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  1. I just had my clubs regripped and decided to go with the Tour Velvet Plus 4. These grips are absolutely awesome. Tacky, comfortable, and literally feel as if they were custom made for my hands. Golf Pride hit a homerun with these. What do you all think?
  2. Good afternoon everyone. I'm trying my hand at re-gripping this afternoon. With a little patience I think I can get it done. I don't have a garage or shop to work out of, but fortunately I remembered this countertop mountable vice that I got a few years ago. I will post a couple updates as I go.
  3. 5-PW Srixon Z565 - Miyazaki Tour Issue 8R 5433 graphite shafts, Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grips, Std. specs. SOLD Please DM for questions, additional photos or to arrange payment/shipping. Thanks!
  4. I do recommend trying the Alignment grips from Golf Pride if yours are due for renewal or considering an upgrade
  5. Driver: Callaway GBB Epic 9*, Fujikira Pro 62 Stiff Shaft 3 Wood: Taylormade M6 D-type 16*, Project X Evnflow Max Carry Stiff Shaft 4 Hybrid: Cobra Fly Z XL 22*, Cobra Stock Hybrid Shaft Irons: Taylormade P770 4-PW, KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff Wedges: Taylormade Milled Grind 50,54,58, Dynamic Gold Shafts Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5, Superstroke 2.0 Grip (Golf Pride MCC +4 ALIGN Midsize grips on driver through 58)
  6. I'm listing a MINT TS2 with a brand-new Accra TZ5, 75g M5 shaft, standard length. The original driver was $499 and I added the shaft for $310. I estimate the driver head has launched ~25 tee shots. I had some pro-shop money expire end of 2018, so I picked up the TS2 head. I got fit for the Accra shaft about a month ago and it's been collecting dust on the TS2 since. Decided to stick with my trust 915d2 from college. This thing is sick. Please feel free to shoot me any questions. $525 - Looking to sell full set-up.
  7. I am considering using a lighter grip to up the swing weight of my Bridgestone J38 Dual Pocket Cavities and am wondering if anyone has tried the Tour 25 grip from Golf Pride? I'm just curious how the grip feels in relation to the standard tour velvet grip or Lamkin crossline. Harder, softer, grippyness, etc. Thanks
  8. RW's one word review - FIRM Hopefully you like calluses! I've been playing the Lamkin UTx Midsize Reminder for the last season or so, and wanted to see how the Golf Pride Z Grip Align's compare. My biggest issue with the UTx is the loss of tackiness and grip texture mid round. I've realized I must have extremely dirty hands because to keep them tacky, I have to clean the grips during my round. I play in the south, so the necessity for a cord grip is a must. Hence my gravitation to the Z Grip. Golf Pride hails the Z Grip as the firmest grip model with "heavy cord texture and moisture management." And indeed it is firm. I mean really firm, like don't hit one thin. Ever. Its also noticeably thinner than the UTx Midsize. My 6 iron was gripped first with no additional wraps, and that's when I noticed the size difference. Not to make the same mistake twice, my Fairway Metal was wrapped with 3 additional wraps of tape. These additional wraps made the grip closest to the size of the UTx Midsize. Reminder grips have been around forever, and in Golf Pride's eyes, what's old is new right? I enjoy a reminder. I've had grip issues forever, and they help me place my hands where they should be. Does the Align tech help - Yes. Is it any better than a standard reminder grip - No. One downside to reminder grips is they really shouldn't be played with wedges in my opinion. If you open the club face at all the "Align strip" gets all out of whack and really throws your "align"ment off. (Currently waiting on the Lamkin Players Cord to come in) Final Thoughts The Golf Pride Z Cord Align is a great grip if you enjoy a firm feel and need to be "reminded" where your hands go. I'll play these until the wear out, or want something new, but will not be purchasing again. 3 out of 5
