Senior Golfers Beginner’s Equipment Guide: Top Grips for Golfers Over 50

If you want to be able to shoot an accurate, consistent shot, you may want to take a look at the grips that are on your club. Putting a grip on your club without assistance is not an easy task and it may take a professional to install them for you. No matter whether you decide to install the grips yourself or not, it is important to know that grips play a large role in the direction that you shoot the ball and how much force you can get behind it. For that very reason, we have broken down the most important aspects of grip so that you can pick out a new grip in the marketplace that will allow you to be able to perform the best shot possible. We also share our top picks for men and women.

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Best Grips for Senior Golfers

Now that you know some things about proper golf grips, we have rounded up a few examples of quality grips that you might want to check out if you and your clubs are in need of a bit of refreshing:

Karma Ribbed Golf Grip Kit Review

Karma Ribbed Golf Grip Kit with Tape & Solvent Vise ClampIf you want to pay a low price tag for a set of golf grips and have the ability to install the grips yourself, you should have a look at this great grip kit. The kit comes with 13 different grips, which are all of a light weight design allowing you to be able to hit the ball a further distance. The grips come in an eye appealing black and white color design, which is nothing fancy, but gets the job done.

Pros:

  • Each of the grips weighs just 48 grams, which is extremely light weight and will almost definitely increase your swing speed once installed
  • The grips come in a standard size, which will likely suit your needs
  • The design is a soft rubber compound, which is known to be better for beginner golfers
  • The pattern on this unit is proven to provide very efficient grip and will therefore help you to be able to hit the ball better
  • You get 13 different two inch strips when you buy these grips so that you can install them onto your clubs
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Cons:

  • A vice is required to install the grips yourself
  • The design is nothing fancy if that is something you are looking for
  • The design is not available in a variety of sizes
  • If you don’t want to install your grips, you will have to pay someone to do it for you

Verdict:

If a standard sized soft grip is what you are looking for, you are likely going to be a big fan of this design. Getting grips for this low of a price tag is quite difficult to do, especially, considering the fact that you also get the materials needed to be able to install the grips onto your clubs. This certainly is not a fancy grip design, but the patterned grip will provide you with some pretty good grip on your clubs and you will enjoy having the softer rubber that this club offers when your hands aren’t hurting or blistered after a round of golf. A great set of grips if you are on a budget or just feel like saving some money in general without sacrificing quality.

Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G Grip Kit (13-Piece) Review

Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G Grip KitIf you are willing to pay a higher budget price in exchange for grips that have a cool looking design, you should take a look at these. This set of grips comes with 13 very eye appealing white grips, but at the checkout you can also choose to grab a blue or a red design if you desire. With these grips, you get a bottle of solvent and 13 different two inch strips for the installation of these grips.  

Pros:

  • With three color options it is hard not to find a color of grip that you like
  • The 4 oz. bottle of solvent should be more than enough for all of the grip installs you need
  • The design is made of a very soft material, which is great for beginner players who don’t want sore hands
  • The design is extremely durable and it is designed to look as though the grip is wrapped in high quality leather
  • The design has a lot of dimples in it, which are comfortable on your hands and still improve your overall grip
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Cons:

  • These grips definitely have a bit of a higher price tag than some other options available in the marketplace
  • Will have to install the grips yourself or pay someone to install them for you onto your clubs
  • The grips only come in a standard size option, which may not work for everyone

Verdict:

If you are willing to pay a higher budget price for golf grips that look really nice, you are likely going to want to check out this design. All three of the color options that these grips come in are very eye appealing. The grips are extremely good for beginner golfers thanks to their ultra-soft design and light weight, which helps to improve swinging speeds. If you want to install these grips on your own, this bundle will give you everything that you need, which is ideal. These are definitely grips that you might want to consider if you are in the market for some new ones as this is an extremely nice set.

Things To Consider

What Size of Grip Should I Purchase?

