Tour Silk II
Key Features: The mid-firmness Tour Silk II has been redesigned to be even more durable and to do a better job of wicking away water for a more secure grip. The classic velvet shape is comfortable and tacky, with, frankly, a no-nonsense design. Simple and straight, that's what this grip is. We like how the texturing looks like snakeskin.
Specs: Round velvet design in white and black. Both in standard size.
Key Features: The upper portion of the grip features a pebble-like pattern for extra traction, whereas the lower portion of the grip has a wrap-style texture for added feel and vibration absorption.
Specs: Made of proprietary rubber in a dual-texture design. The lower half is a traditional wrap for better feel, and the upper is a rugged, textured pattern for added gripping action. Standard and midsize in black, standard size in white.
Key Features: Jack Nicklaus endorses them! That should be enough, right? The secret behind the Secret Grip is that it's counterbalanced with a 17g tungsten weight in the butt end of the grip. This raises the balance point of the club for better feel through the swing. We love how it feels in wedges, by the way.
Specs: Proprietary compound, with a 17g tungsten weight in the butt end of the grip. Standard size.
Key Features: The added Kevlar and unique textures and guideline patterns lend a tacky and comfortable feel to the C4. It's easy to replicate the ideal grip using the patterns as a guide for precise finger positioning. This grip is incredibly comfortable.
Specs: Made of rubber, with a unique proprietary pattern and texture. Standard and midsize.
Key Features: The C6 comes in non-, full- or half-cord models, each with a two-tone rubber design for excellent performance in wet conditions. Like the C4, it has Kevlar for greater control. Unlike the C4, it has a firmer, more responsive feel. Better players will dig that.
Specs: Rubber/Kevlar ingredients in full, half- and non-cord velvet styles. Standard and midsize.
Key Features: The C8 grip is made of a proprietary TPO and Kevlar material for greater torque and a unique, tacky feel. This grip comes in three different variations: Power for added control with longer clubs; Control for feel and control in middle irons; and Feel for the utmost in feel with short irons and wedges.
Specs: Made of a proprietary TPO and Kevlar. Standard and midsize.
Key Features: A remarkably soft, tacky feel that comes from a new rubber surface makes this grip the softest grip ever made by Golf Pride. It's soft, but not so soft that you lose performance, thanks to stuff built in like the Control Core, which reduces torque for more control. The reduced-taper design evens out grip pressure in both hands for a very comfortable hold.
Specs: Round velvet (CP2 Pro) or wrap (CP2 Wrap) designs in standard or midsize.
New Decade Multicompound
Key Features: This grip has been around a while, and there's a reason for it. Its rugged dual structure (corded upper/softer lower) has made it wildly popular on the PGA Tour. It has a firmer feel, but sometimes better players want that added responsiveness. As for durability and weather-wicking, it's rock-soild, as always. New for this year is the MCC Plus4 model—it's thicker in the lower hand region (about the equivalent of four wraps of tape) for less tension in the ungloved hand.
Specs: A variety of color combos, in standard and midsize.
Tour Velvet Super Tack
Key Features: The Tour Velvet has undergone an awesome upgrade, this time sporting a new material for even more tackiness. The upper region of the grip has a distinct diamond pattern for the utmost in tacky control and torque reduction. Better players who want a softer grip, but still want responsiveness, look here.
Specs: Velvet style, in standard and midsize. Proprietary rubber material.
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 Sticky 2.3 grips are 30% more firm than the original Sticky 2.3 Grip, and are becoming more popular with better players who appreciate the firmer, more responsive, low-torque design. The revolutionary IOMAX technology, a proprietary compound, offers a unique feel with added control. This material provides adhesiveness, is water- and friction-resistant, and is naturally white in color, allowing 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: 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.
Key Features: The UTx has Lamkin's ACE 3GEN material—a softer layer makes up 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. New for 2015 is a wrap-style design.
Key Features: A wrap-style shaping utilizes Lamkin's ACE material in a dual-texture pattern, resulting in a wrap grip with enhanced traction. Even still, it's soft enough for players who like to play without a glove. Feel and performance aside (both amazing, by the way), we love the retro wrap looks.
Specs: Comes in standard, midsize and oversize.
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. 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.
Key Features: Designed for incredible tackiness in all conditions, the popular Dri-Tac uses a WinnDry Polymer for awesome feel and performance. No need for a "death grip" here; a light grip is all you'll need, and watch your swing speed increase. This grip is killer in wet weather. New for this year is a standard-weight Dri-Tac Wrap.
