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Lots of talk here about new grips recently -- what do you have for favorites? Brands? Styles? Do you like the "Special Edition" grips? Is being able to customize colors important?  

 

Have some favorites -- I like Lamkin's Crossline, UTx and CrossLine Full Cord grips, and Golf Pride's MutliCompounds, Tour Velvets and Full Cords.  Pure's are a favorite, as well.  I don't like wraps at all - they just don't feel right to me.  I've tried leather grips - just couldn't get the feel of them, but may give them another go when it's time to regrip...

 

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Blue Pure is on an old Hogan Hybrid I resifted with an XCalibre - awesome club! The Tour Velvet is on my Nike Vapor Pro Combo set and the GP Full Cord is on a set of Wilson FG Tour V4's -- I like those grips the best, I think...they just feel right in my hands. 

 

What say you guys??

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Lamkin Mid-size Crossline seems to be the grip I keep coming back to.  As other grips wear out, that's what I'm replacing them with.

What's In The Bag

Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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I've played quite a few different Lamkins, and all were nice. They just didn't hold up through an entire season.

 

Switched to PURE's 3 seasons ago and haven't looked back.  I play the PURE Pro and it's the best grip I've ever used.  Easily makes it through a season and on some wedges I've used them over 2 seasons and still tacky.  I came for the color choices, but stayed for the performance and durability.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SLDR w/ Fujikura Ventus Black

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :cleveland-small: 5i - gap Launcher CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 CBX & 58 Zipcore w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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I've played quite a few different Lamkins, and all were nice. They just didn't hold up through an entire season.

 

Switched to PURE's 3 seasons ago and haven't looked back.  I play the PURE Pro and it's the best grip I've ever used.  Easily makes it through a season and on some wedges I've used them over 2 seasons and still tacky.  I came for the color choices, but stayed for the performance and durability.

 

Absolutely!!  Had the PURE Pros on my clubs for over a year and they were still tacky.  However, I pulled them off last month and put on the Pure DTX because I always liked the Golf Pride NDMC feel and wanted to give them a try.  They feel rough but soft, if that's possible.  I actually think they work better for me because I feel like I can grip the club with less pressure and still maintain control.  AND, because they are PURE grips put on with air and not tape, I can change them out if I want to in minutes.  I put the year old PURE Pros on my backup set and they are fine for this year.

 

I bought a set of customized PURE P2 Wrap (black with green lettering) and personalized as a present for my wife.  She prefers golf stuff for presents!  Nice, huh?  One-stop shopping for all our needs!

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Tried some Golf Pride Niion's last year -- didn't like them at all! Looked cool but they never did feel right for me.  On a somewhat related note, just ordered a SuperStroke with the counterbalance weight for my putter. Be interesting to see how this one works out...

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Golf Pride CP2 Wraps..

Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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I was a lifelong cordline fan until last year. When we were doing the prototypes for my irons my fitter used the Golf Pride tour Wraps. I liked them and the weight balanced out the clubs with what we were trying to do. I ended up changing all my clubs to this grip except the putter. On the putter I usually use an old school Maltby wrap grip. I have not had any slippage issue at all with them and it gets hot here in the summer and I do sweat a lot. I love the way they clean up with water and so far they have been on a year and are still tacky

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I love the lamkin rel ace grips. Actually need to order a set to regrip everything for the season.

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Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Switched to PURE's 3 seasons ago and haven't looked back.  I play the PURE Pro and it's the best grip I've ever used.  Easily makes it through a season and on some wedges I've used them over 2 seasons and still tacky.  I came for the color choices, but stayed for the performance and durability.

Couldn't agree more.

