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DeChambeau grips for success

Bryson DeChambeau JumboMax Putter Grip
Bryson DeChambeau prefers the larger grip surface that JumboMax provides.

World's No. 5 collaborates on Jumbo putter grip

When Bryson DeChambeau began using JumboMax grips as a junior golfer, he was drawn to the fact that the grip, which is larger than a standard grip, provided more surface area for his hands to hold the club.

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Now, as a 25-year-old professional with six international wins and ranked No. 5 in the Official World Golf Ranking, DeChambeau continues to extoll the virtues of JumboMax grips, saying they are an integral to his success as the single-length irons for which he is known to play.
 
 In 2018, DeChambeau worked with JumboMax to make the brand's first Jumbo putter grip, which DeChambeau used in winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic last month.

“The oversized grip has been a big part of my success,” said DeChambeau, who plays with an X-Large grip, which has a 4.38-inch circumference. “The idea that I can have more area on the grip to hold the club makes it the number one reason I used it as an amateur and now as a professional.”

— Reporting by Alex Miceli

 

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JumboMax offers a standard size grip, but then circumference of the other six offerings are: 3.51 inches (Standard Oversize), 3.70 inches (Xtra-Small), 3.91 inches (Small), 4.13 inches (Medium), 4.32 inches (Large) and 4.38 inches (X-Large). [Photo: JumboMax]

 

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TAYLORMADE-PXG SHAKE HANDS
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That will allow both TaylorMade and PXG to go back to what each does best, make good golf clubs.

OF NOTE
Tour Edge Golf announced the signing of PGA Tour Champions players Duffy Waldorf and Tim Petrovic to endorsement agreements. Both players will play Tour Edge Exotics metalwoods, but are expected to expand other categories in the Exotics line. ... Bentley Golf North America has unveiled its Bentley BC2 Cavity Irons, which has a wider sole, longer body, progressive offset and a thicker top line. The forgiving irons are aimed to benefit higher handicap players.

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