Press Releases

  • LAMKIN EXPRESSES DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF "THE KING" ARNOLD PALMER

    SAN DIEGO, September 28, 2016

    On behalf of Lamkin Corporation – President and CEO, Bob Lamkin has released a statement on the passing of legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer. “Words are an insufficient tool to fully convey the profound sense of loss and sorrow related to the passing of Mr. Palmer. Over the last 20 years, during a chance meeting, Mr. Palmer took me under his wing and shaped both my business and personal life in a very profound way. Mr. Palmer’s impact on the game of golf will be his lasting legacy, as his friendship and charisma will live on forever in the hearts of golfers and fans of the game everywhere. In the coming days you will read and hear many positive things of Mr. Palmer’s extraordinary contributions both on and off the course. I can confirm that all are true as I have been lucky enough to witness them firsthand. While we grieve his loss, we will also celebrate his memory. His smile made us smile. His laugh made us laugh. And his strength of character and endless generosity made us aspire to be better human beings. I can’t imagine a more esteemed or important legacy. You will be so deeply missed, my dear friend and most beloved mentor.”

  • LAMKIN WINS AT THE ITALIAN OPEN

    SAN DIEGO, September 19, 2016

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate the winner of the Italian Open after a hard fought final round saw him secure his national Open title for the second time. Equipped with Lamkin’s REL ACE grips, the winner carded a 6 under par final round 65 to take the Italian Open title. Starting the day on level terms with the Masters Champion at -16, he had a flawless round with one eagle and five birdies to the win by 1 shot at 22 under par. The REL ACE grips, as used by the winner, are made with the patented ACE 3GEN synthetic rubber material. In addition to unmatched shock absorption, the compound is incredibly tacky and comfortable. The super-tacky material, combined with a medium-traction surface pattern, promotes the ideal light grip pressure needed to maximize shot distance and consistency. With these features and the choice of a wide range of colours and sizes, they are ideal choice of grip for golfers of all abilities.

  • LAMKIN GRIPS USED BY KLM DUTCH OPEN WINNER

    SAN DIEGO, September 13, 2016

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – confirms the winner of the KLM Dutch Open trusted the company’s iconic Crossline model to deliver the grip traction and torsion control needed to capture the win. Introduced by Lamkin over 20 years ago, the Crossline remains a best-selling grip among professionals and amateurs alike. The distinctive design of the densely spaced surface pattern and the firm material made from a highly durable synthetic rubber compound allows for maximum shot feedback and superior wet-weather performance. The iconic model is offered in a wide variety of sizes and customization options at www.LamkinGrips.com. “At Lamkin, every detail is crafted to maximize the benefit for the golfer,” says Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin Grips. “The Crossline is a great example of how our state-of-the-art design process has created a timeless, classic grip that benefits golfers of all abilities.” 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. In addition to the legendary Arnold Palmer, the company’s famed products are preferred by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, 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.

  • LAMKIN APPOINTS ANDY GILKISON AS VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL SALES

    SAN DIEGO, August 9, 2016

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – is very proud to announce the hiring of golf industry veteran Andy Gilkison as the company’s new Vice President of Global Sales. In his new role, Mr. Gilkison will oversee all worldwide OEM and aftermarket sales functions. "I am very excited to welcome Andy to the Lamkin family. His reputation as a highly respected, customer-centric sales leader and his considerable experience in the global golf market are tremendous assets to our organization,” said Lamkin CEO, Bob Lamkin. Andy Gilkison has more than 20 years of sales, product and management experience within the golf industry, including successful tenures with several major brands in the golf industry. In his most recent position as the Team Head of Golf Accessories for Cobra Puma Golf, Andy led the global sales and product development efforts for the brand’s golf accessories business. His impressive background includes both domestic and international leadership roles with oversight responsibility for various product lines and business units. “Representing Lamkin Grips, a brand with so much history and tradition, is a unique and special privilege. I am absolutely thrilled to join the organization, and look forward to aggressively pursuing a myriad of growth opportunities across numerous worldwide markets and new business units,” said Mr. Gilkison. 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. In addition to the legendary Arnold Palmer, the company’s famed products are preferred by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Miguel Angel Jimenez and many others.

