what feels best to you.  

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I agree with jdlingle. It really comes down to what feels best to you.

Yup the charts are just a starting point then you either go up or down in size based on personal preference and the outcome of using them.

 

I have the same issue with gloves. If I use the chart in stores I would be buying large - but XL feel better and that's what I go with.

 

 

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Like others have said previously you don't want your fingertips digging into your palm. Proper grip size will let you hold the club without squeezing it too hard.

 

I started regripping my own clubs a few years back in my garage and messing around with different brands and sizes. Since then I've been regripping clubs for my old man and friends while enjoying a few pints. I love tinkering around with all kinds of golf equipment.

 

 

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Charts are just a starting point. I wear a XL glove or Cadet XL depending on brand, but I use a standard size grip. My fingers barely touch my palm with my left hand and they do not touch with my right hand (right-handed golfer).

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I went to mid-size grips last summer because I was borderline between a standard and mid-size according to fitting recommendations. With the larger grips I felt like I held the clubs a lot tighter and lost a lot of feel for controlling the ball. I am going back to standard size grips this year to hopefully relieve the extra tension in my grip. My opinion is grip size is really just a matter of comfort and feel, not necessarily hand size and ball flight.

Have you tried Standard +1 or +2 wraps to get that in-between sizing?

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..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
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Agree with others who've said it's all in what feels right to you and gives you the best control.

 

I also feel like I'm kinda in-between standard and mid-sized .. for me, so far, the best grip I've found is the "standard" GP CP2 Wrap. It seems to be just enough bigger around vs a standard tour velvet-style wrap, and easy for older fingers to comfortably wrap around and hang on without squeezing.

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..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
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I played standard all my life until last year when I went nidsize. I wear a L or XL gloce depending on brand. I loved mudsize at first but then started realizing I was struggling to maintain a good grip; especially in mishits. I just went back to regular wirh an extra wrap after playing around a bit. I got two buckeyts on the grips and 27 holes and zero complaints about going back. I say whatever feels right.

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I moved to midsize a few years back after an online "fitting" said that was my better choice. I find that I have a much softer grip pressure, and as a result started generating more clubhead speed. 

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UPDATE: I've found that the midsize grips in my driver and 3-wood has eliminated my really bad miss - the pull hook. Gonna take the plunge and install the midsized Golf Pride MCC-Plus 4 ALIGN in all of my clubs. I just find that I'm less handsy with the bigger grips.

 

I've also decided that my old Clevelands with Project X, 6.0 shafts are "too strong" for me. Gonna pull my old Hogan irons out of the garage and play 'em this year, too.

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Grips: Golf Pride MCC-Plus 4 & Lamkin UTx
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Of course you know Ian and Matt would be all over this one as https://youtu.be/dtWjTeAYDeI

 

 

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