Press Releases

  • LAMKIN LAUNCHES NEW PUTTER GRIP LINE E.B.L. WITH 3GEN

    SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2010

    Founder Elver B. Lamkin established the company on golf grip innovation and then built the organization into a leader of the entire grip market. "We're proud to honor my grandfather with new putter grips named with his initials," says Bob Lamkin, the third generation CEO of Lamkin Corporation. The E.B.L. Putter Grips feature proven functional and innovative 3GEN synthetic rubber compound that can help golfers improve control of their strokes. The four E.B.L. models combine popular and timeless shapes with this revolutionary year-old material, allowing golfers to keep their forearms relaxed, apply very light grip pressure and minimize hand tension for smooth, consistent strokes. E.B.L. Pistol
    Because putting is all about feel, the E.B.L. Pistol putter grip touts the thin, smaller pistol shape better golfers seek. It's made of Lamkin's patent pending 3GEN material, which is a synthetic rubber compound that reduces any vibration without dulling the feel of the putt. This allows you to keep your forearms relaxed, apply very light grip pressure and minimize hand tension for smooth, consistent strokes. The grip features opposing patterns on top and back – both with optimized surface-to-pattern ratios to promote the best possible feel, as well as maximize hand traction and tackiness. The top gray panel has a repeating pattern of tees, while the black backside has alternating-sized ovals – so that your fingers get a slightly different feel than your thumbs. The color combination creates a traditional muted look that better players gravitate toward. (Weight: 73 grams, MSRP: $7.99) E.B.L. Smooth Pistol This grip bears the same thin, small pistol shape as the E.B.L. Pistol, but has no surface pattern -- resulting in a super-soft feel and ultimate tackiness. It's made of Lamkin's patent pending 3GEN material, which is a synthetic rubber compound that reduces any vibration without dulling the feel of the putt. This allows you to keep your forearms relaxed, apply light grip pressure and minimize hand tension for smooth, consistent strokes. 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. This all-white grip's only marking is a Lamkin logo. (Weight: 79 grams, MSRP: $6.99) E.B.L. Paddle
    This standard-sized paddle grip features opposing patterns on top and back – both with optimized surface-to-pattern ratios to promote the best possible feel, as well as maximize hand traction and tackiness. The red front panel has a repeating pattern of tees, while the black backside has alternating-sized ovals – so that your fingers get a slightly different feel than your thumbs. The grip itself is thicker than the E.B.L. Pistol and has a more constant taper. Thus, it fits differently in a golfer's hands than the E.B.L. Pistol. It's made of Lamkin's patent pending 3GEN material, which is a synthetic rubber compound that reduces vibration without dulling the feel of your putt. This allows you to keep your forearms relaxed, apply very light grip pressure and minimize hand tension for smooth, consistent strokes. The material will not absorb any moisture, and by simply brushing it with a wet towel, not only will any dirt or grime be removed from the grip, but also the material's incredible tackiness will be reactivated. (Weight: 76 grams, MSRP: $8.99) E.B.L. Midsize Paddle This larger paddle-shaped grip is ideal for golfers with bigger hands or for those who want to take their wrists out of the stroke. It features opposing patterns on the front and rear that feel distinctively different from one another. This grip also boasts the same opposing pattern as the E.B.L. Pistol and E.B.L. Paddle – so that your fingers get a slightly different feel than your thumbs. It's made of Lamkin's patent pending 3GEN material, which is a synthetic rubber compound that reduces vibration without dulling the feel of your putts. This allows you to keep your forearms relaxed, apply light grip pressure and minimize hand tension for smooth, consistent strokes. By simply brushing it with a wet towel, not only will any dirt or grime be removed from the grip, but also the material's incredible tackiness will be reactivated. (Weight: 93 grams, MSRP: $10.99) Lamkin Corporation, a privately owned company headquartered in San Diego, has been manufacturing the highest quality and best performing grips in the golf industry for over 85 years. From golf's finest leather grips to unmatched proprietary compounds such as patent pending 3GEN, 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 golfers throughout the world, including Mr. Arnold Palmer

  • LAMKIN LAUNCHES NEW R.E.L. 3GEN GRIP.

    SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2010

    Building upon the success of its Hot List gold-rated N-DUR and Performance Plus 3GEN grips, Lamkin has introduced its newest grip, the R.E.L. with 3GEN. It features Lamkin's patent pending 3GEN synthetic rubber compound. The R.E.L. with 3GEN is a premium grip for all woods and irons that combines this revolutionary material with a distinctive surface pattern. Both of these aspects together allow the golfer to apply very light grip pressure and gain more control of the club throughout the golf swing. R.E.L. are the initials of former Lamkin president Robert E. Lamkin, who cultivated the company foundation on both golf grip innovation and commanding leadership in the entire grip market. Bob Lamkin, his son and currently the third generation CEO of Lamkin, says, "I'm thrilled to honor my Dad with a new grip bearing his initials. His visionary thinking saved the company in the 1960s. His plan to transition from leather to rubber grips was quite progressive at the time." The R.E.L. is Lamkin's first 3GEN model with a traditional taper. Unlike the N-DUR and Performance Plus 3GEN models that have a reduced taper and larger bottom hand profile, the R.E.L. was patterned after Lamkin's Crossline, the company's best selling and most-popular grip on Tour. The revised surface pattern provides maximum grip surface area, thus exposing more of the 3GEN material to the surface of the hand, so that the grip allows for an unparalleled tack and feel. The grip is easy to hold and protects hands from slipping -- allowing the golfer to achieve higher swing speeds while maintaining control. R.E.L. is offered in black with a white butt cap. The color will remain vibrant for the life of the grip and won't fade like colors in traditional compound grips that succumb to a thin ozone layer and potent ultraviolet rays. It weighs 52 grams and its MSRP is $7.99. In addition, Lamkin's popular Perma-Wrap Classic, a standard-sized, wrap-style grip, is now available in solid white and made with 3GEN. The tactile surface is durable and helps keep the club in position with very light tension. The compound's unique, impact-softening qualities enhance player control through swing and impact without compromising any feel to the player. It weighs 52 grams and its MSRP is $7.99. Lamkin's 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. The material will not absorb any moisture and it continually performs better if it's cleaned regularly. By simply brushing it with a wet towel, not only will any dirt or grime be removed from the grip, but a lso the material's incredible tackiness will be reactivated. Recently Lamkin's N-DUR with 3GEN grip and its Performance Plus with 3GEN grip both received Hot List gold ratings from Golf Digest. Of the 52 grips reviewed based on the grip's technology story, playability and feel, only four grips received a gold rating, and Lamkin grips accounted for two of them. In addition, Lamkin's Crossline Tour grip received a silver rating. Lamkin Corporation, a privately owned company headquartered in San Diego, has been manufacturing the highest quality and best performing grips in the golf industry for over 85 years. From golf's finest leather grips to unmatched proprietary compounds such as patent pending 3GEN, 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 golfers throughout the world, including Mr. Arnold Palmer

  • LAMKIN GRIPS RECEIVE GOLF DIGEST HOT LIST GOLD RATINGS.

    SAN DIEGO, OCT. 10, 2010

    Lamkin's 3GEN grip and its Performance Plus with 3GEN grip both received Hot List gold ratings in Golf Digest. The grip Hot List appeared in Golf Digest's November issue. Judges reviewed 52 grips and selected their top 10 based on the grip's technology story, playability and feel. Only four grips received a gold rating, with Lamkin grips accounting for two of them. In addition, Lamkin's Crossline Tour grip received a silver rating. Both gold-rated grips feature Lamkin's patent-pending 3GEN material, a synthetic rubber that dampens vibration and stays tacky in all weather conditions. The material will not absorb any moisture and can be easily wiped for a fresh feel and excellent traction. It continually performs better if it's cleaned regularly. By simply brushing it with a wet towel, not only will any dirt or grime be removed from the grip, but also the material's incredible tackiness will be reactivated. The N-DUR grip's 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. It is available in three color combinati ons, Black/White, Royal Blue/White, and Red/White. The Performance Plus with 3GEN grips have a reduced taper profile that 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 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. It is currently available in white. Lamkin's Crossline Tour grip, which received a silver rating, was developed with input from PGA Tour pros. This popular grip for woods and irons features a refined surface pattern and a soft rubber compound that delivers the enhanced feel that Tour pros seek. It is pleasantly tacky, allowing a golfer to ease hand pressure and still maintain perfect control of the club through the swing and impact. It's also a great choice for humid weather because it has hundreds of indentations for optimal traction. The Crossline Tour is available in rubber and in full cord models that feature a soft rubber compound and unique cord buffing process, resulting in a significantly less-abrasive feel than traditional cord grips while still delivering the full cord functionality that players require. There are also Midsize and Oversize versions. Lamkin Corporation, a privately owned company headquartered in San Diego, has been manufacturing the highest quality and best performing grips in the golf industry for 85 years. 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 golfers throughout the world

  • LAMKIN GRIPS ARE WINNERS AT THE FEDEX CUP.

