Wow. I was about to open a new thread on my new grips, but I just found this one I did a couple years ago. I was pretty sure my Ping NTS Rapture grips were 18 months old, but now I find out they are over 2 years old.
I have to say those Ping NTS grips did hold up very well - and they still look good.
However, in a couple of the rainier days this spring, they seem like they are slipping a little more. Further, it seems to bother a lot of people (especially the Callaway rep) that I have Ping grips on all my Callaways (of course that is silly).
So I found myself looking at some of the red grips, like the Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G - it also comes in White and Black. Golfsmith was slow in getting the red and white, but looking at the black, I figured a few weeks back that wasn’t what I wanted. I started thinking about white grips too, but concerned about the dirt.
Golfsmith put the TackiMac Itomic grips on their website, and ran a special, I wanted to try those, but I would have to order them, and also I hadn’t heard of that name.
During some further web research, I found the Lamkin Performance Plus 3Gen. It is a white grip, which supposedly has a new synthetic which you can get tacky again by simply wiping the grips. So I decided to try this out on my irons (6-9) and my 4 hybrid last week. After two rounds I have to say I like the grip a lot. Most of my shafts are dark in color (Driver - 9 iron are all graphite)—and the white grip is a little distracting at first, I got over that quickly. The grip seems a little softer than the Ping NTS, but they grip very nice.
Today I took the rest of the bag, and the assorted backup drivers into Golfsmith to regrip with the Lamkin.
For the wedges, late last season I switched those two the Goodyear Eagle Racer Cord. I like the Cord grips for my wedges (probably I referenced this above) - because when I am near the green I will leave the glove on the bag when I go for a short chip or out of the bunker - also so I don’t go ripping velcro while someone is putting. The Goodyear grips I have found to be a great inexpensive grip, which also serves to be a very quick identification of my wedges when picking up greenside.
I would be doing my own grips - except a couple weeks back I got the Golfsmith Advantage card for $30, which cuts repair costs 50% - and has 28 regrips included plus some other discounts. As long as they are doing the regrips at no additional charge, I will save my time (and supplies).
Here are the grips I am going to :
Lamkin Performance Plus 3Gen:
Goodyear Racer Cord Black: