Time to replace those worn grips.

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Scott Rushing
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Time to replace those worn grips.

What grips do people like the best? I've been playing Golf Pride forever and am thinking about replacing mine now. I posted an article reminding people it's a good time to do that and was starting to think about what I might try this time. Anyone ever try Wynn grips? I've not more than just holding them in the store but was thinking about it. Pros? Cons?

scomac
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I'm a fan of Golf Pride Tour

I'm a fan of Golf Pride Tour Velvet mid-size and have been using them for the last few years. I got my Cobra Amp 3W regripped with GP VDR mid-size and like the feel of those too, but the taper is a bit extreme compared to the Tour Velvet. As such, I would probably opt for the VDR in standard with a couple of extra wraps of grip tape.

I've thought about trying out Wynn grips a time or two as I prefer a softer grip and that is their bread and butter, but I've always found the supply of mid-size grips to be limited at my local retailers.

DON
New Grips

I have been using Lambkin grips for years and highly recommend them. I have also used the new UST grips with good success. I would NOT recommend WINN grips for two reasons. First is that the TWO times I have used a Winn grip, it wore out in LESS than a month of range time. Lambkin grips last for YEARS and cost a lot less than the Winn grips do, so I don't see why anyone would want to use Winn grips, I surely will never use one again. Second reason is that most Winn grips can NOT be cleaned with Water, so cleaning them is that much harder that with other brands that are available. Black Widow, the company that makes excellent replacement spikes for golf shoes, now makes some really good quality grips for your clubs. I've used them on a dozen or more woods and great success. Golf Pride grips are excellent as well. I just think that Lambkin, UST and now Black Widow make some really good grips that are as good or better than Golf Pride grips and they cost less.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

DocT
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Been using Golf Pride. I've

Been using Golf Pride. I've tried Lambkin, and notice they wore out too fast.

Practice like you play. Play like you practice.

I don't normally hit a sand wedge 170 yards. But when I do, it's from a greenside bunker.

Scott Rushing
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Mine are new but I like the

Mine are new but I like the feel of them thus far. We'll see how they hold up.

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DON
Cleaning grip between getting new ones

As most of you know, it really helps if you CLEAN your grips on a regular basis. Dirty grips just don't give you the same feel or control of your clubs that clean ones do. A few years ago someone recommended using Westley"s BLECHE-WITE for cleaning my grips. It's sold in most Automotive stores for cleaning car tires. Turns out that what works really well for cleaning rubber tires works GREAT for cleaning rubber golf club grips. A little HOT water and a nylon brush makes quick work of making dirty grips look and feel like new. I highly recommend giving this stuff a try. I doubt you will go back to using what ever you use now once to see how well it works.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

DON
Are you still using BLACK grips on your clubs?

For years I used black grips when I replaced the grips on my clubs or when I built new clubs. Then I got a few WHITE grips from a new company making grips and I really like white now. Two reasons to go with either white or some other LIGHT color. First reason is that I wear a white golf glove on my left hand and black grips make my glove look dirty in no time. Second and more importantly is that WHITE grips SHOW the dirt faster than black grips. So now I KNOW when my grips need cleaning just by looking at them. If they look dirty it's time to clean them BEFORE I notice a lose of feel and control. I assume Yellow or some other light color grip would offer the same benefits as white, but I haven't tested any so far so I can't be positive.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.