  9. Whoopwhoop here, I was lucky enough to be a tester for the Golf Pride Align grip giveaway Golf Pride did a few weeks ago and decided to do a quick review. First off, I love trying new equipment so I was delighted to get a grip in the mail. When I entered, I had three choices of Golf Pride's Align line. One was oversize option, one was the MCC dual compound and the third was their tour velvet. All had this new align grip feature that intrigued me. I've never have tried a dual compound grip before so that's the one I picked. Once I got it in the mail. I quickly put on some Marley and set up shop in my kitchen (ahh city livin'). I've attached a picture of me putting it on my driver. I have a oldish Callaway Diablo driver that had the stock grip still on it. Just some notes from testing it on the course: 1) Looks really pretty, though I'm not a huge fan of the white. I'd prefer it in red. 2) The alignment feature, It's supposed to help you align your grip properly every time and a sensation of alignment during the swing. This to me wasn't clear at first because I thought it was visual, but nope, goes on the bottom of the shaft. And that's the last I ever thought of it. Just marketing mubo jumbo to me. I will say that knowing it was there did make me think it might have some extremely subtle effect, but it's not noticeable. 3) Performance: Well, this is subjective. However, I will say I think dual compound is good for a firmer grip. I generally like firmer grips. This grip also seems like it will do well for my sweaty hands in the summer. 4) Conclusions: For me, I wouldn't switch over my grips onto the rest of my clubs with the Golf Pride MCC align. I think the helpfulness of the alignment line is marketing silliness and didn't notice it as much help. As for the multi compound, I didn't really like it and wish I chose the Tour Velvet. I think that's the best option for me. If you're on a budget, I wouldn't pay extra for the alignment feature or MCC. And honestly, I will be much more careful about marketing features from the golf industry in general after trying the Align grips for myself.
  10. From today's InBox -- kind of a cool place to have your HQ!!! Golf Company Headquarters Planned For Pinehurst No. 8 Golf Pride Would Move From Its SP Location John Nagy/The Pilot An architectural rendering of the proposed Golf Pride Global Innovation Campus that would be built just inside the gates at the Pinehurst No. 8 golf course in Pinehurst. Courtesy/Golf Pride Golf Pride, the sport's largest manufacturer of golf club grips, is looking to trade its inconspicuous Southern Pines presence for a significantly higher profile one just inside the gates of the Pinehurst No. 8 golf course. The company, a division of the international conglomerate Eaton Corp. will go before the Pinehurst Planning and Zoning Board Thursday afternoon to present its plans for an $8 million facility that would include corporate offices, a consumer interactive wing, and a research and development operation. The company is calling the project its “Global Innovation Campus.” Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, which owns the land, would sell roughly 10 acres for the project. The building would be just inside the No. 8 gates off Murdocksville Road and nestled in among a wooded lot. The building would be 36,000 square feet, or about half the size of the Harris Teeter grocery store just about a mile west on N.C. 211. Between 40 and 50 people would work at the headquarters. Those individuals are currently in three locations between Southern Pines and Aberdeen. Golf Pride President James Ledford said the company likes being in the area but wanted to be able to have ready access to consumers. While most of Eaton's divisions are businesses that sell to other businesses, Golf Pride sells its grips directly to golfers. “We're betting on staying in the local community for the long term,” he said. “We're learning how to plug into consumer product development, and we were looking to be more visible.” Golf Pride's current building on Murray Hill Road just off U.S. 15-501 didn't fit that criteria. “You have to text me now if you're coming so I can come let you in,” Ledford said. “You can't work at Golf Pride and not engage with people buying the product.” Golf Pride employees began talking more than three years ago about a new location, spending time with consultants and construction professionals about the presence it wanted to project. Ledford, who worked previously as an executive with Callaway Golf in Carlsbad, Calif., said the company wanted a building true to its natural surroundings but modern enough inside to represent its innovative work process. “It needed to be additive to the local community,” he said. “It draws on the history and heritage of Pinehurst. And it has that excitement factor of a global brand pushing growth and innovation.” With that in mind, the company began talking with the Pinehurst Resort in 2015 about a possible partnership. “We need to be more visible,” Ledford said, “and there are not many places to be more visible than right there when people come to play No. 