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Which golf grip (excluding putter) is your favorite?  

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I love Winn Dri-Tac LT … I feel like I use a lighter grip pressure.

:titelist-small: TSi3 #1-3-5 all with Tensi Blue S-flex

:callaway-small: 2019 Apex Pro black 3 & 4H Catalyst 70 or    

:titelist-small: TSi3 #2-3 depending on how I’m playing. Tensi Blue

:callaway-small: 2019 Calloway Apex Pro black, 5-PW, Catalyst 100 - 6.0, Super Stroker Jumbo   

:cobra-small:  2020 RadSpeed OL 4H, 5-GW … won’t get to actually use till warmer weather

:callaway-small: 2019 PM-grind, 56° & 60°, KBS steel, Green Cap

:taylormade-small: Blue Spider EX

:titelist-small: Pro V1X

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Ok, so here's my little secret.  When my grips started smoothing out and showing cord fibers, I came up with an idea that has worked out great.  I simply take tennis overgrips that you'd use on a racket and wrap them on over the existing worn grips.  It gives each club a fresh and clean look that stays tacky and pliable for about two years of fairly constant use.  Think of it as a retread for a golf grip.   When they get old, I'll either remove a layer, or roll new ones on over the original grip or overgrips to build the handle to about midsize.  I cannot believe how gummy and soft they are, and how this helps with with accuracy and confidence.  I've also quit wearing a glove as a result.  These can be purchased online for about $1 each if you buy in bulk.  I'm  sold on these, and see no reason to replace the original grip, when only a small percentage of it has become unusable.  

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On 10/13/2021 at 9:09 PM, Golfnut0226 said:

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

My gamer as well.  Excellent blend between soft & firm.  Soft, without feeling as though they might twist under load.  Love 'em.

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Driver: PXG 0811 Proto X+ - Hzrdus Yellow S 60g
Fairway Woods: Callaway Mavrik 4-wood Project X - Cobra King 5-6 wood - Onam 
Hybrid: Sonartec MD 23 deg
Irons 4-GW: PXG 0311 P Gen 2 - TT Elevate Tour Stiff
Wedges: PXG 0311 Forged 50 deg - Mizuno S18 Gun Metal in 56 & 60 deg
Putter: Evnroll ER7B - Murdered-Out - Gravity Grip


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On 10/14/2021 at 5:04 PM, 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. 

Yes very similar and for the money go with Karmax. They are a players grip at a hackers price range.

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It tis the season to regrip, put a new Iomic iX SA 2.0 Grip on my AW to try it out and I'm afraid I didn't like it. I found it a bit hard and not as sticky as I thought it would be going back to the Winn Dri Tac. 

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Driver Callaway Epic 10.5' Fujikura Stiff

3W Callaway Epic 15' Fujikura Stiff

3-AW Srixon Z565 Nippon Stiff

52', 56' Cleveland RTX 585 Wedges

Putter Taylormade Rosa Daytona

Bags 2017 Callaway Org14 Cart bag or 2018 Srixon Z start Carry bag 

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The GolfPride Microsuede is my choice. I used to play the Tour Wrap 2G, but they can get a bit slick when it's damp. The Microsuede is basically a scuffed up 2G...same soft feel, but better traction when it's damp. 

Not as good as a corded grip in the rain, but with rain gloves, it's fine.


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Went from Winn to Superstroke Cross Comfort, and wanted something that would last longer and perform to where the club wouldn't slip..FOUND IT! Lamkin Sonar+. Excellent feel, solid grip...just feels great. Put them on all my clubs in September and very happy with them. Too soon so see how they wear, but the materials appear to show I should get two season from these grips.

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Ping G425 Max Driver 10.5° w/Diamona S+ LTD Blue-Board 70 R Shaft

Ping G425 Max 5-7-9 Fairway Woods w/Ping Alta CB R Shaft

Ping G425 Irons 5-U w/Ping Alta CB R Shaft (Power-Spec Lofts)

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

Titleist Scotty Cameron '21 Phantom X 11.5 Putter

PING Pioneer Cart Bag

Lamkin Sonar+ Mid-Size Grips

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The Gripmaster kangaroo leather grips.  Expensive but IMHO well worth it.  Installed them on all clubs, barring putter, early 2017, and still tacky.  They tend to wear in not out.  Here in central east coast of Florida, need the tack in the summer months, and I play well over 100 rounds a year.  Can be installed with tape or air compressor, I've done both.  Next to MIZUNO irons, the best investment I've made golf wise.  Will answer any questions anyone might have.

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PXG 0811X Gen2 10.5° set to 9° with Aldila NV Green R-flex 55g (my "OTTOPHLEX" option) EvenFlow X-flex 67g (original shaft)

HONMA TW737 445cc 9.5° Graphite Design Tour AD DJ-6s & HONMA TW737 450cc 9.5° VIZARD Type-Z 50g

EXOTICS TOUR PROTO 10.5° VIZARD Type-Z 50g (Frankenstein! Yes the 2006 Exotics model)

SRIXON Z F85 13.5° 3W & SRIXON Z F85 18° 5W

Callaway APEX UT 18°

MIZUNO JPX900 Forged (4-pw)

PING Glide 2.0 50° & Cleveland RTX 4.0 Tour Raw 56°

Cleveland RTX Zipcore 56° (backup) & MIZUNO S5 Blue Ion 60° (rare appearances)



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It’s gotta be Pure Wraps for me, but they won’t wear out.  A little warm soapy water and a good bristle brush and you have new sticky grips.

Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.png0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft & 0811 XF w/Evenflo Riptide CB Senior shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.png0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: None in bag at the moment

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Titleist T300 48* GW w/Fubuki MV Senior shaft and Edison forged 53* and 57* wedges with KB PGI Senior shafts(80 grm).

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip or Ping Ketsch

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black/Lime). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG, Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist TruFeel

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I can't remember if I ever posted on this, but my favorite is pure leather wrap. Very expensive, but I had that on my college clubs. Always tacky, especially for a guy at the time that didn't wear gloves, and I have sweaty hands. When I got rid of those clubs, I pretty much anything that was full cord. I tried old Lamkin, but they felt like they melted in my hands years ago. Now, I'm not sure, but still miss my leather, but also unwilling to pay for them.

When my wife asked if I wanted to leave Maine and move to where she grew up, I couldn't say no to Pinehurst, NC. I honestly don't spend much money on golf equipment, but I'm constantly reading reviews in case I ever get ready to buy

I swing left handed and have been the State of Maine Left Hander's champion since 1997, the last year they held the tournament. I'm currently a 6.3 handicap. Trying to get lower, but my gut gets in the way.


Driver: image.png.ffe2bc6ecfce45bb7b4540265b039131.png TS3 8 degree 

Irons: :titelist-small: 990's S300 Stiff shafts bought when I was in college. (Received a personal use discount, otherwise would've stuck with my Hogan Edge's)

3 Wood: :callaway-small:  Epic speed 15 degree 

52/56/60 :taylormade-small: Z Spin wedges (heck of a deal $100 for all 3 at Dick's in 2013)

Putter: :odyssey-small: OG Rossie


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I like playing without a golf glove so the best grips for me are Winn grips. Next season I will be putting Winn Dri-tac 2.0 on my clubs. They allow me to grip the club without a golf glove in most any weather. I like the feel of them and they are not hard as they have a little give to them. 


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I'll usually go for stock grips when buying clubs.

If I have to replace them, whatever is on sale, but usually score a deal on GP MCC.

I stay away from Winn on irons/woods, my hands are rough and the grips barely make it through their 1st season. For putters they are alright.

Only heard good things about Iomic, but never tried them myself.

