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Another thing that just came to mind... 

As I'm getting older, only 48 but feel older some days... I find that I do have pain in the hands sometimes.  Early onset arthritis I'm sure.  Has anyone been in the same boat and considered larger grips or have specific grips that you find help with that sort of thing?

I do find the Midsized MCC's help a little bit as they are bigger, but still have some issues at time with that.  Has me thinking about if I shouldn't explore something a bit bigger and or softer to help with that sort of thing.  

Just in case anyone had any thought's I was throwing that out for additional conversation.  


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I switched to Golf Pride Align midsize (from the PING ID8's on my G410's) and really like them.  While test hitting the ZX5's at a Srixon Demo, the fitter noticed the wrap of my fingers on the standard size grip - as in too much.  I actually found that to be quite perceptive and amazing.  He handed me the same shaft with a midsize TV360 grip and it felt great. I also tried the Plus 4 (larger fore-section) but didn't care for the added pressure on my right index finger.

Having made the decision to order the new irons with midsize, I then turned to some forum threads on the subject and that eventually led me to the Aligns.  The fact that they also matched the red/black accents of the ZX5's had absolutely no bearing on the decision whatsoever... simply a mere coincidence 🙂.



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Years ago I really favored the GP MCC Plus 4.  Across the board for my whole set. 

Last couple years I pulled back to your standard GP Tour Velvets for my irons & GP Zgrip for my Driver, Woods, and Hybrids... 

-- Standard size with and extra wrap on the lower portion on the tour velvets and

-- Mid size with same extra wrap on the Z-grips.  

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I have iomic Sticky 2.3 on my irons. It’s been a couple of months and I like them.   They do feel tackier then tour velvet I’ve always used.  They feel smaller in my hands even though they are standard size.  Real test will be how durable they are.  

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21 hours ago, BNewton51 said:

two of my playing partners use that exact grip as well.  They enjoy it and it seems to work well for them doing exactly what you're looking for, eliminating the wristy handy swing.  Hopefully that does work for a while.  But you know as well as I do we are all tinkerers so change is inevitable. 🤣

Haha that is so true. Well so far in 7 days in 2022 no changes. Not even a grip. I like for full swing grips anything with cord for the summer. Right now in South Carolina doesn’t really matter but in hot and humid I need at least a little cord. In addition to Mcc grips I like Lamkin full cord players grips they are a little more grippy than the tour velvet cord. Either way I hope to keep clubs and grips as long as possible, the stealth has me intrigued but no movement yet by me haha

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Fairway: :titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 Accra RPZ Tour 472 M5+

Hybrid: :ping-small: G410 23 Ventus Blue 10X

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex TCB 5-AW Modus 130X :titelist-small: T100 4 iron Modus 130X 

Wedges: :vokey-small: SM8 54.12, 60.08 Modus 125 Wedge/60.10 LAGP L Series 120 Wedge 

Putter: :ping-small: PLD Anser 

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Played with Lamkin Tour full cord for years, then switched over to the GP Tour Wrap (liked the tackiness). Recently I purchased a used Mizuno Type ll driver and it came with an Elite grip. Similar to Iomic in terms of tackiness but firmer.

Liked it so much, I purchased 2 dozen. Unfortunately I had to import them from Japan (couldn’t find a dealer in North America). A bit pricey like Iomic, but I think they were worth it. They come ribbed and non ribbed. 

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Callaway XR 3W 15* Speeder 565

Ping G30 5W 18* 757 Speeder

Mizuno MP20 HMB 4-P,  NS Pro Modus Tour 105

Hogan VKTR 21* hybrid 
Hogan EQ wedges. 50*, 56*. 
Hogan Bettinardi BHB5*SS
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For years I used Golf Pride tour wrap C2 midsize White. They are long lasting, and a little soap and water brings back the tackiness. The white color shows up nice around the greens. That being said, I had a full bag fitting this summer and I switched to the Golf Pride CP2 Wrap. I've really enjoyed using them. I don't wear a glove and I get plenty of grip and the less taper is really nice for gipping down. They'd be perfect if they made them in white.

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I use a midsize and just switched all my woods and irons to Lamkin Sonar+...they are amazing!  My 2021 Ping putter came with Ping's Lamkin Sink-Fit Pistol, also amazing. I've used Golf Pride, Winn, and Superstroke, but these new Lamkin grips are the best.

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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

2021 Ping Fetch Putter

PING Pioneer Cart Bag

Lamkin Sonar+ Mid-Size Grips

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I have used Pure grips the past 6-8 years. The exceptions are when I buy new clubs as I use that to see if there is a reason to change. So far, the Pure grips remain my choice. 

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GolfPride Tour Wrap 2G Midsize. They stay tacky a long time and are restored with a little soap and water. Midsize is a key for me also and I wear a small glove !

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Will continue with these.


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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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I like the Z-cord grips with an extra wrap

Sweaty hands in the warmer months and i find those work best for me

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3wd: Titleist 917F, Speeder Ev0 661 T.S., Stiff flex

Hybrids: Titleist 818 H2 - 21 & 23 degree - Atmos HB T.S. Blue, stiff flex

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SW: Titleist SM8 56 degree (Bent to 55), +1'' length, Dyn Golf 120 S flex

LW:  Callaway 60 degree, PM 19 Grind, +1'' length, KBS 610 Wedge S flex

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I use the Winn DriTac LT Midsize. As an older golfer, it gives me a much better feel for the club. I’m striking all of my clubs much better because I’m more comfortable with my grip. My putter has the Saplize oversized putter grip. I love the control I have on that too.

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Regular 'ole Golf Pride Tour Velvets with 2 extra wraps.  Rain or shine, warm, hot, or in the 30's, they feel like the same grip to me.  Tried others, but these work for me in all conditions.  I get a full season out of them with basic maintenance of Windex washes maybe once a month.

Winn Jumbo Prolite on the SeeMore.

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I'm a no glove guy and have played full cords or a very firm grip forever. Currently playing the Golf Pride Z Grip cords. I tried to save a few bucks and went SuperStroke S Tech ($6 vs $11 ea) and cut them after a month. Horrible feel for me and a waste of $50.  Lesson learned.  

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On 1/5/2022 at 6:01 PM, DaveP043 said:

For 10 years or longer I've used grips from Iomic.  They stay tacky for years, much longer than anything I've ever used, including the original GP New DEcade multi-compound grips, including all cord grips.  My favorite are the X-Evolutions.


Just switched to Iomic grips this year from Z grips. Not sure I could ever go back to cord grips after playing these. 

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PXG 0311X 4 GD AD DI 95x

PXG 0311 ST 5 -GW KBS Tour 130

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Always been a big fan of Golf Pride MCC payed for years with them in black/white, but don't like the +4, too thick under my right (lower) hand... I have chunky hands and find thicker grips uncomfortable- more recently I have switched to Lamkin Crossline Std. As my PXG 0211 DC irons came with PXG Lamkin Z Grips which are almost as good, so match with the Lamkin Crosslines in the Driver & Wedges... Lamkin Deep Etch Pistol on my Rife RG1 putter too...

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