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Which golf grip (excluding putter) is your favorite?  

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31 minutes ago, NRJyzr said:


Would you be talking about the Lamkin iLine grips?

Humid conditions is a large part of why I switched to leather.  I've got my own personal furnace 🤔, so when the temps get up and the dewpoint is 60* or 70*+, some grips can be problematic.  
 

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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My favorite grip of all time was the GP Dual Durometer Cord. Great combination of tackiness, grip and were just a little softer than most grips. Sadly, they are no longer made. For a couple years I used Superstroke S-Tech grips, which were great. They run a bit small, though, IMO–I usually use one extra wrap, but I had to go to two with those. Won a new set of Ping irons last year and they came with Arccos/Golf Pride Lite 360 Tour Velvet, which are pretty nice, although I was not a fan of the sensor tech. Not sure where I will go when I re-grip, but the Pure grips seem interesting. I don't have a compressor–can they be installed the traditional way?

Ping G425 irons blue dot Power Spec

Ping G400 Max Driver, Elements Chrome S Shaft

Ping G30 3 Wood

Guerin Rife TwoBar Hybrid Tour Mallet

Ping Glide 3.0 wedges

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5 minutes ago, DFEagle said:

....Not sure where I will go when I re-grip, but the Pure grips seem interesting. I don't have a compressor–can they be installed the traditional way?

Absolutely! Knowing what I know now, I'd probably still use them even if I had to use tape.

:callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ 10.5 w/ Motore X F3 65R shaft

:callaway-small:XR 5 Wood Fairway w/stock Project X Stiff shaft

:tour-edge: EXS220 3 & 4 Hybrid w/KBS TGI Tour Graphite Reg shaft

:mizuno-small: JPX919 Hot Metal 5-GW w/Project X LZ 5.5 shafts

:ping-small: Glide 3.0 54 & 58 deg wedge

Putter in flux!!!

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I've used just about every grip out there.  I was a clubmaker (once a member of the PCA) and still do all my grips.  I could afford any (even though some grips now cost as much as a set of new irons did 25 years ago) and I always use Lamkin Crosslines.  They are among the least expensive, very tacky if kept clean, good in the rain, and wear very well.  I play over 100 rounds a year, and only replace my grips annually because I can, not because they are "worn out".

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Mainstream brands, for me, it's LAMKIN all day.  Came stock on my Mizuno irons, well that was one of the options, so that was my choice.  Lamkin UTX is tacky and remains that way, a buddy has them on his irons, installed in 2017-18, and still feel new, UTX cord that is.  Currently on all my clubs are The Grip Master kangaroo.  Here on the east coast of central Florida, I definitely need that extreme tack.  Have had them on my irons since early 2017, stiff plastic bristled brush and hot water to clean, and they will last forever.  In the "cooler" months they do get a bit firm and feel slick, but a damp towel wipe down works, as does blowing on them for a bit of condensation.  They are a tad pricy, but not having to replace them every year at the least, makes the initial investment worth it.

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Currently playing Royal Grip Sand Wrap and very happy with it. Will definitely stock up if golf works ever puts it on sale.

Used to play Royal Grip Neon. Had kevlar in it but super tacky and mid-soft. Really wish they were never discontinued.

Driver:   Cobra Fly Z- Diamana Kai'li 60 S or Cobra SZ - Xcaliber 6S depends on the day
Fairway:  Ping G15 4 wood- Aldila Serrano 75S
Hybrids:   Cobra TWS 3 and 4 XCaliber FW S75 Shafts 
Irons:    Maltby TS2 5-PW- DG105 S
Wedges:  Maltby 50, 56, 60
Putter:  Hogan Bettinardi BHB 12

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I do not wear a glove and always played corded grips. Im currently gaming the GP Z-Grip Cord's.  No problem with the texture. I tried the SuperStroke grips and they were too soft. IMO, The best grips were the Lamkin UTx but Lamkin discontinued them.  Urghhh.  

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KV

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18 hours ago, Clay5477 said:

I've been regripping my own clubs and regripping for friends for over 30 years.

For a "normal" grip, my go-to is the Golf Pride Multi-Compound Cord +4. Midsize for me. I think the MCC +4 is the best grip available. Except for...

What I actually use personally is the JumboMax JMX UltraLite, Small.

Over the decades I've gone from one wrap of buildup tape, to two, to three, to a midsize grip, to what is traditionally known as a "jumbo", (1/8" over), to the JumboMax XS, and now to the small. I've tried the medium, but that's over the line for me. Although I will admit that the small is now starting to feel a little "smallish."

Seriously, if you've never tried a JumboMax grip, give it a try. It will soften your forearms and wrists, and relax your whole swing.

I'm using the JumboMax STR8 non-tapered medium size on driver. It's like power steering. UltraLite Smalls on the rest of the bag. You're right... relaxed grip, soft forearms, smooth swing.

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22 hours ago, brianmontgomery2000 said:

Pure -- take your pick on model.

Last for YEARS...and I play 2 - 3 times per week for 9-10 months a year.

I went on the Website and noticed that PURE does indeed make a wrap-style grip.

Can't order clubs with it as the factories aren't offering it a far as I can see.

Nevertheless, a definite consideration for replacements grips which will be the more immediate issue as I don't expect to be buying clubs in the near future.  Thanks.

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On 10/13/2021 at 12:54 PM, 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?

 

I have very large thick hands, I wear a size 20 ring.  It has proven impossible to find a glove that fits my hands.  I play without a glove making the grip super important.  I play the Winn Dri-Tac oversized wrap grips.  I like the Wrapped grips because of the grooves.  They enable me to have at least 2 yardages per club, one for full grip and one for each wrap I choke down.  The grips are soft to the touch and have a tacky feel.  