  • LAMKIN GRIPS USED BY WINNERS ON THE PGA AND EUROPEAN TOUR

    SAN DIEGO, August 9, 2016

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – confirms the winner of the Travelers Championship relied on the company’s UTx grips while the Paul Lawrie Match Play champion trusted the Crossline model to deliver the victory. With worldwide Tour earnings of over $200,000,000, the best-selling Crossline has remained a popular option among professionals for over 20 years. The firm material and densely-spaced surface pattern provides traction and grip stability for maximum shot feedback with every swing, while Lamkin’s UTx features Tri-Layer technology where a soft ACE foundation, full-cord fabric weave and a firm outer layer combine to provide outstanding torsion control and vibration dampening qualities. “Between our classic Crossline and the brand new Z5 model, we constantly seek to innovate for the benefit of the golfer,” says Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin Grips. “At Lamkin, our goal is to constantly push the boundaries of design and technology in order to provide the perfect grip for players at all levels.” 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. In addition to the legendary Arnold Palmer, the company’s famed products are preferred by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, 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.

  • LAMKIN UNVEILS SPECIAL GOLD MEDAL EDITION GRIP

    SAN DIEGO, August 1, 2016

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – announces the release of its Gold Medal Edition Wrap-Tech grip, inspired by the sporting events taking place in Rio de Janeiro this summer. The grip (starting at $5.99) will be available in standard and midsize models for a limited time only at www.LamkinGrips.com. Favored by PGA Tour player Miguel Angel Jimenez, the Wrap-Tech features Lamkin’s proprietary Double-Helix pattern designed with a smooth spiral for comfort and a high-traction spiral for increased control. The proprietary metallic compound adds enhanced tackiness and a lighter, softer feel for unmatched grip comfort.. “We developed the metallic color in recognition of the fierce will among competitors to go for gold in Brazil,” says Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin. “It takes years of hard work and preparation for golfers to excel at the highest level of the game, and we share in their competitive spirit by offering nothing but the best when it comes to high-performance golf grips.” The combination of wrap styling, a softer material and an unbuffed finishing process makes the Wrap-Tech ideal for players who prefer to play without a glove. The added grip traction also makes the grip an excellent choice for use in all weather conditions. Lamkin grips are unrivaled in quality thanks to world-class engineering, premium materials and handcrafted, repeatable production techniques. Other Lamkin offerings include the new SINK, Wrap-Tech and UTx models, as well as the iconic Crossline, the popular R.E.L ACE 3-Gen, and Tour Van options crafted according to Tour player specifications. Offering the widest assortment of performance-enhancing golf grips, Lamkin has been an industry leader for more than 90 years. In addition to the legendary Arnold Palmer, the company’s famed products are preferred by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Miguel Angel Jimenez and many others.

  • UTX WINS AT PUERTO RICO OPEN

    SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2016

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate the winner of the Puerto Rico Open on his thrilling play-off victory this weekend. The big hitting winner, currently placed first on the PGA Tour driving distance charts, was equipped with Lamkin UTx grips. Finishing his four rounds with a 12 under total, he showed tremendous control of his complete game to set up a play-off contested over the par five 18th. Making the most of his huge distance, the winner sealed his victory with three consecutive birdies on the 18th, finally pushing over the line after blasting out of the back bunker to within three feet. Lamkin UTx is the most technologically advanced grip produced by the world’s oldest golf grip manufacturer. Combining two types of Lamkin’s super tacky ACE 3GEN material with a fabric weave delivers Lamkin’s proprietary Tri-Layer technology. This provides for a tacky, comfortable connection to the club along with all-weather traction for when control is at a premium.

  • MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ WINS AGAIN WITH LAMKIN GRIPS

    SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2016

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate brand ambassador Miguel Angel Jiménez on his two shot victory on the PGA Champions Tour this weekend. Equipped with Lamkin Wrap-Tech™ grips, Jiménez began the final round three shots down. Following a solid start he raced ahead with six birdies in eight holes, finishing the round with a flawless 64. This score was the lowest final round score in the tournament’s history, taking the championship by two shots and giving the 51 year old Spaniard his third victory in just ten Champions Tour starts. The grip of choice for Jiménez 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 -- preferred by some of golf’s greatest legends, including Arnold Palmer – 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.

