Press Releases

  • LAMKIN LAUNCHES NEW LINE OF SUPER-TACKY GOLF GRIPS.

    SAN DIEGO, November 5, 2012

    Lamkin Corporation, a leading manufacturer of premium golf grips, is proud to announce a new series of grips created with the proprietary new ACE 3GEN synthetic rubber compound. The ACE material (an acronym for Advanced Cohesive Elastomer) was developed by Lamkin chemists to combine the performance advantages of 3GEN technology with an even tackier, softer feeling grip. Offered exclusively in the Perma-Wrap ACE 3GEN and Crossline ACE 3GEN, the new line of golf grips will make their retail debut in late 2012. “When creating new products, the Lamkin team is singularly focused on one key factor: optimizing player performance. Our goal with the new ACE 3GEN technology is to provide golfers with an extremely secure and comfortable gripping connection so they can confidently swing with a light-pressure grip,” said Lamkin CEO, Bob Lamkin. “By eliminating tension from their grip, a player eliminates hand and arm tension, delivering longer and more consistent shots.” The technology in the new Perma-Wrap ACE 3GEN grip, combined with its unique unbuffed surface and simulated-wrap texture, delivers unparalleled surface tack. The amplified grip tackiness and slightly softer feel provide excellent gripping stability to promote a smooth, tension-free swing. The standard size Perma-Wrap ACE 3GEN is available in black, gray and white (SRP $4.29). Midsize and oversize models are available in black (midsize SRP $4.49; oversize SRP $4.79). The new Crossline ACE 3GEN offers a dramatically enhanced surface tack with the proven performance benefits of Lamkin’s best-selling Crossline design. With the unique blend of a softer, super-tacky material and a high-traction surface pattern, the Crossline ACE 3GEN provides golfers at every level with a secure and comfortable gripping connection. This connection allows a golfer to relax their hands and hit longer and more consistent shots. The Crossline ACE 3GEN, designed with a distinctive gray and black body and red cap, is available in three sizes (Standard SRP $5.99; Midsize SRP $6.29 and Oversize SRP $6.49). Lamkin’s 2013 grip collection will be available through golf specialty, online retailers and green grass shops beginning in November 2012. For more information about Lamkin Grips, visit www.LamkinGrips.com

  • LAMKIN APPOINTS NEW EUROPEAN GENERAL SALES MANAGER.

    SAN DIEGO, December 11, 2012

    Lamkin Golf Products Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Dixon as General Sales Manager for the UK and Europe. With 16 years experience in the golf industry, including 12 years in Sales Management for The Masters Golf Company, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge to Lamkin Golf Products Ltd that will drive continued growth of the brand in the UK and European markets. “Lamkin’s pedigree in the golf industry is almost unrivalled. To be a family run company and to be at the forefront of technical innovation is a very rare combination,” commented Richard on his new post “With some fantastic new products on the way for 2013 to add to the impressive current range, I relish the opportunity to play my role in further developing this iconic brand.” Bob Lamkin, CEO of Lamkin Grips, added, “We’ve had a great year at Lamkin with the release of the ‘exclusive to Europe’ i6 3GEN grip. With Richard in place we can really drive things forward in 2013 and make the most of the great new products we are bringing to market.” The recruitment of Richard Dixon strengthens Lamkin’s sales team in preparation for the 2013 season. This is the latest step in the development of the Lamkin brand in the UK and Europe and signals the company’s continued pursuit of growth in these markets

  • NEW GRIP CLEANING WIPES OFFER CONVENIENT SOLUTION FOR KEEPING GOLF GRIPS CLEAN AND TACKY.

