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The eight best golf grips for comfort and no-slip performance

Best golf grips to keep your hands comfortable

These days, the best golf grips get the high-tech treatment, delivering no-slip performance in all conditions while keeping your mitts in max comfort all round—and all season—long. Here are the eight best golf grips that have really grabbed our attention.

 

1. Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

$8.99; golfpride.com

Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align grip. COURTESY OF GOLF PRIDE


Designed to deliver the classic feel of the original Tour Velvet, the Align model features innovative reminder technology that increases your clubface awareness while promoting consistent hand placement.

2. Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Align

$11.99; golfpride.com

Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Align grips. COURTESY OF GOLF PRIDE

Plus4 refers to this grip’s ability to simulate the feel of four extra layers of tape under the lower part of the grip, allowing you to grip the club lighter and produce more speed. Golf Pride’s Align technology is also included. A multi-compound design with both cord and rubber provides all-weather performance.

3. Lamkin Sonar

$8.99; lamkingrips.com

Lamkin Sonar grip. COURTESY OF LAMKIN

Made from a new Genesis material that provides a soft feel and tacky gripping surface, the Sonar fits a wide variety of players and handicaps. A reduced-taper design minimizes hand tension for a more fluid and faster motion, while micro-textures across the surface enhance feel and feedback.

4. Lamkin Comfort Plus

$7.99; lamkingrips.com

Lamkin Comfort Plus grip. COURTESY OF LAMKIN

Designed to provide the same level of comfort as a polyurethane grip but with the enhanced feel of rubber, the Comfort Plus is also exceptionally durable. The same reduced-taper profile featured in the Sonar model with a larger lower section promotes less grip pressure and tension and faster swings. Micro-textures further enhance comfort and traction in all weather conditions.

5. Super Stroke Soft Wrap TC

$5.50; superstrokeusa.com

Super Stroke Soft Wrap TC grip. COURTESY OF SUPER STROKE

Available in both black and red, the wrap-style grip is designed with Taper Control Technology to create a larger lower-hand section to minimize grip pressure during the swing.

6. Winn Dri-Tac X

$6.59; winngrips.com

Winn Dri-Tac X grips. COURTESY OF WINN

The Dri-Tac X is made from Winn’s WinnDry polymer material, which provides all-weather tackiness with exceptional comfort and durability. The tapered design allows for a traditional shape and plenty of shock absorption. The lighter weight (48g) can be exploited to increase swingweight and clubhead feel.

7. Winn Dri-Tac

$6.59; winngrips.com

For players who want the comfort, tackiness and overall performance associated with Winn golf grips, but with a more traditional look than the X, the standard Dri-Tac model is one of the nest golf grips to go with. Available in four colors.

8. Winn Dri-Tac Wrap

$6.29; winngrips.com

Winn Dri-Tac Wrap grip. COURTESY OF WINN

If you’re a player who prefers wrap-style golf grips with less surface texture, the Dri-Tac is up your alley. Built with Winn’s proprietary WinnDry polymer material, which provides excellent tackiness, comfort and shock absorption, this model gives those accustomed to a wrap-style grip a top-notch option.

Source: Golf.com

Jon Rahm's reliable pitch to save par

Giovanni Reda

I keep my technique around the greens as simple as possible. Maybe that’s why I finished second on the PGA Tour in 2018 in scrambling from the rough—though I’m not so sure being in greenside rough more than 100 times last year was a good thing. Still, it’s nice to know that missing a green doesn’t mean I’ve taken par—or even birdie—out of play. While you’re working on your game this winter, my advice is to spend a little more time on your pitch shots. It’s going to pay off when your golf season is in full swing. Every time your opponents think they’re going to win a hole because they’re on the green and you’re not, you’re going to pitch it stone dead and tap in for at least a halve. It will drive them nuts. Here’s how I play these shots. —with Ron Kaspriske

“GET YOUR HANDS OUT OF THIS SHOT AND YOUR CONSISTENCY WILL IMPROVE.”

GET IN POSITION

▶ Always assess your lie first. There are times when you can’t play a stock pitch, and you have to manufacture a shot with your imagination and some touch. But when you can pitch it, pay attention to ball position and how you set up. Never play the ball too far forward, because you won’t get crisp contact. I like it center to slightly back of center in my stance and my clubface—usually my lob wedge—open slightly and leaning just a hair toward the target. Also, set your feet and hips open in relation to your target, and take a narrow stance. For consistently good contact, you want very little movement in your legs when you swing, so you have to pre-set your finish position with the lower body. The narrow stance reminds you to keep the lower body quiet for this finesse shot.

HOW MUCH HINGE?

▶ It really doesn’t matter. Don’t think about it, and just let wrist hinge happen naturally as you take the club back with your shoulders.

  Giovanni Reda

USE YOUR BODY

▶ The swing is all about rotating my shoulders back and my chest through. I don’t think about my hands. It’s a short shot, obviously, so the tendency here is to slow the club down through impact in fear of hitting it too far. But you have to trust that a smooth acceleration of the chest down and toward the target is going to let that wedge glide along the turf, bottoming out just ahead of the ball. When you’re practicing, pay attention to shaft lean. You want it to be fairly vertical when it strikes the ball. That way, you’re making full use of the wedge’s design and loft. If you keep your hands soft, weight forward and chest moving in the through-swing, your scrambling will rule the day.

Source: Golf Digest