  • NEW SINK PUTTER GRIP MAKES IMPRESSIVE TOUR DEBUT AT THE 2016 NORTHERN TRUST OPEN

    SAN DIEGO, February 21, 2016

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate the second place finisher of the 2016 Northern Trust Open on his breakthrough performance this weekend at The Riviera Country Club. Equipped with Lamkin’s new SINK 11” Squared putter grip, the big driving journeyman took over the leaderboard after two rounds and maintained his position among the world’s greatest golfers for the duration of the weekend, including taking a two shot lead heading into the 15th during the final round. In the end, his 14-under 270 was enough for a T2 finish and matched his best PGA career PGA TOUR finish. The newly released line of SINK putter grips comes in two distinct shapes (Round and Squared), both of which include a curved-handle profile designed to encourage proper wrist alignment for a more fluid putting stroke. Both SINK shapes are available in 11 and 13 inch lengths and are made with a proprietary lightweight rubber that is 29%-35% lighter than traditional EPDM rubbers. SINK putter grips also include multiple surface textures, including a micro-webbed diamond pattern and traditional deep-etched lines, offering an optimal level of slip-free grip traction. The carefully placed smooth ovals on the front of the grips provide golfers with an effective hand position reference to promote improved putting consistency and confidence.

  • BRANDT SNEDEKER WINS FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN WITH LAMKIN GRIPS

    SAN DIEGO, February 1, 2016

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate Brand Ambassador Brandt Snedeker on his incredible win at the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open this weekend. Snedeker, equipped with the best-selling Lamkin Crossline grips, put in one of the performances of his life in the final round, recording the only under par score with a 69. To put it in perspective, the final round average was 79.9, the highest ever final round average on the PGA Tour. Snedeker battled through the awful conditions using his trusty Lamkin Crossline grips, which have been his bag for several years. The Crossline has been Lamkin’s a Tour favorite for nearly 20 years and features a distinctive, densely spaced pattern noted for its superior all-weather performance. Lamkin’s proprietary rubber compound adds tackiness and durability, while the grip’s firmness delivers excellent torsion control. Shortly after Snedeker’s final round, play was called off for the day due to extreme and dangerous winds and pounding rain. Come Monday morning, strong winds again greeted the returning players and as the last of the field dropped away Snedeker was crowned champion. Many observers have said that the control and shot making that Snedeker displayed in his final round won’t be bettered this year and Lamkin is delighted to have played a part in such a memorable event.

  • LAMKIN INTRODUCES NEW LINE OF SINK PUTTER GRIPS

    SAN DIEGO, January 8, 2016

    Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – announces the launch of its new SINK putter grips, designed with innovative shapes, a proprietary lightweight rubber compound, and functional surface textures to promote greater accuracy, consistency and confidence. Available at www.lamkingrips.com starting December 16th, 2015, SINK models come in two distinct shapes, both of which include a curved-handle profile designed to encourage proper wrist alignment for a more fluid putting stroke. Both SINK shapes are available in 11 and 13 inch lengths. • The rounded grip (RND), offered in a blue-green color scheme, features a wider, straighter profile ideal for minimizing excessive hand action and creating a smoother, pendulum-like putting stroke. • The squared grip (SQD), with orange and yellow accents, is ideal for feel-based putters and features a thinner shape with more pronounced corners. The result is a unique putter grip that offers exceptional feedback and putting control. A key feature of the SINK line is the integration of a first-of-its-kind, lightweight rubber developed by Lamkin chemists specifically for the putter grips. The material is 29 to 35 percent lighter than traditional rubber and enables golfers to enjoy the performance benefits of grips with larger shapes and lengths without sacrificing the consistent, durable and all-weather performance of traditional rubber. “For the SINK grips, our engineers and product development team worked diligently to perfect the final shapes of both models and to find a way to combine the new, exclusive lightweight rubber compound with a highly useful surface pattern,” says Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin. “Ultimately, we have created an assortment of putter grips that will enhance the short game performance of any golfer, from a seasoned Tour professional to the casual golfer.” SINK putter grips also include multiple surface textures, including a micro-webbed diamond pattern and traditional deep-etched lines, offering an optimal level of slip-free grip traction. The carefully placed smooth ovals on the front of the grips provide golfers with an effective hand position reference to promote improved putting consistency and confidence. Offering the widest assortment of performance-enhancing golf grips, Lamkin has been an industry leader for 90 years. In addition to the legendary Arnold Palmer, the company’s famed products are preferred by PGA Tour superstars Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Miguel Angel Jimenez and many others. Lamkin grips are unrivaled in quality thanks to world-class engineering, premium materials and handcrafted, repeatable production techniques. Other Lamkin grip offerings include the new Wrap-Tech and UTx Wrap models, as well as the iconic Crossline, the popular R.E.L ACE 3-Gen, and the Tour Van options designed according to Tour player specifications.