8.” “The synergies of these brands coming together makes a lot of sense,” said Tom Pashley, president and CEO of Pinehurst Resort and Country Club. “Why not Pinehurst? “It's a great validation not only for Pinehurst Resort but this great community.” Although it fits within a small niche in the golf industry, Golf Pride has established itself in a substantial way over the years. The company makes club grips for a number of club manufacturers, but it also makes them under its own name. It is currently the top grip company on the pro tours, and its grips are on the clubs of a vast majority of touring pros. Like the rest of the golf industry, Golf Pride finds itself fighting some unfavorable trends. Studies by the National Golf Foundation over the last few years have found fewer people playing fewer rounds. Club sales are down 50 percent in the last five years. In the face of that, however, Golf Pride has continued to grow. It now markets its grips more as a piece of key equipment than just a “handle” on a club. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for a new club, a number of golfers are refitting those clubs with $10 grips to help improve their games. And there are signs that golf could be on an upward swing again. Pashley says the industry is seeing signs of renewed interest from “aspiring golfers.” “There's a groundswell that's coming,” he said. Indeed, Ledford said, the Golf Foundation studies show a lot of that growth is occurring among children under the age of 13. Ledford says the key benefit to being at Pinehurst No. 8 will be the ability to walk new products out the back door of its research and design space over to the driving range and solicit immediate feedback from potential customers. The village's Planning and Zoning Board will get its first look at the project Thursday afternoon. The property would have to be rezoned from residential to professional office. Right now, there is a string of newer homes that line Murdocksville Road on the east side. On the west side, developers are constructing a senior living facility and a cluster of townhomes. Consultants have designed the facility to have less parking and built-on space than would otherwise be allowed. Bob Koontz, the Southern Pines-based land planner, said the project was designed to fit within the confines of what is an Audubon Society Signature Sanctuary golf course. The village planning staff has recommended approval with no conditions. Assuming the project proceeds without any snags, a ground-breaking could occur before the end of the year, and Golf Pride could move in by early 2019, Ledford said. The Planning Board meeting begins at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Village Council meeting room, 395 Magnolia Road.
  11. I'm a new poster to the Forums, here, though I've been reading the tests and your posts for years. After I'd paid for someone else to install grips and, later, shafts, in my clubs, the technician said, "Look, you seem to be a pretty handy guy, these are just mechanical processes. You could be doing this yourself and not paying me." Made sense! I'm a "Build Your Own Clubs" (BYOC) fan! I've been building my own clubs since about 1999. I mostly use Bang Golf heads and have tried a LOT of different shafts. I keep coming back to my old Grafalloy Prolite Elite's in my drivers, and the Prolite Colors in my fairway woods (yes, they're metal, but...) I keep a couple of running searches on eBay. These older Stiff shafts just seem to fit my swing. I have two sets of clubs with Bang drivers and fairway woods and Bang Mellow Yellow irons (one with the paint-fill changed to red) that I rotate most weeks. I recently added Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Utility Irons to both sets. Each set is housed in an appropriately colored Sun Mountain C130 bag. (University of Wyoming for the yellow set.) I've been playing the red set for the past month or so, since I switched to full-cord grips in the heat. I'll leave the yellow set with the multi-compounds for now. I'm a brand-loyal kinda guy. I try not to buy knock-offs, though I think I bought some fake Golf Pride's last year by mistake. Won't happen again. I have two nearly identical Scotty Newports with Golf Pride SNSR Contour grips. One is copper-plated (aftermarket,) and the other was refurbed in Scotty's shop. I ruined the platinum finish on that one a couple of days after I got it back. Turns out I like it better this way! I'm a ball snob. I started playing Wilson Staff balls when I was in college, and I don't play anything else except to try a sleeve to compare