Golf Pride Reveals 4-4-2 Grip Selector Tool

How following a trusted soccer formation can help you play better golf through finding the right grips for your game

Golf Pride Reveals 4-4-2 Grip Selector Tool
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While playing three in defense seems to be more common in the Premier League nowadays, Golf Pride is now trusting the 4-4-2 formation to help golfers recognize the best golf grips for them and help them choose the right golf grips in order to improve their games.

So let’s start at the back line, how does the Grip Selector tool help us build a solid foundation? Well as the formation suggests, there are four key components to consider when opting for a new set of grips. The size of the grip you’re using is crucial to ensuring you hold the club correctly and comfortably. Finding what size golf grip you should use is important, as a grip pressure that is too tight can reduce power while a grip pressure that is too light makes the club unstable, which can cause inconsistent shot patterns.

Find the right fit with the Golf Pride 4-4-2 Grip Selector

Golf Pride Grips

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Moisture management is key to ensuring you have a secure grip on the club at all times. Fo golfers that frequently play in hot and humid weather or wet conditions, having one of the best grips for sweaty hands that deals well with this is imperative. Surface texture is somewhat a choice of personal preference, but a grip with more pronounced patterns can ensure a more secure grip on the club. The firmness of the grip also plays an important role as to how much feel you look to have through impact, with a softer grip dampening vibrations.

Golf Pride 4-4-2 Grip Selector

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There are four main styles of grip in the Golf Pride grip range, one of which features in our 2023 Editor's Choice in the form of the CPX. The classic Tour Velvet, a smoother grip that many pros use, the CPX grip that offers a soft and tacky texture and the full cord Z grip which is the firmest option. The ever popular MCC is a half cord offering which sits halfway on the firmness scale.

Finally there are two additional technologies to consider. Align technology sees a raised ridge on the back of the grip, acting as a reminder for hand placement and clubface awareness. The other is Plus 4 technology, which reduces the taper on the lower half of the grip, encouraging lighter grip pressure for increased fluidity and power. Golf pride even offers the MCC Plus 4 Align which features both of these technologies.

Golf Pride also offers some of the best putter grips on the market, all varying in size, shape and feel. If you’re ever unsure about your grips or what you should be using, we recommend seeking advice from a PGA Professional who will be able to assist you in choosing the right grips for your game.

Sam De'Ath
Staff Writer

Sam has worked in the golf industry for 12 years, offering advice on equipment to all levels of golfers and as Staff Writer, he tests and reviews equipment throughout the bag. Sam graduated from Webber International University in 2017 with a BSc Marketing Management degree while playing collegiate golf. His experience of playing professionally on both the EuroPro Tour and Clutch Pro Tour, alongside his golf retail history, means Sam has extensive knowledge of golf equipment and what works for different types of golfer.

Sam is a member of North Hants Golf Club in Fleet, Hampshire, where he won the club championship 3 times in succession from 2015-2017. His golfing highlight to date is shooting a round of 10-under 60 at his home club, narrowly missing a wedge shot for a magical 59.

Sam’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2, 9°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus, 15°

Hybrid: Ping G430 19°

Irons: Titleist T-100 4 iron, Titleist 620MB, 5-PW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54°, 62°

Putter: Scotty Cameron Select GoLo

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x 2021