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Rules on Golf Club Grips - Is It Legal to Use a Tennis Overgrip or Grip?

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Hi there!
I wanted to ask if anyone knew if it is legal to use a tennis overgrip tape over a worn golf grip, or using a tennis grip on the club. I understand it is legal as long as the grip has no grooves and is plain (as the common golf grip).
I think this topic was discussed previously but I wanted to have an update since rules changed.
Best regards!
Rod

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15 minutes ago, Rodoalo said:

Hi there!
I wanted to ask if anyone knew if it is legal to use a tennis overgrip tape over a worn golf grip, or using a tennis grip on the club. I understand it is legal as long as the grip has no grooves and is plain (as the common golf grip).
I think this topic was discussed previously but I wanted to have an update since rules changed.
Best regards!
Rod

http://www.usga.org/equipment-standards/equipment-rules-2019/equipment-rules/equipment-rules.html#!ruletype=er&section=rule&partnum=2&rulenum=3

 

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Let me get it straight (my mother tongue is Spanish and I want to check if I understood correctly).

The tape can be used as long as it doesn't modifies the grip to have any waist or bulge. (it must not be like the last picture)

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Yes. The only issue with putting it on a club other than the putter would be if the grip tape began to come off it might be deemed as ‘altering’ the club. Not likely to happen with the low impact with a putter but could happen with another club. I used Babalot tape on a wedge years ago and had no problems however.

Sí. El único problema con ponerlo en un club que no sea el putter sería si la cinta de agarre comenzara a desprenderse, se podría considerar como "alteración" del club. No es probable que ocurra con el bajo impacto con un putter, pero podría ocurrir con otro club. Usé la cinta de Babalot en una cuña hace años y sin embargo no tuve problemas.

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49 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Thank you!

I'm still a beginner and still struggling to get the ball in the air lol!

On the next year I'm willing to get a handicap.

BTW, if I were to compete, I would put the new grips more conforming to the rules.

 

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There are many, many options for grips to where I can’t imagine you need tennis tape. Some real good ones:

Pure Grips: They’ll last the longest.

Golf Pride Z Cord: They are as corded as they come. Rough and good for wet conditions, high sweat times.

Winn Dry-Tach: Feel really nice.

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