Tuesday, February 28, 2012
2012 Buyer's Guide Grips
Your hands only touch one thing on the club. Make sure your grips are right for you.
|This Article Features Photo Zoom|
By Zachary Allen, PGA
One of my favorite drills for perfecting the impact position is to do what I call the "clap your hands" drill. What this drill does is help you get a sense of what it means to stack your left side at impact and make solid contact into the golf ball.
Finish the simulated backswing, then on the forwardswing, let your right arm come down and through and actually clap your left hand. When this happens, your body should be situ-ated just as mine is in the photo, with your left arm stacked over your left leg, the hips open and the shoulders square to the target.
If you practice this drill often enough, you'll not only ingrain the proper impact sensation, but also prevent your shoulders from spinning out of position and taking your eyes off the strike with the ball.
(Prices for grips vary. See your local golf shop for pricing information.)
Black WidowKey Feature: The BW Signature II uses Web Traction Technology that delivers exceptional gripping power, not to mention it's one of the coolest-looking grips you can buy, in our opinion at least.
Who It's For: Golfers who want an aggressive pattern than wicks away water and perspiration.
Material: Proprietary compound
Design: Round, ribbed
Black WidowKey Feature: The dual-compound Widow Maker is two grips in one. The lower half is like the Tour Silk Grip (not shown), and the upper half is corded for more gripping traction in the upper hand.
Who It's For: Players who want added traction in the gloved hand (where it's most important), but also want a softer feeling in the ungloved hand.
FeeltecKey Feature: The new Feeltec grip has a multilayer, seemless design that promises a comfortable feel, added durability and weather resistance.
Who It's For: Folks who want to try a new grip that we thought was incredibly tacky and great for absorbing shock on off-center hits.
Material: Proprietary multilayer compounds
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