One thing that you need to know about buying grips is that there are generally four different sizes that you can choose from. Generally, you won’t find much in the way of measurements when looking at grips due to the fact that club shafts are all pretty well the same thickness. However, what you will find is that there are different lengths of grips available and this is the one thing that you are going to have to decide on when purchasing. It is important to keep in mind that grips add weight to a club and if you want to have a shot that travels as far as possible, you should try to keep the weight of the grip down. The four sizes of grip that you will come across include undersize, standard size, midsized as well as oversized grips. The easiest way to determine the size of grip that you need is to compare your glove size with the size of grip, here is what you should use:

  • Small Glove: Undersized Grip
  • Medium Glove: Undersized Grip or Standard Grip
  • Large Glove: Standard Grip or Midsized Grip
  • Extra Large Glove: Midsized Grip or Oversized Grip

How Many Grips do I Need?

One thing that you might not know about buying grips is that they often come in large packages. This is simply due to the fact that most golfers like to have all of their clubs be the same grip so that it feels the same when taking shots with different clubs. With that in mind, if you only want to change one grip, you definitely can. Though if one grip is completely worn out and in need of replacement, then all of your grips are likely on their last legs. If this is the case, you could probably benefit a lot from getting yourself a whole new set of grips for your clubs.

What Kind of Grip Material Should I Look for?

Generally, grips will be either made out of a rubber or some kind of synthetic design. The nice thing about these kinds of grips is that they are extremely durable and it is super easy to find a size and a color that suits your personal tastes, due to the high popularity of these grips. There are a few other types that you might come across during your search that are meant to be used under specific circumstances. Golfers that consistently play in wet and humid conditions may opt for something called a cord weave on their grip. This is a popular design that provides a ton of traction, but it can be pretty hard on your hands if used on a regular basis. Another type of grip that you might find is a thermo-plastic design. This type of grip offers a soft feel to it, but almost a sticky feel, which some golfers like.

Grip Firmness:

If you want to pick out your own grips, you should definitely look to see how firm the grips are before you purchase. Generally, if you are a player with lower swing speeds then you will feel more comfortable with a softer grip. Where if you are a player with higher swing speeds, you will feel more comfortable with a harder surface grip. Especially when you are a beginner, you should likely see if you can find a softer grip as a result of the tendency for new golfers to use excess hand pressure to hold onto their clubs, which can hurt over time if you have a harder grip.

Grip and Hitting the Ball:

If you have hit with your own clubs and are noticing that you consistently have an error in your shot and nothing wrong with your swing, you may have a problem with the size of your grips. If you generally have an outside to inside swing when you hit the ball, you are likely going to slice or fade one way or the other away from your target destination. If this is the case for you, you likely have too large of grips and should switch to something of a smaller size. The opposite is true if you have an inside to outside hitting problem, your grip is likely too small which is causing you to hook away from your target. If this is the case, you should get a larger grip and this will likely help to fix your issues. Grip is not something that people often relate with slicing a ball so it is important to remember that this is a possibility. Now that you know better, you will be able to change the grips out if this ever happens to you.

Grip Installation:

If you want to be able to put grips on clubs that you own, you definitely need to think about how you are going to install the grips onto your clubs. Most golf shops will install grips for a price, but it is possible to install grips yourself if you buy the proper tools for it. When you are buying yourself a set of grips, you will definitely want to keep in mind the price of installing the grips professionally or the price of the tools that you need to install the grips on your own. It is important to keep in mind that the last thing you want to do is install a set of grips only to have a club fly out and injure someone so make sure that you know what you are doing if you install grips on your own.

Climate and Weather:

When you are choosing a set of grips, you are definitely going to want to think about what kind of weather you regularly play golf in. If you are playing in humid and wet weather, you should definitely at least try to get grips that have extra texture in their designs so that you don’t slip when you are swinging your club. Stay away from any plastic grips or grips that are made out of polymer material as these types of grips are the most likely to slip out of your hands when playing in wet or humid conditions.

 

Brayden Longland
 

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