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

  • Last Updated: September 17, 2021
  • 3 min. read
  • Category: Grip Education

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 your game and preferences can be difficult.

Cue the Half-Cord Grip. Also known as a hybrid grip, half-cords are one of the most versatile options on the market. If you’re new to the game, have a tendency for faster swing speeds, or play in humid conditions that cause hand sweat, the MCC family of half-cord grips could be a good option for you.

In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about half-cord grips: what they are, how they’re different and why you should consider them for your next re-grip.

What is a Cord Grip?

The cord is made up of the small cotton fibers weaving throughout the grip to repel moisture away from the rubber and reduce slippage. It’s ideal for players who experience hand sweat or play in all conditions where water may impact the traction between hand and grip. 

What is a Half-Cord Grip?

While a cord grip consists of woven cotton fibers from top to bottom of the grip, a half-cord grip consists of cord in the top hand only. With a brushed cotton cord at the top and a smooth rubber compound on the bottom, the half-cord combines the durable, all-weather performance you expect with the feel and comfort you need from tee to green.

Upper Section: Traction

The upper section of the grip is responsible for absorbing the majority of swing pressure through impact. That’s why we’ve designed this part of the half-cord for traction. Featuring the same interwoven cotton fibers throughout that absorb moisture and maximize hold, this area is engineered to endure the friction, sweat and heat that occur naturally during your golf swing.

lower section: feel

The lower section of the half-cord is where you’ll get your feel. Composed of smooth rubber and surface texture for enhanced gripping that’s softer to the touch, this portion of the grip helps provide comfort for your non-glove hand. You’ll also notice a bit more feedback in your hand on impact here, which could improve ball striking consistency.

best of both worlds

The combination of the most advanced all-weather material in top hand and all-rubber compound for feel and responsiveness in the lower hand is why so many amateurs and professionals across the world trust the half-cord grip in their bags.  

If you’re a player looking for some texture in your hands and a secure hold on your clubs no matter the course or conditions, then you should explore Golf Pride’s half-cord grip options

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