Lamkin R.E.L. 3GEN grip

Monday, January 20, 2014

Recent new golf grips exemplify the best of the old and new in this fundamental area of golf equipment, offering players many choices to get comfortable with the club in their hands.

Named after the patriarch of the Lamkin grip family, Robert E. Lamkin, the R.E.L. 3GEN grip is all about feel.

It is made of a softer material with a minimal surface pattern. 3GEN is an advanced synthetic rubber designed to minimize vibration at impact. The R.E.L is available in a rainbow of colors.

Cost is $4.99 for standard size.

Most grips are sold in standard, mid-sized and undersized versions. Some grips also are made in jumbo sizes. Virtually all grips are available in ribbed and round (no rib) versions.

How often should grips be changed? Generally, once-per-week golfers who sometimes hit range balls, might consider changing grips once a year. For golfers who play and practice more frequently, twice per year is a good idea.