Best of 2021: 5 tacky (and smart) golf grips for all conditions
Need a golf grip that's reliable and offers a few bells and whistles? Check out these five options.
When it comes to finding the best golf products, every golfer needs a little guidance. Don’t sweat it. We got you covered. For our 2021 Best of Everything series, we’ve canvassed the golf accessories, apparel and game-improvement space to identify the very best stuff for your game. Think of us as your personal shopping assistant. For more of our Best Of lists, visit our Pro Shop.
Bringing the grip — literally
Today’s golf grips come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and texture patterns, which is nice if you’re looking to change things up and try a different handle on your sticks. Variety is the spice of life, but if there’s one thing all golfers can agree on, it’s that a good grip should offer a stable feel. In other words, no one wants to feel as if the grip is sliding in their hands midswing with the driver. One should never have to worry about their grips during a round. With that in mind, we present five worthy grip options that flat-out get the job done.
A grip with bells and whistles
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Golf Pride MultiCompound Plus 4 Align
The grip combines a brushed cotton in the top half for enhanced traction with a high-performance rubber blend in the lower half to up the feel and responsiveness. A larger lower-hand diameter simulates the feel of 4 extra wraps, while the red Align ridge extends down the back of the grip to lock the hands in place and aid alignment.
A grip with a glove-like fit
Lamkin Sonar Tour
Lamkin’s proprietary Fingerprint technology delivers a consistent micro-texture pattern along the entire grip. The pattern’s job is simple: provide slip-resistant control and multi-directional traction during the swing. It also doesn’t hurt that the design is slightly mesmerizing. For the golfer who prefers a slightly firmer rubber, the patent-pending Genesis material delivers torsion control. Another subtle design tweak golfers should appreciate? The grip is created with a logo-down design — inspired by tour player preference — meaning you won’t have to make the request when building these grips up. A classic taper shape provides a traditional, consistent feel.
A technological marvel
Arccos Smart Grips
The most technologically advanced grip on the market features a lightweight GPS sensor, housed inside the butt end of the grip, that tracks the distance and direction of each shot hit on the course. If simply going back and reliving the round isn’t enough, an AI-powered tracking system (available via the Arccos app) uses the data to suggest everything club selection to the best way to tackle a hole. As a golfer continues to use the grip sensors, average yardages for each club become more accurate, highlighting potential problem gaps in the set.
A classic cord offering
SuperStroke S-Tech Cord
For those who still prefer the feel of a cord grip, the S-Tech blends a refined cross-traction surface texture with a soft, tacky rubber compound that keeps the grip from slipping at impact in all weather conditions. The minimal taper profile evens out the hand pressure to promote a square face.
A grip that doesn’t sweat weather
Pure Grips’ DTX stands out from the crowd with an ultra-aggressive, dual-texture pattern and Tack rubber compound. For Pure, the goal with the DTX was to create even more control when compared to standard rubber material. Heavy contrasting texture can be found in seven separate sections along the grip, which means you don’t have to worry about slippage if the weather turns dicey.
For more of GOLF’s Best of Everything guide, check out the November/December 2020 issue of GOLF Magazine, or visit GOLF’s Pro Shop here.