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Has there been an article done on grips?  Maybe i missed it during my search.

side note I just received my t100-S clubs and three of the grips are old, grey and slippery. was shocked when i received these from Titleist.

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Has there been an article done on grips?  Maybe i missed it during my search.
side note : I just received my t100-S clubs and three of the grips are old, grey and slippery. was shocked when i received these from Titleist.

Haven’t seen an official MGS review on grips.
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Has there been an article done on grips?  Maybe i missed it during my search.
side note : I just received my t100-S clubs and three of the grips are old, grey and slippery. was shocked when i received these from Titleist.

There are a few threads here on grips - but no official testing. I would imagine the testing protocol would be difficult to come up with since they're such a personal choice. As an FYI, I've used Winn and Lamkin but my overall preference is GP MCC+4. As a disclaimer, I've also used other GP grips, but the +4s always won out.


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8 hours ago, Tsecor said:

Has there been an article done on grips?  Maybe i missed it during my search.

side note I just received my t100-S clubs and three of the grips are old, grey and slippery. was shocked when i received these from Titleist.

In my opinion if you received new clubs with bad grips from Titleist, you should contact them. Personally, I would want the same grips on all of my clubs.

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If you follow the WITB forum you will see a lot of favorite grips in there. 

Size is individual

Firmness is a preference

Material is a feel thing

Shape is player determined by factors of dominant hand and feel and preference. 

I would guess Golf Pride, Lamkin, and Winn are the top 3 with pretty much anything they offer being adequate and reliable. 

The Tour Velvet by Golf Pride tapered shape seems to be timeless and the grip all others are compared to. 

The weight of the grip does change the static swing weight but, there is controversy over the lack of change in the MOI of a club because MOI is measured differently. 

The Winn Dri-Tac don't feel as durable to me but, people I know who play them say they are great if you play without a glove. 

I play Golf Pride Tour Velvet Midsize in my irons.

My woods have Golf Pride CP2 wrap midsize

My wedges have Lamkin Crossline Midsize (equivalent to Tour Velvet)

And then there is Dechambeu with his Jumbo Max grips to allow a straight shaft angle. 

And then there is Bubba with tons of extra wraps on his driver. 

And then there is back weighting...

Endless options. 

My opinion is that buying from the big 3 will give you good performance for at least 2-3 years.

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17 hours ago, tony@CIC said:


There are a few threads here on grips - but no official testing. I would imagine the testing protocol would be difficult to come up with since they're such a personal choice. As an FYI, I've used Winn and Lamkin but my overall preference is GP MCC+4. As a disclaimer, I've also used other GP grips, but the +4s always won out.


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I use the MCC+4 on my driver and hybrids and love them for those applications.  On my irons, i always use the standard GP Tour Velvet. Maybe ill try the TV +4.....

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10 hours ago, GaDawg said:

In my opinion if you received new clubs with bad grips from Titleist, you should contact them. Personally, I would want the same grips on all of my clubs.

i did contact them and they are sending 2 new grips, but what a pain. its easier just to go to the pro shopn and get new ones installed for 10 bucks.

irons have all the same grips

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6 hours ago, Buffly said:

If you follow the WITB forum you will see a lot of favorite grips in there. 

Size is individual

Firmness is a preference

Material is a feel thing

Shape is player determined by factors of dominant hand and feel and preference. 

I would guess Golf Pride, Lamkin, and Winn are the top 3 with pretty much anything they offer being adequate and reliable. 

The Tour Velvet by Golf Pride tapered shape seems to be timeless and the grip all others are compared to. 

The weight of the grip does change the static swing weight but, there is controversy over the lack of change in the MOI of a club because MOI is measured differently. 

The Winn Dri-Tac don't feel as durable to me but, people I know who play them say they are great if you play without a glove. 

I play Golf Pride Tour Velvet Midsize in my irons.

My woods have Golf Pride CP2 wrap midsize

My wedges have Lamkin Crossline Midsize (equivalent to Tour Velvet)

And then there is Dechambeu with his Jumbo Max grips to allow a straight shaft angle. 

And then there is Bubba with tons of extra wraps on his driver. 

And then there is back weighting...

Endless options. 

My opinion is that buying from the big 3 will give you good performance for at least 2-3 years.

Agree. GP tour velvet are the best for my irons as well. best all around grip for me.  What size hand do you have" mine is 8' and i always struggle with the perfect grip width

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My iron set came with Lamkin Crossline's and I've enjoyed them so far. Tried GP MCC, GP Aligns, and GP Tour Velvet as well, but based on price and comfort the Lamkins are winning for me. Now Putter grips are c ompleteyl different beast, however I have loved my GP Pro Only in a couple sizes and have really enjoyed them.

 

Like others have said, those, it's all personal preference.

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Not a fan of Winn, since all their spongy grips wear out too soon.

MCC+4 are great as no upcharge option when buying a new set, but I probably wouldn't pick them to regrip a set, since they are pretty expensive.

Just tried the Lamkin Crossline for the first time on my Cobra SZ driver and I like it. These might be my next choice to regrip.

