So one of the things we typically don’t do here at GolfStinks is give you swing advice. We’re not expert golfers, we’re golf connoisseurs – we love golf, even though we mostly stink at it! But every once in a while, we come across a product we feel can be of benefit to the average golf hack – and that’s what we believe we’ve found in Golf-Grip.
About 10 years ago, my golf swing was a mess and I took a lesson. The very first thing the pro corrected on me was my grip – and to help me train my mind on a producing a consistent grip every time I picked up a club, he had me practice with one of those weighted clubs with the molded grip.
Now I had seen those “practice” clubs before and always dismissed them as gimmicky – but once I started using the club, I realized just how wrong my old grip was. Around the same time I took the lesson, I was also reading Ben Hogan’s “Five Lessons” book – one of the most popular golf swing books of all time. I became convinced that my new grip was correct by the way my hands looked in the mirror when gripping the practice club – they looked exactly like the drawing of Hogan’s hands in the “grip” section of his book.
There may be other flaws in your swing – on the backswing or downswing or both, but you can’t even begin to address those issues unless you have the right grip to start with. And the good news is, you don’t need a lesson from a pro to begin fixing that grip.
Up until recently, you had to go out and spend $50 or more on one of those molded practice clubs. And while those clubs help train you on the proper grip, switching back to your real clubs always felt a bit different. In my case, my real club’s grips were thinner than the practice club, so I had a harder time transitioning my newly corrected grip over to my actual clubs. And that’s the cool thing about the Golf-Grip. It not only trains you both physically and mentally to produce a consistent and, more importantly, correct grip, but it’s also made to fit on your clubs. Just line it up with your club head and snap it on.
Seeing as it’s snowing outside as I type this, now’s the perfect time for me to take a few practice swings in the house. And to keep fresh in my mind the proper grip technique, I snapped my Golf-Grip onto my 60-degree wedge and began gearing-up for the new season. Not bad for only 23 bucks!
OK, so now that I basically sound like a freaking infomercial, I’m gonna tell you how to get a Golf-Grip for FREE! As always, whenever we review a product, we ask the manufacturer to send us two – one for us to test out, and one for us to giveaway to one of you! All you have to do is head on over to our Facebook page and “Like” the post on our wall entitled: “Golf Stinks if your Grip Stinks Giveaway!” That’s it – We’ll choose one random winner later in the week!
Good Luck and get practicing – only 43 more days till spring!