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:titelist-small: TS2 Driver Hzrdous Smoke Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:titelist-small: TS2 Hybrids  Mitsubishi Tensei Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:mizuno-small:  MP-59 5-PW; KBS Tour (Regular Flex)
 :callaway-small: PM Grind Wedges
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I've been using the Iomic X-Grip for about 5 years.  They feel soft, but between the material and the texture, they're the "grippiest" grips I've ever used, even in the rain.  They feel a little soft, and they do wear a bit, but they never even started to feel slick.  I had them on for over 3 years, and only needed to buy new ones because I bought new clubs.  My only complaint is that as Iomic has added more grip varieties, they've cut down on the color choices.

Prior to the Iomics I've used GP New Decade, Tour Velvet Cord, and back even a few more years used Tour Wrap grips.

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:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

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Have been using Lamkin REL 3gen. Trying out the White Lamkin Performance Plus midsize on the irons this year and the black REL 360 midsize on the woods. These grips wear and clean up well. Just wipe em' down with a damp towel, hit em' with a soft wire brush once in a while and they're tacki as ever. We'll see how the white holds up. But, for a $1.99 each at DTG I'll take the chance.

Driver: :adams-small: XTD Ti 9* Matrix Ozik Red Tie s flex                        

Fairway: :cobra-small: AMP 15* Aldila RIP s flex               

Hybrid:  :cleveland-small: 588 Custom 20.5* Matrix Ozik Altus

Irons: :taylormade-small:  2014 Tour Preferred MC 4-pw w/ KBS Tour s flex +1"  

Wedges:  :scatch-golf-1: 8620 50*DD w/ KBS Rev, 54* and 58* DD w/ KBS C-Taper  

Putter: :bridgestone-small:  TD-01 True Balance 34"

 

 

 

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I play GP multi-compound whiteouts on all my clubs but my wedges.  I prefer a softer tacky grip on the wedges and currently have Iomic 2.3's on the wedges.  I also undersize my grips a bit since I have the hands of an 8 year old school girl.

In the Bag for 2021

:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5* AD TP 6x

:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 15* AD TP 7x

:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 18* AD MT 7x

:callaway-small: X Forged UT 24* MMT 105TX

:callaway-small: Apex Pro 5 - AW Steelfiber 115x

:callaway-small: PM Grind 2.0 54* $ 58* KBS $ Taper 120 Black

:ping-small: B90

 

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I like the Lamkin Crossline cords and the one BestGrips Microperf grip I have is starting to grow on me, may be picking up more possibly. I also like Golf Pride New Decade Multi-Compound grips but for me, they wear out too fast. 

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I like the Lamkin Crossline cords and the one BestGrips Microperf grip I have is starting to grow on me, may be picking up more possibly. I also like Golf Pride New Decade Multi-Compound grips but for me, they wear out too fast.

 

I liked the NDMC grips too, but their wearing out fast led me to the PUREs. I have the BG Microperf on my putter and see no reason to change. Nice feel.

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Golf Pride Tour Wrap for me.  Ive always loved the feel of a wrap grip, even if some of the newer, multi compound grips would probably perform better in the heat, humidity and sweat of the summer.

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Whats in my Sun Mountain 2.5+ stand bag?

Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* 

Hybrid: Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 3H

Irons: Mizuno T-Zoid True 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Mizuno S18 blue ion 54*

Putter: Mizuno Bettinardi A-02

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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Pure Pro midsize, but I might give the DTX in midsize a run and see if I like them.

In the bag:
Driver: :titelist-small: TSi2 Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0
Fairway: :Sub70: 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939X 3 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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If I didn't have to buy them myself I would play Winn Oversize DriTacs. But they wear out so quickly I just can't do it.

 

I am playing the Pure Midsize wrap grips and even though I like them, I would prefer the Winn's for the feel.

 

I haven't tried the DTX's as I usually don't like a super firm grip, but they seem popular, I might have to.

 

I with Pure made an over sized grip as the midsize is still too small for my tastes, but I get by.

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Titleist 17, 19, and 21 degree 818 H2 Hybrids

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Titleist Vokey SM7 54 Wedge

Titleist Vokey SM7 58 Wedge

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