Ever wonder why you can’t get rid of that slice no matter how you change your swing? The problem could be the size of your grips, which come in as many as six diameters. The clubs for sale off the rack likely have “standard” grips, but don’t assume they’re right for your hands. Scott Ward, president of Performance Club Works in Brookfield, Conn., says a grip that’s too big will prevent you from rotating your wrists fully through impact, which can result in a slice or fade. If your grips are too small, you’ll squeeze the club harder and re-grip at the top, altering the orientation of the clubface. To check your grips, hold a club in the address position with your top hand. Ward says your middle finger and ring finger should just touch the pad of your palm under your thumb (left). “If there’s a gap, your grip is too big,” he says. “If the fingers dig in, your grip is too small.” To get your clubs re-gripped, come in and see RG at The Desert Golf Connection.
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