Press Releases

  • LAMKIN'S WINNING WEEKEND

    SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2018

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate the winner of the Fort Worth Invitational on his ninth PGA Tour victory this weekend. Equipped with Lamkin REL ACE grips the long time Lamkin user played incredible golf all week, finishing at 20 under par to take the win by three shots. In so doing he matched Nick Faldo as the Englishman with most wins on the PGA Tour and moves to No.3 on the Official Golf World Rankings. The REL ACE grips as used in this win benefit from Lamkin’s super-tacky ACE 3GEN material, which dampens vibration, and combine with a unique keyhole pattern to maximize contact with the golfer’s hands and provide an incredibly secure connection to the club. This wasn’t the only win for a Lamkin player this week however, with the winner of the European Tour flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, heading the field at Wentworth by two shots just a matter of weeks after putting Lamkin’s brand new TS1 grips in to play. The winner carded a flawless final round 68 to hold off the strong field and take the win at the tournament he had previously finished top ten in five of the last six seasons. The brand new TS1 grips, in a customized Blue, were fitted to the winners clubs just two weeks ago prior to the Valero Texas Open. The Tour inspired, high performance grip is made with the new GENESIS compound and features FINGERPRINT TECHNOLOGY micro-textures for unmatched feel and responsiveness. A reduced-taper shape reduces excess grip tension for a more fluid swing. The Tour-inspired TS1 is exceptionally durable and maintains a consistent feel in all weather conditions.

  • LAMKIN WINS FIRST SENIOR MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP OF 2018

    SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2018

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate the winner of the Regions Tradition this weekend after he carded a 2 under par final round to take his first Senior Major Championship and fifth Champion’s Tour title. The long-time Lamkin user went into the tournament equipped with Lamkin’s Wrap-Tech grips on all his swinging clubs. His four round total of 19 under reflected the incredible golf he played all through the event. The final round pressure caused the only hiccup in the early stages of Sunday with three bogeys, but the eventual winner never surrendered his lead before finishing in style with 2 birdies over the final three holes to take the win. The winner’s grip of choice, since the first week Lamkin made it available, is the Lamkin Wrap-Tech™. Fueled by Lamkin’s exclusive Double Helix surface texture, the Wrap-Tech™ delivers the perfect balance of comfort, control and feel. The grip’s traditional wrap-style offers a comfortable feel ideally suited for players who don’t wear a glove. The added traction in the unique dual pattern provides enhanced control and slip-resistance. Made with patented ACE material, Wrap-Tech™ is extraordinarily tacky and shock absorbing, making it perfect for all climates and conditions. Available in standard, midsize or oversize options, the grips showcase a black base color with white, red or blue detailing. With the Regions Tradition title in the bag, the new Champion joins a long list of the world’s best golfers who have topped a Major leaderboard on Sunday evening after choosing Lamkin to help get the best from their game.

  • LAMKIN WINS AT THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN

    SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2018

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate the winner of the Valero Texas Open this weekend after he carded a 4 under par final round to take his first career PGA Tour title. Equipped with Lamkin’s iconic Crossline Full Cord EPDM .58 round grips, the winner held his nerve to record his 4th sub 70 round of the week. Going into the final day, in the final pairing, the winner carded three straight birdies on the first three holes and never looked back despite a strong challenge mid round. The Crossline Full Cord as used by the winner combines Lamkin’s iconic Crossline pattern with full cord coverage to deliver maximum control and shot feedback. Lamkin’s Crossline pattern, which has delivered over $200,000,000 in Tour earnings, features a distinctive, densely spaced pattern that promotes light grip tension and provides superior lateral traction. Lamkin’s proprietary rubber compound adds tackiness and durability, while the grip’s firmness delivers excellent torsion control. With his first Tour win in his home state, the Valero Texas Open Champion joins a long list of the world’s best golfers who have topped the leaderboard on Sunday evening after choosing Lamkin to help get the best from their game.

