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I need to get new grips for my irons and have never replaced grips before. I'm looking for advice on how to evaluate what grips to get.

 

On a range from cheap to expensive what are you getting with more expensive grips? What features/attributes should I be paying attention to when choosing? Are the brands pretty comparable or are there some to stay away from? Is there a good way to test out a number of different grips to see what feels best?

 

Any other things to look out for to be aware of?

 

Looking forward to seeing what y'all have to say.

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Buy a grip that feels comfortable to you. Thats all you need to know.

Buy a grip that feels comfortable to you. Thats all you need to know.

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Ping G410 Plus 10.5°/Alta CB55 r flex, Maltby KE4 TC 5w/Xcaliber SL FW r flex, Maltby KE4 ST-H 3h/Xcaliber HY r flex, Maltby KE4 ST-H 4h/Xcaliber HY r flex, Maltby KE4 Tour TC 5h/Xcaliber Rapid Taper r flex, Maltby KE4 Tour+ 6-G/Xcaliber Rapid Taper r flex, Maltby Tricept 54° and 58°/Xcaliber Rapid Taper r flex, Mizuno Bettinardi C06

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I'd say start with determining if you want cord in your grip because that will narrow things down for you. I grew up playing in Florida and cord was necessary for the humid, swamp a** days. From there, figure out what firmness you like--the cord or semi-corded grips all tend to the firmer side; Winn seems to specialize in softer grips. For firmness, you'd have to go to a golf store and put them all in your hands. Finally, size. This is what has given me fits. That's all trial and error: mid-size vs standard with 3 wraps, and everything in between.

 

As for price, most grips are within a 3-4 dollar range, with the exception of the leather grips. I think once you determine the first two variables, price is an obvious decision. 

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When you get new grips make sure the new ones are similar in weight to the old ones or you'll throw your swing weight off. A builder can match SW but may cost you more to take the clubs apart if needed. 

Lefty

Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - HZRDUS RDX Smoke Blue 6.0

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping G410 - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

Putter(s): TP Mills Handmade - Kingdom Putter - NCW Boyd - and more. 

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