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Everything You Need to Know about Ribbed and Alignment Grips
Posted by Anthony K on
There are 2 core shapes that golf grips come in: Round and Ribbed.
So what is exactly is a ribbed grip, you ask?
Great question! When we first started selling ribbed golf grips, more than 50% of the customers who purchased ribbed grips from us, called as soon as they received their order, thinking we sent them the wrong grip. Here's why.
SAME SAME. OR DIFFERENT? From the outside, a ribbed grip looks EXACTLY THE SAME as a round grip. This is because the rib column (sometimes called a "ridge") is actually on the inside of the grip. This small ridge will protrude out only after the grip is properly installed on a shaft. Once the golfer grips the club, they will feel this ridge alongside the back of the grip in their hands, which can serve as a reminder of proper hand/finger placement on the club. A round grip does not have this ridge.
Here's a great explanation on the benefits of Ribbed Grips by Michael Breed of Golf Pride:
ALIGNMENT GRIPS THE BIGGER, BADDER VERSION OF THE RIBBED GRIP
There is now a new generation of ribbed grips called "Alignment" grips. The Golf Pride Align series features a more prominent ridge that extends the full length of the golf grip, giving golfers an unmistakable point of reference on where their hands should grip the club. With more consistent gripping hand positions, players are able to swing the club more consistently and accurately.
Check out these popular ribbed and alignment grips: