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The first set of clubs I got, I had regrouped with Golf Pride MCC+4 grips after taking the quiz on their website. 

  • Pros: I really like the hybrid texture and feel of the thicker top hand because it feels most similar to a baseball bat (I played through college). I felt I had control of the clubs with enough texture that my grip wouldn’t slip, but not too much that I would destroy my hands.
  • Cons: The only downsides are they are expensive and the extra buildup of rubber to simulate extra tape wraps changes the swingweight by a couple of points compared to just using extra tape. 

Since, I’ve tried Winn Dri-Tac, Tour Velvet, CP2 Wrap, the regular MCC, Tour Velvet Align, Tour Velvet 360, Larkin UTX cord, and Z-Cord.

Of all of these, my favorite is the Tour Velvet 360 and the one I have on my irons in midsize with 3 extra wraps of tape on the bottom hand. 

  • Pros: Soft and tacky, with good feedback on the hands. The texture is a little rougher than the regular tour velvet, but the rubber is softer so it doesn’t cut into my hands like other grips. 
  • Cons: small particles can get stuck in the texture

Thoughts on the other grips:

Winn Dri-Tac

 

  • Pros: soft and tacky, really nice to hold, especially on a grip sample rack that golf shops have
  • Cons: too soft and squishy and no texture, making it hard to swing. Maybe a good grip for irons, or wedges, but I had it on a driver and felt like I was going to slip every time. Not my favorite for swinging. 

Tour Velvet

  • Pros: super affordable, a little texture, right amount of feedback 
  • Cons: I might have gotten bad batches of these, but I’ve had 3 different Tour Velvets on different clubs and have not liked any of them. I’m not sure what it is, but they always feel like there is a film of dust on them. I’ve cleaned them and wetted them before a round but they always feel like they are dirty. Also, the last time I played in some light rain the one club that has the tour velvet was the only club that slipped out of my hand in about 75 swings.

Tour Velvet Align

  • Pros: The ridge is moderately helpful. This version seemed to be a different kind of rubber that was more like the rubber on a basketball shoe and harder than the regular. That made it a bit more tacky when wet than the regular tour velvet, but it also seemed to attract dirt easily. 
  • Cons: the ridge didn’t seem helpful enough for me to justify spending a little extra it

Z-Cord

  • Pros: great texture and feedback. That light rain round I mentioned, this grip was fantastic. Highly recommend for those in humid areas or that play in wet conditions often. This grip stays in your hand. 
  • Cons: I t’s a really firm grip with a lot of texture. I agree with OP that it can do a number on your hand. Good thing is I have it on my SW (stock Mizuno T20) so I maybe take a full swing with it once a month. 

CP2 Wrap

  • Pros: tacky and soft but with a little texture that puts it above the Dri-Tac, slightly built up lower hand to reduce taper
  • Cons: tackiness goes away quickly and there is not enough texture, plus it attracts dust and dirt easily since it is fairly tacky

MCC

  • Pros: same as the plus 4
  • Cons: this may be particular to me, but I found this one wore down easily, especially after cleaning. The rubber gets really hard and the texture goes always. Plus, I prefer the plus 4 version more. 

UTX Cord

  • Pros: really good texture on the hands without being too rough and good feedback from shots
  • Cons: not a very tacky grip, and the cord really holds onto oil from hands. The places where I usually grip would be sort of slick even with cleaning after a round

Driver: :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero 9º (Fujikura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 6X)

3 Wood:callaway-small: Mavrik 15° (Aldila Rogue White 70S)

Hybrid: :callaway-small:Mavrik Pro 3 Hybrid 20° (KBS Proto 80 S)

4i-7i:titelist-small: T200 (AMT Black S300)

8i-PW:Miura: CB-301 (Nippon Modus3 105 S)

Wedges

:mizuno-small: T20 48/5 Satin (GW); T20 54/14 Blue Ion (SW) (Tour Issue S400)

:ping-small: Glide 3.0 Eye2 60/8 (LW) (Nippon Ping Z-Z115)

Putter:odyssey-small: Toulon Design Stroke Lab Las Vegas with H7 neck

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1

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All my clubs (sans the putter) have Golf Pride Tour Wrap (mid-size) grips.  They are softer than most grips and tacky (when clean) which keeps the club feeling secure in my hands without needing to squeeze at all.  My putter is a Two Thumb grip (out of the UK) that is flat on top and bottom and quite wide, comfortably accommodating both hands using my putting prayer grip (how appropriate).    

