Well, it would appear that we have another one of those snowy, cold northern Alberta springs. Oh well, perfect time to make sure your gear is ready to go for the season. First step: check your golf grips. Your golf grips are like the oil in your car, whether you have 10W-30, 5W-30, regular or synthetic, you still need to change it regularly. Old, worn, glazed over and slippery grips generally cause you to have to ‘grip tighter’ to support the centrifugal forces created in a golf swing. Gripping tighter than needed will inhibit a proper wrist hinge, so it’s time for some fresh grips. While you are at it, see your local Golf Professional and make sure that your new grips are properly sized for your hands. Once you have your new grips on, it’s a good idea to clean them every once in a while to help keep them fresh. Warm soapy water and a brush will clean skin oils and perspiration off most rubber grips, and keep that ‘fresh grip feeling’ lasting a little longer.