Press Releases

  • JUSTIN ROSE PARTNERS WITH LAMKIN GOLF GRIPS

    SAN DIEGO, December 3, 2013

    Lamkin Corporation, the original manufacturer of premium golf grips, is very pleased to announce that Justin Rose will join the company as a brand ambassador on January 1, 2014. The company has enjoyed a long relationship with Justin beginning more than 15 years ago when he and his father visited Lamkin’s U.K. offices for custom grip fitting. Ending a 43-year English drought at the U.S. Open Championship, Justin’s historic win at Merion was the highlight of a sublime 2013 season that included seven Top 10 finishes. He has won five PGA Tour events, secured over 50 Top 10 finishes and is currently ranked 5th in the Official World Golf Ranking. In addition to generously supporting numerous charitable causes, Justin and his wife established The Kate and Justin Rose Foundation in 2011 to improve the lives of children in their community by focusing on nutrition, education and experiential opportunities.

    “In every possible way, Justin Rose personifies the core values of the Lamkin brand,” said Lamkin CEO, Bob Lamkin. “He is an incredibly gifted golfer who carries himself, on and off the course, with tremendous poise, humility and integrity. Justin has earned the respect and adoration of millions of worldwide fans and I am truly honored to have him represent our brand.” Justin will continue to use Lamkin grips and provide valuable player testing and product development feedback. Currently, Justin is using Lamkin’s patented 3GEN golf grips. The proprietary 3GEN material provides unmatched shock absorption without dulling critical shot feedback. Throughout the upcoming season, Justin will also be highlighted in various Lamkin advertising, promotional and social media campaigns. Lamkin is also represented by golf legend Arnold Palmer, arguably the greatest golfer and golf ambassador in the history of the game, who has been using Lamkin grips for more than 60 years

  • KEEGAN BRADLEY AND BRENDAN STEELE INK ENDORSEMENT DEALS WITH LAMKIN GOLF GRIPS

    SAN DIEGO, November 14, 2013

    Lamkin Corporation, the original manufacturer of premium golf grips, is very proud to announce the addition of PGA TOUR players Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele to its endorsement team. The new partnership formalizes the company’s longstanding relationship with both players, who have used Lamkin’s best-selling Crossline grips throughout their professional golf careers. “I am extremely proud to officially welcome Keegan and Brendan to the Lamkin team,” said Lamkin CEO, Bob Lamkin. “Their on-course accomplishments are outstanding, of course, but it is their exceptional character and passion for the game that make them ideal ambassadors for the Lamkin brand.” Keegan Bradley has won three PGA TOUR events, including his dramatic win at the 2011 PGA Championship during his breakthrough Rookie-of-the-Year season. He is currently ranked 16th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Also joining the Tour in 2011, Brendan Steele secured a PGA TOUR victory at the 2011 Valero Texas Open and has since amassed over 20 Top 25 finishes. In addition to continuing to play Lamkin golf grips, Keegan and Brendan will be prominently featured in a number of Lamkin’s 2014 advertising, promotional and social media campaigns. Both players will also provide Lamkin Grips with ongoing product development and player testing feedback. Their most current grip of choice is the Crossline ACE 3GEN, made with the patented Advanced Cohesive Elastomer compound. Lamkin’s proprietary ACE material, combined with the distinctive Crossline surface pattern, provides golfers with an exceptionally secure grip connection in all weather conditions. Lamkin is also represented by Arnold Palmer, arguably the greatest golfer and golf ambassador in the history of the game. Mr. Palmer has been using Lamkin grips on his equipment for more than 60 years, becoming an official spokesman for the company in 1997.

  • LAMKIN GRIPS ANNOUNCES BOLD CHANGE TO 88-YEAR OLD LOGO.

    SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2013

    Lamkin Corporation, a leading manufacturer of premium golf grips, is very proud to announce the launch of their new corporate logo. The bold design change to the Lamkin brand symbol represents the company’s enthusiasm and optimism for the future of their business. Lamkin’s previous script-style logo had remained relatively unchanged since its introduction in 1925. The new logo was created to provide a more energetic, contemporary and well-defined image of the Lamkin brand. “The decision to transform a logo that has represented our family business for the last nine decades was made with a great deal of consideration,” said Lamkin CEO, Bob Lamkin. “While the design is changing, our commitment to providing customers with the highest quality products and support will continue to be Lamkin’s top priority.” The new Lamkin logo will be featured on various communications and representations of the Lamkin brand beginning in August and continuing throughout the year. The first Lamkin golf grips with the new logo will begin shipping at the end of 2013

  • LAMKIN GRIPS KING FOR A DAY SWEEPSTAKES GIVES LUCKY WINNER A DREAM GOLF TRIP HOSTED BY ARNOLD PALMER.

    SAN DIEGO, March 18, 2013

    Lamkin Corporation, a leading manufacturer of premium golf grips, is very proud to announce the launch of their KING FOR A DAY sweepstakes promotion. The centerpiece of the royalty-worthy sweepstakes features a VIP trip for one lucky winner, and their guest, to meet Arnold Palmer in his hometown. In addition to the personal meeting and club tour, the package includes a new set of Callaway golf clubs, new Lamkin golf grips, autographed Arnold Palmer memorabilia and a round of golf at his hometown course. Beginning March 18, consumers can register in the sweepstakes at MeetArnoldPalmer.com. There are three simple ways to earn entries: 1.) register up to once per day with a valid e-mail address; 2.) complete Lamkin’s interactive grip selector tool; and/or 3.) enter exclusive codes found on the KING FOR A DAY display in the grip section at select golf retailers including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, Golfsmith, Edwin Watts and PGA Tour Superstores. The grand prize winner will be selected at the end of June, 2013. “We are incredibly honored to sponsor this sweepstakes with golf’s most beloved and illustrious legend,” said Lamkin CEO, Bob Lamkin. “Lamkin is extremely proud of our partnership with Arnold Palmer and we’re beyond excited to offer one lucky winner this amazing experience.” Arnold Palmer has been playing with Lamkin grips for more than 60 years and has been a company spokesman since 1997. “Lamkin grips have been on my clubs throughout my career and carried me through some very memorable moments,” said Palmer. Despite not playing as frequently, he continues to use Lamkin grips and has always been extremely vocal about the importance of the golf grip. “The grip is the only connection a golfer has to their clubs and hitting a golf ball.” To put the once-in-a-lifetime sweepstakes opportunity into proper perspective, consider the awe-inspiring accomplishments of Arnold Palmer. A winner of seven major championships during his prolific professional career on the PGA Tour which started in 1954, Palmer won four Masters (1958, ’60, ’62 and ’64), back-to-back British Open championships (1961 and ’62), and a U.S. Open title in 1960. Arnold Palmer amassed 92 worldwide championships during his professional career. He is widely considered one of the greatest players and golf ambassadors in the history of the game. His immense contributions, both as a golfer and humanitarian, were recently acknowledged with a Congressional Gold Medal. During the award ceremony, Congressional House Speaker John Boehner called Arnold Palmer a “model of integrity, passion and commitment.” In addition to the grand prize, Lamkin is offering up dozens of first and second-place prizes that will include Arnold Palmer autographed memorabilia, a golf shopping spree at Dick’s Sporting Goods, EA SPORTS Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 14 videogames, Arnold Palmer Half & Half drinks from Arizona Beverage Company and, of course, Lamkin golf grips. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 6/18/13. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit http://www.meetarnoldpalmer.com.

  • LAMKIN DELIVERS PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING TECHNOLOGY IN NEW I-LINE GOLF GRIPS.

