Do oversized putter grips really work?

If you’ve been paying attention to golf trends recently, you may have seen a trending golf accessory, the over-sized putter grip. They come made by a handful of brands and are designed to make everything in your swing steadier.

About

Most grips are parallel from the top down, but some are tapered. You can purchase them and get them put on the end of your putters. Some putters for sale now, even feature handles with large grips. They were designed to improve consistency. Most players when they swing, experience a bit of inconsistency. When they bring their putter back, they can experience a slight wiggle.

Pros

They were designed to relieve some tension in the hands and arms during putting. They tend to settle wrist movement during a swing, minimizing any potential wiggle. Some players find them more comfortable, and like the feel.

Cons

Some players don’t like them, as it’s a completely new feel. It changes up the way you go about your swing, at least mentally, because it’s an entirely new way of gripping your putter. Some players don’t like them because they think you can lose the feel of the swing because of the size of the handle. Another small con is that they can potentially throw off the weight of your putter.

Divided Opinions

Some are divided on the club as it definitely changes the way it feels in your hands. If the grip is lighter, the club head feels heavier. It increases the swing weight, vs a heavier grip making the head feel much lighter than before.

Take Away

It really comes down to personal preference and how it feels to you. Some feel that it completely changes the movement of your wrist, actually reducing wrist movement. Which brings the swing back to just your shoulders.

So try one out the next time you hit the golf course. If a friend has one, or your local golf shop has one you can try out. There aren’t any terrible pros and cons either way. It all comes down to how it feels to you, and whether or not you like how it changes or improves your swing.

The best time to buy golf clubs

When is the best time to buy new golf clubs? Is spring a better time or perhaps fall, when everything goes on sale? We’re here to break it down for you.

Winter

Some of the best deals found on golf clubs happen during winter, right around the holiday season. While pricing on golf clubs doesn’t actually go down this time of year, it’s the sales or club member discounts that really help the pricing. Of course, it’s enticement for people to give golf clubs as gifts.

Late Winter/Spring

During spring, you can typically find the best prices on last season’s models, during sales. This is the prime time to get last season’s model at its cheapest price, as all the newest models are hitting the shelves as well.

In a cold weather climate, no one is thinking about golfing during this time of year, so you may be able to find some great deals. Deals will start popping up more frequently as spring nears, and new gear arrives.

Summer

Some say that summer is when demand for new clubs skyrockets, and therefore prices shoot up. It’s typically when most people realize that their gear is lacking, as the weather has warmed up and improved and they’re playing more often.

Fall

This is the time of year when some stores try to sell of their current gear, in order to make way for new models in the spring. Some stores do wait for spring to sell gear off, but Fall is a great time to look for gear.

You can typically find gear at any time of year, and find it for a decent price. Most shops have sales at any time of the year, so you can find deals. Try to avoid summer, as that’s when demand is highest, and there’s typically only brand new lines to choose from. Fall and spring are your best bet to get your hands on new gear, that may be a season or two old. You can carry your new clubs around with our GRi-1500LTD electric golf caddy.

How to tune up a Remote-Control Golf Cart after Winter

If your remote-control golf cart has sat around all winter it may be time to take it out and get it tuned up. Properly storing your golf cart is important, as it has many important parts that can’t be in prolonged cold or wet environments.

Batteries

The first thing you should check is the batteries or lithium batteries in your golf cart. Again, proper storage of your cart comes into play here. If your cart was stored in a colder space over the winter, your batteries may have swelled or cracked. If a battery gets cold enough to freeze, it will more than likely crack. You should also check your battery cables for corrosion.

If your batteries have cracked and do need to be replace, your terminals will need to be cleaned as well. Call your remote-control golf cart company and talk to them about what they recommend, both in the disposal of bad batteries and in the cleaning of the terminals.

Some people recommend that you use a mix of baking soda and water to gently wipe out the terminals. If any cables have deteriorated and have damaged ends, you may need to fix them. Lots of electrical problems can spread from damaged terminals.

Storage

The best place to store your electric golf caddy is in an indoor closet. Storing in the garage can result in colder temperatures than the batteries can handle. Remember it’s a piece of electronic equipment, so you wouldn’t want to leave it outside for a prolonged period of time.

Keep it somewhere dry. We all know what water can do to electronics so it’s best to store the caddy away from any potential water spills or leakage.

Keeping it charged can be important. Giving it a full charge before storing it can help the battery life last longer.

Wherever you store your caddy, be sure that it’s in no area that it could be damaged. If it’s stored in a closet that gets riffled through frequently, it might be at risk for damage, or other things falling on top of it. So be sure to consider specifically where you leave it.

If you follow these suggestions, you should be all set to take your cart out of storage, charge it, and be ready to hit the course in the spring.