Hot Grips for Solid Holds

Hot Grips for Solid Holds

From left: Lamkin R.E.L. with 3GEN, Golf Pride VDR, Winn Hero, Black Widow Widow Maker
Schecter Lee

You’ve probably heard it plenty of
times before, but the fact is that grips are
the most overlooked piece of equipment
in golf. Not only does the grip represent
your one and only real connection to
the club, it can have a lot to do with
feel, control and even distance. And
regripping is also the cheapest and easiest
way to bring life back into your old
clubs. Try some new grips — your sticks
will feel a lot like they did when you
first got them.

When choosing a new set of grips,
don’t make the mistake of simply focusing
on the right size. Getting the size
right is critical (see page 82), but the
composition, pattern and design of a
grip can also have an enormous effect
on how they perform. Visit your local
golf shop and actually put your hands on
some of the new models. Pay attention to
things like taper (the shape of the grip),
tackiness, feel and even weight. If you
have injury problems you can find models
that absorb a fair amount of shock,
or you can go with a mid- or oversized
model. And don’t be afraid to have a
little fun with your new grips — there’s
a wide variety of colors, patterns, and
textures from which to choose.

Lamkin R.E.L. with 3GEN, $8
One of the oldest names
in grips offers up a cool
combination of soft
feel, tackiness and
vibration-dampening in
its new R.E.L. model. A
unique synthetic rubber
(3GEN ) gives you the
ability to apply very light
grip pressure and still
maintain total control
of the club. Handsy
players take note.
Check them out at

Golf Pride VDR, $5
Grip manufacturing
stalwart Golf Pride
has gone high-tech.
For proof check out
the new VDR , with its
three surface textures
for enhanced feel and
performance in all
weather conditions.
The VDR material
also dampens vibration
for improved comfort
and less fatigue.
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Winn Hero, $9
This nifty new model
weighs half as much as
a typical grip, effectively
increasing clubhead
feel. Polymer cord
construction provides
plenty of traction, while
the camouflage design
offers plenty of style. A
portion of all Hero sales
proceeds goes to the
Troops First Foundation
to support U.S. soldiers.
Check them out at

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