The Grip Drawer

The latest news, product releases, and grip tips & instruction from Golf Pride.

JR Smith College Golf Debut Shines Light on HBCU Golf Programs

BURLINGTON, N.C. – When the moment arrived early on Monday, Oct. 11, North Carolina A&T State University golf coach Richard Watkins felt as if his golf program’s presence was finally noticeable. The appropriately titled Phoenix Invitational in Burlington, N.C., set the stage. “People didn’t even know we played golf at A&T until right now,” Watkins…

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Grip Build-Up: Your Secret to More Control Could Be Under Your Grip

Tour pros have such a specific feel for their clubs that even small details make a big difference. One method some pros use to maintain their feel from round to round is by adding an extra layer of tape to the shaft. Known as “building up the grip,” some believe it helps optimize their feel…

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Full-Cord Grips: What Are They and Why Play Them

Like tires on a car, rubber will wear down from normal use and exposure to the elements such as sweat, UV rays, dirt and oils from your hands. Grips can often be an overlooked piece of equipment in your bag, but don’t underestimate the impact of being well connected to your club.  Here, we will…

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Teaming Up on Europe Fit the U.S. Ryder Cup Squad to a Tee

To illustrate how offbeat the Ryder Cup is from professional golfers’ norm, just recall what happened on the first tee at midday during last Saturday’s second round. American teammates Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger came to the raucous amphitheater at Kohler, Wisconsin’s Whistling Straits to stoke up the grandstand fans, as if they needed any…

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The grip that led to Skip’s memorable 1951 Ryder Cup heroics

If there has ever been testament in golf to persistence and the age-old axiom that a proper grip is necessary for success, look back 70 years for the underappreciated story of Skip Alexander. Alexander grew up in Durham, N.C., graduated from Duke University and claimed Pinehurst Course No. 2 and the 1951 Ryder Cup as…

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How A Life-Changing Injury Inspired One Man To Rethink The Game Of Golf

Dan Aldrich is a successful financial advisor in California but may be more passionate about his skills as a life planner – for himself and others. It was a “tuning-fork moment” in golf that cemented his focus on the sport and helping others who are challenged to carry on. Aldrich was a competitive high-speed international…

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Half-Cord Grip Category: What Are They and Why Play Them

Fact: Grips wear down.  Weather, sweat, and friction from your swing speed all affect the performance of your grip and, in turn, your game. The good news is that there are a wide range of grips available to match your preferences when it comes time to change your golf grips. But fitting a grip to…

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How to Regrip for Less than $30 with Ethan Welsh

Ethan Welsh developed an affinity for repairing golf clubs while working at a golf shop. He’s taken his love for club work including grip installation to social media and is now helping other golfers learn the ins and outs of re-gripping your golf clubs. We’ve partnered with the rising TikTok star to show just how…

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For Willie Mack and the APGA, Equity Paves the Road to the Top

Nearly a decade ago, Willie Mack III was a struggling young golfer who occasionally bedded in his high-mileage car to save money as he sought the Holy Grail of golf, the PGA Tour. Many have traveled this road on lower-level golf tours and met their demise, but Mack was a Black man swimming harder upstream.…

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Elisa Gaudet Shows Golf IS a Woman’s World

Elisa Gaudet is an international whirlwind these days, spending her 2021 summer in Europe preaching the gospel of the exploding women’s golf scene. She’s one of the many Wonder Women – like the similarly sounding actress Gal Gadot in the super-heroine film series – who are making golf even cooler for women. “Golf definitely enriches…

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More than MS, how Randy Voss found a way to play the game

Randy Voss was age 60, playing the best single-digit handicap golf of his life and looking forward to a whole lot more as retirement gladly loomed on the horizon. A native Chicagoan who grew up playing hockey, golf had taken ahold of him on a family vacation to western New York in the early 1990s…

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Bryan LaRoche: From DJ to Finding His Sweet Spot in Club Fitting

Bryan LaRoche has never been one to sit still. That explains a lot when you ask LaRoche – the man behind @BryanGolf on Instagram and founder of custom clubfitting shop BryanGolf – how he went from country radio DJ to where he is now.  On the surface, it seems like an odd transition – radio…

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Get A Grip: A Gripping Tale of Properly Holding On

Whether it be the 420 boys and girls golfers in the U.S. Junior Amateurs in North Carolina and Maryland in mid-July, the combatants at the Open Championship in southeastern England or friends and foes up for a summer weekend match at a local muni, you can bet the root of their success is based simply…

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What Size Golf Grip Do I Need?

When it comes to fitting golf grips, grip size should be the first – and most important – factor to consider. Playing the proper size grip can help reduce tension and grip pressure, and increase comfort and control. Above all, it’s about confidence – if you know you have a grip that just feels right…

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Breaking barriers and changing the game with Roger Steele

Golf is at an inflection point. How golfers look, talk, act, and relate to the game is changing – and that’s a good thing. Roger Steele is a refreshing – and unabashedly different – voice in the changing golf media landscape. Golf has opened a multitude of doors for him, even if he’s had to…

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Tips and Tricks for Installing Your ALIGN Technology Grips

Ribbed or reminder golf grips are not a new invention. For decades, players at all levels have used ribbed grips on their clubs to help ensure consistency – a ‘reminder’ of where their hands go for best performance. Until recently, though, that ‘rib’ was built into the interior of the grip and was never visible…

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