2014 Buyer's Guide Grips

Check out our top grip picks this year

Labels: GripsBuyers Guide
Golf Pride
Z-Grip Cord
Key Features: The firm, fully corded Z-Grip is a fast-growing grip in the professional ranks, thanks to its firm feel, all-weather reliability and responsiveness. If the corded model is too firm and a little rough for you, a non-corded Z-Grip is available, as well. Both have a firm feel that better players like.
Specs: Standard and midsize, corded (not corded also available).
Sticky 2.3 Series
Key Features: The new IOMIC Sticky 2.3 grips are 30% more firm than the original Sticky 2.3 Grip. That means they're becoming more popular with better players who appreciate firmer, more responsive and low-torque design. The grips feature the revolutionary IOMAX technology, a proprietary compound that provides a unique feel with added control. This material provides adhesiveness, is water- and friction-resistant, and is naturally white in color, which allows for a full spectrum of colors—IOMIC's signature trait.
Specs: Proprietary Elastomer in a variety of colors and 22.3mm diameter (butt end).
Key Features: The UTx has Lamkin's ACE 3GEN material—a softer version is the underlayer and a firmer layer makes up the outer layer. Add a
moisture-wicking cord and you have a grip that's responsive, absorbs vibration, handles wet conditions, and frankly, looks awesome. We dig the colored cord fabric, as it creates a truly unique look. And wet conditions? Please, what wet conditions? These can handle anything.
Specs: Round corded velvet in standard and midsize, and in three different color combos.
Key Features: Co-developed with IOMIC grips, the I-LINE features a softer-feeling thermoplastic elastomer (which tends to be very tacky, but also on the firm side) and the popular Crossline groove pattern. Expect exceptional wet weather performance and an incredibly tacky feel with little torque.
Specs: Black comes in four sizes, four other colors come in standard diameters. Made of a unique thermoplastic elastomer compound.
PURE Grips
Key Features: Designed in collaboration with Hank Haney, the DTX delivers the feel of a corded grip with PURE's seamless molding and rubber technology. Better players will appreciate the firm feel and responsive texture. Oh, and by the way, they require no grip tape underneath. (You can use some if you want, though.)
Specs: Made of rubber, with a unique texture pattern. Standard and midsize in a variety of colors. .
UST Mamiya
Tour PC 360
Key Features: Using a proprietary blend of natural and synthetic rubber compounds, this grip has a soft feel and enhanced durability. It's also solid in wet weather. If you're a fan of no-nonsense, classic velvet-style grips, this grip is a worthy candidate. And it looks really good on just about any UST Mamiya shaft.
Specs: Made of proprietary compounds in a velvet design. Standard and midsize.
UST Mamiya
Soft Touch
Key Features: Do you need a soft grip that's tacky and comfortable? Oh, and that looks cool, too? The Soft Touch uses polyurethane materials for a grip that doesn't require a firm hold to retain correct positioning in the hands. This grip is a nice choice for golfers who want a softer feel without skimping on tackiness.
Specs: Proprietary material, with an embossed velvet texturing. Undersize, standard and midsize.
Key Features: Designed for incredible tackiness in all conditions, the popular Dri-Tac uses a WinnDry polymer for awesome feel and performance. There's no need for a "death grip" here; a light grip is all you'll need, and watch your swing speed increase. By the way, this grip is killer in wet weather. It comes in a Wrap Lite design, too, for a traditional feel.
Specs: Made of WinnDry Polymer in a proprietary tread pattern in a variety of colors in junior, lady, standard, midsize and oversize. Also available in Wrap Lite.
Key Features: The DuraTech grips are still wildly popular, and it's no mystery why. The hybrid design fuses an Elastom ETX rubber compound with the WinnDry XT polymer, resulting in the most unique grip Winn has ever made. It's truly for the golfer who wants the best of both worlds. The upper hand has no-slip performance and the lower hand has a softer feel.
Specs: Made of Elastom ETX rubber and WinnDry XT Polymer. Four color patterns in standard size.


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