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Peter Walsh: New Season, New Grips?

A new golf season is upon us.

It is my opinion that the best way to begin each year is to check the grips on you clubs. 

I’m sure you can all remember when you first got your clubs and how great they felt, well, you can regain some of that feeling by putting new grips on them. 

The industry says golfers should change grips every 30-40 rounds, which means if you are a weekly golfer then that’s about once a year. 

If you play more, then change them more often, and if you play less, then once ever couple of years would suffice. 

You can contact your local club Professional to see if they offer the service, or there are a few retail outlets where they will do it for you. 

Or, maybe this is the year you learn how to do it yourself.

Be sure to change your grips. PHOTO: Justin Blair/Flickr Commons

Deciding on a Grip

There are a few considerations to take into account when deciding which grips are best for you.

First, decide if you play in all types of weather, as some grips work better in foul weather, as well as, good weather.

Secondly, and probably more importantly, is get the correct size of grip for your hand. 

A grip that is too small or too large will affect how the club reacts in your hand during the swing.

Hope to see you all out golfing very soon.

I would like to thank Joe Calabro and Rich Cappalli for giving me the opportunity to contribute to the newest Golf resource in RI.

Peter Walsh currently serves as the Head Golf Professional at Kings Crossing Country Club.  Prior to Kings Crossing Walsh was an assistant Golf Professional at Cape May National Golf Club in southern New Jersey under Pro Emeritus Skee Riegal, 1947 US Amateur Champion, 1951 second at Masters to Ben Hogan and Head Golf Professional, Russell O. Davis Philadelphia PGA teacher of the year.

1 comment on “Peter Walsh: New Season, New Grips?

  1. Thanks, Peter

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