Editor’s picks: 5 great grip options to freshen-up your clubs this golf season

I’m a little finnicky about the grips on my golf clubs, because after all, how can you not be? It’s the only connection you have to the golf club during your swing. The size, the shape, the feel; it all affects your physical and emotional connection to your golf club, and your ability to swing the club with some consistency.

And so, before the start of every golf season, I have a little tradition: I regrip my entire set of clubs. You can do it yourself relatively easily or bring them to a golf store and pay them to do it for you, but either way, it’ll give your sticks a nice, fresh feel. You should try it yourself, especially because we just stocked some good grip options in our GOLF.com pro shop.

Personally, I prefer a softer grip without many lines. Last season, I installed a set of the Golf Pride Tour Wrap MicroSuede. They’re a softer, tackier grip that wear surprisingly well for heavy users.

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Golf Pride Tour Wrap MicroSuede

The Tour Wrap MicroSuede grips by Golf Pride contain brushed surface finish delivering soft traction performance and a high gloss contrast within wrap skives for added tackiness.
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This year, I’m trying some WINN Dri-Tac Wrap Oversize in the grey version. They’re not as tacky but incredibly soft and comfortable. I wear a glove on the course, but these seem like a great option to consider for those who don’t.

WINN Dri-Tac Wrap Oversize

The Winn Dri-Tac Wrap grip provides a contoured profile in a classic wrap-style design. The WinnDry polymer material provides performance, comfort and shock absorption with exceptional non-slip feel in all-weather conditions.
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Some golfers prefer a little ridge in the back of the grip, which can help promote clubface awareness and, therefore, improve your alignment. Golf Pride’s “ALIGN” tech features a raised ridge towards the back which is noticeable and helpful without being bothersome.

Golf Pride MCC Align

The Golf Pride MCC Align grip features ALIGN Technology that provides a raised red ridge when installed on a shaft to allow for consistent hand placement and heightened clubface awareness throughout the swing for a square clubface at address and impact. The pebbled texture and plus sign patterns create increased coverage to maximize control of the club while the exclusive brushed cotton cord in the upper hand wick away moisture for all-weather control.
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One slightly out-of-the-box grip I tried recently and was thoroughly intrigued by is Golf Pride’s “Plus 4” variation, which features a bulkier lower part to help golfers manage grip pressure and placement of their lower hand on the golf club.

Golf Pride Multi-Compound Plus 4

The Golf Pride Multi-Compound Plus 4 grip features a built-up lower hand along with Hybrid Grip Technology that uses a moisture wicking cotton cord for all-weather control in the upper hand and softer high-performance rubber for an added touch in lower hand.
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And finally, another intriguing piece of grip tech is Lamkin’s fingerprint design, which features, a pattern of ridges to form a “micro-texture” without relying on cord.

Lamkin SONAR Tour

The SONAR Tour grips by Lamkin contains Fingerprint Technology micro-textures with the ground-breaking new GENESIS material.
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Luke Kerr-Dineen

Golf.com Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.