Press Releases

  • LAMKIN GRIPS HIRES NEW INNOVATION ENGINEER

    SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2017

    Lamkin Corporation, the original manufacturer of premium golf grips, has announced the hiring of David Barker as the company’s new Innovation Engineer. Mr. Barker is joining the Lamkin team with over a decade’s worth of engineering, production and operations experience in the aerospace industry. CEO Bob Lamkin describes the addition of a new Innovation Engineer as another step in the company’s continuing pursuit of developing revolutionary grip technologies. “This is a very valuable addition to the Lamkin organization and reinforces our unrelenting commitment to delivering groundbreaking innovations to all segments of the worldwide grip market,” says Mr. Lamkin. “I’m thrilled to welcome such a talented engineer, and an outstanding golfer, to our growing management team”. Mr. Barker holds a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University. During his 12-year tenure with DART Aerospace, he was directly responsible for designing pioneering aerospace components and most recently directed large-scale production and operations teams. In addition to his impressive professional background, Mr. Barker is also an accomplished golfer who spends much of his free time playing at his home course, Shadowridge Golf Club. “I’m incredibly excited to apply my engineering and production experience to my passion for the game of golf,” says Mr. Barker. “There is a great deal of opportunity for technology advancements in this category, and Lamkin is clearly committed to turning those innovations into performance-enhancing golf grips that benefit golfers at every playing level.”

  • FLAT CAT® SOLUTION™ BY LAMKIN ADDS SVELTE AND BIG BOY SIZES TO PUTTER GRIP OFFERING

    SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2017

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – has expanded the revolutionary FLAT CAT® Solution™ putter grip offering to include both Svelte and Big Boy sizes. The FLAT CAT Solution by Lamkin features a unique shape and weighted stainless steel cone technology positioned optimally below the hands to help eliminate the “yips” and smooth out the stroke, allowing golfers at any skill level to improve their putting. This technology creates a smoother, more consistent, pendulum-like stroke and allows the putter to feel heavier and more stable without sacrificing feel. “Grip size is all about personal feel and preference,” said Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin. “No matter which size you choose, The FLAT CAT Solution will instantly give you a smoother, more consistent, pendulum-like stroke. If you struggle on the greens, you will find that using this revolutionary weighted technology will make an immediate difference.” Size selections for the FLAT CAT Solution include: • Svelte - Perfect for any golfer who wants to really feel the flat sides, but prefers a smaller grip size. • Standard – This is the most popular model and would be an excellent choice for any golfer looking to improve their putting. • Fat – This is slightly larger than the Standard model and provides added flat area for a golfer struggling to feel the face of their putter while minimizing wrist movement. • Big Boy – This is the largest model and is for players looking to remove any wrist movement from their stroke. The FLAT CAT Solution is designed with FLAT CAT’s patented FLAT 1™ grip technology that squares the hands and arms to the putter face to ensure a square face at impact. The design of the FLAT CAT Solution allows every golfer to establish a personal feel with the face of their putter no matter what their putting style – traditional, left-hand low, saw, claw and more. In tests with SAM PuttLab, the world’s leading putting analysis system, the FLAT CAT Solution was the only option that visibly, significantly and dramatically smoothed and improved the putting stokes of golfers suffering from the “yips”. The FLAT CAT technology was developed in consultation with PGA Professional Mike Heisterkamp and longtime Whistling Straits and Pinehurst professional caddy Charlie Spain. FLAT CAT GOLF is owned by Make’em All, LLC, a division of Winston Products LLC. For more information visit www.FLATCATSolution.com. Lamkin offers a variety of performance-inspired grips including the Z5, UTx, Crossline, Wrap-Tech and R.E.L. ACE. The company’s trusted products are played by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker and many others. Lamkin products are unrivaled in quality thanks to world-class engineering, premium materials and handcrafted, repeatable production techniques.

  • LAMKIN HIRES RAY LUCAS AS VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2017