once in a while. I've read everything ever written here on golf balls, and I just keep thinking that this is one more variable I can eliminate. I usually buy last year's model, NOS, in bulk, on eBay. I don't pay more than a buck a ball, including shipping. On the day I think it's the ball that's costing me strokes, I'll buy THIS year's model. (And probably lose 'em just the same!) My wife says I'm a "shoe horse." Okay, ten pairs of golf shoes is probably overkill, But, they keep my feet happy! Again, brand-loyal: Gloves and shoes all FJ, all the time. I know I won't ever make a living from golf, and that's just fine with me. Once in a while I make a club for someone else, or give someone a driver or a putter if I think it will help them enjoy playing more. I once bribed a service technician with a new Cobra driver. I bought the head on eBay, paired it with an excellent shaft I didn't like, and he loved it! I think a big part of the reason more families don't take up golf is because clubs for kids are difficult to fit and buy or make. Components are not readily available, and sets are far too expensive to fit kids who grow so fast! (There ought to be an exchange program for kids' clubs!) I'm building a new set for my wife who has had three sets in the past 15 years and has yet to play a full round of golf. (It's along story.) I LOVE golf and golf equipment! But, I think the act of hitting a golf shot depends upon the interaction of the entire "system:" We buy or build golf clubs to fit the swing we THINK we have, to hit the ball we choose (for sometimes dubious reasons,) and adapt the swing we REALLY have to produce results as close as possible to the results we had in mind at the outset. When the results or expectations change, we try again. And, therein lies the fun! Thanks for indulging my fancy, fantasy, and fanaticism!
  12. Hello Everyone, I know this product has been in market for a while now, but it is new to me (and maybe to you) so I thought I would give you a quick run down of my experience so far. A bit about me. I have a love hate relationship with putting as I am sure many of you do. I love to spend time rolling putts on the practice green and carpet putt at home using a swing analyzer with a mirror as well. But all the practice doesn't seem to translate into the results I am looking for on the course. So, every time I get in a bit of a slump, I never fire the putter, but I fire the grip. I have used Superstroke 1.0, 2.0, Flatso 1.0, Flatso 2.0, and even the square grip. So this time, I decided to fire Superstroke all together and look for something new. That brought me to the Golf Pride Tour SNSR. I won't go through the specs etc but you can check out some member reviews here. I landed on the Tour SNSR Straight 104cc for my Metal-X Milled 1. The 104cc felt a little bigger than a Superstroke 1.0 and not quite as big as a 2.0 but with the same non tapered design. What I liked about it: Weight: it's 90g which is about the same weight as many of the Superstroke Countercore grips as I like a putter with a bit of heft to it. Feel: It has a soft, tacky texture which along with the shape just feels right. Here's what I loved about it though: The FEEDBACK: After using this grip, I started to wonder what the point of having a great milled putter designed to give feedback and feel if I am going to install a grip that all but mutes it at impact? The feel with this grip is fantastic. I really know when I have struck the ball well and when I haven't The results: I played two rounds with this grip and averaged two putts less than with my last grip which was the Flatso 2.0 countercore. One round I made a few clutch putts to save par and make birdie. The other, I went through a 6 hole stretch where my first putt misses were all lip-outs. The only thing I wish Golfpride would look into is the colour options. They all include neon green in the butt end and in the graphics and I am not a huge fan of the primary blue and red either. I would love a boring black and white option. But if this is the only fault I can find, I think I have found my grip...for now If you are looking to make a change in your putting set-up, give the Tour SNSR a look.
  13. So it's regrip time. I think I'll scrub 'em up tomorrow, and they'll do for a couple more weeks, but they've lived their useful life. I'm playing Lamkin REL 3 Gen currently, and I LOVE THEM!! I know I could find a set of these, probably pretty inexpensively, but wonder who's playing what, and why. Hit me up with your recommendations. It's like a grip review thread. Hey.... that's a GOOD idea!
