Champ C8

The golf grip is the one point of contact between the golfer and the club, yet grips rarely get recognition.

The new 49-gram Champ C8 grip has Kevlar in it for durability, longevity and torque control. It comes stock in five colors: black, white, blue, green and orange. Other colors can be custom ordered.

This is an all-weather grip with an anti-shock, anti-vibration wrap for comfort.

Cost: $15.99. Availability: March.

Many players take grips for granted, never changing grips until they get slick. This can be a mistake. Some touring professionals change their grips every month or so. Their reasoning: They want to maintain the consistent feel of new grips, and they definitely don’t want grip pressure to be altered because the texture or firmness of the grips seems different.

Installation of grips at the beginning of the golf season generally is considered minimal maintenance. Several grip manufacturers recommend changing grips twice per year.

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