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all the great golfers play gp tour velvet cord...including myself
honestly though, there is no better grip if you sweat alot or need a firm grip to help control your ball. this will not absorb shock on mishits so i woul not reccomend for any bad ball strikers.

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my irons came with winn grips, they are nice at first, but like others have said, they wear quick. also my palms can get a bit moist sometime, especially during summer playing time here in so cal, so i needed something with a bit more grip. playing tour velvets midsize now, and have adjusted to them quite nicely. lamkin crosslines area about the same grip. though i will say, getting the right grip size can do marvels to your game. first round i played with midsize grips, i saved about stroke every other hole
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I just got a free Lamkin Sting Free grip that I put on my gap wedge. It is a VERY nice grip, but at the cost of $7-11 per grip, they're not going to be my grip of choice. I'm currently using the GP Decades on the rest of my clubs. When I regrip this winter, I'll likely go back to Lamkin half-cords.
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do softer grips stop the "dingy feeling" you get when u sometimes hit the ball?
my hands sometimes get sore because when my clubs hit the ball, it rings my fingures, will a grip stop this? resulting in a more crisp shot?
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I like the Winn tour grips. They're a little soft and a little tacky, and feel great in my hands. I don't use a glove, and these are perfect without one. I can't use the Tour Pride grips without a glove -- too slippery. Just my two cents.

Standard grips aside, however, my favorite grip is the Iomic grip I have on my 4 wood. It's bright orange, which wasn't my choice, but it feels absolute perfect in my hands. Only problem is that they cost $18-22 each.
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I didn't use a glove until recently, so I had the Golf Pride Multi-compound cord put on my clubs. When you play in Texas in 110 degree weather, you have to have good grips which won't let the club slip out of your sweaty hands. They are extremely easy to hold onto. The problem is that they will wear huge blisters and callouses on your hands. After playing with them for a while a decided to start using a glove. Now, I love them. They won't kill the ring of a poorly hit shot; but they dampen it enough to make it hurt less. They are great grips and pretty slick looking too.
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i have the golf pride tour velvet cords on my irons, and the golf pride multi compound grips on my wedges. i love to hit shape shots and work the ball alot so they are the best grips for me. i prefer the multi-compounds a little bit more but they are quite pricey at like $10 to have them installed. find what works for you, anything by golf pride is a very good option, and usually reasonably priced too. i find winn grips to be too soft and tacky to get a real feel for the club.

p.s. i never wear a glove, cord grips chew up the glove a bit if you do, but they also leave some blisters and callices if you aren't used to them regardless if you use a glove or not.
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As you can see, grips are a personal preference. I currently have Winn grips, but I keep hearing over and over again about the Golf Pride Multicompound grips, so I will have to give them a try, even though they seem very rough and hard.

Here are the top 5 sellers on a popular online retailer. It's interesting that 4 out of 5 are Golf Pride.
1. Golf Pride - Tour Velvet .580 Round
2. Golf Pride - New Decade MCC .580 Red Round
3. Winn - Excel RF Oversize + 1/8 Weather Black
4. Golf Pride - .580 Tour Wrap Grips
5. Golf Pride - Multi-Compound Cord Midsize Grip
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