 :ping-small: G425 Driver - 10.5 degree

 :ping-small: G425 3W - 16 degree

 :ping-small: G425 5W - 19 degree

 :ping-small: G425 4 Hybrid - 22 degree

 SRIXON ZX4 5-AW - Nippon MODUS 105 shafts

:scotty-cameron-1: Phantom X 8 Putter - Original "Two Thumb" grip 

Edel Trapper Wedge Lob Wedge 60 Degree Used Golf Club at GlobalGolf.com 54 and 58 degree V-Grind SMS wedges

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6 minutes ago, DJ Mico said:

The first set of clubs I got, I had regrouped with Golf Pride MCC+4 grips after taking the quiz on their website. 

  • Pros: I really like the hybrid texture and feel of the thicker top hand because it feels most similar to a baseball bat (I played through college). I felt I had control of the clubs with enough texture that my grip wouldn’t slip, but not too much that I would destroy my hands.
  • Cons: The only downsides are they are expensive and the extra buildup of rubber to simulate extra tape wraps changes the swingweight by a couple of points compared to just using extra tape. 

Since, I’ve tried Winn Dri-Tac, Tour Velvet, CP2 Wrap, the regular MCC, Tour Velvet Align, Tour Velvet 360, Larkin UTX cord, and Z-Cord.

Of all of these, my favorite is the Tour Velvet 360 and the one I have on my irons in midsize with 3 extra wraps of tape on the bottom hand. 

  • Pros: Soft and tacky, with good feedback on the hands. The texture is a little rougher than the regular tour velvet, but the rubber is softer so it doesn’t cut into my hands like other grips. 
  • Cons: small particles can get stuck in the texture

Thoughts on the other grips:

Winn Dri-Tac

 

  • Pros: soft and tacky, really nice to hold, especially on a grip sample rack that golf shops have
  • Cons: too soft and squishy and no texture, making it hard to swing. Maybe a good grip for irons, or wedges, but I had it on a driver and felt like I was going to slip every time. Not my favorite for swinging. 

Tour Velvet

  • Pros: super affordable, a little texture, right amount of feedback 
  • Cons: I might have gotten bad batches of these, but I’ve had 3 different Tour Velvets on different clubs and have not liked any of them. I’m not sure what it is, but they always feel like there is a film of dust on them. I’ve cleaned them and wetted them before a round but they always feel like they are dirty. Also, the last time I played in some light rain the one club that has the tour velvet was the only club that slipped out of my hand in about 75 swings.

Tour Velvet Align

  • Pros: The ridge is moderately helpful. This version seemed to be a different kind of rubber that was more like the rubber on a basketball shoe and harder than the regular. That made it a bit more tacky when wet than the regular tour velvet, but it also seemed to attract dirt easily. 
  • Cons: the ridge didn’t seem helpful enough for me to justify spending a little extra it

Z-Cord

  • Pros: great texture and feedback. That light rain round I mentioned, this grip was fantastic. Highly recommend for those in humid areas or that play in wet conditions often. This grip stays in your hand. 
  • Cons: I t’s a really firm grip with a lot of texture. I agree with OP that it can do a number on your hand. Good thing is I have it on my SW (stock Mizuno T20) so I maybe take a full swing with it once a month. 

CP2 Wrap

  • Pros: tacky and soft but with a little texture that puts it above the Dri-Tac, slightly built up lower hand to reduce taper
  • Cons: tackiness goes away quickly and there is not enough texture, plus it attracts dust and dirt easily since it is fairly tacky

MCC

  • Pros: same as the plus 4
  • Cons: this may be particular to me, but I found this one wore down easily, especially after cleaning. The rubber gets really hard and the texture goes always. Plus, I prefer the plus 4 version more. 