Specs: WinnDry Polymer with proprietary tread pattern. A variety of colors in junior, ladies, standard, midsize and oversize. Also available in Dri-Tac Wrap and Dri-Tac 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: Elastom ETX rubber and WinnDry XT Polymer. Four color patterns in standard size.
Key Features: This is as traditional as it gets for SuperStroke. The TX1 has a half-corded design (corded in the upper hand), with a Cross-Traction pattern across the entire rubber grip.
Specs: Comes in standard and midsize.
Key Features: The C1 pistol-style grips have a flat front design that's made of a supersoft, lightweight polyurethane material for enhanced feel. The diamond and line grip pattern helps the hands remember the same position for each stroke. They're available in a variety of bold colors, with, of course, the red, white and blue being our favorite.
Specs: Pistol style in standard and midsize models in a variety of colors. Proprietary polyurethane material.
Tour Classic Midsize
Key Features: Simple and refined, the Tour Classic Midsize has a brushed rubber texture and a flat paddle front for a more comfortable, controlled putting stroke. The diameter is bigger in the grip, which helps alleviate wrist and finger tension, resulting in a more relaxed stroke with less yips and jitters.
Specs: Paddle-style design, midsize diameter. Rubber.
iD Golf Grip
Key Features: If you're looking for a grip that you can truly call your own, the iD GRIPS company makes clear, reduced-taper grips that show a decal of your choosing underneath. It's not the first time we've seen this type of tech, but we're happy to see it back.
Specs: Clear polymer with custom decal underneath. Comes in putter (pistol and paddle) and two sizes of clear velvet grips.
Key Features: Made of the company's improved IOMAX material, the Absolute-X has a new surface pattern for enhanced gripping action. When you have a better grip, the hands can relax more and you can make more putts. Simple, right? We think so. It's available in a wide range of colors, with Sky Blue being our favorite hue.
Specs: Made of IOMIC's unique IOMAX material in a traditional pistol-style design.
Key Features: Like the round grip bearing the same name, this grip was co-developed with IOMIC Grips and features the same thermoplastic elastomer construction, only now in a pistol-style putter grip. The traditional Crossline texture is here, too, and the standard-size grip comes in six colors. By the way, we think these grips have the potential to last forever.
Specs: Standard pistol-style grip in six colors. Made of thermoplastic elastomer.
Key Features: The Technique Putter Grip is designed with unique alignment markings for players who want to try different putting styles such as reverse-overlap, cross-handed and even claw-grip variations. Great idea, Lamkin! The textured pattern holds up nicely in the rain, too.
Specs: Comes in midsize and oversize models.
The Big Dog
Key Features: Weighing in at 120 grams (that's quite a bit heavier than most grips), The Big Dog has minimal taper for a unique look and feel. The counterbalancing effect helps lessen the movement of the smaller muscles, which, as you should know by now, leads to smoother, better putting strokes. We like the green one.
Specs: Pure rubber in an oversize, minimal-taper design in seven different colors.
Key Features: Like all PURE grips, the PURE Classic requires no tape and is made of 100% rubber. The standard size has smooth edges for a relaxed and comfortable hold, even if your grip is a little less than traditional. Come check 'em out, cross-handers.
Specs: A variety of colors—11, to be exact! (Our favorite is yellow, for some reason.)
Key Features: These putter grips are made of all-natural cork for a unique, lightweight gripping experience (about 35-40 grams lighter than standard). Each grip has a waterproof seal to prevent moisture absorption and for enhanced durability. By the way, if you think they got the idea from fishing rods—they did.
Specs: All-natural cork construction in jumbo, mid-plus and oversize. Custom engraving available.
Key Features: Designed for golfers who use alternative putting strokes (such as the claw grip—duh!), The Claw is 13 inches long, leaving plenty of room to hold the putter how you wish. Its 100-gram weight also counterbalances the putter, making it easier to put a smooth stroke on the ball.
Specs: It has the look and feel of SuperStroke's PU material in a longer design. Black or red (with white).
Key Features: The SS2R isn't unlike other non-tapered SuperStroke putter grips, with one exception—its 1-inch-square profile! In addition to the square shape for better consistency, the proprietary outer skin and Cross-Traction pattern look and feel awesome.
Specs: Proprietary polymer in a 1x1-inch, square profile design.