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#1 strokerAce

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:32 PM

Has anyone tried the new 'align' grips from GolfPride?  I'm keenly interested but am not sure if they are either helpful or annoying...

 

Curious to hear your thoughts.

 

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:36 PM

I hate ribbed grips so not quite sure I'd even give this grip a chance. And obviously you'd never want to put one on a driver or any other club that you'd potentially adjust

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:49 PM

I bought one and plan to try it on one of my clubs. If I like it then I'll ge a whole set. Already play the MCC so it won't be a huge change but if It helps me keep the face lined up correctly I'm game

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:50 PM

Old tech... new grip.

They used to make grips a long time ago with this feature. I think I had something like this on the old GP Victory grips if I recall correctly.

Can't say good or bad it's been so long.


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#5 strokerAce

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:50 PM

I hate ribbed grips so not quite sure I'd even give this grip a chance. And obviously you'd never want to put one on a driver or any other club that you'd potentially adjust

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Good point about the adjustable shafts!  Not sure many people would think of that.  


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:54 PM

I have been dying to try these and get for my irons, I have a bad grip issue where for some reason i always close the face, hoping these help, I did start taking my grip with my right hand first and it's helped my issue tremendously.


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:04 PM

These are not on my radar, as far as trying them.
On wedges I like the idea of the round dots.
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:13 PM

Got to try them at the PGA show - Golf Pride was part of the Tour Edge media day event and they had some clubs with the Align grips for us to try. I kinda liked them for irons, but like you guys not sure they'd make sense on adjustable clubs. I love the Plus 4 grips anyway - and from the one sampling I'd give these a try.


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#9 strokerAce

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:14 PM

I think I'd be willing to try them on my non-adjustable clubs - excluding my wedges...  

 

I do like the idea of having that physical 'reminder' that you are all set and ready to fire away...


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 08:47 PM

I had to regrip a new 5 wood I just acquired and decided to throw this grip on!  I've hit about 10 balls with it but I can't get enough of the way it feels.  I never played with reminder grips so while I've had some limited experience with them on random clubs, this is the first time I've gamed one.

 

If I didn't have 12 brand new MCC+4s on my other sticks then I would be regripping my entire set...except my 60. Obvious reasons, right?

 

These are much more natural feeling than old ribbed grips, again from my limited experience.  

 

Worth the $8 to go get and have installed on an extra club to try out!


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 12:47 PM

I have played "ribbed"/"reminder"/"Learner" grips since I was 13. I am 57 at this current time. Never played with anything else quite frankly. If it was good enough for Ben Hogan to lay a piece of wire in the rear section of the club in order to promote a consistent reliable grip of the club why would I think differently?  In fact most junior clubs come with this type of grip installed. I can honestly say that the wedges are the exception to installing the ribbed grip. The round traditional grips allow for opening of the face for lob shots etc. so I would not recommend them for your wedges. In addition, I would also not recommend putting on an adjustable driver such as  TaylorMade, Callaway, or Titleist driver, for example. However, where I draw a major  distinction from other posts is...... what to do after a proper Driver fitting?? These clubs are multi-faceted in their design. Hundreds of settings and hundreds of shaft options. The mistake is that they give you a wrench!!! If you have been fit for your Driver, more often than not you aren't going to change it. PLUS, more often than not, you only need the wrench after the loft has been determined for draw bias or high low launch setting, neither has anything to do with a align grip. When you shift the loft then the grip rotates, which messes with the position of the rib. If you haven't been fit properly from a reputable professional I would highly suggest doing so. I have played R7 TP on though the line of adjustable drivers from Taylormade ( Yes I know R7 wasn't adjustable) But R9, R11 M1 2016 and the current M1 2017 are. If you buy an adjustable driver, it comes with a round grip. Once you dial it in, (either on your own or via a proper fitting), rip the round grip off, and place an align/ribbed grip on it.  Once I find the setting with a round grip I immediately replace the stock grip.

NOTE: 1/3 of all tour pros use RIBBED grips. I thought I was alone in this. When folks ask to hold my clubs they immediately realize the difference. most are PERPLEXED. Bernhard Langer cocks his V55 Ribbed Golf Pride grips ( no longer made) to one side to prevent hooks ( check out the you tube video). I slightly rotate my V55 Ribs from center to the right of center to promote draw. So in essence you can be creative with your grip placement to help correct against your negative tendencies. I SAW THESE BAD BOYS ( Align MCC) AND GOT THE FIRST BOX DELIVERED to Golf Galaxy today. Really a great, great, great idea. I can't think of any negative, other than ribbed grips were hard to find for so many years and they eliminated the V55. NOW........ they are part of a mainstream marketing campaign. Who would have thunk it. I'm glad Golf Pride recognized and expanded on a market for grips that help you GRIP it correctly every time. I have 10 Align MCC grips and I love the fact that they are multi compound. In the past I have tried the multi compound round grips but hated the fact that there was no ribbed option. I tried the round ones, loved the feel but ripped them off after a couple of rounds. Try the Align, you will either hate them or be converted.

if you don't want to spend $10,00-$11 per grip the tour velvet has always come in a ribbed option

If you slice the ball or hook the ball they will help you at a minimum get the feel of the proper grip.



#12 strokerAce

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:29 PM

what to do after a proper Driver fitting?? These clubs are multi-faceted in their design. Hundreds of settings and hundreds of shaft options. The mistake is that they give you a wrench!!! If you have been fit for your Driver, more often than not you aren't going to change it. PLUS, more often than not, you only need the wrench after the loft has been determined for draw bias or high low launch setting, neither has anything to do with a align grip. 

 

When I got fit I asked for the wrench and they wouldn't give it to me.  Seriously.  They said that if something is wrong, come back and they'll watch me hit some balls and make the adjustment there.

 

You don't need a wrench though... Find the right "star" bit and put it on a bit driver and you're all set...


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 04:44 PM



I have played "ribbed"/"reminder"/"Learner" grips since I was 13. I am 57 at this current time. Never played with anything else quite frankly. If it was good enough for Ben Hogan to lay a piece of wire in the rear section of the club in order to promote a consistent reliable grip of the club why would I think differently?

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Great post. I've been wondering about these grips and this is some good info.

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#14 bullldog

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:40 PM

Also if you have to open or close the face (slice hook) to get out of trouble a rib will hinder this.
Edit to add: better make sure grip is on straight through all of em

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:43 PM

It won't matter on the Callaway driver, all the adjustments are in the adapter, you don't turn the shaft, that's one thing I like about the Callaway adapter.
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