    SAN DIEGO, SEPT. 28, 2010

    Lamkin had a strong showing at the recent FedEx Cup playoffs. The winners of The Barclays, the Deutsche Bank Championship, and THE TOUR Championship all used Lamkin grips. So far this year on the PGA Tour, Lamkin grips have recorded seven victories and over 70 Top Ten finishes. At the forthcoming Ryder Cup, four European team members and two U.S. team members will be using Lamkin grips. Lamkin Corporation, a privately owned company headquartered in San Diego, has been manufacturing the highest quality and best performing grips in the golf industry for 85 years. 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 golfers throughout the world

  • LAMKIN HIRES STEVE TALLMAN AS DIRECTOR OF CHINA OPERATIONS.

    SAN DIEGO, MAY 10, 2010

    Leading grip manufacturer Lamkin Corporation has announced that Steve Tallman has been hired as the company's Director of China Operations. Tallman comes to Lamkin after extensive global work in manufacturing with John Deere, the world's leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment and a Fortune 200 Company. Deere is a recognized leader in Lean Manufacturing. In the past 10 years at John Deere, Tallman has worked in Illinois, North Carolina, Germany, India and most recently Tianjin, China. He holds an MBA from the University of Iowa and a B.S. in Industrial and Manufacturing Technology from Iowa State University. "Steve's knowledge of strategic manufacturing planning, lean manufacturing, and project management made him the ideal choice to lead Lamkin's expanding China operations," says Bob Lamkin, President and CEO. "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work for Lamkin and to lead the China team. Former acting director Dan Schott built a strong foundation and I'm excited to have the chance to further enhance and improve operations," says Tallman. Lamkin Corporation, a privately owned company headquartered in San Diego, has been manufacturing the highest quality and best performing grips in the golf industry for 85 years. 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 golfers throughout the world

  • LAMKIN HIRES ADAM COLTON AS VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE.

    SAN DIEGO, MAY 17, 2010

    Leading grip manufacturer Lamkin Corporation has announced that Adam Colton has been hired as the company's Vice President of Finance. Colton has worked for a number of organizations, including Hewlett-Packard, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and H20 Audio. Adam holds an MBA from Wharton and a CPA. "Adam's strong background in all areas of accounting, finance, risk management, human resources and operations make him a valuable addition to our team," says Bob Lamkin, President and CEO. "I'm happy to have the chance to contribute my expertise to Lamkin. I truly enjoy the sporting goods industry and look forward to being part of a company with such a long and distinguished history," says Colton. Lamkin Corporation, a privately owned company headquartered in San Diego, has been manufacturing the highest quality and best performing grips in the golf industry for 85 years. 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 golfers throughout the world

  • LAMKIN HIRES MIKE NEAL AS PGA TOUR REP.

    SAN DIEGO, January 14, 2010

    Leading grip manufacturer Lamkin Corporation has announced that Mike Neal has been hired as the company's PGA Tour representative. Mike has been a part of the golf industry for over twenty years, working full time on the PGA Tour since 2000. He holds a Class A Clubmakers certification. "We are very happy to have Mike associated with Lamkin. We know that his relationship skills and equipment knowledge will be an asset to us as we continue to forge ties with professional golfers on the Tour," says Bob Lamkin, president and CEO. Lamkin has been providing golf grips for Tour players since Arnold Palmer was winning his championships. Currently, three of the top ten players in the world use Lamkin grips. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to work for the Lamkin Corporation as their PGA Tour rep," says Mike Neal. "It's an honor to be associated with a family operation that has made excellent quality golf grips since 1925." Lamkin Corporation, a privately owned company headquartered in San Diego, has been manufacturing the highest quality and best performing grips in the golf industry for 85 years. 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