UTX Cord

  • Pros: really good texture on the hands without being too rough and good feedback from shots
  • Cons: not a very tacky grip, and the cord really holds onto oil from hands. The places where I usually grip would be sort of slick even with cleaning after a round

Id really love to hear your feed back on IOmic, you seem to really know your stuff @DJ Mico

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Golf Pride for the win.  However, prices have gone up recently, so the more inexpensive options are my choice these days... Tacki, Royal, discounted Lamkin etc...

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I may get dissed for this, but I love Champkey grips. Yup, those ultra cheap grips sold on Amazon. Around $35 for a full set of 13 grips. That means it's super cost effective to change them as often as you want to. But, and this is a big but, I haven't had to yet and they've been on my clubs for more than a year and over 30 rounds of golf. I bought them the first time because they were cheap. I'll buy them again because they're really nice grips. They're tacky, they don't wear out too fast, and the midsize is super comfortable. I see absolutely no reason to spend $6-10 per grip when I can get these for less than $3. Anyone who doesn't at least give them a try is just being stubborn. Read the Amazon reviews - over 90% 4 & 5 star. Watch one of several YouTube videos. Very few golfers have anything bad to say about them. 

Sorry, didn't mean for this to sound like an infomercial. I just really like them, and I love saving money. 

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I used to be a Pure Pro user.  Theyre great when dry, but I found they are not so wonderful when you add moisture.  Part of my motivation for switching away from them.

Such has been my experience <shrug>

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila NV75 X, 43.5" -or- SpeedZone, HZRDUS Black 75 6.5, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42" -or- Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; PM Grind 19 58*, stock shaft
Putter:  Mizuno TPM-2, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TM TP5

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1 hour ago, ryno_wineo said:

I started using Pure Grips, DTX model - they’re full rubber, have sensational grip, and can be cleaned with soap/water and look/feel new.
 

*Disclaimer:  I live in Arizona, play 120+ rounds of golf annually, and have oily skin/sweat heavily in the summer. I normally go through 2 sets of grips/year between rounds and range time, but had been gaming the same set for over a year; I just replaced them recently because a new, obnoxious color came out and I wanted to be…obnoxious.   The only downside I’ve found so far is that due to it being 100% rubber, the Arccos screw-ins can fall out mid-swing; nothing a little electrical tape can’t fix!

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Wish they made the obnoxious colors in jumbo!

PXG Gen 4 Driver, 3W and 3H

PXG Gen 2 XF Irons 5-G

PXG Gen 2 54/58

PXG One and Done

:titelist-small: Tour Soft, Yellow

:Arccos:

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Pure Pro for me for the past ten years. Blow them on and off when switching clubs. They last years with the occasional soap and water cleanup. I love them!

  • Taylormade SIM2 8° Fujikura Ventus Blue with VeloCore 6-R
  • TaylorMade M5 15° Project X HZRDUS Red 75 6.0
  • Callaway Big Bertha 19° KBS Tour Prototype 85 S
  • Srixon 4-AW Nippon Modus 3 105 R
  • Cleveland ZipCore 54° Mid and 58° Mid DG Spinner
  • Sub70 Mi-Mallet Sycamore 002 35"
  • Titleist Pro V1x
  • Arccos Gen 3 sensors
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I actually like the Golf Pride MCC's, but I use the G-Rip midsize for all but my putter. I just like the way they feel. And the price point is pretty good.

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Golfpride TV+4 or MCC+4.

Mavrik Max Driver

M2 5W

818 hybrids

Steelhead XR Irons

ZipCore wedges

SeeMore PR M7X

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Winn dry tac

have arthritis in the fingers and they are the most comfortable for me. Also I prefer to play without a glove unless it’s raining. On a simulator or range day my hands feel just as good as when I started. If I hit about 20 balls with my 2 udi which has factory grip I can feel it in my hands all day. Reason for not regripping my 2 is not sure if I will keep it, waiting on Sub70 to restock to pick up a 4 iron which will replace the 2

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8 hours ago, epicgolfshot said:

Ive had some really bad experiences with grips (z-cord literally shredded by palm) and wanted to get peoples feedback on the grips they use and why?

 

Golf Pride CP2 Pro, just a good solid feel in the hands. There isn't a cord grip made that I like.

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