GRIP IT TO RIP IT!
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.”