The grip for me depends on how far out I am and how much spin I am selecting. Ken Climo uses the same grip even for putting. I use a fan grip for ups and putting and a power grip for most drives. If I am trying to force a slow midrange to go farther I must use the power grip. I have found the USDGC Rocs a favorite among my group. It is great for longer flat shots that hyzer at the end. One can control the hyzer amount by the height in which it is thrown. I would recomend a Champion Classic Roc. It will have a long life and won't want to fight as hard left all the time. Don't forget about the Stingray either. It is great for beginners and once your gain confidence and power it can do other things for you. Hope this helps.