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Team U.S.A. and Europe: Inspirational

What a Ryder Cup! The tournament always brings out the fire and spirit of the greatest golfers in the world. It creates the same emotions in golf fans, and ignited the same passion here at Lamkin. That passion influenced us to create special-edition golf grips, inspired by Team U.S.A., Team Europe, and the spirit of The Ryder Cup.

Team U.S.A. and Europe: Inspirational

U.S.A.

The limited-edition Team U.S.A. golf grip represents a blend of Team USA and Keegan Bradley. Keegan plays our Crossline ACE 3GEN Full-Cord. We made the Crossline in a RED ACE 3GEN material with a WHITE Crossline pattern and Lamkin logo. To complete the look it features a blue cap and trim rings. The special-edition grip bares a stark resemblance to the American flag and screams U.S.A. For golfers looking for maximum tack and torsion control, the Crossline ACE 3GEN is perfect for you.

EUROPE

Team Europe and Justin Rose are the inspiration behind the design of Lamkin’s special-edition Team Europe golf grip. We created a NAVY BLUE R.E.L. ACE 3GEN, highlighted by Team-Europe-YELLOW Lamkin logo and trim rings. Justin uses our black R.E.L. ACE 3GEN with a reduced taper under the right hand, accented by his special blue cap. R.E.L. comes in our widest assortment of colors and sizes while the ACE 3GEN material makes it extremely tacky and reduces vibration, helping minimize the risk of injury while golfing.   

The Team U.S.A. and Team Europe grips were available EXCLUSIVELY to the winners of our social-media contests. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for tips, news, product launches, and access to special-edition grips like these. 

Ryder Cup 2014

For the first time since 1973, and for only the second time in the history of The Ryder Cup, Scotland plays host to the greatest tournament in match-play golf. The world’s best golfers are set and golf fans around the world are eagerly anticipating every nail-biting moment. Here at Lamkin, we share the same enthusiasm and have a deep respect for Ryder Cup tradition.

 

For decades, Lamkin provided some of the best Ryder Cup competitors with their grips and this year is no exception. Representing both the U.S. and Europe team, Lamkin is the grip of choice for Keegan Bradley and Justin Rose. We are often asked ‘what type of grips do Tour players use?’ so we thought this would be a good opportunity to take a closer look…

 

Team USA

 

The 2011 PGA Tour rookie of the year, Keegan Bradley, is the first Captain’s pick for Team USA. He was paired with Phil in his debut, winning three matches. When he arrives at Gleneagles, he will face a tough course, harder competition, and unpredictable weather throughout the tournament. His golf grip, Lamkin’s Crossline ACE 3GEN Full-Cord individually weighed to ensure exact gram specs within his specified tolerance, will ensure a confident grip no matter the opponent or conditions.

 

Ryder Cup 2014

 

This exact grip is available EXCLUSIVELY at shop.LamkinGrips.com

 

Team Europe

 

World Ranked number 5, Justin Rose makes his third appearance for Team Europe at The Ryder Cup. With a 6-3 record, and coming off a good season, he is sure to be a key component for Europe. The courses are challenging, due to uneven fairways, thick rough and small-deep-bunkers. Precision is a must. Trajectory and distance control are key to successful rounds. Justin will be armed with Lamkin’s R.E.L. ACE 3GEN with a reduced taper that makes the grip larger under the bottom hand. At Justin’s request, the grip also features a unique blue cap. His confidence in his golf grip will allow him to execute the shots necessary for success at Gleneagles…regardless of weather conditions.

If you want the same FEEL on your clubs that Justin has on his own, you can order them exclusively at shop.LamkinGrips.com

 

 

Discover the Power of ACE 3GEN

Developed by Lamkin chemists, the patented ACE 3GEN technology is a super-tacky and vibration dampening grip materail created to give players a more confident and comfotable connection to their clubs.  The unique feel of the ACE 3GEN materials promotes the ideal tension-free grip needed for increased distance and improved shot consistency. 

