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    Wet grips

    Having played on Friday night in monsoon conditions (largely ineffectively) I’m ready to re-grip all my clubs with something new. I doubt any grip would have held up well in those conditions, but living in the tropical paradise of West Yorkshire, any minor advantage I can wage over the weather would be great.
    The Tour Velvet grips on my irons are quite slick anyway so do need replacing (have scrubbed and cleaned once or twice). What do you lot recommend as a good grip in poor weather? It is rarely sunny here….

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    Re: Wet grips

    Living in Scotland, you get used to wet weather. I have Lamkin Crosslines on mine which are pretty good but in all honest nothing beats proper Rain Grip gloves. There are loads out there and I have used MacWets, Footjoy, Dunlop and Golden Bear and all perform equally well. I have them in my bag at all times and I haven't worried about grip in the wet for years as a result.

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    Re: Wet grips

    How about corded or half corded grips instead?
    I play standard Crosslines as well. I ifnd them pretty good in most conditions, and cheap as well.
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    Re: Wet grips

    I have never had an issue with wet grips, however playing on Friday in particularly wet weather i was prompted to consider new grips.

    Pulled my 4 iron out the back, made a nice smooth back swing and before a knew it the club had slipped and i took a HUGE divot that started about 2 foot behind the ball. Pretty embarrassing. From this point on i had the absolute jitters on every shot and had to strangle the life out the thing to stop it flying.

    Score went north at an alarming rate as i was petrified i would just lose control of the damn thing.

    never helped that my leather glove was ringing wet either.

    Mac wets may be the best solution?
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    Re: Wet grips

    Quote Originally Posted by Robster59 View Post
    Living in Scotland, you get used to wet weather. I have Lamkin Crosslines on mine which are pretty good but in all honest nothing beats proper Rain Grip gloves. There are loads out there and I have used MacWets, Footjoy, Dunlop and Golden Bear and all perform equally well. I have them in my bag at all times and I haven't worried about grip in the wet for years as a result.
    Couldn''t agree more. Used to carry loads of old gloves to change during a wet round but now dont bother. Just use standard Mizuno M31 grips with rain gloves and the problem is solved.
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    Re: Wet grips

    At what point do you swap to the rain glove?
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    Re: Wet grips

    Lamkin 2.5's, the bi-coloured ones red/white, black/white are supposed to be good in the wet, got them on my irons which is a bit of a waste of time as I don't play in the wet if I can help it...

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    Re: Wet grips

    Get some full cord on them.

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    Re: Wet grips

    Lamkin UTX 's

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    Re: Wet grips

    Quote Originally Posted by Bunkermagnet View Post
    At what point do you swap to the rain glove?
    If it's raining at the start then straight away. Otherwise then the leather one start to get "soapy". Always wear 2 by the way.
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