  14. TESTERS WANTED!!!! Golf Pride SENSR Putter Grip Everyone knows Golf Pride is the #1 regular grip on Tour, but did you know it's also the leading Putter Grip on Tour? Between their own grips and those provided to OEM's, Golf Pride has a, pardon the pun, firm grip on Tour, and it's not even close. Golf Pride first showed its new SENSR putter grips at this year's PGA Merchandise Show, and they're just now releasing these new, oversized grips to golfers everywhere. Available in two shapes - Straight and Contoured - and in two sizes - 104 and 140CC - the new SENSR grips are 40% softer than Golf Pride's other putter grips, which Golf Pride says encourages a light grip pressure and promotes a smooth stroke and distance control. The Marketing Department has crafted a nice story, but as you know MyGolfSpy believes in performance, not hype. So we're offering you the chance to test and review the new SENSR grip and tell us if you think bigger and softer is better! HOW TO APPLY: We have 4 SENSR grips available for testing - what we need you to do take a look at the SENSR of Golf Pride's website and tell us your preference... Straight or Contoured? 104cc or 140cc? Also - first name and where you're from. You'll need to be able to install your own putter grip (or have it installed), and then tell the MyGolfSpy Community what you think. Sign up in this thread, and we'll announce the testers next week!
  15. Sifting through the notes and pictures from the PGA show and wanted to share the story on the new Golf Pride SNSR Grips.... Met with Bruce Miller, Golf Pride's Retail Products Manager, and he shared the following tidbits. First, Golf Pride doesn't pay anyone to play their grips, but it remains the #1 grip in golf, and by a pretty wide margin. These guys can get any grip they want and the fact they choose Golf Pride is a source of, well, pride.... Did not know this -- Golf Pride is far and away the #1 putter grip on Tour, as well. That primarily due to their OEM business, but they say when it comes to putter grips, no one else is even close - they have more putter grips on Tour than #'s 2 and 3 combined. Which brings us to the SNSR. Bruce said the most important part of a putter grip is feel - it has to feel good in your hands if it's to perform. They can enhance feel two ways, with material and with shape. The new type of rubber compound in the SNSR is 40% softer than the material GP has been using in their standard putter grips. It's kind of interesting - despite being so soft, it actually discourages you from gripping the putter too tightly. It actually "springs back," so you won't be choking the grip to death over a 4-footer to halve the hole. The Red SNSR is a pistol countered grip - it has a wide paddle to rust your thumbs on, which should help alignment, as well as nicely beveled edges for comfort. The Blue SNSR is a straight profile from top to bottom. Both are available in 104 CC and 140 CC. I was planning on liking the Straight blue model more, but after trying both I did find the contoured model more to my liking. The pistol, combined with the beveled edges and wide front paddle seemed to fit in my hands nicely. Just goes to show, preconceived notions are easy to cling to, but they can often be wrong. Golf Pride says roughly 75% of the Tour uses the traditional contoured and tapered pistol-type grip. The SNSR grips are just the beginning - Golf Pride figures these will fit into the middle of the bell curve for grip styles, and they are planning on more and different styles in the future. Both 140 CC models weight in at 124 grams, the 104's are both 90 grams. Both have a .580 core size. SNRS will hit the stores April and will price out at $25 each.
