Press Releases

  • LAMKIN LAUNCHES NEW PERFORMANCE PLUS GRIP WITH 3GEN.

    SAN DIEGO, October 26, 2009

    Lamkin's Performance Plus grips for woods and irons were developed with the competitive golfer in mind. This fresh line extension for 2010 features the all-new, revolutionary 3GEN proprietary synthetic rubber compound, which is a complete material advancement that feels soft and tacky, and has superior vibration-dampening characteristics than polyurethane grips. It will be offered in white with black trim. "The golf swing resonates with the grip. Having the proper grip on a club allows golfers to use less grip pressure, which boosts swing speed, control and confidence," says Bob Lamkin, president and CEO of Lamkin Corporation. "This is truly a material innovation that the golfer can feel. It also looks fantastic. Whenever I went to the course to test it, the pure white look attracted lots of attention." Lamkin's new proprietary 3GEN material, a very unique synthetic rubber compound that's both soft and tacky, provides unmatched "single-strike" vibration-dampening properties that protect a golfer's hands and arm joints from jarring shockwaves. Used in other applications and industries, 3GEN mutes virtually all vibration and stinging of the hands at impact, providing an incredibly soft feel. The material maintains a high level of tackiness and can be easily wiped for a fresh feel and excellent traction. Unlike soft polyurethane grips, 3GEN is a form of synthetic rubber that has very low torque – similar to that of a traditional rubber grip -- and will not feel as if it's sliding around the shaft at impact. That firmness lasts throughout the life of the grip. 3GEN also features a vastly improved resistance to environmental aging and weathering factors. The material will not absorb any moisture and its tackiness is activated by toweling off the grip or using a light abrasive brush. It continually perform s better if it's cleaned regularly. Because Lamkin's Performance Plus grips were developed with the competitive golfer in mind, the dimensions of the upper and lower areas, along with the unique surface pattern, provide a unified, tension-free grip that can result in higher swing speeds. This design helps players set the grip in their fingers where it's supposed to be, to ease their hand pressure, tension and thus fatigue - getting them maximum traction and control throughout the swing without having to squeeze the grip. That control allows golfers to swing away with confidence and maximize their swing speed. The grip's "Performance Plus" reduced taper profile allows the golfer's hands to work together as one unit, providing more control over the club with less grip pressure. The dimensions were made so that the right hand area is slightly larger (this is where PGA Tour pros typically build up the underlisting) with less taper, making a size that couples with the surface pattern to allow the golfer to have a unified grip with less tension throughout the entire swing -- resulting in higher swing speeds, more control over shots, and more distance. Lamkin Corporation, a family owned company headquartered in San Diego, has been manufacturing the highest quality and best performing grips in the golf industry since 1925. From golf's finest leather grips to unmatched proprietary compounds, Lamkin grips give players at every level a better feel for their game. This history of excellence has made Lamkin the chosen grip of nearly every major club manufacturer and professional golfers worldwide

  • LAMKIN LAUNCHES NEW N-DUR GRIPS WITH 3GEN.

