Golf Pride is the market leader in golf grips – but which Golf Pride grips are the best for your game?
Choosing new grips can be really confusing, with so many options to choose from.
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Market leaders Golf Pride make 21 different models alone, so we asked their Head of Innovation, Andy Erickson, what you really need to consider. His advice: focus on firmness and feel.
From softest to firmest here’s Golf Pride’s 2023 grip line-up and how to choose between them.
Golf Pride CPX Golf Grip
RRP: £11.45 per grip | VIEW OFFER
The Golf Pride CPX is Golf Pride’s newest and softest grip.
The idea was to create a ‘comfort grip’ that’s super comfy to hold and has a little bit of squish.
Unlike other soft grips, Golf Pride wanted the model to be super stable (and not torque or wriggle during the swing), so it’s as credible a choice for faster speed players as it is for a more average pace.
The Golf Pride CPX grip is perfect for players who want the best of the comfort and traction worlds, with a little bit of vibration dampening built in.
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Golf Pride CP2 Wrap and CP2 Pro Golf Grips
RRP: £9.95 per grip | VIEW OFFER
Both the Golf Pride CP2 Wrap and the CP2 Pro are a tiny step up in firmness on the CPX.
They suit those who are not particularly concerned with enhancing ball feedback or how their grips perform in different weather conditions.
The CP2 Wrap emulates leather grips from yesteryear and a lot of golfers subconsciously like how the fingers sit neatly in the space between each wrap.
The CP2 Pro offers two different textures of the same material for a more modern look and feel.
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Golf Pride Tour Wrap Golf Grip
RRP: £7.95 per grip | VIEW OFFER
The Golf Pride Tour Wrap is a mid-firm option – see it as sitting between the two CP2 models and the slightly firmer Golf Pride Tour Velvet and you won’t go too far wrong.
It offers a good degree of tackiness, which will stay tacky for a long time as long as you keep it clean.
The fingers nestle between the wraps, but there is a sacrifice in moisture management. If the grip gets wet and you play in all conditions, you’ll need lots of towelling to keep a hold on this model.
The Tour Wrap Microsuede model has a buffed finish so golfers get extra surface texture, where the standard Tour Wrap is much shinier.
Golf Pride Tour Velvet Golf Grip
RRP: £6.95 per grip | VIEW OFFER
The Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip sits in the middle of the firmness range, and players love it because they can hit hundreds of shots with zero blistering to their hands.
It offers good impact feedback, it’s iconic and it wears incredibly well.
Golf Pride say grip wear depends on the player and conditions; grip pressure and how much force you generate as well as the weather conditions will affect wear, but softer grips don’t necessarily wear more quickly than firmer models.
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Golf Pride MCC Golf Grip
RRP: £11.95 per grip | VIEW OFFER
The Golf Pride MCC is a tech-filled hybrid golf grip with rubber in the lower section and cord in the upper.
The Golf Pride MCC gets a huge amount of play among elite players, many of whom love it because of the high levels of impact feedback and the complexity of the grip’s surface.
The Golf Pride MCC is a good choice for players who want something interesting to hold, and those that don’t just want a uniform, one-texture grip.
The cotton fibres in the upper section help with moisture management, too.
Golf Pride ZGrip Golf Grip
RRP: £11.95 per grip | VIEW OFFER
The Golf Pride ZGrip is a love-it-or-hate-it model. It’s the harshest feeling grip in the Golf Pride family and fans love
it for that very reason. The ZGrip is all about firmness, feel and feedback, so when you hit shots, you
know exactly what’s happening through your hands.
Like many others, Collin Morikawa is a massive fan of the firmer material, the cord, and the additional feedback the ZGrip delivers.
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What size golf grip should I use?
Golf Pride say there’s little evidence to support the old theory that small grips make shots more likely to go left and big grips make shots go right (for right-handed golfers). They advise using the grip size selector on golfpride.com to get in the right ball park.
Don’t be afraid to try different sizes. Often, those using standard-sized grips end up preferring the feel of a midsize or Plus4 model.
Visit the Golf Pride website here.
What golf grip shape suits you?
Golf Pride Align Golf Grip
RRP: From £10.95 per grip | VIEW OFFER
The Golf Pride Align grips have a rib running down the back, which guides your hands to the same position every time you grip the club.
Align also gives a greater sense of head position and clubface aim as the hands are linked directly to the face through the reminder.
Align is available in these grip models: Tour Velvet Align, MCC Align, MCC Plus4 Align, ZGrip Align
Golf Pride Plus4 Golf Grip
RRP: £11.95 | VIEW OFFER
The Golf Pride Plus4 family give the impression of having four layers of grip tape under the lower hand, encouraging a lighter grip pressure, reducing tension and aiding power release. Expect a reduced taper feel.
Plus4 is available in these grip models: Tour Velvet Plus4, MCC Plus4, MCC Plus4 Align
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