How do you know when it's time to re-grip
your golf clubs? There isn’t a universal
answer. Many factors, including frequency of
play, the type of atmospheric conditions you
face, and the materials used to make your
grips can dictate how often a fresh set is
needed. However, at some point every golfer
needs to get their clubs serviced and if you’re
logging at least 40 rounds a year (some of us
surpass that total before Memorial Day) then
you should be changing them at least once
during that time span. One thing's for sure. If you
wait until you feel the club slipping out of your hands
at impact, you've waited too long!
For many golfers, the beginning of the season
is the logical time
of the year to take stock of your gear (before
the meat of the season kicks into high gear).
So check your grips. Seriously, right now. If
they show visible signs of wear, then you’re
To help you navigate through the
numerous options available from leading
manufacturers, the staff at AmateurGolf.com
has compiled a best-of-class list that should help to
help direct you through the myriad of choices. Before
you read some of our recommendations, don't forget
to think about getting fit for the optimum grip size
prior to ordering. Lamkin estimates that 75% of
golfers are using the wrong size grip. Don't be one of
them. Lamkin not only offers many of their models
in over or undersize; the San Diego-based
manufacturer helps you determine what size you
need with an online grip
sizing tool. You'll also find a wealth of
information on the regripping process at LamkinGrips.com.
Lamkin UTx read review
The UTx line
from Lamkin is the first to feature the
company’s proprietary Tri-Layer technology.
The foundation layer is tacky and soft, made
from Lamkin’s outstanding ACE 3GEN material.
The middle layer uses a moisture-wicking
fabric weave that provides traction and control
in wet weather. A firmer version of the ACE
3GEN material in the outer layer limits grip
torque, dampens vibration and optimizes feel
for the shot-maker in all of us.
Lamkin's UTx features all-
weather performance in a great feeling grip.
If you’re looking for a grip that
specializes in tackiness, durability and all-
weather performance without sacrificing
exceptional feel, then look no further than the
UTx from Lamkin which retails for $8.99 and
up, and is available at most major golf stores.
Two Recommended Traditional
Round Style Grips
Only the most advanced materials were
used for Champ’s C8 grip.
Thermoplastic Olefin, a compound infused with
Kevlar, gives the C8 grip incredible torque
control and wear resistance. Additionally, a
special tacky compound creates a non-slip feel
in all weather conditions and an anti-shock
wrap provides a comfortable feel while
Champ C8 grip offers a non-slip feel and
excellent shock absorption.
Champ C8 grips retail for $15.99, weigh
48 grams and come in four stock colors.
Lamkin Crossline ACE 3GEN - read review
Lamkin’s Crossline pattern has
been a popular choice for golfers of all levels
ever since it’s introduction in 1995. It has a
classic combination of texture and tackiness
that makes it the best selling grip in the
tackiness and feel make Lamkin's Crossline
grip a proven winner.
The phenomenal shock absorption
qualities of this grip lets a golfer feel
confident that they can remain in control of
the club while exerting only the lightest of
pressure necessary. The Lamkin Crossline ACE
3GEN grip is available in standard, midsize
and oversize models and retails from $5.99 to
$6.99 depending on size.
Lamkin Wrap Tech - read review>
The Wrap Tech grip from
Lamkin is constructed from the company’s
patented ACE material which provides
excellent control and shock absorption. It’s an
excellent grip that lets you maintain a slip-
free grasp of the club in all weather conditions
and the softer feel of the material is
especially excellent for players who forgo
wearing a glove.
Wrap Tech is engineered to minimize grip
pressure and maximize control.
If you’ve never played a wrap grip
before, you might want to throw out your
misconceptions and give Lamkin’s product
offering a shot. The Wrap Tech grip lets you
take a firm grasp of the club and provides
feedback at various points of the swing, the
most important being at impact. The key to
the grip is the “double helix” pattern of
smooth and rough textures that are very
effective in promoting the right feel for a
The Wrap Tech grip comes in three sizes
and varies in weight from 52 grams to 78
grams depending on model. Prices start at
$4.99 per grip.
Recommended Half Cord
Most golfers are familiar with
SuperStroke’s extremely popular and
successful Flatso grip for putters. But the
company also makes an excellent full swing
grip called the TX1 that offers a blend
of traction and control using a multi-material
grip from SuperStroke features a half cord
design for exceptional control and feel.
The TX1 achieves its exceptional feel
through a half-cord design. The cord-infused
upper portion creates a soft, tacky feel for
increased club control while the non-cord
rubber lower half provides great feel and
feedback. SuperStroke’s signature cross-
traction pattern runs across the entire surface
of the grip for added control.
The TX1 retails for $10.99 for standard
size (52 grams) and $11.49 for midsize (62