Here is a sneak peak of some of the 46 new grips Lamkin has added in 2014
Lamkin UTX Grips
The UTX is an all-new line featuring a tri-layer material blend. They start out with a softer ACE 3GEN foundation and then add a moisture-wicking fabric weave (think soft cord) atop of that. Finally the top surface is the firmer 3GEN material for additional torsion control.
The Lamkin UTX Grips come in 3 colors (all-black, blue and red) and 2 sizes (standard and midsize). I had to do a double-take at first when I received my first samples. The red and blue models have a very distinctive look, while the all-black doesn’t show the fibers like the red or the blue as the background material is black instead of gray. But one thing they all have in common is an aggressive surface and will be ideal for traditional cord users or players who need as much slip-resistance as possible.
Lamkin R.E.L. Grips
This is the new and improved version of grips that Lamkin debuted in 2012. What is new is the addition of the enhanced ACE 3GEN material to make it more dirt-resistant and ensure a longer lasting tacky surface. They reduced some of the color options (no more green, yellow or purple), but has quite a few colors (eight in all), plus many of them in midsize and jumbo too, in order to color coordinate just about any head or shaft on the market. How do you tell the different between the old and new? Look at the Lamkin logo. The older version has the Lamkin engraved in script, while the newer version is the block style letters.
Don’t forget about the Lamkin R.E.L. 360 for golfers who use name brand clubs with adjustable adapter systems. The orientation-free 360 degree design is ideal for use with adjustable drivers, fairway woods and hybrids or fitting clubs such as Hireko’s QuikFit system.
Lamkin i-Line Grips
Lamkin and Iomic join forces by combining the familiar Crossline pattern with a sticky, thermoplastic elastomer material, creating an incredibly secure and comfortable grip. Actually the Lamkin i-Line series debuted last year in six different colors. This year Lamkin has added a few different sizes in the black to go along with the vibrant colored models. To differentiate the year’s models, the newer one feature the Lamkin name in the block style letters to be consistent with most of the other new models this year. Not to forget, Lamkin has also added a matching pistol putter grip in each of the six colors.
Speaking of putter grips, Lamkin added two new colors (red and blue) to the Lamkin EBL putter line (black and white). These models are perfectly smooth and provide a nice tacky surface.
Last but not least, there is a model for ladies or those men with smaller hands. The Crossline ACE 3GEN Undersized joins the three other sized models. This is a gray grip with a red cap and not black like what was incorrectly listed in last year’s catalog.
Time to stock up
The best thing about a company bringing out so many new models is the manufacturer is going to discontinue just as many models just to make room in their warehouse for the new ones. What does that mean for you? That’s right, great bargains on quality products, so stock up before they are gone.