Discover the Power of ACE 3GEN

Golf’s Color Trend Shows No Sign of Slowing in Lamkin’s 2013 Portfolio

Leading golf’s current color trend, Lamkin Grips will release several additional color options in the R.E.L. 3GEN  Standard, Midsize and Oversize models.   The expansion of the R.E.L. 3GEN golf grip line will include a neon pink option in a standard size model, as well as a red, blue, orange, gray and electric blue option in both the midsize and oversize models. Golfers who play with non-standard size grips will certainly celebrate the addition of more color options in such a popular golf grip.   The R.E.L. 3GEN grip has already earned rave reviews from golfers for its amazing feel, tackiness and durability.  With more color and size options than any other golf grip in the market, the R.E.L. 3GEN expansion will undoubtedly lead to even more glowing reviews from golfers around the world. Combined with a comfortable and no-slip surface pattern, the R.E.L. grip is manufactured with Lamkin’s patent-pending 3GEN technology that provides unmatched vibration dampening and extraordinary grip durability.  The design of the grip was created to maximize surface area contact with a golfer’s hand to ensure a confident, controlled connection between the golfer and their club. Lamkin’s 2013 grip collection will be available through golf specialty, online retailers and green grass shops beginning in November 2012.

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CROSSLINE: BACK TO BASICS

Lamkin\'s famous Crossline golf grip has been a best-seller and Tour favorite for nearly 15 years.   Currently used on millions of golf clubs around the world, the intersecting (\"crossing\") lines on the Crossline grip have become one of the most recognizable patterns in golf. Because of the enormous volume of Crossline grips produced every year, Lamkin continually upgrades the molding equipment to ensure we provide our customers with the highest quality and most durable golf grips.  Over the years, as this equipment is upgraded, the lines of the Crossline pattern became slightly wider than the original design.  After a lengthly process of testing and reviewing different iterations of the pattern, Lamkin made the decision to return to the specifications of the original Crossline design. While the difference between the two patterns is quite subtle, it is distinct enough to be noticed by our more attentive customers.   The renewed \"Classic\" Crossline grips started shipping this summer and will be available in stores later this year.  If you have any questions about the change, 

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Stylish Lamkin Grips on the 2012 Collection of Odyssey Putters

Inspired by Lamkin’s E.B.L. 3GEN putter grips, the new line of Odyssey putters feature a very colorful assortment of grip options.  The Odyssey putter grips are designed with a dual surface pattern for the ultimate in comfort and hand traction, plus the unmatched advantages of 3GEN technology.  Check out what their Facebook fans thought of the new super-cool new colors.

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Gary McCord Shares Golf Grip Tips in New Lamkin Videos

Golf analyst and author Gary McCord, whose irreverent and self-deprecating style has earned him fans worldwide, has recorded a four-part video series designed to help players maximize Lamkin Grips’ new Performance Plus 3GEN Wedge golf grip. The witty and knowledgeable Champions Tour player loaned his expertise to Lamkin’s online education program that breaks down wedge play into quick, easy to understand lessons. Comparing club shafts to pencils and hammers, McCord demonstrates how users gain greater control the further they choke down on whatever is in their grasp. By adding an inch to its grip length and maintaining a wider grip base, McCord shows viewers how Lamkin’s new Wedge Grip promotes a choked down grip to improve short-game play.  Throughout the video series, McCord also elaborates on concepts including hand action, swing power, grip size, as well as the differences between soft and firm grips (and when to use which).  Lamkin’s new video series featuring Gary McCord can be seen on the company’s channel at www.YouTube.com/lamkingrips.

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TaylorMade Selects Lamkin Grips to Enhance New ATV Wedge Performance

A radically advanced wedge club deserves a radically advanced grip. So when selecting the grip that best complements TaylorMade’s ATV (All-Terrain Versatility) Wedge, the company chose Lamkin’s new Performance Plus  Wedge Grip.  Constructed to improve short-game play, this Wedge Grip is one inch longer than standard grips and features a reduced taper, facilitating proper hand position and traction when choking down on the club. “Golf equipment manufacturers take painstaking measures to deliver accuracy on the course, and grips are no exception,” explains Lamkin CEO Bob Lamkin.  “Just as TaylorMade designed the new ATV Wedge to perform during critical scoring shots, Lamkin’s Wedge Grip is designed to work seamlessly with the club ensuring maximum control and precision.” TaylorMade’s ATV Wedge is masterfully engineered, and as such required a grip that could facilitate fairway, chip and bunker shots alike to maximize the club’s utility.  Taylor Made selected the Performance Plus Wedge Grip in black, with a traditional white TaylorMade logo, , to cap off its latest release. This first-of-its-kind wedge grip is crafted to promote proper hand position and tension needed to achieve better short-game results.