    SAN DIEGO, February 26, 2013

    Lamkin Corporation, a leading manufacturer of premium golf grips, is excited to officially introduce the newest addition to their portfolio of performance-enhancing grips. Co-developed by Lamkin and Japan-based grip manufacturer IOMIC, the new i-LINE series combines the low-torque and tacky feel of a thermoplastic elastomer with the proven performance benefits of the high-traction Crossline surface texture. This innovative fusion of technology delivers a grip that is both incredibly secure and exceedingly comfortable. “Golfers typically select a grip that offers either a comfortable ‘feel’ or a grip designed for high performance playability,” explains Lamkin President and CEO, Bob Lamkin. “Our goal when developing the new i-LINE grip was to eliminate the age-old compromise between feel and performance, and provide golfers with an extremely comfortable, high-performance grip.” The new i-LINE grip series is made with a tacky and soft-feeling thermoplastic material that provides exceptional torsion-control to suppress harmful grip twisting at impact. The grip’s distinctive Crossline surface pattern offers a high-traction texture that promotes additional gripping control and stability. By establishing a secure connection between the grip and the club, players are able to hit more accurate and consistent shots. With the new i-LINE series, golfers at every level can enjoy the benefits of a high performance golf grip without sacrificing a relaxed, comfortable feel. Lamkin’s new i-LINE grips are offered in a broad color palette, including several vibrant neon options. The standard size grip (SRP $9.99) is available in traditional black with a gray cap, navy blue with a turquoise-blue cap, yellow with a lime green cap, turquoise blue with a navy blue cap and lime green with a yellow cap. The undersize model is offered in traditional black with a gray cap and magenta with a white cap. For more information, visit www.LamkinGrips.com. Follow Lamkin on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lamkingrips and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lamkingirips

  • LAMKIN DEBUTS NEW PERFORMANCE-INSPIRED GOLF GRIPS AT 2013 PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW.

    SAN DIEGO, January 10, 2013

    Lamkin Corporation, a leading manufacturer of premium golf grips, is excited to announce the debut of several new performance-inspired golf grips at the 2013 PGA Demo Day and Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida from January 23rd to January 26th. The company plans to introduce attendees to their super-tacky Crossline ACE 3GEN and Perma-Wrap ACE 3GEN grips and the newly expanded line of R.E.L. 3GEN grips. At Demo Day, visitors will also have the opportunity to try the much-anticipated new i-LINE series of golf grips. “Over the last year, we have been developing golf grips that provide a genuine performance advantage to players at every level,” explains Lamkin President and CEO, Bob Lamkin. “I am thrilled to finally share our new products with the thousands of PGA Professionals attending this year’s event!” The new ACE (Advanced Cohesive Elastomer) technology was developed by Lamkin chemists to combine the shock-absorbing properties of the patented 3GEN material with a tackier and slightly softer feeling golf grip. The proprietary super-tacky compound is available exclusively in the new Perma-Wrap ACE 3GEN and Crossline ACE 3GEN line of grips. Combined with its unique unbuffed surface and simulated-wrap texture, the technology in the new Perma-Wrap ACE 3GEN grip delivers unparalleled surface tackiness to create a more confident connection between the golfer’s hands and their clubs. The Crossline ACE 3GEN provides golfers with the unique blend of a softer, super-tacky material and a distinctive high-traction surface texture for the ultimate in gripping stability and wet-weather performance. 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. The expansion of R.E.L. 3GEN line will undoubtedly lead to even more glowing reviews from golfers around the world. Rounding out Lamkin’s impressive portfolio of featured products is the new i-LINE grip series. These innovative and colorful grips are made with a tacky, low-torque thermoplastic elastomer and feature the distinctive high-traction Crossline surface texture. The new i-LINE series gives golfers a grip that is both incredibly secure and exceedingly comfortable. Lamkin’s i-LINE grips are offered in a broad color palette and are available in a standard size in traditional black, navy blue, turquoise blue, neon green and neon yellow. The undersize model is offered in traditional black as well as magenta. Lamkin will be showcasing their new products at Tee #5 during Demo Day on January 23, 2013. In addition, all of Lamkin’s golf grips will be displayed in their Showroom located in Meeting Room #305A at the Orange County Convention Center from 9:00am to 6:00pm on January 24th and 25th. For more information about Lamkin Grips, visit www.LamkinGrips.com