    SAN DIEGO, October 24, 2012

    With the recent explosion of white and color golf grips, the issue of grip cleaning and maintenance has become a hot topic. A common complaint from golfers involves the difficulties associated with keeping their light-colored grips looking good. After hearing the question ‘how do I keep my grips clean?’ hundreds of times, Lamkin has created GRIPES™ Grip Cleaning Wipes to make golf grip cleaning easier, faster and much more convenient. “I’ve been talking about the benefits of proper grip cleaning and maintenance for years, but the subject became much more relevant with the widespread acceptance and use of white and color golf grips.” said Bob Lamkin, President and CEO. “Other than keeping your grips looking great, regular cleaning actually reactivates surface tack and enhances the overall durability of the grip.” The new GRIPES Grip Cleaning Wipes (SRP $5.99) were specifically designed for cleaning golf grips and feature a large 7”x9” surface size, a specially-formulated quick-drying cleaning solution and a convenient re-sealable pack. Each cleaning wipe thoroughly cleans up to five golf club grips, and each pack includes 15 cleaning wipes. The cleaning wipes were developed for use on rubber and synthetic rubber grips and are safe to use on all Lamkin grip materials, including the 3GEN and new ACE 3GEN compounds. Bob Lamkin adds, “While GRIPES Grip Cleaning Wipes are a great way to keep white and color grips looking like new, I’m hopeful golfers using traditional black grips will also use the cleaning wipes to keep their grips FEELING like new. The difference in surface feel between a dirty grip and clean grip is really remarkable.” GRIPES Grip Cleaning Wipes, along with Lamkin’s 2013 golf grip collection, will be available through golf specialty, online retailers and green grass shops beginning in November 2012

  • GOLF'S COLOR TREND SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING IN LAMKIN'S 2013 PORTFOLIO.

    SAN DIEGO, October 8, 2012

    Lamkin Corporation, a leading manufacturer of premium golf grips, announced its 2013 collection will include a significant expansion to the very popular R.E.L. 3GEN grip line (MSRP: $4.99 standard, $5.49 midsize, $5.99 oversize). Leading golf’s current color trend, Lamkin Grips will release several additional color options in the R.E.L. 3GEN Standard, Midsize and Oversize models. The expansion of the R.E.L. 3GEN line will include a neon pink option in a standard size model, as well as a red, blue, orange, gray and electric blue option in both the midsize and oversize models. Golfers who play with non-standard size grips will certainly celebrate the addition of more color options in such a popular golf grip. The R.E.L. 3GEN grip has already earned rave reviews from golfers for its amazing feel, tackiness and durability. With more color and size options than any other golf grip in the market, the R.E.L. 3GEN expansion will undoubtedly lead to even more glowing reviews from golfers around the world. “With the R.E.L. 3GEN line of grips, we’re able to offer a product that feels even better than it looks,” explains Lamkin President and CEO, Bob Lamkin. “Initially, it was the broad assortment of color choices that generated excitement and buzz, but consumers quickly learned that there’s much more to this grip than the bold colors. It’s truly a better feeling and performing golf grip!” Combined with a comfortable and no-slip surface pattern, the R.E.L. grip is manufactured with Lamkin’s patent-pending 3GEN technology that provides unmatched vibration dampening and extraordinary grip durability. The design of the grip was created to maximize surface area contact with a golfer’s hand to ensure a confident, controlled connection between the golfer and their club. Lamkin’s 2013 grip collection will be available through golf specialty, online retailers and green grass shops beginning in November 2012. For more information about Lamkin Grips, visit www.LamkinGrips.com

  • LAMKIN GRIPS HIRES CARL PETTERSEN AS DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.

    SAN DIEGO, August 20, 2012

    Lamkin Corporation, a leading manufacturer of premium golf grips, has announced the hiring of Carl Pettersen as the company’s Director of Product Development. Pettersen is joining the Lamkin team with more than 15 years of manufacturing engineering, product development and product management experience. CEO Bob Lamkin explains this is another step in expanding the company’s reach in the retail segment of the golf grip category. “This is a very exciting addition to the Lamkin executive team,” says Lamkin. “The pursuit to develop revolutionary golf grip technology is something our team is constantly focused on. We now have the right leader to steer those efforts and bring new innovations to the replacement grip market”. Pettersen holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from San Diego State University, and has more than ten patents issued in his name. He is a co-founder of H20 Audio, a leading provider of water-proof headphones, where he successfully developed and launched dozens of cutting-edge consumer products. “I’m eager to apply my development, design and manufacturing experience to a new genre of consumer products,” says Pettersen. “There is tremendous opportunity for advancements in grip technology, and Lamkin is committed to converting those innovations into performance-enhancing grips benefitting golfers at every playing level.”

