Looking for new grips. What do you use?

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danattherockdanattherock Members  3558WRX Points: 136Posts: 3,558 Titanium Tees
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So many choices, make a suggestion.
I use jumbo grips in the past, but have been rethinking that. Perhaps just getting regular or midsize grips and getting 5-7 wraps of tape. There are so few choices in jumbo grips anyway. Got some new clubs from Callaway Preowned and had them tape them up (8 wraps). They used the standard Callaway grip of course. I like the size/feel better than the jumbo Winns I have used for years. Seems to have better feel. I used the Winn Excel for a long time, too soft and wear out fast. Had the Winn Pci half cord for the last 8 months, but they are a bit too firm for my taste. Looking online, so many choices, Lamkin, Golf Pride, etc... Just thought I would ask what you guys use and why. Looking for grips for all my clubs but would rather ask here before taking the leap. I mostly want something with a good feel and tacky feel. Something that will feel good and secure in my hands, but not be too soft like the Winn Excel and wear out prematurely. The Lamkins (white dots all over it) looks nice, but never seen one or held one in person. Sound like a tard? Yeah, I am sure, but I can't get to a golf shop since I am working on an island (Nantucket) so I will have to make this purchase blind. It cost me $200 to fly over to the mainland, rent a car, and fly back. Can't spend $200 to go feel grips. Relying on the good folks here for some guidance. Thanks guys!
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  • RanmanRanman Members  307WRX Points: 83Posts: 307 Greens
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    The Golf Pride Multicompound would be a good choice as it is offered in a lot of colors. They also have midsize in red, blue and white I believe. Hope this helps.
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  • danattherockdanattherock Members  3558WRX Points: 136Posts: 3,558 Titanium Tees
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    I am almost scared to ask (due to price), but does anyone play the Iomic grips in their irons/woods. I got one the other week for my putter and was impressed. Curious if anyone is playing them in all of their clubs. If so, what about size? I have big hands and would be interested to hear. I know for sure the putter grips run VERY small.
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  • Russ757Russ757 Chesapeake, VAMembers  7811WRX Points: 239Posts: 7,811 Titanium Tees
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    Lamkin 3gen mids $4.50ish Very nice grips
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  • TGrubeTGrube Members  280WRX Points: 0Posts: 280
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    Nantucket,I have done some fishing out there.Beautiful place,Must be peaceful in the winter months..."All work and no play..."

    Went there 98,-00'..It's a shame the seals have taken it over..

    5-7 raps your not gonna be the grip guys fave...

    There's a guy comes into my friends shop.Good customer plays the Iomics with 5 raps.They feel good.They are a PITA to get on..Order one and give it a try.You have all winter.

    Perhaps try the Itomic by Tacki-Mac.A cheaper alternative.There's a thread on it.

    I bought one to try in white and with my work hands it had smudges all over it immediately.So perhaps a darker color.
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  • ajgoodal.704ajgoodal.704 Members  859WRX Points: 120Handicap: 8Posts: 859 Golden Tee
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    If you are looking for something tacky and like Winn try the XI-7 series. I played them for awhile in my wedges and really liked them.
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  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 MaineMembers  20333WRX Points: 902Posts: 20,333 Titanium Tees
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    Ranman wrote on Dec 22 2009, 06:15 AM:
    The Golf Pride Multicompound would be a good choice as it is offered in a lot of colors. They also have midsize in red, blue and white I believe. Hope this helps.




