After years of playing with a glove I decided to stop using one and play au naturel. The decision was made mostly because my glove had ripped to the point of uselessness. I do have a “wet weather” glove but that tends to work better in dry conditions and it doesn’t fit properly. Oddly enough, it’s the right length but whomever’s hand they used as a pattern had the narrowest palm in the world. I actually got a cramp from it.
Now that I’m glove-less I noticed my grips suck. These rubbery sleeves are quite important and are often taken for granted. In essence they are what connect you to the club. Recently at a family friend’s house, who I like to refer to as a band-aid golfer, I saw a set of clubs with new grips. If you’re wondering why I call him a band-aid golfer, it’s because he always try to compensate and patch up his slice with all these little weird stances and adjustments instead of fixing the problem properly.
You know, he faces the rough along the left side in hopes his ball will land on the fairway or rough on the right side. On top of that, he likes to offer swing advice. Yep…that guy. Anyway, his new grips were tremendous and what a difference they make. I wish I never said so because he went on for an hour and a half about them.
New grips might not necessarily help lower my score but I felt more confident swinging his clubs. I can’t wait to get re-gripped! Spring 2014 better watch out because my new grips and I will be out in full force hacking away…confidently. The confident hacker if you will.
Hit’em long…yell FORE!!!