Grip Boost Review: The Solution for Your Sweaty Hands
The interaction of a golfer’s hands and the grip are extremely important. It is the only part of your body that touches the club, and Ben Hogan famously wrote in his book that it is one of the most vital things to get right in your swing. That is why I have always recommended that golfers regrip their clubs to help with their grip pressure. Recently, I came across a product called Grip Boost that can help many of you on the course with this issue.
It is a product that was designed by PhDs from The University of Maryland’s Chemical Engineering Department, with input from former NFL player Matt Furstenburg. Their goal was to enhance the “tackiness” of gloves in multiple sports. I have used this product multiple times on the golf course over the last several months, and it really works. For many of you who suffer from sweaty hands syndrome on the golf course, and play in wet conditions, it can help.
How Grip Boost Works
I don’t usually have major issues with “moist” hands on the golf course unless it is particularly hot out. When I first came across this product I was a little skeptical on how it could help me personally. However, I wanted to give it a shot because I know many golfers do suffer from sweaty palms when they play (and in rainy conditions).
Their solution for golfers comes in a small spray bottle that can attach to your bag. You simply spray it on your glove or your grip, and let it dry for 15 seconds.
I played two rounds in extremely rainy conditions where Grip Boost came in quite handy. As many of you know keeping your gloves dry is a huge challenge when it gets wet on the course. I sprayed my glove about 3-4 times during the round, and I have to say it helped tremendously. You can immediately feel it going to work, and there is no question that it gives you a stronger bond between your glove and club grip. There is certainly a feeling of tackiness, but it did not bother me while I was swinging.
One thing I would caution is try not to get it on your hands. This stuff is so sticky that it will stay there for a while!
Who Should Use It?
There are two ways you can apply Grip Boost – to your glove or to the grips of your clubs. Personally, I don’t believe it makes sense to spray all of your clubs on the course. It could waste time before your shot, and it might be a bit overboard. If things got to extreme conditions, then it might make sense for you.
We have had some unseasonably cool temperatures here in New York during the spring, but I’m going to keep this on my bag for our hot and humid days during the summer. To be completely honest I didn’t think I was going to like this product as much as I did after using it.
If you are a golfer who sweats a bit too much in your hands I would highly recommend checking it out. It is only $12.99 on Amazon (purchase link), and one bottle should last you a while. This could help remove some excess grip pressure on the course, which is something I believe inhibits your ability to swing a club freely.