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:callaway-small: X2 Hot 3 Deep 14.5* w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 S
:taylormade-small: JetSpeed 5W 19* w/ Matrix Velox T 69 S OR :adams-small: Super LS 3H 19* w/ Kuro Kage Black 80 S
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:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50/08F, 54/14F & 58/08M w/ Modus3 115 Wedge
:EVNROLL: ER1 34" w/ SuperStroke Fatso 2.0
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This year I went to the Jumbo Max golf grips, STR8 Tech Tour Series. I use the medium size and I love them. They have helped me stay more stable with my hands when making contact.

Srixon ZX7 Mk II Irons 4-9

Taylormade Stealth 3 Wood HT

Stealth Plus 8 degree Driver

Vokey Wedges (46, 50, 54, 60)

Custom Mezz.1 Max with LA Golf Shaft (White)

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New irons and wedges are coming with Pure DTX in green. I'm excited with them. The feel of them is just nice for me and I've been thinking of going for them in a big way and this is the time. Likely when I get new woods at the end of 2022 and set the bag for the next 5 years, I'll be in Pure's again, but for now it's Tour Velvets on those.

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 :mizuno-small: ST180, 10.5, Kuro Kage Silver TINI Dual Core 60-S 

:callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero, 15*, Kuro Kage Silver TINI Dual Core 60-S 

:755178188_TourEdge: CBX119 18* Hybrid, Project X Evenflow Blue, 6.0

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal Pro 4-P, Nippon 950GH Stiff Flex

 :cleveland-small: CBX Zipcore 50* (bent to *49) and RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 54* (bent to *55), DG 115 Spinner, Tour Issue

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Pure midsize wraps. The GP 2G wraps can be a bit slick (as previously mentioned above), but have never had that issue with the Pure wraps. They appear a bit duller in color, so maybe it’s a material difference a something, but they do not slip ever.

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I want to like Tour velvets that came with my new irons. But, some are tacky and some feel slick and they are brand new. I have 7 Sonar Plus grips ready to go for this spring. I like the tack on these and slightly larger profile just feels great. Our DSG finally has re-stocked them after not carrying them for a year.

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On 10/13/2021 at 5:01 PM, 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 saw the Jumbomax for the first time on some clubs I purchase.  They are like the handle on a baseball bat!  Not for me, though. What really sucks is they are hard to take off.

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:callaway-small:XR 4, 5 hybrids
:titleist-small:AP1 716 irons
:ping-small:Glide 2.0 Stealth 54 /14, :taylormade-small:MG2 58/11 wedges
:PXG:Battle Ready Bat Attack putter

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I'm a Gripmaster leather guy.  I prefer to play without a glove and these are tacky in all kinds of play.  I move my grips from set to set if my equipment changes.

For the heck of it, I bought a few grips just to see how they compare: Winn Dri-Tac 2.0, Pure Pro (midsize), Iomic Sticky 2.3, Iomic x-Grip.  

None of these beat out the Grip Masters, but my thoughts:

Winn Dri-Tac 2.0 - I like the feel of these.  I am tempted to put some on a backup set, but they have a poor reputation for durability and wet weather play.

Iomic x-Grip - I like these better than the Sticky 2.3 (which feel slimy to me).  But they dont come in mid-size.  

Iomic Sticky 2.3 - They feel a bit slimy to me.  Of the Iomic line, I prefer the x-Grip.

Pure Pro (mid-size) - Not bad.  I like them more than Iomic Sticky 2.3 (they feel less slimy / likely to move during the swing).  But less than x-Grip.


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:callaway-small:XR 4, 5 hybrids
:titleist-small:AP1 716 irons
:ping-small:Glide 2.0 Stealth 54 /14, :taylormade-small:MG2 58/11 wedges
:PXG:Battle Ready Bat Attack putter

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On 1/7/2022 at 4:28 PM, Dr Strangelove said:

I saw the Jumbomax for the first time on some clubs I purchase.  They are like the handle on a baseball bat!  Not for me, though. What really sucks is they are hard to take off.

Absolutely true. Air compressor and lots of swearing. Not as bad as SuperStroke putter grips, though. 😉

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