Check out the top selling grips curated by our team of experts and informed by actual sales data. You can learn more about our product rankings here.
How Are Golf Clubs Made?
Golf clubs are made using either a casting or a forging process. The head of the club is made using a wax mold, which is then covered with a stainless steel alloy and left to set. The shaft, which is made during a process called tube drawing, is then either bonded or inserted and screwed on to the head. This all happens before the grip -- which is made from molded synthetic rubber or wrapped leather -- is molded around the top of the shaft and branded with the manufacturers' logo or name.
Golf Club Grip Buying Guide
There are various types of grips, but most golf clubs feature rubber grips, which are easy to produce and give golfers maximum control. While corded golf grips include a cord material in the fabric of the grip to provide you with better traction, some golfers prefer wrap golf grips, as they are less abrasive. Grips differ depending on which club you’re using; for example, putter grips are smoother and feature a flattened top surface where golfers can rest their thumbs. Grips also come in firm vs. soft versions, with firmer grips being better suited for golfers with faster swings.
Best Golf Club Grips
Once you know what kind of golf grip you're looking for, it's time to take a look at the best options out there. SuperStroke TX1 Tour grips are corded and use premium rubber for extra control, while the SuperStroke S-Tech -- used by Jordan Spieth and Sergio Garcia -- is a softer option. The Lamkin Z5 grip, which weighs in at just 50g and is available in seven colors offers golfers plenty of choice, while the Lamkin UTx Cord blends tacky rubber and a light cord layer for a grip that is great at wicking away moisture.