Good Enough for Ike!
President Dwight D. Eisenhower didn't start playing golf until he was in his 30s, but he fell hard for the game. During his eight years in office he played more than 800 rounds. Over his lifetime Ike's handicap very between 14 and 18, and he broke 80 on a handful of occasions. When it came to equipment, the President was a Spalding man, in deference to his good friend Bobby Jones, says Art Kennel, a former superintendent of Gettysburg (Pa.) Country Club, where Ike was a membe
Getting Deep Into Golf Grips
Today, we’re talking about grip size, what it can do for (and to) your game, and how you can fit yourself for grip size! First, most sizes increase and decrease in 1/32″ increments. If you start at “standard”, the next size up would be +1/32″. Two sizes up would be +1/16″. But what’s “standard”? Let’s backtrack a bit. When you buy a golf shaft, it has a butt diameter, or, the length of the circumference of the butt end (where the grip goes). There are three common sizes: .580