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Preferences for soft, midsize grips (arthritis)

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I have mild arthritis in my right hand which has started bothering me every few rounds.  I used to play Winn V17 mid-size grips, which were nice for the arthritis, but didn't last very long, which isn't really a big worry to me.  If I need to regrip often, I have no problems with that.  I currently have a cheap hard Lamkin grip on there which isn't my favorite by any way shape or form.  Too hard, too small and not arthritis friendly.

 

I am currently eyeballing the Winn Soft Hero (camo) midsize grips because they feel a lot like my old V17's and being retired Army, I've become fond of the camo pattern.  

 

But I'm sure with the technology in grips that's come out in the last couple years, that there may be something out there I should take a look at as well and does anyone have any preferences or grips to check out?

 

On my list so far:

 

Winn Hero Midsize

UST Mamiya Soft Midsize

Winn Dritac Midsize  

 

Any other suggestions?

post #2 of 11
Winn dri tac midsize feel really great and rank high for shock absorbtion check there website and it will tell you what is best for shock absorbition and softness
post #3 of 11

I am a dri-tac guy, love the feel.

post #4 of 11

I have the Golf Pride midsize wraps on my irons, and they're really soft.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

I had the midsize wraps before.  They're the perfect size, but they attracted dust too much and I found myself having to wipe the grips and dry them before every shot down here in the sand.

post #6 of 11
I take several measures to combat the arthritis in my hands:
- wear gloves on both hands - lessens the shock.
- use Winn Jumbo tour grips; my hands won't close well enough on a mid-size grip.
- graphite shafts to absorb vibration.
- reverse overlap grip; finger joints too thick to interlock.

Hope this helps...
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by retexan599 View Post

I take several measures to combat the arthritis in my hands:
- wear gloves on both hands - lessens the shock.
- use Winn Jumbo tour grips; my hands won't close well enough on a mid-size grip.
- graphite shafts to absorb vibration.
- reverse overlap grip; finger joints too thick to interlock.
Hope this helps...

 

I've been having some hand issues lately too.  I started by switching from the PURE Pro (which is a firm grip) to the PURE P2 Wrap (which is their softest).  That was a noticeable improvement.  On my last round, I also tried playing with two gloves.  Another improvement!  

 

Then, after chatting with Wes of PURE Grips, he recommended I try to build up the grips with a few extra wraps.  They have a mid size P2, but mine are new, so I'll just try to build them up for now.  I'll be seeing Wes in a couple weeks, I'm going to see if he can make a set of the midsize P2 wraps with orange paint.  That would go well with my set, yet not be too loud!  

 

I never got along with the overlap grip, but I did find out I was getting my right hand too deep into the grip, if that makes sense.  I had the shaft too far into my palm and not in the fingers, and my fingers were interlocking all the way down to the joints.  Once we figured that out (my instructor, that is), and got the shaft more in the fingers of the right hand, that almost eliminated the soreness I had in my right pinky.     

post #8 of 11

some good alternatives

Tacki-Mac Arthritic Oversize Golf Grip

Pro-T Golf Grip Tiger (Winn style) Wrap Golf Grips great soft feel just like the winn grips but a cheaper price got them on all my clubs now and had them put on my grandfathers clubs clubs who has fairly bad arthritis in his hands and he loves them 

post #9 of 11
Dritac on all my clubs. Good shock absorption and they don't give me blisters. I use jumbo though.
post #10 of 11

Lamkin has a variety of grips - including softer and arhtritic grips. I've always found Lamkin to have durability.

 

I've always found Winn to lack durability.

 

http://www.lamkingrips.com/?r=p-3gen-grips

post #11 of 11

A soft midsize grip does not mean your going to get relief in the hands for arthritis. I have arthritis in the hands and use New Decade midsize grips which are in between soft and firm and they are perfect. To soft of a grip may mean you have to squeeze a tag to hard on your grip to feel like your grip is proper when swinging!

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