  • LAMKIN GRIPS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH H&R TRADING TO EXPAND ASIAN DISTRIBUTION.

    SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2012

    Lamkin Grips has signed Osaka, Japan-based H&R Trading as its primary distributor of golf grips throughout Asia. According to CEO Bob Lamkin, this new partnership marks yet another milestone in Lamkin's ongoing efforts to expand worldwide distribution. H&R Trading is the distribution division of the IOMIC Corporation of Japan. With a well-developed network of sales partners throughout the continent, H&R has achieved notable success with sales of IOMIC golf grips. Upon its June 2012 transition to H&R’s distribution channel, Lamkin will begin introducing new grip sizes, weights and colors created exclusively for the Asian market – a move based on successful collaborations with H&R executives. "We are extremely confident this partnership will provide Lamkin with the opportunity to more effectively penetrate the critical Asian golf market,” Lamkin explains. “H&R is ideally positioned to provide enhanced service and support to both new and current Lamkin customers. This level of support is difficult for us to match from 10,000 miles, and more than 12 time zones, away"

  • PROPERLY SIZED GOLF GRIPS, LOWER SCORES GO HAND IN HAND.

    SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2012

    According to the latest industry research, most golfers use poorly fitted grips – often relying on standard-issue grips that come with their gear – which could explain countless errant balls or extra swings. Fortunately, Lamkin Grips’ 2012 line now offers the industry’s most extensive selection of grip sizes, ensuring golfers can be matched to their ideal grip. “A grip is the only point of contact between the player and the club, so if the fit isn’t perfect, the swing suffers,” explains CEO Bob Lamkin. “With the right fit, a golfer can build consistency, control and improved play. I challenge anyone playing with standard-issue grips to regrip just one club and compare. The difference is compelling.” When developing their 2012 product line, the company was focused on helping golfers play better by offering the widest possible assortment of custom-fit grip solutions. The Lamkin portfolio now includes seven undersize grips, ten midsize grips (including the industry’s only midsize full-cord grip) and six oversize grips– each of which can be adjusted to a perfect custom fit with additional layers of tape. “The right grip will feel comfortable, fit properly and ultimately, help you control your club,” Lamkin notes. “Golfers should look at grips the same way they do their shoes – if the fit isn’t just right, the game will suffer. Regripping to your proper size is the most economical way to dramatically improve your game.” Lamkin is helping golfers quickly and easily identify just the right grip by installing new Grip Fitting Centers at more than 70 GolfSmith stores nationwide. Like the foot measuring device used in shoe stores, Lamkin’s Grip Fitting Center measures two factors: hand size and finger length. Those two measurements help identify a golfer’s optimal grip size for comfort and performance. Golfers then select the most appropriate grip from the display featuring Lamkin’s extensive and award-winning collection. For more information about Lamkin Grips, or to find additional grip fitting information, visit www.LamkinGrips.com or to find a Lamkin Grip Fitting Center, visit www.GolfSmith.com for locations

  • LAMKIN CORPORATION COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF LAMKIN INTERNATIONAL.

