Best Golf Grips 2024

We take a look at some of the best golf grips currently available on the market

Best Golf Grips
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Best Golf Grips

The golf grip is the only thing that remains in contact with your hands throughout the swing. So, if the grip isn't performing well, the chances are that your shots aren't going where you want because your hands might be slipping or the grip may not be suited to your hands. As such we’ve tested and compiled some of the best golf grips on the market right now - all of which look great and perform well in their own ways. 

Of course, it makes sense to understand exactly how to place your hands on the club so following a step-by-step guide to the perfect golf grip makes sense. Beyond that ideally, you’ll get custom fitted for every club and your grip will be perfect from day one. But that’s not always the way and when you buy something off the shelf, online or just borrow a club from a friend then the likelihood is that the grip might not be right.

The best golf accessories make life on the course easier and getting a new grip can breathe new life into a club. And they can also be color-coordinated to match your favorite sports team or match your on-course style too. Other factors to think about include size, and most definitely feel. For example cord grips offer firm feel and enhanced feedback, while rubber grips are softer and more comfortable. Every single golfer likes something a bit different from their grip so, after testing different models from different brands, let us take you through our favorite golf grips on the market. And for more buying advice be sure to check out some of our other guides - like the best golf drivers or the best golf irons

Best Golf Grips

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We test golf gear with an ethos built upon several key ideals. To start, the products get thorough extensive testing from good club golfers because we believe that's more useful than the opinions of PGA pros or robots.

Our review process consists of us using each product over several rounds and in different conditions to ascertain how each product performs in wet, dry, hot or cold conditions. By using the products in this manner we are able to provide reliable advice and feedback to you on how they perform. In terms of grips, that means using them for practice, range sessions and proper rounds to gauge performance, durability, feel and so on. We would also attempt to use these grips in different conditions to see performance as well. Finally, manufacturers can't pay for a good review – we tell it how we see it.

How to choose the best golf grip

Golf grips come in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes. Modern grips boast a ton of technology that can help improve your grip and feel on the club, allowing you to make a better connection with the golf ball. So how do you know which golf club grip is right for you? Well, there are several things you need to keep in mind when buying a new set of grips to make sure you get the right product for your needs. For that reason, we've set out a list of key considerations that you need to bear in mind when purchasing your next set of golf grips. 

1. Size

First things first, you need to have an idea of how big your hands are and do some research on what the ideal corresponding grip size would be. Additionally, lots of grips come in different shapes ,too, so get your hands on some different models and see how they feel, especially with some of the newer and more unique putter grips out there. 

2. Feel

Feel is arguably the most important factor when it comes to grips because your hands will be touching the grip throughout the golf swing. Therefore think about what you like your grips to feel like. Do you like the feel of corded grips or perhaps you want a softer feeling model, a more velvet kind of touch on your hands? Or, do you want the best of both of those worlds? Getting your hands on some grips to see how they feel is the best way of deciphering which model to go for and which will be the best model for your hands. You can do that by heading down to your local pro shop, where you'll be able to hold and sample a variety of different club grips.

3. Moisture management

Linking with the above point, be aware of how different some grips are and how they deal with sweat and wet weather. This is because some models, like the Golf Pride MCC for example, cope with water very well because they've been designed to, whereas some other models haven't. Also, it is worth considering how often you play in the rain because if you live in the USA and never play in the rain, there is no need to be concerned with this factor. 

4. Color

As we have shown above there are loads of different colors of grips these days so it is simply a case of picking a model you like the look of. For example, if you want to show your team support there is the NCAA College Putter grip or maybe you want a Golf Pride MCC in different colors instead. 

5. Budget

Finally, grips can be expensive so we would recommend being aware of how much you want to spend here. We would always suggest investing a bit more on a grip that is durable and will last a long time rather than going for a cheaper option and having to re-grip the clubs again sooner than you should have to. 

While it is wise to think about replacing your golf club grips as they start to get worn out, you should also think about replacing your clubs too as they get older. For that reason, take a look at our guides on the best golf irons, the best golf drivers and the best golf putters


Why are golf grips important?

Arguably, the golf grip is one of the most important parts of the set up, as it's the only part of the club which is in contact with your hands. Therefore, having the most amount of grip available is crucial, due to the fact you don't want to be worrying about it slipping out the hand when you are swinging.

How do you fit golf grips?

There are multiple ways to fit a golf grip but, personally, we would recommend seeing your local professional who will likely have all of the regripping equipment. Obviously, you could purchase a kit of Amazon, but regripping a club can be a difficult process.

How do you known when golf grips are worn?

The most obvious sign of worn grips is a slick, glossy feel and appearance. You may also notice that your grips feel firmer than they should be, with the complexion and look of the worn grip looking considerably different to a fresher portion.



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Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x

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