Lately, I have been reading a lot of opinions regarding whether or not, large diameter "jumbo" or super-oversized golf grips, work on anything other than a putter, or if they're simply a half-baked idea.
I'd like to share my personal opinion on this particular subject. From my first-hand experience, both as a player using oversized grips myself, as well as testing and introducing large diameter grips to hundreds of golfers over the past several years, my short answer to the question is, “Yes, oversized golf grips can and do work very well
for a great many golfers”.
I've read and heard many people giving their “expert” opinions on the subject that “large diameter grips won't work”, or stating that “you won't be able to get the club head to rotate and release properly through the impact area”. I often wonder how many of these golfers have actually spent 15,000 hours hitting with them as I have? Bobby Jones is one of my favorite authors, and he begins his classic golf instruction book Bobby Jones on Golf
with a beginning chapter reminding us all that "The object of the game is to get the golf ball into the golf hole in the fewest number of strokes as you can muster".
Jumbo or Super-Oversized golf grips are simply an alternative type of golf grip which helps many golfers to get the “job” done (getting the golf ball into the cup) more effectively and with less frustration. Stating out-right that these golf grips don't work is both incorrect as well as irresponsible, since numerous golfers with average-sized hands can, and do use larger than conventional golf grips with great success.
If you are curious as to whether or not larger-than-standard golf grips might help you, I would recommend that you try them for yourself, and see if they can help you play better golf.
There is an almost infinite number of ways to grab a golf club and strike a golf ball. Whatever swing method or particular equipment helps you to get that task accomplished in the most effective way, is what you should utilize.
I welcome your comments.