  16. Who remebers the Black & Green Victory Grips? Enter to Win here..... http://www.golfpride.com/victory/?utm_source=Victory_Launch&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015%20Email%20Marketing&goal=0_52696dac3c-b8528ba453-137718505
  17. Another release from Golf Pride - they kinda dominate the grip game, don't they? Top Players Choose Golf Pride Grips at 2015 U.S. Open SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was the leading grip brand played by professionals and amateurs at the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. The overwhelming majority, 119 players, competing in the year's second major trusted their games to Golf Pride grips. Out of the top 10 finishers, 10 of 11 players had more confidence with Golf Pride grips in their hands. Golf Pride's popular Tour Velvet® family of grips were used by 76 players during this year's U.S. Open. All three Tour Velvet models – Tour Velvet, Tour Velvet Cord and Tour Velvet Super Tack™ – finished in the top 10. The second most popular grips in play were Golf Pride's MCC™ family with 25 players, including 3 in the top 10, relying on its hybrid grip technology. “Including this year's tournament, players choosing to use Golf Pride grips have won 9 out of the last 10 U.S. Opens,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “We have a legacy of winning performance, and it's also great to see one of our latest innovations, the Tour Velvet Super Tack, finish in the hands of a top performer, further validating our ongoing commitment to develop leading-edge technology.” To view Golf Pride's entire line of products played at Chambers Bay visit www.golfpride.com. Eaton's Golf Grip Division is the world's largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on six continents. The division's Golf Pride brand is recognized globally as the number one choice in grips among tour and recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers and club repairmen. For more information, visit www.golfpride.com or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GolfPride Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
  18. Not entirely sure what this means, but I did find it interesting... 79 of the 97 players at the Masters - 81% - used Golf Pride grips (or, according to the press release, "trusted their games to Golf Pride"). 26 of the top 30 finishers used Golf Pride. The Tour Velvet was by far the most preferred, with 55 players using Tour Velvet - 3 times more than all the other grip brands combined. And players using Golf Pride grips have won 85% of the last 20 major championships. What does it all mean?? Golf Pride certainly is the industry standard and the world's largest grip manufacturer, but does it mean their grips are far and away the best out there? Does it mean they have far and away the most money to get players to use their grips? Well, we can eliminate that notion - Golf Pride pays no endorsement money to players to use their grips, nor do they have any bonus pool money or winners share money for the pros. From the Did Not Know That File -- Golf Pride is owned by Eaton Corporation, a $22.6 BILLION dollar outfit involved in everything from the aerospace industry to electronics, controls, automotive and plastics. They're freaking HUGE!. I see Eaton at the annual ASHRAE trade show for the HVAC industry (even won a Nike golf pullover at their booth one year), but didn't know they owned Golf Pride.
  19. One of the more interesting grips to come from Golf Pride in some time. 31% softer vs. any other grip in their line-up but just as stable. Something you couldn't get before from a softer grip like this. And since we have one sitting in the office I thought we would send one out to one of you guys. Cause we know some of you got some ugly grips on your driver(s). Mine might actually be the worst. And if you do, tell us about that ugly grip. The more descriptive the better! HOW TO ENTER Tweet the following for a chance to win, and fill in the blank telling us about your ugly, torn, disgusting grip you currently have falling apart on your driver. @GolfPrideGrips & @MyGolfSpy - #Ineedanewgrip because mine is ______________.
  20. New Year, New Gear This is the time of year when we all get a excited about new golf gear. I'm not going to lie; I get a lot excited. Work keeps me from attending the annual gear gorging at the PGA Show, but I, like you, followed along as best as I could through the wondrous MGS coverage. I loved seeing all of the new stuff, and Golfspy Tim's #boothbabeselfie campaign was classic entertainment! Really though, for me, it's all about the new gear. Every year, I try to envision myself playing the new stuff, wondering and dreaming about the effect it will have on my game. This year, I was so wrapped up in new gear that I even had to make a spreadsheet to keep track of my choices when trying to answer my own Best 13 Club Set thread in the forum. New gear excites my mind, opens up new possibilities, and really ramps up my anticipation for the golf season. new New NEW! That's my typical January golf brain. Then I re-gripped my putter. Most of the time when I change the grip on a putter, my psyche remains stable. No associated huge flashes of insight or clarity. This past time was different though. This re-gripping came on the heels of looking at a bunch putter grips for the MGS 2013 Putter Grip Run Down. How many grips was that? Just take a look at this box full of putter grips: Never before