While I was happy with my previous set of Golf Pride CP2 Wrap grips in terms of performance and durability, it was necessary for me to change them out because of the recurrence of my golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow. The grips were too hard.
I did a lot of research and inquiries on grips. In order to help prevent golfer’s elbow or at least keep it from getting worse, midsize and soft is the way to go. I’ve never liked small hard grips, especially cord style. I’ve always liked more mushy ones. Perhaps that’s because I don’t wear a glove.
I contacted my friend Danny at UST Mamiya since I previous reviewed their Soft Grips back in 2012 and loved them. I remember Danny and UST Mamiya being very cool to work with. They were kind enough to send in recent set of these great Soft Touch grips. I’ve been playing them for a couple of months now.
Soft Touch grips are made from polyurethane, similar to materials found in golf balls. Urethane covered golf balls are softer and higher performance. These materials reduce vibration and give the grip a soft feel.
The grips design pattern and embossing not only looks cool, it provides traction and greater feel in all conditions.
On The Course
Just like before, I’m very happy with the feel and performance of the Soft Touch grips. This batch is even better looking than my old set, in the more rock-n-roll style all black.
I love the feel of my clubs, and the shock to my elbows has been noticeably reduced. The grips perform flawlessly and are very durable.
After spending most of the summer in pain, I’m hoping that my recent cortisone shot and new grips will mean the end of the problems.
I’ve been happy with the performance of my Golf Pride CP2 Wrap grips, but due to my tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow I have to switch to a softer grip. Thanks to the kind folks at UST Mamiya I’m going to test out their Soft Touch line of golf grips. These grips limit vibration through the use of advanced technology and polyurethane materials. Polyurethane is the same material found on the cover of high performance golf balls which makes them softer and produces more spin.
It will take a month or so of on-course playing and testing before I’m ready for a full review of these grips. I’ve gone with a mid-size on these, as it seems to be a consensus that the bigger size helps with the tendonitis as well. I hope to report that they keep the tennis and golfer’s elbow at bay, and perform well. I have confidence that they will. Stay tuned.