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There are a few threads here on grips - but no official testing. I would imagine the testing protocol would be difficult to come up with since they're such a personal choice. As an FYI, I've used Winn and Lamkin but my overall preference is GP MCC+4. As a disclaimer, I've also used other GP grips, but the +4s always won out.


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I’ll 2nd that.


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I've tried Golf Pride, Lamkin & Winn. 

Will no longer use Winn Grips, as Kanoito said above they are spongy & found they get slippery. Also changed the weight of irons & feel of club.  

Tour Velvets, whether Golf Pride or Lamkin also get slippery when wet, especially in FL heat! So I keep going back to Golf Pride Tour Wraps (Jumbo) and GP MCC+4 Med in my wedges. Tour Wraps seem to keep their tackiness, even when they get a bit worn. Weight of the GP Tour Wrap is approx 78 grams, which gives me a better feel for my irons. 

 

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11 hours ago, Tsecor said:

i did contact them and they are sending 2 new grips, but what a pain. its easier just to go to the pro shopn and get new ones installed for 10 bucks.

irons have all the same grips

I understand your frustration, but I don't give people a pass!

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11 hours ago, GaDawg said:

I understand your frustration, but I don't give people a pass!

its more of a pick your battles scenario....plus they are sending me the cost of the grip which is $3.95....lol...its not even worth it

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On 9/8/2020 at 1:58 PM, tony@CIC said:


There are a few threads here on grips - but no official testing. I would imagine the testing protocol would be difficult to come up with since they're such a personal choice. As an FYI, I've used Winn and Lamkin but my overall preference is GP MCC+4. As a disclaimer, I've also used other GP grips, but the +4s always won out.


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Agreed, but I think its just like shoes, gloves...all very personal...but there are many aspects of Softness, firmness, grip when wet or sweaty.....the GP web site walks you through 5 questions before suggesting a grip....i think it would be easy to come up with a protocol since the categories may be limited somewhat.....call in the testers to hit 100 shots with each grip to see what they like....#mostwanted

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call in the testers to hit 100 shots with each grip to see what they like....#mostwanted

 That’s a lot of shots per grip; we don’t hit that many for any individual club. And we don’t evaluate performance for anything we test; our input is just informational.

 

I would suggest following the same type of protocol that we follow for everything. Single club model, different grip on each, and then hit about 20 shots per grip. But with the number of grips and grip sizes you are probably talking 15+ sessions which would take about 2 months to get through. Probably not enough time to get through unless it was a quick turnaround lab test. No real offseason to do the test; even though the testers aren’t doing any testing, the staff is doing the prep work for the next years tests.

 

It would be interesting to do and j can see all the comments to the article....why didn’t you test x, you really need to test 3 wraps instead of 4, how big was each testers hand, can you do a breakdown by swingspeed, etc.

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11 minutes ago, cnosil said:

 That’s a lot of shots per grip; we don’t hit that many for any individual club. And we don’t evaluate performance for anything we test; our input is just informational.

 

I would suggest following the same type of protocol that we follow for everything. Single club model, different grip on each, and then hit about 20 shots per grip. But with the number of grips and grip sizes you are probably talking 15+ sessions which would take about 2 months to get through. Probably not enough time to get through unless it was a quick turnaround lab test. No real offseason to do the test; even though the testers aren’t doing any testing, the staff is doing the prep work for the next years tests.

 

It would be interesting to do and j can see all the comments to the article....why didn’t you test x, you really need to test 3 wraps instead of 4, how big was each testers hand, can you do a breakdown by swingspeed, etc. emoji23.png

Another issue specific to grips, at least for those of us who don't change clubs frequently, is durability.  To evaluate that appropriately would mean trying to get hundreds or even thousands of swings on each grip.  

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Another issue specific to grips, at least for those of us who don't change clubs frequently, is durability.  To evaluate that appropriately would mean trying to get hundreds or even thousands of swings on each grip.  

We could also get into things like Playing with or without a glove and humidity/rain
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2 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

Another issue specific to grips, at least for those of us who don't change clubs frequently, is durability.  To evaluate that appropriately would mean trying to get hundreds or even thousands of swings on each grip.  

Thats would be side test since you change your grips when they get worn anyway...it could be about comfort, playability and performance

you can test durability other ways

 

 

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3 hours ago, cnosil said:

 That’s a lot of shots per grip; we don’t hit that many for any individual club. And we don’t evaluate performance for anything we test; our input is just informational.

 

I would suggest following the same type of protocol that we follow for everything. Single club model, different grip on each, and then hit about 20 shots per grip. But with the number of grips and grip sizes you are probably talking 15+ sessions which would take about 2 months to get through. Probably not enough time to get through unless it was a quick turnaround lab test. No real offseason to do the test; even though the testers aren’t doing any testing, the staff is doing the prep work for the next years tests.

 

It would be interesting to do and j can see all the comments to the article....why didn’t you test x, you really need to test 3 wraps instead of 4, how big was each testers hand, can you do a breakdown by swingspeed, etc. emoji23.png

I could definitely see the fanbase asking a million questions.....that would drive me nuts as a content provider....lol....

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