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Golf grips are the only point of contact you actually have with your golf club. Which is why it's important to choose the right grip for your game.
Selecting a golf grip involves several different factors, one of the most important of which is the golf grip brand. Let's review some of the key features of the top brands we carry, along with each brand's style, technologies, and price-points.
Golf Pride Grips
Golf Pride is one of the top manufacturers of golf grips in the US. They have several well-known and Tour-proven product lines, including the Tour Velvet, Tour Wrap, and most recently, the New Decade Multicompound and less tapered MCC Plus4 golf grip collections (hybrid grips that combine rubber and cord). Golf Pride is known for their innovative rubber and cord technology, which produces consistently high-performing golf grips. Durability and precision is a hallmark of their designs. The price-point of Golf Grips is considered mid to mid-high.
Iomic is a golf grip manufacturer in Japan. While they are new to the US market, their golf grips, such as the IOMIC Sticky collection, have been one of the top-selling brands in Asia for several decades. Their proprietary IOMAX technology makes Iomic grips 100% waterproof, UV protected, non-color transferrable (the color of the grips will never rub off on your golf glove!), and incredibly tacky and soft. In addition, Iomic grips are known for being remarkably low torque. This means as your swing your club, the grip itself will experience minimal twisting, which means more control and consistency. Their collection includes all different sizes, colors/styles, and traction preferences. For more traction, check out the IOMIC X-Grip Collection. For fun colors and styles, see the IOMIC Opus Collection. Iomic Grips have a high price point.
Winn Grips is the first manufacturer to bring polymer material technology to golf. Their proprietary Excel and Dri-tac grips have been widely acclaimed by golf professionals and amateurs alike. Some of the key benefits of Winn Grips include a remarkably soft and tacky feel, along with all weather durability. Winn creates some of the softest grips in the industry insomuch that players with arthritis use them to continue playing golf with minimal wrist and hand pain. The price point of Winn Grips is mid-level.
Super Stroke Grips
Super Stroke is a relatively newer brand in the industry. However in the short amount of time they've been around, they've made quite a splash in the world of golf especially when it comes to the putter grip. Their putter grips are noticeably larger (in diameter) and primarily non-tapered. The benefits of non-tapered grips were highlighted and proven with dozens of Tour wins, to include lighter grip pressure and better control and accuracy. Some of the popular styles include the Super Stroke Legacy Grips, Flatso, Fatso, and Slim styles. More recently, Super Stroke has also introduced swing grips into their line-up, including the Cross Comfort and S-Tech lines. The price point of Super Stroke grips is mid to mid-high.
Lamkin is a long-standing company in the world of golf, and has established itself with high-performance grips that continue to garner the favor of PGA Tour Professionals, teaching professionals, and amateur players alike. Lamkin grips feature enhanced synthetic rubber and/or cord materials along with vibrant and technologically advanced designs. The Crossline series is one of the most popular Lamkin grip collections, and are designed to be a medium firm, high traction grip. The R.E.L, and Z5 series are also popular amongst golfers looking for a balanced soft grip with control.
Pure Grips is one of few major US manufacturers of golf grips. Pure Grips are made from a proprietary rubber compound in Mesa, Arizona. Each grip comes with a 12-month "stay tacky" guarantee, and are innovatively designed to use with a tapeless installation process (using just a Pure Grips Tapeless Installer Airgun). The most popular models from PURE Grips are the Pure Pro (medium traction), Pure Wrap, and DTX styles.
JumboMax Grips are uniquely designed oversize grips that tout more distance, accuracy, and high shock-absorption for players of all levels. By using an oversize grip, players may experience less tension in hands and avoid overgripping. JumboMax grips range in non-standard sizes from Small to X-Large.
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Shopping for new golf grips can seem daunting, given the large selection of brands and styles. But we're here to help guide you in your search for the best grip for your game. Here are 3 key features of every golf grip you need to know.
Golf Grip (Diameter) Size
Golf grips come in 6 different diameter sizes: Standard, Midsize, Oversize/Jumbo, Undersize, and Junior. Every manufacture has a slightly different definition of diameter sizing, but in general Standard grips are around 1" in diameter. Midsize and Oversize/Jumbo grips can vary quite a bit, but in general will range around 1.2" to 1.4" in diameter. A standard method of measuring diameter will typically be 5cm below the butt end of the grip (usually where the upper hand wrist aligns with the grip). Similarly, Undersize and Junior grips will fall below 1" in diameter, sometimes nearing 0.8" or below. Because hands (and fingers) come in different shapes and sizes, it's important to try holding an installed grip before committing to changing the size of your golf grips for your entire set.
Golf Grips Styles & Traction
Golf Grips come in many different styles but pretty much fall into one of these categories: Velvet style, One-Piece style, Wrap style and Hybrid style. The Velvet style grip was made popular by Golf Pride's flagship Tour Velvet collection, which features small repeating patterns of crosses which provide a light texture traction for control without sacrificing feel. The One-Piece style of grip was made popular more recently with styles like the Winn Dri-tac and Golf Pride CP2 Pro, which feature a light texture to help provide visually enhancing patters and non-slip gripping. The Wrap style is a simulated 1-piece style but using a wrap design. The Winn Excel is a popular wrap style grip, as well as the Golf Pride Tour Wrap and Jumbomax Wrap grips. The Hybrid style is a newer more modern style that utilizes 2 or more different materials. The Golf Pride New Decade Multicompound is one of the most notable Hybrid grips, which use a softer rubber for the lower hand and cord (for traction) in the upper hand.
Golf Grip Feel
Most golf grips will fall into one of three "feel" categories: Soft, Medium, and Firm. Feel is mostly a personal preference. But if you prefer a soft grip, it's important to select a grip that has a stable core and will produce minimal torque so there is no twisting during the swing. The Golf Pride CP2 grips address this with a stabilizing inner core, as does the IOMIC Moebius LTC ("Low Torque Core") grips.
FAQ on selecting a golf grip
Help! I'm not sure what grips to choose.
That's what we're here for! Please contact us so we can find out more about your game, and what type of golf grips would work best for you.
What is the difference between 58R and 60R grips? Both are considered standard sizes and most people consider the difference to be rather insignificant. Some grips only come in the 60R standard size. If you install the 58R grip on a 60R, it will be very slightly bigger (1/32") but most people cannot tell the difference.
Why is my bubble grip the same size as a standard grip? All bubble grips are designed to have the same outer diameter as a standard grip. This means that uninstalled, a bubble grip will look identical to a standard grip. The only difference between the two is the thickness and feel of the grip. The material of a bubble grip is much thinner and softer than a regular grip.
Can I install a bubble grip using the same method as a standard grip? No. A bubble grip can ONLY be installed with a special bubble grip installer tool, such as the Ultimate Grip Installer. Because bubble grips are meant to be stretched onto the shaft, they will not be properly installed if you try to push it onto the shaft the same way as a regular grip.
What's the difference between ribbed and round grips? From the outside, both round and ribbed grips lookidentical. However, on the inside of a ribbed grip there is a small ridge that runs the length of the inside of the grip. Only after a ribbed grip is properly installed will you be able to feel the ridge. When you address the golf ball with your club, you'll be able to feel this rib in your upper hand. Some golfers benefit from this as a reminder of proper hand/finger placement on the club. A round grip, of course, does not have this ridge.
This is my first time installing a grip. What do I need to know?
Congrats! Installing your first grip is a big step towards improving your game. We cover all aspects on the install process here: How-To Regrip Your Clubs (be sure to watch the installation video for the brand of grips you purhased) and How-To Use Grip Tape.
FAQ on Shipping & Returns
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