Gear alert. Here’s a first look at the new Golf Pride CPX golf grips. These are the softest performance golf grips that Golf Pride has ever made.
Golf Pride CPX Golf Grips
On first impression I really like the feel. It was nice of them to send in 3 samples. I guess I’ll install those on my 3-club rig and test ’em out! 🙂
What? Don’t you have a 3-club rig?
The Golf Pride MCC grip is the #1 hybrid grip on tour. These grips are a hybrid rubber/cord grip which combines the best performance characteristics of each material. Here’s the whole color spectrum, representing color schemes for most sports teams.
The upper hand area of the grip is brushed cotton cord and the the lower part of the grip is a high performance rubber material. The cord portion naturally gives the player a solid grip and control in all weather conditions while the rubber portion provides feel and responsiveness.
All weather control – cord style wicks away moisture to help prevent slipping.
Max surface texture – “Pebbled” texture increases surface area, increasing control of the club.
Firm feel – Grip provides firm, responsive feel and a high level of feedback. “Feedback” is the vibration and audible sound translated from the club to the golfer.
After careful analysis my team color is the red and black grip, just right of center. This matches well the Utah Utes crimson red.
Which color matches your team?
I play Golf Pride grips. 80% of the PGA TOUR follows my lead, despite not getting paid by Golf Pride. That’s the sign of a really great product. I love the Align technology for my full swing clubs, and for my putter I game the TOUR SNSR.
I haven’t been one for doing a lot of contests and giveaways in the past, but I thought I’d change that up a bit and do a giveaway in honor of the 2019 Masters Tournament. I worked out a gift package with Golf Pride featuring 13 Limited Edition “First Major” MCC ALIGN Grips and the t-shirt pictured below.
The grips and shirt in this package are not available for sale, anywhere. Only a few select Tour players have them, and of course the soon-to-be winner of the 2019 HOG/Golf Pride “First Major” contest.
HOW TO PLAY
I can’t just give these incredible grips and t-shirt away to anyone. I need to make the winner work for it. Here’s how to win them:
- On Twitter, make sure you follow @HOGGOLFBLOG and @golfpridegrips
- Retweet any HOG “First Major” contest tweet with your pick for the Masters winner. The player must be a Golf Pride user.
The winner will be announced the day after the Masters Tournament concludes. In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen at random.
Happy tweeting and GOOD LUCK!
I take my golf reviews seriously and spend a lot of time with equipment reviews. This isn’t a “put one grip on one club and hit five balls on the range” review like one might find on lesser golf blogs! I’ve now had the Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align golf grips on my entire gamer set for 10 weeks. I play an average of 3-4 rounds per week. During that 10 weeks I’ve experienced everything from freezing cold, humid, rain, and the last few weeks super hot and dry conditions. I’m not a glove wearer, so my connection and dependence on good grips is even more critical. If my hands slip, it’s bad news. Let’s take a look at these grips and how they have, and continue to fare.
Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align
Golf Pride Tour Velvet is the #1 grip played on worldwide golf tours. It features a scientifically designed non-slip surface pattern with plus sign textures. The texture helps pull moisture away from the surface and reduce slipping. The rubber material used to manufacture the grip is optimized for feel and playability.
The “Align” portion of the grip is quite interesting. There’s a red portion of the grip which is positioned on the bottom side and runs the length of the grip. When the grip is installed on the shaft, this ridge rises up slightly. The raised ridge will be perfectly lined up with the club face if the grip is installed properly. The golfer can feel this ridge in the grip and can associate the club face position and alignment with an actual tactile feel.
On The Course
It was interesting feeling the Align ridge the first time I used the grips. Knowing that the ridge was aligned with the club face helped me be aware of the position of the face through different parts of the swing. Over time the ridge has become part of my normal feel and setup. I don’t notice it much now, but will take note if my setup wanders or I feel like I’m not aligned properly.
As I mentioned, I don’t wear golf gloves. I can feel my connection to the grip in all parts of my hand and I seemingly lose a lot of control and distance if any part of my grip slips. Even in sweaty (a.k.a. nervous/high pressure) situations I found the Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align grips to be super sticky and responsive. The surface of these grips is superb. In damp morning conditions or rain I’ve not had any slippage issues.
The golf grip connects the golfer to the club. It’s a crucial piece of golf equipment. The Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip insures distance control, power, accuracy, and proper feel. Adding the Align feature to the equation gives more confidence, feedback, and proper setup to the golfer for even better results.
Review: Golf Pride Tour SNSR Putter Grip
The most important club in the bag other than one’s brain, is the putter. 40-50% of all the strokes a golfer records on the course are with the putter. Putting is certainly the strength of my game. I rely on my putting big time to make up for other deficiencies in my game. Having the right putter setup is crucial. If any part of the setup is off even slightly, putts will be missed. Without the right weight and grip size/shape, the strength of my game would be neutralized. I don’t roll with the jumbo grips because they reduce the feel for me, and I don’t have a problem with breaking my wrists.
I’ve found the perfect grip for my putting, the Golf Pride Tour SNSR Contour (there’s a straight model as well). It’s a mid-sized grip with a taper which fits great in my hands. The taper is known as a pistol shape.
The grip is made from a proprietary rubber which feels soft and comfortable in the hands, and translates the feel of impact from the head to my hands. This is called “feedback.” Feedback is extremely important for any club, but putting is especially crucial because there is so much touch and feel involved.
On The Course
I’ve had this grip on my putter since before my trip to Scotland this past summer. It has been a fantastic grip and I’ve putted very well with it. Last week I had a round with 22 putts, starting off with eight 1-putts in a row. I’ve found the SNSR to be perfect in call conditions, from slow to fast greens and even with the Texas wedge (my best wedge). It was tremendous on the hard links ground of Scotland, even from 50-70 yards out in the fairway!
When the original grip on my Dornoch Putters Mad Dog 1 finally wore out, I went through several grips. That special putter has a handmade milled aluminum head, and it provides a ton of feel and feedback. I needed a grip that can compliment that amazing putter and the Golf Pride SNSR Contour is a perfect match.