Comfort is the Key to Enjoying the Ga...

Comfort is the Key to Enjoying the Game with R11 Irons

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Since: May 12


#1 Sep 14, 2012
Golf is a great excuse to exercise, socialize and enjoy the outdoors. However, as we age, we often start losing the strength and flexibility that we enjoyed in our younger days. Arthritis, pain, fatigue and joint problems have kept many golfers off of the course and away from the game they love. How can you overcome these issues? Technological advances focusing on the design and material of the golf club grip may be the answer.

Traditional grips are large at the end of the club shaft and get smaller toward the club head. While many variations of color, overall diameter, hardness and surface design are available; this basic shape continues to dominate the market today. But why is the grip shaped like this? If you hold your hands as you do when you grab the r11 irons, it is clear that your hand is smaller at the top by your smallest finger and larger by your index finger: exactly the opposite shape of the traditional grip. Now think about which hand is holding the smallest part of the grip. It is your dominant hand. Because your strongest hand is holding the smallest part of the grip, you are forced to grip harder with this hand: another source of pain and fatigue and an issue if hands are weakened.

Beyond comfort, shot distance and accuracy are affected by how the club is held. Conventionally tapered grips are designed to rotate in your hands. To hit a straight shot, the timing of the contact between the club head and the ball must be perfect. Reverse taper grips create a secure, relaxed grip in your palm, eliminating the with taylormade r11 irons rotation within your hands. The result is an immediate gain in power and control.

Many arthritis sufferers believe that oversized grips are the answer. However, normal oversized grips don't fit the shape of the hand any more than standard grips and may be detrimental to your swing with taylormade r11 irons. Some oversized grips are extremely heavy - 100 grams or more - changing the club's balance point.

Advances in polymer technology are giving manufacturers more options than ever to produce grips that are durable while maintaining a soft and tacky feel. A major disadvantage of rubber is that it becomes slick when wet either from damp weather conditions or perspiration. Many materials become susceptible to tearing and degradation when made to feel soft and tacky. Materials such as thermoplastic elastomers stay tacky in all weather conditions and remain extremely durable even when softer grades are used. Some elastomers are even impact absorbing which means that they cushion your hands and joints from the vibration created after contact with the ball.

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