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Lamkin Adds Style & Performance to Expanded Line of Ladies Golf Grips

Looking for the perfect gift for the female golfer in your life?  If so, you\'ve come to the right place.   Lamkin Grips proudly expanded its 2012 product line to include several new styles and materials designed exclusively for female golfer. R.E.L. 3GEN golf grips have been expanded to include neon-pink and neon-purple, both featuring a super-soft 3GEN material ONLY available in these two color options. The stylish Crossline undersize is now available in a stylish and on-trend pink version. Looking for something more traditional?  The classic style and unmatched durability of the Lamkin X10 golf grip is a great choice, and now available in an undersize model. With more sizes, colors and materials, Lamkin is proud to offer the perfect performance-enhancing golf grips to every golfer.

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Lamkin 3GEN Grips on New Odyssey Metal-X Putters

Complimenting Odyssey\'s new line of Metal-X putters is the exclusive Lamkin 3GEN pistol putter grip.   The grip was selected for its superior vibration-dampening properties found exclusively in the 3GEN synthetic rubber material.  It\'s also one of Lamkin\'s tackiest and most comfortable golf grips. The new Metal-X putter grip, created exclusively for Odyssey, was inspired by Lamkin\'s E.B.L. 3GEN putter grip, also featuring the performance-enhancing benefits of the 3GEN material.   Featuring a unique dual surface-pattern design, the grip has quickly become a Lamkin best-seller with golfers from around the world making the switch.

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PRODUCT PREVIEW: TOUR WHITE FULL CORD GRIP

Lamkin Golf Grips is very excited to announce the August launch of the industry’s first white full-cord grip. The TOUR WHITE was introduced in early 2011 on the PGA TOUR. After posting an image of the Tour grip on its Facebook page, Lamkin was overwhelmed with the positive feedback and quickly decided to add the TOUR WHITE Full Cord grip to their product portfolio. The TOUR WHITE will be available at www.lamkingrips.com in mid-August. The TOUR WHITE is an incredibly soft cord grip that provides maximum comfort in wet and humid weather conditions. It’s counterpart, the TOUR BLACK Full Cord, is one of Lamkin’s most popular grips on the PGA TOUR. Style, comfort and performance have been perfectly fused to create Lamkin’s new TOUR WHITE Full Cord grip. Lamkin Golf Grips is very excited to announce the August launch of the industry’s first white full-cord grip. The TOUR WHITE was introduced in early 2011 on the PGA TOUR. After posting an image of the Tour grip on its Facebook page, Lamkin was overwhelmed with the positive feedback and quickly decided to add the TOUR WHITE Full Cord grip to their product portfolio. The TOUR WHITE will be available at www.lamkingrips.com in mid-August. The TOUR WHITE is an incredibly soft cord grip that provides maximum comfort in wet and humid weather conditions. It’s counterpart, the TOUR BLACK Full Cord, is one of Lamkin’s most popular grips on the PGA TOUR. Style, comfort and performance have been perfectly fused to create Lamkin’s new TOUR WHITE Full Cord grip. Lamkin Golf Grips is very excited to announce the August launch of the industry’s first white full-cord grip. The TOUR WHITE was introduced in early 2011 on the PGA TOUR. After posting an image of the Tour grip on its Facebook page, Lamkin was overwhelmed with the positive feedback and quickly decided to add the TOUR WHITE Full Cord grip to their product portfolio. The TOUR WHITE will be available at www.lamkingrips.com in mid-August. The TOUR WHITE is an incredibly soft cord grip that provides maximum comfort in wet and humid weather conditions. It’s counterpart, the TOUR BLACK Full Cord, is one of Lamkin’s most popular grips on the PGA TOUR. Style, comfort and performance have been perfectly fused to create Lamkin’s new TOUR WHITE Full Cord grip.

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THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOU’RE ALREADY PLAYING OUR GRIPS

Do you know what brand of grips you’re playing with? You’d be surprised how many people actually have Lamkin grips on their clubs yet don’t even know it. We’ve been providing grips to all the major club manufacturers for years. Chances are though, you won’t see the Lamkin logo on them. We’re hoping to see that change. And speaking of change, if you want to change your game, change your grips. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to feel like you have a set of new clubs. If you’re grips are worn, if you’ve played over 40 rounds with them, or if you’re holding on for dear life to prevent your hands from slipping, it’s time for new grips. Our 3GEN grips with patent pending technology stay tacky in all weather conditions–even snow. (Okay, we haven’t really tested them in snow, but be the first and let us know.)

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