    SAN DIEGO, October 26, 2009

    Since 1925, Lamkin has left an enduring footprint on both golf grip innovation and the entire grip market. That tradition continues with the introduction of N-DUR with 3GEN, a brand-new functional and innovative proprietary synthetic rubber compound that can help golfers improve control of their swings. The N-DUR with 3GEN is Lamkin's latest premium grip for all woods and irons that combines distinctive surface pattern, a revolutionary new material, and tapered design. All three of these aspects blend to allow the golfer to apply very light grip pressure and gain more control of the club throughout the golf swing. The grips will be available in three color combinations, white/red, white/royal blue, and white/black. "We are truly excited to introduce this technologically advanced grip," says Bob Lamkin, president and CEO of Lamkin Corporation. "The response among golfers who have tested the grip has been phenomenal. Its unique surface pattern and material characteristics make it playable in all weather conditions. And, in addition to be functionally excellent, it's colorful." The dual-surface pattern design is functionally innovative, helping alleviate hand tension from the swing so that golfers can play better. The back or underside colored panel bears a series of hexagonal patterns. Within each hexagon is a small indented cylinder. Near the butt end of the grip, those indented cylinders are much more pronounced than towards the bottom - to provide more feel and help secure the golfer's top three fingers of the underside hand. Meanwhile, the smoother front-side panel surface pattern feels distinctively comfortable. This design helps players to get the grip in their fingers where it's supposed to be, and ease their hand pressure, tension, and thus fatigue - getting them maximum traction and control throughout the swing without having to squeeze the grip. Working in conjunction with one another, the dual panels also protect hands from slipping -- allowing the golfer to achieve higher swing speeds while maintaining control. Lamkin's new proprietary 3GEN material, a very unique synthetic rubber compound that's both soft and tacky, provides unmatched "single-strike" vibration-dampening properties that protect a golfer's hands and arm joints from jarring shockwaves. Used in other applications and industries, 3GEN mutes virtually all vibration and stinging of the hands at impact, providing an incredibly soft feel. The material maintains a high level of tackiness and can be easily wiped for a fresh feel and excellent traction. Unlike soft polyurethane grips, 3GEN is a form of synthetic rubber that has very low torque - similar to that of a traditional rubber grip -- and will not feel as if it's sliding around the shaft at impact. That firmness lasts throughout the life of the grip. 3GEN also features a vastly improved resistance to environmental aging and weathering factors. The material will not absorb any moisture and its tackiness is activated by toweling off the grip or using a light abrasive brush. It continually performs better if it's cleaned regularly. The grip's "Performance Plus"reduced taper profile from butt end to the bottom allows the golfer's hands to work together as one unit, providing more control over the club with less grip pressure. The dimensions were made so that the lower hand area is slightly larger (this is where PGA Tour pros typically request size bulk-up on their grips) with less taper, making a size that works gracefully with the surface pattern to allow the golfer to have a unified grip with less tension throughout the entire swing -- resulting in higher swing speeds, more control over shots, and more distance. Lamkin Corporation, a family owned company headquartered in San Diego, has been manufacturing the highest quality and best performing grips in the golf industry since 1925. From golf's finest leather grips to unmatched proprietary compounds, Lamkin grips give players at every level a better feel for their game. This history of excellence has made Lamkin the chosen grip of nearly every major club manufacturer and professional golfers worldwide

  • LAMKIN INTRODUCES NEW 2TEN PUTTER GRIPS.

    SAN DIEGO, October 26, 2009

    Lamkin has introduced a new putter grip line for 2010, the 2TEN, available in three sizes. This polyurethane grip allows durability to marry comfort, for a seamless fit with the putter. The soft polymer outer layer keeps moisture out and forearms relaxed, to promote light grip pressure and minimize hand tension for smooth, consistent strokes. The 2TEN putter grips are made of a proprietary, lightweight, soft (but not spongy soft) polyurethane. It comes in three sizes - Standard pistol, Midsize paddle and Oversized, the latter of which is called the Mega Lite. The color combination on all three is blue on top, red on the bottom, with a white thread stitching. The grip material also has increased durability -accomplished through its thickness and density -- to last longer than traditional polyurethane used in other grips on the market. Because it's thicker, there's more material between the underlisting and surface layer. The Standard pistol grip provides consistency and feel for extra-smooth putting strokes every time. The Midsize paddle grip provides a uniform stroke with relaxed tension to minimize wrist breakdown. The extra-large Mega Lite weighs roughly 30 percent less than standard oversized grips, to minimize hand pressure without adding weight. "We are especially excited about the Mega-Lite 2TEN grip," says Bob Lamkin, president and CEO of Lamkin Corporation. "It weighs just 86 grams, which is about the same as most standard-sized putter grips, so golfers who want to use it won't sacrifice feel during their putts. They get the benefit of having a grip that eliminates their hand use during the stroke, causing putts to roll truer." Oversize grips have become popular but the problem is, many of them are very heavy - up to 200 grams -- which means the golfer loses feel of the putter head during the stroke. Plus, the extra weight completely changes the performance characteristics of that putter. This grip model is much lighter, a feat that was accomplished by significantly reducing the density of the underlisting. That density reduction translates into a grip that can be made larger yet still weigh the same as a conventional putter grip. Thus, a golfer can use less grip pressure, remove the hands and wrists from the putting stroke, and thus take a much more natural stroke to get the ball rolling on target quicker. And any player currently using a standard-sized putter grip can easily make the transition to this oversized model without sacrificing feel. In addition, the surface pattern works in conjunction with the dense material to help the golfer maintain complete control over the putter without having to squeeze too tight. The side is elegantly finished with a tight weave stitching. Lamkin Corporation, a family owned company headquartered in San Diego, has been manufacturing the highest quality and best performing grips in the golf industry since 1925. From golf's finest leather grips to unmatched proprietary compounds, Lamkin grips give players at every level a better feel for their game. This history of excellence has made Lamkin the chosen grip of nearly every major club manufacturer and professional golfers worldwide