GRIP IT TO RIP IT!

The Cut - - SWING ANALYSIS -

Bubba’s grip is strong but it some­what serves

to neu­tralise the ef­fect of his up­right swing. The size of the grip it­self? HUGE. Ten lay­ers of tape un­der the grip on the top and 12 lay­ers of tape un­derneath! This tai­lored grip thick­ness also plays its part in neu­tral­is­ing his strong grip be­cause it pre­vents him from over

re­leas­ing his hands through im­pact. On a grip pres­sure scale of 1 to 10 (1 be­ing

very loose and 10 be­ing ex­tremely tight) most play­ers will gauge them­selves around 4 or 5 but Bubba es­ti­mates his at 9, say­ing: “It prob­a­bly doesn’t look that tight when I’m set­ting up to the ball but I feel that if I’m go­ing

to hit it hard, I need to grip it hard.”

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