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Hey guys, I recently got new clubs ( Nike Slingshot ), and I can't get a good grip when sweat is involved. It's hot here, 95 on a good day, and very high humidity. Every time I play, I end up being unable to grip the club due to how slick these get when they get a little wet. This also makes playing in the rain almost impossible. Is this normal for standard grips? I've only had them two months, and it is seriously affecting my game. Should I upgrade the grips? I just ask because I don't know if there are any out there that do better or worse when wet, but I have GolfPride on my driver, and I don't have this issue hardly at all (unless it's really raining). Are there any grips that stay grippy in the rain or under sweaty hands? Input is appreciated!

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Originally Posted by ezmorningrebel

if you can't hold onto your clubs then you definitely need to regrip them.  i would suggest the multicompound grips that are 1/2 corded.


Well I've got that one on my driver, and I don't have the issues on the corded part of it, but still just a tad on the rubber, so I was thinking of the GolfPride tour velvet cord (or something to that effect), since I get the corded part all the way down. Afterall, my gloved hand doesn't have this issue, so I'm thinking that'll work.

Has anyone tried regripping clubs with an air compressor? I've seen a couple videos using it to slip the grip on and off the shaft, and I like it. lol

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Originally Posted by colnago1331

1) If you're having sweat issues definitely go full cord.

2) I use a compressor to change my grips now.  It's pretty damn easy, if you ask me.


1) That's what I'm thinkin

2) Do you still use the double sided tape? I imagine you do.

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Originally Posted by Inebriated

Well I've got that one on my driver, and I don't have the issues on the corded part of it, but still just a tad on the rubber, so I was thinking of the GolfPride tour velvet cord (or something to that effect), since I get the corded part all the way down. Afterall, my gloved hand doesn't have this issue, so I'm thinking that'll work.

Has anyone tried regripping clubs with an air compressor? I've seen a couple videos using it to slip the grip on and off the shaft, and I like it. lol

I go the air compressor route as well, however I use PURE grips which require no tape or solvent... you just slip the grip on right over the shaft... if you want to build it up a bit you can use masking tape (not double sided).  From what I've heard, PURE grips are pretty good in wet situations although I don't really ever play in rain so it's just what I've heard.  However, I do play in a lot of heat (it was 114 when I got off of 18 yesterday) and I never had a problem with the PURE grips when I was using them (the clubs that they were on got stolen).  My new clubs have the GP New Decade on them and I didn't have any issues with those either.

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For years, pros in the Midwest have recommended cordline grips for golfers who play a lot. Benefits for sweat, and wet weather.

Be aware that cords will tend to wear out your golf gloves more quickly. So, make sure you have sufficient gloves.

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Originally Posted by Inebriated

1) That's what I'm thinkin

2) Do you still use the double sided tape? I imagine you do.


I use about 1/2" - 1" of the tape at the top of my iron shafts mainly so they don't accidentally cut through the grip when I'm trying to put it on.  Other than that - no tape (I have small hands so I don't need the build-up underneath).

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Hey guys, I ended up putting some midsize GP Multicompound grips on my 3H and 6I (most used), and the larger size mixed with better grip seriously improved my control of the club, and the grips worked great in the rain yesterday. I'm going to slowly start replacing my other clubs with these grips.

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