    Lamkin Corporation, the original manufacturer of premium golf grips, is pleased to announce the addition of Ray Lucas to its Senior Management Team as the company’s new Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development. Mr. Lucas is an established and respected golf industry veteran with over 25 years of international golf component experience, most recently holding Executive Vice President positions with Dynasty Golf and True Temper Golf. “I am thrilled to welcome Ray Lucas to the Lamkin organization,” said Bob Lamkin, CEO of Lamkin Grips. He continued, “He is an extraordinarily accomplished, customer-centric leader with a successful record of identifying new growth opportunities and increasing worldwide sales in existing and emerging business environments.” In addition to overseeing global OEM and aftermarket sales divisions for the Lamkin Corporation, Mr. Lucas will also apply his impressive knowledge of brand leadership, product development, overseas manufacturing and integrated supply chain management to expand the company’s penetration into non-endemic categories. With an impressive list of professional accomplishments, including maintaining market share leadership positions in intensely competitive environments, Mr. Lucas is well positioned to support the company’s aggressive growth initiatives. “This is an incredibly exciting professional opportunity and I look forward to leveraging my experience, along with a shared passion for launching innovative and performance-enhancing new products, to deliver revenue and market share growth to such an esteemed golf brand.” said Mr. Lucas. About Lamkin Grips The Lamkin Corporation golf heritage dates back to 1925 when founder Elver B. Lamkin began manufacturing golf’s first leather grips. Today, the family-owned business delivers the industry's widest assortment of performance-enhancing golf grips that continue to earn loyal customers worldwide. Through their ongoing dedication to unequaled product quality and service support, Lamkin Grips is passionately committed to connecting golfers to a more confident, consistent and enjoyable game. For more information about Lamkin, please visit www.lamkingrips.com. MEDIA CONTACT: Kerri Kauffman Vice President of Marketing, Lamkin Grips kkauffman@lamkingrips.com

  • JUSTIN ROSE USES FLAT CAT® PUTTER GRIP IN STRONG MASTERS FINISH

    SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2017

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – announces Justin Rose used a FLAT CAT by Lamkin svelte putter grip at the 2017 Masters. Rose delivered a solid final round, taking the solo lead at one point and closing with a 3-under 69 and a tie for the lead before losing in a sudden-death playoff. Rose’s second place finish moved him into 9th place in the FedExCup Standings, up 7 places from last week’s ranking. FLAT CAT’s unique FLAT 1™ technology puts the feeling of square in the palm of a player’s hands, helping them to square their hands, square their shoulders and square their putter face to their intended target line. Each side of the FLAT CAT grip is in a parallel plane with the putter face, allowing every golfer to establish a personal feel with the face of their putter no matter what their putting style – traditional, left-hand low, saw, claw and more. Rose sunk a 20-foot putt for a birdie on the first hole on Thursday and dropped a couple more long ones on his way to a first-round 69. “That always smartens up a scorecard when you're making some putts of length,” Rose said in an LA Times interview. “Justin played some amazing golf and was extremely gracious after his heartbreaking loss at the Masters. He is a class act and we are proud to have him on our brand ambassador team,” said Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin Grips. “The FLAT CAT grip is designed to be used with any putting style and is well-suited to Rose’s new claw grip.” Lamkin offers a variety of performance-inspired grips including the Z5, UTx, Crossline, Wrap-Tech and R.E.L. ACE. The company’s trusted products are played by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker and many others. Lamkin products are unrivaled in quality thanks to world-class engineering, premium materials and handcrafted, repeatable production techniques.

  • LAMKIN GRIPS AND FLAT CAT® GOLF INTRODUCE THE FLAT CAT® SOLUTION™ PUTTER GRIP

    SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2017

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – has partnered with FLAT CAT® Golf to introduce the revolutionary FLAT CAT® Solution™ putter grip featuring a weighted grip technology specifically designed to help golfers who have a “yip” in their stroke. The FLAT CAT® Solution™ by Lamkin features a unique shape and weighted stainless steel cone technology positioned optimally below the hands to help eliminate the “yips” and smooth out the stroke, allowing golfers at any skill level to improve their putting. This technology creates a smoother, more consistent, pendulum-like stroke and allows the putter to feel heavier and more stable without sacrificing feel. “I really love the FLAT CAT Solution technology with the added weight built into the grip and placed closest to the club shaft,” said Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin. “It is far more than just a grip, it is a putting solution that makes an immediate difference. I nearly gave up playing golf because of my putting problems. Using the weighted technology has renewed my passion for golf… that is a priceless gift!” The FLAT CAT® Solution™ by Lamkin is designed with FLAT CAT’s patented FLAT 1™ grip technology that squares the hands and arms to the putter face to ensure a square face at impact. Each side of the FLAT CAT grip is in a parallel plane with the putter face, allowing every golfer to establish a personal feel with the face of their putter no matter what their putting style – traditional, left-hand low, saw, claw and more. "The original FLAT CAT® putter grip was created to help golfers sink more putts, lower scores and enjoy the game more," said Winston Breeden, CEO, Winston Products. " The FLAT CAT® Solution™ by Lamkin takes it to the next level and transforms your current putter into a game improvement product that instantly gives you a smoother putting stroke, limits your 3-putts and even gets rid of your "yips" once and for all. We think it's going to be a true game changer." In tests with SAM PuttLab, the world’s leading putting analysis system, the FLAT CAT® Solution™ was the only option that visibly, significantly and dramatically smoothed and improved the putting stokes of golfers suffering from the “yips”. The FLAT CAT technology was developed in consultation with PGA Professional Mike Heisterkamp and longtime Whistling Straits and Pinehurst professional caddy Charlie Spain. FLAT CAT GOLF is owned by Make’em All, LLC, a division of Winston Products LLC. For more information visit www.FLATCATGOLF.com. Lamkin offers a variety of performance-inspired grips including the Z5, UTx, Crossline, Wrap-Tech and R.E.L. ACE. The company’s trusted products are played by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker and many others. Lamkin products are unrivaled in quality thanks to world-class engineering, premium materials and handcrafted, repeatable production techniques.

  • LAMKIN WRAP-TECH USED BY WINNER OF MISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC

    SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2017

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – confirms the company’s Wrap-Tech grips were used by the winner of the PGA TOUR Champions’ Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic for the second straight year. Held at Fallen Oak in Biloxi, MS., the champion made an 18-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to earn his fourth title on the Champions’ circuit. The popular Spaniard is a longtime Lamkin user, switching to the Wrap-Tech grips on all clubs during the 2015 season. Modeled after traditional wrap-style grips, Wrap-Tech ($4.99) features modern updates in the form of super-tacky ACE material and a proprietary double-helix pattern that delivers comfort and control in any playing conditions. Available in standard, midsize or oversize, the grips showcase a black base color with a blue, white or red ribbon detail. “The fact that so many Tour players from around the world chose Lamkin grips is a testament to the quality and functionality of our products,” says Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin Grips. “At Lamkin we focus on developing grips that give all golfers the confidence to play their best golf.” Lamkin has been an industry leader for more than 90 years and offers a variety of grips which include the new Z5, Wrap-Tech, and UTx Wrap along with trusted classics like the Crossline and Crossline Full-Cord. The company’s famed products are preferred by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker and many others. Lamkin offers unrivaled quality thanks to world-class engineering, premium materials and handcrafted, repeatable production techniques. Other offerings include SINK putter grips, the popular R.E.L ACE 3-Gen, and Tour Van options crafted according to Tour player specifications. More information: www.LamkinGrips.com or 800-642-7755. Get social: @LamkinGrips.

  • LAMKIN GRIPS AND FLAT CAT® GOLF ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO EXTEND WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY FLAT CAT PUTTER GRIP

    SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2017

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – announces it has partnered with Winston Products to market and sell the complete portfolio of FLAT CAT putter grips, a game-changing putting tool that helps golfers of all abilities putt more consistently and effectively. The newly formed alliance gives Lamkin exclusive worldwide distribution rights for FLAT CAT grips. “We are very excited to be partnering with the Lamkin Corporation. For nearly a century, the Lamkin name has been synonymous with quality and character and we are thrilled to marry our FLAT CAT innovation and technology with the heritage of the Lamkin brand,” said Winston Breeden, CEO, Winston Products. FLAT CAT’s unique FLAT 1™ technology puts the feeling of square in the palm of a player’s hands, helping them to square their hands, square their shoulders and square their putter face to their intended target line. Each side of the FLAT CAT grip is in a parallel plane with the putter face, allowing every golfer to establish a personal feel with the face of their putter no matter what their putting style – traditional, left-hand low, saw, claw and more. “After meeting with the FLAT CAT team, and playing with the product, it was clear that their organization shared many of Lamkin’s core brand values,” said Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin. “The technology behind FLAT CAT’s product line directly supports one of our most important values: providing golfers with the tools to realize a more confident, consistent and enjoyable playing experience. Whether it’s swinging grips or putter grips, our own development efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. By adding FLAT CAT products into our own portfolio, we continue to deliver on that important promise to our customers!” FLAT CAT was developed in consultation with PGA Professional Mike Heisterkamp and longtime Whistling Straits and Pinehurst professional caddy Charlie Spain. FLAT CAT GOLF is owned by Make’em All, LLC, a division of Winston Products LLC. For more information visit www.FLATCATGOLF.com. Lamkin offers a variety of performance-inspired grips including the Z5, UTx, Crossline, Wrap-Tech and R.E.L. ACE. The company’s trusted products are played by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker and many others. Lamkin products are unrivaled in quality thanks to world-class engineering, premium materials and handcrafted, repeatable production techniques. About Winston Products Winston Products, LLC is a premier product development company that delivers true innovation to the market for customers and consumers alike. Founded in 2004, Winston Products offers a vast array of truly innovative solutions from brands like SmartStraps, TowSmart, CargoSmart, FLAT CAT Golf, and SWOPT. The industry trusts Winston Products for innovative, honest and competitively priced products. About Lamkin Grips The Lamkin Corporation golf heritage dates back to 1925 when founder Elver B. Lamkin began manufacturing golf’s first leather grips. Today, the family-owned business delivers the industry's widest assortment of performance-enhancing golf grips that continue to earn loyal customers worldwide. Through their ongoing dedication to unequaled product quality and service support, Lamkin Grips is passionately committed to connecting golfers to a more confident, consistent and enjoyable game. For more information about Lamkin, please visit www.lamkingrips.com. For Media Information, Contact: Tracy Nackel, TEN Marketing & PR, 760-420-1602 or tnackel@cox.net Vanessa Price, TEN Marketing & PR, 714-544-6515 or readthegreens@aol.com

  • LAMKIN LAUNCHES SPECIAL EDITION GRIPS TO CELEBRATE SEASON’S FIRST MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP

    SAN DIEGO, February 23, 2017

    (SAN DIEGO, CA) – Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – is now offering Special Edition versions of its popular Z5 and SINK models that celebrate the season’s first Major Championship, available for a limited time through www.LamkinGrips.com. The Z5 Majors Edition ($7.99) is comprised of traditional green and white rubber with bright yellow paint trim and cord in the upper zones. All Z5 grips are designed with five distinctive zones, scientifically engineered to promote proper hand placement and the ideal grip pressure with every swing. Its multi-compound foundation is combined with a functional network of textures and patterns to deliver enhanced comfort, control and consistency for unmatched performance. Available in Standard and Midsize. On the green, SINK grips (starting at $12.99) promote proper wrist alignment with curved-handle profiles in either a square or rounded shape to steady the hands for a smooth putting stroke. The Special Edition version includes traditional green with yellow and white accents and is available in both 11 and 13-inch options. “The first major of the year is not only an iconic tournament, but it also signifies the beginning of the golf season in many parts of the world and we wanted to commemorate it in a fun way,” said Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin. “The Z5 is the most advanced grip we’ve ever created and has been tremendously well received, so we’re thanking our customers by building a limited version to go along with the sought-after SINK.” Lamkin has been an industry leader for more than 90 years and offers a variety of grips which include the new Z5, Wrap-Tech, and UTx Wrap along with trusted classics like the Crossline and Crossline Full-Cord. The company’s famed products are preferred by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker and Miguel Angel Jimenez and many others. Lamkin products are unrivaled in quality thanks to world-class engineering, premium materials and handcrafted, repeatable production techniques. Other Lamkin offerings include SINK putter grips, the popular R.E.L ACE 3-Gen, and Tour Van options crafted according to Tour player specifications. More information: www.LamkinGrips.com or 800-642-7755. Get social: @LamkinGrips. About Lamkin Grips Lamkin Grips' golf heritage dates back to 1925 when founder Elver B. Lamkin began manufacturing golf’s first leather grips. Today, the family-owned business delivers the industry's widest assortment of performance-enhancing golf grips that continue to earn loyal customers worldwide. Through their ongoing dedication to unequaled product quality and service support, Lamkin Grips is passionately committed to connecting golfers to a more confident, consistent and enjoyable game.

  • LAMKIN HIRES STEVE STACH AS DIRECTOR OF WORLDWIDE TOUR OPERATIONS

    SAN DIEGO, January 13, 2017

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – announces the hiring of Steve Stach as their new Director of Worldwide Tour Operations. In his new role, Stach will have a presence at PGA Tour events throughout 2017, where he will work with the best players in the world to help them find the Lamkin grip best suited to their unique games. This includes working closely with Lamkin’s current Tour staff and educating other players on the company’s world class grips. Previously, Stach worked as a Tour representative for the NIKE and Odyssey brands. “Lamkin covers the gamut for what Tour players are looking for, from the new Z5 to the classic Crossline grip,” said Steve Stach. “The quality of Lamkin’s wide assortment of offerings is unmatched and I’m excited to bring my expertise and existing relationships to such a respected company.” With more than 20 years of experience, Stach has built strong relationships with OEMs and other Tour representatives that will prove essential to his current focus of having more players adopt the company’s award-winning grips. “Lamkin is proud to have a dedicated individual, with developed relationships and extensive insight on the importance of grip choice, represent us on the game’s largest stage,” says Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin Grips. “Steve’s knowledge and expertise will help us build even further relationships with top Tour professionals.” Lamkin has been an industry leader for more than 90 years and offers a variety of grips, including the new Z5, Wrap-Tech, and UTx Wrap along with trusted classics like the Crossline and Crossline Full-Cord. In addition to Steele, the company’s famed products are preferred by PGA Tour superstars Brandt Snedeker, Justin Rose and many others. Lamkin products are unrivaled in quality thanks to world-class engineering, premium materials and handcrafted, repeatable production techniques. Other Lamkin offerings include SINK putter grips, the popular R.E.L ACE 3-Gen, and Tour Van options crafted according to Tour player specifications. More information: www.LamkinGrips.com or 800-642-7755. Get social: @LamkinGrips.

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