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Size matters

12.35am 21st August 2003 - Corporate

Recent research, conducted by the world’s No. 1 grip manufacturer, Golf Pride, has shown that more than 35% of British golfers could be harming their golf by using grips that are either two small, or too big, for them.

Golf Pride discovered that almost 25% of British golfers were using grips that were too small for them. A further 10% of golfers used grips that were too big for the size of their hands.

“I have to admit that we were amazed by the scale of the problem and it is something that is bound to have a detrimental effect on people’s games,” commented Paul Steels, European General Manager of Golf Pride.

“There is no doubt that an incorrect grip size can play havoc with your swing. A grip that is too small will increase hand activity, which tends to result in a pull or hook. A grip that is too big will slow the hands through the ball, opening the club face, which leads to a slice or push.

“Either way this is obviously not good for your golf,” he added.

Golf Pride produces a large range of grips, manufactured in a choice styles, weights and sizes to suit every golfer’s needs. “I am confident we have something to suit all golfers,” said Steels. “What I would suggest is that you have a chat with your PGA professional. After talking with him, if you are still not sure, why not alter just one club and see if you notice the difference. You may be quite surprised by what you find.”

More information about Golf Pride Grips is available from Neil Gray at Golf Marketing Services on +44 (0) 1438 718399 ( or Paul Steels at Golf Pride Europe on +44 (0) 1778 341555

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