    +1
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  • highergr0undhighergr0und Members  10271WRX Points: 306Posts: 10,271 Titanium Tees
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    Check out the new lamkin performance plus grips 3gen... They've got less taper than the standard grip. I can't wait to get those on my clubs.
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  • raseelerraseeler emsdaddy Members  396WRX Points: 61Posts: 396 Greens
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    You should check out STAR grips (stargrip.com). They are by far the best rubber grip made, and they are extremely durable and stay tacky. I found them by chance, but they are incredible...
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    I just tried one of the Tacki-Mac Itomics, and like it so far (much cheaper than Iomics). I don't think they make a mid-size, but they seem to be pretty thick, so you can probably build them up a bit and get there.
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  • taygolf52taygolf52 Lefty Boomers  781WRX Points: 0Posts: 781
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    I have been playing with different mid size grips myself and I like the multi compounds the best in white so far. I have tried the crossline(#2 choice) and the new N-Dur(with extra tape) and I like the GPMC the best so far



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    Russ757 wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:58 AM:
    Lamkin 3gen mids $4.50ish Very nice grips




    love these grips just did a whole set in these in midsize and couldnt be happier, plus they look great!
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  • David HillmanDavid Hillman Members  514WRX Points: 1Posts: 514 Golden Tee
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    raseeler wrote:
    You should check out STAR grips (stargrip.com). They are by far the best rubber grip made, and they are extremely durable and stay tacky. I found them by chance, but they are incredible...
    Amen. $2.99 for made-in-USA Star Sidewinders, and they're guaranteed for life. How exactly can you beat that?
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  • rjklein4470rjklein4470 Members  1029WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,029
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    Do NOT get the Golf Pride MP midsze grips. I played them last year and there are several reasons I do not like them. First of all the right hand grip, will get very slick after about thirty rounds. Also they are very slick in the wet, if you play when it rains these grips are not good. I cut them off all my sticks, and went to Dancing With Dragons with three wraps of tape.



    DWD grips are excellent, but expensive. Now that I have put them on my sticks, I just ordered two more sets to save on shipping. After fifty rounds of golf, they are still perfect.
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    MadGolfer76 wrote on Dec 22 2009, 09:03 AM:
    Ranman wrote on Dec 22 2009, 06:15 AM:
    The Golf Pride Multicompound would be a good choice as it is offered in a lot of colors. They also have midsize in red, blue and white I believe. Hope this helps.




    +1




    +2 I never thought these were that special until i got them on a set of irons i just got a week ago with the top cord section. They feel amazing! And the color selection for regular size is great. I am not sure how many colors they offer in midsize. They are a little more money than i would normally want to pay for grips (7.99) but These things scream durability and comfort. I will likely use them on all of my woods a well.
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    Russ757 wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:58 AM:
    Lamkin 3gen mids $4.50ish Very nice grips




    This.



    The GPNDMC grips are anything BUT tacky. They are pretty hard, so if the winn PCI's were too hard for your liking, you will most likely HATE the new decades.



    I just made the switch from the Winn DSI V17 to the Lamkin 3gen white midsize grips. They are just the right size, not too soft, and not too hard. They are firmer than the winns, but nowhere near the golf prides. And they are quite grippy. I havent played with them in the rain yet, but so far, I love them. And as mentioned, they are $4.50 vs $8 for the GP and the Winn's.
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    chickenpotpie wrote on Dec 22 2009, 08:19 AM:
    I just tried one of the Tacki-Mac Itomics, and like it so far (much cheaper than Iomics). I don't think they make a mid-size, but they seem to be pretty thick, so you can probably build them up a bit and get there.




    I put one on my driver when I was trying to decide between the itomic and the Lamkin 3gen. Being that they do not sell them in midsize, I built it up with 4 wraps of tape. They may feel thick, but trust me, they thin out quick. They thinned out so much that they are hard like old worn out TV's, except they are very sticky. Perhaps only 2 wraps of tape might work, but coming from jumbo size, they will feel like you are holding a pencil.
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    Another vote for Golf Pride NDMC...once you start, you won't stop.
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    Iomic sticky, payed 160 for a set of 13 and I have yet to change them and it has been over a year on play everyday. They are just as tacky if not tackier than the day I bought them. I highly suggest them. Prior to that I went through two sets of Multicompounds in a summer, So it was more expensive using those than the Iomics.
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    danattherock wrote on Dec 22 2009, 06:51 AM:
    I am almost scared to ask (due to price), but does anyone play the Iomic grips in their irons/woods. I got one the other week for my putter and was impressed. Curious if anyone is playing them in all of their clubs. If so, what about size? I have big hands and would be interested to hear. I know for sure the putter grips run VERY small.