    SAN DIEGO, February 20, 2012

    Lamkin Corporation, a leading manufacturer of premium golf grips, has completed the acquisition to assume complete control of its European distribution operation, Lamkin International. Headquartered in the U.K., the overseas operation manages the sales, marketing and distribution of Lamkin grips for 11 European countries. The new business, Lamkin Golf Products Limited, will maintain its offices in Farnham, Surrey in the United Kingdom. CEO Bob Lamkin explains that this move marks yet another step towards expanding the company’s reach worldwide. “With our newly expanded line of 3GEN offerings and putter grips, Lamkin is in position to dramatically increase our market share throughout Europe,” he says. “We’ll continue to leverage the popularity of the traditional Crossline grip overseas, but we are also very focused on promoting our newly expanded portfolio of grips to this innovation-hungry consumer base.” Lamkin’s 2012 grip line has been very well received in both the domestic and international market, with demand for the company’s full assortment of golf grips exceeding initial expectations

  • ODYSSEY'S LATEST AWARD-WINNING PUTTERS FEATURE LAMKIN 3GEN GRIPS.

    SAN DIEGO, February 14, 2012

    Feedback and fit are two of the most critical components in putter performance. So when searching for the ideal golf grip to complement its game-changing 2012 putter collection, Odyssey selected the Lamkin 3GEN Pistol grip as its point of contact between the putter and the player. Odyssey’s chosen grips for its new Metal-X Putters ProType Tour Series Putters and FlipFace Putters are constructed with Lamkin’s proprietary 3GEN material – the company’s softest synthetic rubber compound designed to reduce vibration without dulling the feel of the putt. This thin profile E.B.L. Pistol putter grip facilitates relaxed forearms and a light grip pressure to promote smooth, consistent strokes. The 2012 Golf Digest Hot List already ranked Odyssey’s Metal-X Mallet putter with the best overall score for any Hot List putter, and led three categories including Performance and Look/Sound/Feel. The recognized leading putter in golf debuted its Metal-X putters, outfitted with Lamkin grips, this month at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and will make the putters available at retail beginning April 2012. For more information about Lamkin Grips, visit Lamkin Corporation

  • UNTAPPED PROFIT CENTER NOW IN THE PALM OF GOLF RETAILER'S HANDS.

    SAN DIEGO, February 7, 2012

    It’s universally known that to find the best-fitting shoes, one must first know their shoe size. Such should be the case when finding the right fit for a golf grip, but few people know what size to request when they walk in a store. Fortunately that is about to change with the introduction of Lamkin Grips’ custom Grip Fitting Center. Currently being installed in more than 70 GolfSmith stores nationwide, this new interactive display is designed to educate consumers about the benefits of custom-fit grips, and encourage them to re-grip clubs at their favorite golf shop. Like the easily recognizable foot measuring device all shoe stores use, this golf grip sizing system measures two factors: hand size and finger length. Those two measurements then are used to identify a golfer’s optimal grip size for comfort and performance. Designed to grab customers’ attention with colorful grip choices and engage them with a hands-on sizing system, Lamkin’s new interactive display takes the guess work out of finding the ideal grip size. Already renowned for its custom fitting expertise and experiential retail environment, GolfSmith has secured the new standing display designed to hold 10 unique grip sizes, more than half of which require installation customization at the retail level. The endcap display truly pops with the addition of Lamkin’s latest assortment of bold grip colors including new Neon Purple, Neon Pink, as well as their Electric Blue, Orange and Yellow R.E.L. 3GEN grips. “Grips are an overlooked but essential part of the customization and fitting formula,” explains John Gregg, Sr. Merchant at Golfsmith. “Every golf retailer knows how to measure and fit customers for the right shoe size, but stores were lacking the right grip sizing tools to present to customers. The Lamkin Grip Fitting Center finally solves that problem, and encourages a huge new base of golfers to consider re-gripping, perhaps for the first time.” Lamkin is also designing a countertop-size version of the simple and easy-to-use Grip Fitting Center for independent and smaller stores. The company also offers custom-designed Grip Fitting Centers for retailers upon request. Retailers interested in receiving more information on the fitting display can receive more information by e-mailing info@lamkingrips.com . For more information about Lamkin Grips, visit www.lamkingrips.com