Frequently Asked Questions

How will grip weight impact my swing weight?

For every 4 grams heavier your grip is, your swing weight decreases 1 point. For every 4 grams lighter your grip is, your swing weight increases 1 point.

Are there any tips or tricks to avoid the twisting of the grip during installation?

For grips like UTx, it is important that you use enough solvent to ensure a smooth fit. Also, slide the grip on slower than usual and adjust the grip as it went down the shaft to stop it twisting. This is easier than just pushing the grip all the way on and then fiddling to adjust the grip to make it straight.

For thermo-plastic grips, like i-LINE, it is critical that you allow 1-2 days drying time after the grips are installed. If you do have questions about installation, call a Lamkin Grips team member at 1-800-642-7755.

Which golf grips do tour professionals use?

Tour players typically select slightly firmer grips that take full advantage of their high swing speeds. Many Tour players also prefer a grip with a more aggressive, detailed surface pattern for increased grip traction. Lamkin Grips are currently used by dozens of players on the PGA TOUR, LPGA TOUR, NATIONWIDE TOUR, CHAMPIONS TOUR and EUROPEAN TOUR. Crossline, Crossline Full-Cord and 3GEN grips are the most popular Lamkin grips on Tour.

How does the weight of your grip affect the swingweight of the club?

The weight of the golf grip has a direct relationship on the swingweight of the club. The swingweight of the club in very technical terms is the measurement of a golf club’s weight about a fulcrum point which is established at a specified distance from the grip end of the club. In less technical terms, it is how the weight of the club feels when you swing it. The golf grip is important because a club is designed by the manufacturer to have a certain swingweight and a contributing factor of that is the weight of the grip that came stock on that club. If you change the weight of the golf grip to a lighter or heavier model from the grip that came stock on the club, the overall swingweight of the club will change.

What is the difference between a “round” grip and a “ribbed”?

Some models of Lamkin Grips are available in either round or ribbed models. A ribbed golf grip has a small ridge that runs the length of the inside of the grip. When the golf grip is installed there is a pronounced rib or “reminder” down the underside of the grip. The rib is sometimes referred to as a “reminder” because it reminds the golfer where to properly set his hands and fingers on the club. All of Lamkin’s ribbed golf grips are USGA compliant.

Is there anything I can do to make my golf grips last longer? Cleaning? Maintenance? Storage?

Like anything, the better a golf grip is maintained, the longer it will last. It is advisable to wash your grips with warm water and soap, then rinse them, or wipe them down with pre-moistened disposable wipes made specifically for grip cleaning. The nature of rubber and rubber compounds makes them susceptible to excessive heat and when they’re left in high or dry heat they can crack and dry out. It is recommended that you not leave your golf clubs in these conditions for extended periods of time whenever possible.

What size Lamkin putter grip should I use?

More than any club in a golfer’s bag, the putter is the most personal. When you think of a putter, you think of feel. We recommend golfers take the opportunity to research and try all sizes and see what putter grip most comfortable for them.

I love to practice, but have some wrist and elbow pains. Are there any grips that will help reduce stress on my wrists and elbows?

All of Lamkin’s ACE 3GEN golf grips are excellent options for reducing stress on your joints. The R.E.L. ACE 3GEN features a very minimal surface pattern for increased comfort. The Crossline ACE 3GEN has a higher-traction surface pattern for slip-free control. If you’re a wrap user, Lamkin also offers the Perma-Wrap ACE 3GEN golf grip. The smooth surface and softer material make it an ideal choice for players who don’t wear a glove. Another option is the Lamkin arthritic grip. Its texture and size limit grip pressure for a much more comfortable playing experience for golfers with arthritis or serious joint pain.

What tips do you have to remove any soil buildup from dirt and perspiration?

When needing to remove dirt or residue while on the course, simply use a damp towel or grip-specific pre-moistened, disposable cleaning wipe to clean off your grips. If you are using a damp towel, make sure you dry your grips thoroughly with a clean, dry towel. When not playing, water, soap, then rinsing and drying with a clean towel will be the best option.

How often do tour pros change their golf grips compared to amateurs? What is the general rule for recreational players to follow to re-grip with lamkin?

Tour players are offered the luxury of changing their golf grips as often or as little as possible because of the weekly availability of manufacturer’s trailers at each event which stock each player s grip of choice. Amateurs, however, must decide which grip they want, source the grip and then find a place to have it installed when they are ready to re-grip. A general rule for re-gripping is once every year or every 40 rounds. Regardless of how often you play, the elements that surround golf (UV exposure, heat, dirt and oils from your hands) are constantly at work affecting the performance characteristics of the materials that make up your golf grips. More frequent play may dictate re-gripping sooner, but even with normal use, exposure and wear, it is a good idea to re-grip annually. You may find that getting in the routine of re-gripping at the beginning of each season will not only remind you to do it but also give you the best chance of playing at your full potential.

Do new or fresh grips affect swing performance?

A new golf grip will give you the best possible performance of that grip. A clean grip allows more contact with the surface area and pattern of the grip; the two components of the grip that provide tackiness and traction. With a grip that is worn or dirty, the performance characteristics of the grip are being masked. With a fresh grip, your potential to play better is increased. From there, it is up to the golfer to practice, take lessons from a PGA professional and work hard to maximize that golfer’s scoring potential.

I’m starting to see some considerably fatter jumbo grips on putters. How does the thickness affect your putting stroke?

A trend in larger or fatter putter grips has developed over the last few years to combat a need to reduce a breakdown in the wrists throughout the putting stroke. Additionally, larger putter grips can help to keep the putter face square through impact.


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