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 * Accra Tour Z TZ6 55 M3 pure 

Fairways: Callaway Maverick 15*  Accra FX 2.0-100F M3 pure  

Hybrid: PXG 0317x 19* Gen 1 Aldila NV 85H

Hybrid: Callaway Maverick 4 Hybrid Accra FX 2.0-100H60 M3 pure  

PXG Gen 3 0311 P 5-Gap  Fujikura Pro 75 pure

Cleveland CG 12 RTG DSG  54/10 & 58/10  Refurbished with raw faces and legal grooves

Putter: Positive Putter P2  Custom

Ball: Pro V1

All clubs have Winn Dri-Tac Wraps oversized

 

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I don't wear a glove so grip is kind of critical. Luckily, my hands don't sweat much here in AZ. I use the standard Callaway grip. Mostly because I just like the feel but also, they are very cheap on the Callaway Preowned site. Only downside is auto 9.95 for shipping, basically no matter how many you buy. I buy in lots of 40. My wife uses them as well. It's not like they wear out just sitting around for a year. My pro puts on grips for $2 so while I can change them, why would I?

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20 hours ago, mikedevine said:

I use Karma golf grips. 2 sets per year. I play and practice a lot. The grips are cheap, $2.19 on Amazon. Good as any. Try em you'll be as happy as I am. They play well and are just great.

 

Are they similar to Tour velvet? My favorites are Lamkin gray 360's or Sonar+.  Bought a new iron set with Tour velvets. They are average. 

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1 hour ago, NC Golfer said:

Are they similar to Tour velvet? My favorites are Lamkin gray 360's or Sonar+.  Bought a new iron set with Tour velvets. They are average. 

I'd say they are. The Karmas seem a little harder and stiffer to me.

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I like the Tacki-Mac Avon Itomic IT2 grips, stay tacky for 2 years (it helps to clean with soap and water), made in the USA .600 standard size round and weigh at 44 grams for about $5 each.

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I have played midsize GP Tour Velvet grips for at least 20 years.  I've been battling golfer's elbow all this season and switched them out for GP CP2 Pro to get more cushion.  These grips are great!  Very tacky and feels like I am not squeezing the club as tightly.

 

 

  • Driver- ping-logo.jpg.c39cc6d1c061e68fb2522832f294fa88.jpg Ping G410 Plus 9*
  • Fairway- tour-edge.gif.a6f294e0926c30f03c36126cc7c0ec50.gifTour Edge Exotics EXS 220 3 Wood 16.5*
  • Hybrid- tour-edge.gif.a6f294e0926c30f03c36126cc7c0ec50.gifTour Edge Hot Launch C521 19* & 22* 
  • Irons- Taylor-Made-Logo.jpg.a922638edae25f1c036539a36e9a0f6e.jpgTaylormade RSi2, 5-PW
  • Wedges- Acer.jpg.51238d11edef77900a56a58a1ce09fc4.jpgAcer XB, 50*, 54* and 58*
  • Putter- ping-logo.jpg.c39cc6d1c061e68fb2522832f294fa88.jpgPing Sigma G Tyne (Superstroke grip)
  • Ball- GHzATeLo.jpg.69ffdb028e4ddbcd7846eb57a52b47ee.jpgSnell MTB-X
  • Bag- ping-logo.jpg.c39cc6d1c061e68fb2522832f294fa88.jpg2021 Ping Hoofer USA Edition 

 

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Golf Pride CP@ Pro Mid-Size for me. The grip stays tacky, does not taper down as much. I used to use Winn Dry tac but they do not hold up as well. Lucky to get a season out of them before the cords start coming through. 

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:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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Used Winn and Superstroke but just installed Lamkin Sonar+...excellent!

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Ping G400 Max Driver 10.5° w/Diamona S+ LTD Blue-Board 70 R Flex

Ping G410 5 Fairway Wood Mitsubishi Tensi Orange R Flex

Ping G410 4-5-6 Hybrids Mitsubishi Tensi Blue R Flex

Ping i500 Irons 5-U w/Recoil SmacWrap F3 Flex (power-spec lofts)

Ping 3.0 Eye2 Glide Wedges 54°-58° w/Recoil SmacWrap F3 Flex

2019 Bettinardi QB6 and 2021 Ping Fetch Putter (depends on the greens)

PING Pioneer Cart Bag

Lamkin Sonar+ Mid-Size Grips

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I’m partial to Golfpride tour velvets, but I’ll use whatever comes with a club.

I did stumble onto a version I never knew existed until I regripped my driver recently. It’s a tour velvet plus 4. It’s exactly what it sounds like, a tour velvet grip built up on the bottom like the mcc plus 4. I like it a lot, since I wasn’t crazy about the half cord version. It’s inexpensive also. ($7.99 at PGASS)

  :callaway-small: Epic Max 9* Cypher

  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 15* Cypher

   :titelist-small: TSi2 18* & 21* Kuro Kage

   PXG 0311 Gen3 XP 5-AW MMT

   :titelist-small: SM8 52F & 58D DG S200

  :ping-small: Kushion 4.0 34”

Also in rotation :callaway-small:Epic Speed 18*, :titelist-small:TSi2 24*, :scotty-small: Newport 2.0

 

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My club builder introduced me to Pure brand which I never heard of before and they are inexpensive and very good.  Super easy to install.  I have never endorsed any product on this site before.  

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