    I just put the Tacki Mac Itomic grips on all my clubs. They are very similar to the Iomics, but only cost $3.49 each at Golfsmith. They feel slightly less firm than the Tour Velvets I usually use, size seems slightly thicker, but WAY more tacky. I like them so far. They come in white, red, blue, and black. I went with the black, with white end caps, as the other colors were a little too bright for my taste.
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    I play DD2s and Tour Velvets... If you want to save money check out the Sharpro Grips on ebay.
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  • Russ757Russ757 Chesapeake, VAMembers  7811WRX Points: 239Posts: 7,811 Titanium Tees
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    I have sharpros on my wedges. If you like the gp MC then by all means look into them. Very comparable but much cheaper. But compared to the midsize 3gens, the gens win. Especially it you like midsize, no need to build up.
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    danattherock wrote on Dec 22 2009, 04:50 AM:
    I use jumbo grips in the past, but have been rethinking that. Perhaps just getting regular or midsize grips and getting 5-7 wraps of tape. There are so few choices in jumbo grips anyway. Got some new clubs from Callaway Preowned and had them tape them up (8 wraps). They used the standard Callaway grip of course. I like the size/feel better than the jumbo Winns I have used for years. Seems to have better feel. I used the Winn Excel for a long time, too soft and wear out fast. Had the Winn Pci half cord for the last 8 months, but they are a bit too firm for my taste. Looking online, so many choices, Lamkin, Golf Pride, etc... Just thought I would ask what you guys use and why. Looking for grips for all my clubs but would rather ask here before taking the leap. I mostly want something with a good feel and tacky feel. Something that will feel good and secure in my hands, but not be too soft like the Winn Excel and wear out prematurely. The Lamkins (white dots all over it) looks nice, but never seen one or held one in person. Sound like a tard? Yeah, I am sure, but I can't get to a golf shop since I am working on an island (Nantucket) so I will have to make this purchase blind. It cost me $200 to fly over to the mainland, rent a car, and fly back. Can't spend $200 to go feel grips. Relying on the good folks here for some guidance. Thanks guys!








    I use the those same ones on my grips and I love them. My friend also has them in the Jumbo size, and he really enjoys them as well. I have had them on my clubs all year, and will probably use them the through summer. They fell great, especially after breaking them in after some time on the range. I have them on all my clubs except my putter, which I just put a midsize IOMIC grip on. I like the feel of that one so far, but I haven't tried them on any other clubs. I have tried the NDMC grips and didn't really like the way that those ones felt. They felt way too hard for my liking.
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  • JayLeftyJayLefty St. Louis, MOLefty Boomers  2047WRX Points: 117Posts: 2,047 Platinum Tees
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    The Jumbo Lamkin Crosslines are great, I would recommend trying those as well.
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    jeep wrote on Dec 22 2009, 07:00 PM:
    The Jumbo Lamkin Crosslines are great, I would recommend trying those as well.




    +1 although I have mid-size.
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    highergr0und wrote on Dec 22 2009, 08:10 AM:
    Check out the new lamkin performance plus grips 3gen... They've got less taper than the standard grip. I can't wait to get those on my clubs.




    Those are some heavy grips. Won't they impact swingweight? A standard crossline is 50g as is the Golf Pride Tour velvets. The 3Gen grips are 59g for the standard and 67g for the midsize. Wow!
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  • danattherockdanattherock Members  3558WRX Points: 136Posts: 3,558 Titanium Tees
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    Thanks for the suggestions so far fellas. Sounds like the Lamkins have a pretty loyal following. Iomics/Itomics as well. Golf Pride Mulit-compound. So many choices...
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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers  4925WRX Points: 635Posts: 4,925 Titanium Tees
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    I would suggest to narrow it down to 3, maybe 4, different grips that you want, and order 1 of each. Install them on your most frequently used clubs (I chose driver and 3 wood since I take full swings with those), and play a few rounds to get a good idea of which one you like.
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