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IVGID Tip: Time to upgrade, replace your golf grips

Anthony DeMelo, Tahoe Golf Tech Owner / Clubmaker.

At the beginning of golf season it's important to have your golf grips checked for wear and possibly replaced.

New grip technology and correct sizing can make your clubs easier on the hands and lend to a better grip which will offer more feel with each shot.

Below are a few tips for those whose grips are old or just looking for a change:

Check for wear: Look for wear marks or patterns on the palm and thumb areas of the grips. If you can see an indentation or different layer of the grip then it is probably time for a change. A hard and shiny grip is also a sign of age and loss of performance in the grip. A good indicator of when to have your grips replaced is the number of rounds or range equivalent. We recommend replacing grips after approximately 40-50 rounds.

Fitting: The standard grip size is suited for most golfers but if you have larger hands and fingers a midsize or even oversize grip may be the way to go. A change in grip size can also help alleviate a hook or help with arthritis.

Materials and designs: There are many types of grips, from rubber and corded to synthetic leather wrapped. Grips come in a variety of colors and styles and can be custom ordered to your specifications. There's even a new type of grip that goes on with air and is better for the environment.

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Now is the perfect time to get your clubs checked out and tuned up for the summer golf season.

Visit Tahoe Golf Tech at the Championship Course driving range every Friday through Sunday for club repair, service, customization and sales for every type of golfer. Tahoe Golf Tech is offering discounted installation rates on grips of seven or more.

"Tip of the week" is a weekly feature running in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and services the district provides. This tip was provided by Tahoe Golf Tech. Visit TahoeGolfTech.com, email info@tahoegolftech.com or call 530-210-2910 for more information.