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    I currently play on a handicap of 4 at a country course in Victoria Australia. My questions are in relation to grip size. I have been using standard grip sizes for more than twenty years. I recently had a few hits with a friends clubs that were fitted with Jumbo size grips and was very impressed. This brief test gave the feeling of having much more control over the club head and ability to shape the shots (although it was with irons). Would changing my grips to Jumbo grips affect the swing weight of my clubs dramatically, particularly my driver (Taylor Made 580XD regular flex, Irons are King Cobras with senior graphite shafts)? Also if I changed to the larger grip size is this likely to increase the potential for a slice or hook and/or reduce or increase distance?

  • #2
    Re: Jumbo Golf Grips

    Hi subaru3417,

    Shouldn't change the swing weight very much.

    Also if I changed to the larger grip size is this likely to increase the potential for a slice or hook and/or reduce or increase distance?
    A larger grip will restrict the amount of wrist movement in the swing, so it 'generally' helps people who have an excessive right-to-left shape shot to straighten their ball flight. Of course it is more advisable to fix a fault such as this at its source rather than compensating for it.

    PS: Larger grips are also generally a good idea for senior golfers who have arthritis as they limit the amount of wrist bend in the swing.

    I would advise getting a jumbo grip fitted to one club to start with and see how it feels and how it affects your swing->ball flight. If you like it, have them all done if not, you have only lost one grip.

    Hope this helps

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    • #3
      Re: Jumbo Golf Grips

      I have had all my clubs regripped, thickened up with 4 layers of tape, because I was a constant hooker. This was 20 years ago and I swear by it. I have lost a bit of distance as the thicker grips slows your wrist action down but the accuracy is amazing.This was a permanent hooking cure for me and allowed me to continue with the same swing. We all have our natural tempo and mine was fast hands, you cant fight your natural rythym so modify the equipement to suit your swing.
      Last edited by kiwi; 06-09-2005, 12:27 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: Jumbo Golf Grips

        Thank you for the good advice... I think I'll get one or two done as you suggested and let you know how it goes.

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        • #5
          Re: Jumbo Golf Grips

          I have just had to extra layers of tape added to my clubs (as i have shovels for hands). For me this seems to have add about 1 - 1 1/2 clubs to my distance.

          I feel that the larger grips have

          1) allowed me to grip the club more gently, less tension in hands and arms.
          2) allows me to release the club alot more agreesively without the worry of turning the shot into a big hook.

          i was verging on jumbo grips but went for extra tape instead. For me this has been the single best purchase I have ever made.

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          • #6
            Re: Jumbo Golf Grips - Validation of opinions

            Another long-time golfer and I have spent the last six years developing and testing JumboMax™ Super-Oversized golf grips. The product was developed much the same way as others have done here, by wrapping a shaft with successive layers of material until the grip worked as we wanted. We just took it to the next level and began manufacturing them in various sizes to sell to other golfers.

            What we found through 15,000 hours of testing, is that when the grip is fitted properly, you can hold the club with all fingers of both hands on the club (not with an overlapping grip, which uses the left thumb to occupy the void in the right palm) improving surface contact, and get a really natural, FULL release of the club head AND the club face is squared at impact. And because you can relax your grip, you actually hit the ball farther. My partner hits a driver about 325 yards, I'm the short hitter at 280.

            Consider this; you never hear baseball players saying their right side overpowered their left. They simply smash the ball without much regard of where the power comes from. Weight is transferred from back foot to the front foot, hands return to square at impact and the ball goes a long way. If a player were able to tee up a baseball, he could pretty much hit it where he wanted to at will. Of course, if you use an oversized grip and run your left thumb up the shaft into your right palm, you are in effect doubling the grip size and you will never be able to rotate the hands at impact.

            As others have said here, I can be more agressive with my right side, driving into and hitting through the ball without concern I'm going to let my right hand overtake the left. It stays where it needs to be because my hands are in a comfortable position of power. Our testers' accuracy improved immediately.

            We truly believe super-oversized grips will replace the skinny grip as the standard in club design, once people overcome their initial fear of change and actually try them. The vast majority of golfers who have tried them are instantly a convert. We have not had one person ask for their money back.

            If you would like to read up or order one to try, the link is www.jumbomaxgrips.com.

            Oh, and as far as the swing weight, the JumboMax grips are a bit heavier, so the clubhead actually feels lighter and easier to swing for senior players.

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            • #7
              Re: Jumbo Golf Grips

              I'm concidering these grips myself. I'm happy with my swing, but tend to hit a draw/hook, right at the moment when I least need it. It always seems to me that it is the club grip moving in my right hand that is the problem.
              Maybe this will be the cure.
              Last edited by Battalion; 09-08-2011, 07:44 AM.

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              • #8
                Re: Jumbo Golf Grips - Validation of opinions

                Couldn't have put it better myself. I realized there was a lot of "room"in my grip and did not want to grip tighter as that causes other problems. I decided I needed the bigger grip and just couldn't work out why there weren't many around

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                • #9
                  Re: Jumbo Golf Grips - Validation of opinions

                  Sounds interesting and worthy of further investigation...

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