  • LAMKIN SHOWCASES THREE EXCITING NEW INNOVATIONS WITH TS1, SONAR AND COMFORT PLUS GRIPS

    SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2018

    Lamkin Corporation, the original manufacturer of premium golf grips, is excited to introduce three new grips this Spring, each showcasing technology advancements in material development, Micro-Texture surface patterns and performance-enhancing grip shapes. The new TS1, SONAR and Comfort PLUS grips feature Lamkin’s latest innovations designed to optimize performance, comfort and durability, while benefiting from unique characteristics appealing to a wide range of players. The launch of the three new golf grips marks an exciting time in Lamkin’s 93 year history, as Bob Lamkin, CEO and President of Lamkin Grips explains, “We are always committed to delivering the highest quality, best feeling and most functional grips, but appreciate that every golfer will have a different take on those qualities. We’ve spent the last year developing new materials, surface patterns and sizing to ensure every type of golfer has the best feeling and highest performing grip for their specific game.” Each of the new grip lines use specific proprietary hybrid compounds designed to provide unparalleled performance, grip comfort and long-lasting durability. Lamkin has also developed innovative new Micro-Texture surface patterns for a more comfortable and confident grip connection. All of the grip lines are offered in Lamkin’s new PLUS shape featuring a straighter profile that is slightly larger in the lower hand. The reduced-taper profile, inspired by Tour players, helps to eliminate excess grip tension for greater shot control. TS1 is a distinctive high-performance grip that delivers exceptional feel and performance. Made with new hybrid materials that are slightly softer than traditional rubbers, the TS1 retains exceptional durability and all-weather performance. The grip’s functional Micro-Texture Technology optimizes torsional stability and provides outstanding grip control. TS1 is an excellent choice for golfers who prefer a responsive, Tour-inspired and high-performance grip. SONAR is an exceptionally appealing grip that offers both a comfortable, tacky feel with a high-performance material and a functional network of unique micro textures. The reduced-taper profile encourages the ideal light-pressure grip tension for greater shot consistency and control. A tacky and responsive feel make SONAR ideally suited for a wide range of players looking for a grip that feels as good as it performs. Comfort PLUS is the perfect grip for golfers that prefer a soft and shock-absorbing feel, but want the proven durability of a traditional rubber grip. Made with the soft and durable DSX material, Comfort PLUS features a shallow Micro-Texture pattern and unique un-buffed finish to deliver a smoother surface and exceptionally comfortable feel. The reduced-taper, straighter shape reduces excess grip tension for a smoother, more controlled swing. Finally, an ultra-soft grip with the all-weather performance and durability that only rubber can offer. TS1 is priced from $9.99 MSPR, and will be offered in Black/Red in both a Standard+ and Midsize+ (+ refers to reduced taper sizing). SONAR is priced from $8.99 MSPR, and will be offered in Black/Blue in both a Standard+ and Midsize+. Comfort PLUS is priced from $7.99 MSPR, and will be offered in Black/Red in both a Standard+ and Midsize+ and Gray/Teal in Undersize+.

  • LAMKIN EXTENDS ICONIC CROSSLINE RANGE

    SAN DIEGO, February 28, 2018

    Lamkin Corporation, the original manufacturer of premium golf grips, has literally and figuratively, extended its iconic Crossline grip line with the introduction of the Crossline 1150, an 11.5” version of the classic grip with a reduced-taper shape and enhanced 360° Crossline pattern. Featuring an extra inch in length and a straighter profile the new Crossline 1150 is designed to promote more precise and consistent short game shots. An ideal grip for a golfer’s wedges, the extra length enables players to choke down on the shaft while benefitting from a consistent feel from the straighter, reduced-taper profile. The new grip has made it straight into the bag of Lamkin CEO and President Bob Lamkin, giving him an immediate improvement in the versatility of his short game, as he explains, “As soon as I tested the Crossline 1150 I knew it was going in the bag. The reduced-taper profile and Crossline design give it such a familiar feel and when you choke down on the grip, the extra shot control is exceptional.” With an enhanced, logo-free pattern, the 1150 delivers all of the familiar traction and control that has made Crossline a firm favorite with the world’s top players for over 20 years, netting over 200 million dollars in worldwide Tour earnings. The new Crossline 1150 will surely add to that total, and also help every golfer add an extra dimension to their short game.

  • LAMKIN NAMED ONE OF TOP 100 BUSINESSES IN GOLF

    SAN DIEGO, January 22, 2018

    Lamkin Corporation, the original manufacturer of premium golf grips, is delighted to have been named in the top 100 businesses in golf in the National Golf Foundation’s biennial list that recognizes the most influential, successful and innovative companies, organizations and associations in the golf industry. The National Golf Foundation has been fostering the growth and vitality of the game for over 80 years and as one of the few businesses in the game older than the Foundation, Lamkin truly appreciates the honor, as Bob Lamkin, CEO of Lamkin Grips explains, “The NGF has been providing objective market intelligence for nearly as long as we’ve been producing grips, so to receive their recognition of the business is very satisfying. We’ve worked very hard over recent years to make sure Lamkin has a future as bright as its illustrious past and it’s great to know that fact is being noticed.” Based on criteria as wide ranging as revenue, influence, contribution to the growth of the game, prominence, growth & success, leadership, innovation and social good, the NGF top 100 aims to highlight those businesses that are of fundamental importance in the game, both to facilities and consumers. With this recognition under the belt and the companies widest range of new product set to launch this spring, Lamkin is heading into 2018 with as much promise as the NGF assessment suggests it should.

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