have I had so many putter grips to choose from. Against all odds, I settled on one grip, had it installed, and then after rolling a ball… BAM! POW! Revelation! Discovery! What happened? What was the revelation? What is this amazing putter grip? The grip I put on doesn't really matter. The point is that it was a grip that I frequently have used on my putters in the past. I had 30+ grips to choose from, and I went with the old favorite. And you know what? It felt FANTASTIC. Because I know it's killing you not to know, here's the grip: Orange Jumbo Iomic The moment of clarity was the interesting thing though. I had access to everything that was new, and I went with the old standard. That grip made a huge and immediate putting difference. As soon as I put on the Iomic grip, my putting improved dramatically with that particular putter. Was it the grip's weight or geometry? Could it be the color or texture? Could it be familiar comfort translating to confidence? If I'm making putts, I usually don't ask why. Even if I did ask why, this time, I knew the “new” grip was responsible. I've Done This Before, You Likely Have TooThat putter grip revelation drove me to think about returning to other favorites instead of the new. There have been numerous times when I have tried new gear, be it clubs or accessories, only to return to the tried and true. I have a feeling that I am not alone in this. We get emotionally excited for the new, but return to the familiar once the novelty has worn off. I think that many golfers are likely to experiment with the new and different golf grips. Grips are not an expensive experiment, especially if you compare cost of the cost of re-gripping a club or two to the cost of getting a new driver. I usually buy a couple of new grips, put them on woods or wedges, and then make a decision about changing the rest of the set after playing with them for a bit. If I like them, new grips for all! How many times do you pull the new-grip trigger? Not just replacing the ones you wore out with the same grips, but rather installing a totally new style. How many times do those new grips make it to the worn out stage before you swap them out for something else? Not all experiments are successful. Sometimes we need to return to our happy place. My Happy Place Grip: Golf Pride New Decade MultiCompound (NDMC) Although they may have the longest name in golf grips, Golf Pride's NDMC is the grip that I always return to after trying other things. I have had extended play relationships with other grips. A white set of PURE grips lasted a season, as did the latest set of now-wearing-out Lamkin Crosslines. However, when I decided to re-grip, my impulse was not to put on another set of Crosslines, but rather to return to the New Decades. I enjoyed the Crosslines. I even played some good golf with the Crosslines, but the first impulse was hello again Mr. Golf Pride. The desire to return to the New Decades shouldn't have been that surprising. One of the guys who I play with weekly plays my old set of '09 Burner irons, sporting some nice red New Decades. Every time we play, I notice those grips, or to be fair, I covet those grips. Maybe it's the color or maybe it's the memory of playing with them. I don't know. But when the re-grip question came up this month, New Decades were the answer. And they are New, New Decades! Now lest you think that I have lost my taste for the new, the set of NDMC's that I am installing this time is a new-for-2014 batch of New Decade Multicompound PLATINUM grips! Last year-ish, Golf Pride added the whiteout variant to the NDMC line, this year, the Platinum. What has changed? Well in the NDMC-P, the cord section is now platinum grey as opposed to white or black. Are the NDMC-P only cosmetically changed then? I hope so! I am looking for that same New Decade feel and play in a fancy new color. The perfect situation is getting a new look, but still behaving like an old favorite. I first played NDMC grips in 2009, and I want these new ones to feel like those. However, there is nothing wrong with adding a bit of new 2014 flair. With the standard, the whiteout, and the platinum versions, NDMC lovers now have more aesthetic options than ever before. This is great! Although the loss of purple from the New Decade palate saddens me greatly. What Are Your Golf “Comfort Foods”?As I said before, I don't think that I am the only one who tries new equipment for a while, only to return to the same staples over and over again. Will we ever stick with what we know works, ignoring the new? Not likely. New is exciting. New holds possibilities. New is, well, NEW! We should go with what we love, but maybe we will love something new more. What is the golf thing that you return to? What is the Forrest to your Jenny? Wait. Don't tell me yet. Let me make it worth your while. If you tell all of us, you can… WIN A NEW SET OF 2014 GOLF PRIDE GRIPS One lucky commenter below will win 13 grips from one of Golf Pride's New 2014 Line up. You can win a set of either the new CP2 Pro, CP2 Wrap, Tour Velvet Super Tack or, yes, even the New Decade MultiCompound Platinum Series. All you need to do to enter is post the following information in this article's comment section: What is the piece of golf equipment that you always return to playing? If you are the winner, which of the four 2014 Golf Pride grip lines will you select and why will you pick that grip line? Good Luck!
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