If you've been playing cord golf grips all your life and finding they are now just a little too rough on the hands or you prefer a more cushioned grip here is a Top 10 list of our favorite shock absorbing golf grips to help ease hand and joint pain.
1. Winn Excel
Probably the softest grip listed, the Excel wrap is extremely cushioned, comfortable and tacky. Because their polymer grip layer is slightly thicker, these grips also provide added shock absorption benefits for pain-free playability. The downside to these exceptionally soft grips is that they will wear faster than other grips on the list and are better for dry playing conditions.
2. Golf Pride CP2 Wrap/Pro
Combining high-performance technology with a soft, tacky feel, the innovative CP2 Wrap® and CP2 Pro® delivers comfort and control for superior performance. Featuring Golf Pride’s exclusive Control Core® technology, an inner core stabilizer is specifically engineered to reduce torque. A reduced taper design allows for even grip pressure in each hand, and a soft, high-traction surface provides comfort in every swing.
3. Lamkin Comfort Plus
The Comfort PLUS is made of a proprietary rubber compound that is both appealingly soft and incredibly durable. The grip features a reduced-taper profile with a larger lower hand to encourage the ideal light-pressure grip. Lamkin’s proprietary FINGERPRINT TECHNOLOGY provides a shallow micro-texture for comfortable traction.
4. Avon Chamois II
The Chamois II is molded from a soft EPDM rubber compound, and utilizes Avon's proprietary Air-Cushioned Absorption System (ACAS) and is said to be playable in all weather conditions.
5. Winn Dri-Tac
The Dri-Tac Series is Winn's most popular grip ever. The WinnDry polymer material combines durability and a comfortable feel with exceptional non-slip performance in all-weather conditions.
6. Forward Golf
The Forward Golf grip offers amazing feel and performance on every shot from the driver down to a short chips. Superior grip texture offers a confident, tacky feel that performs in all weather conditions. An additional benefit the Forward grips offer is a subtle alignment strip that helps you take a consistent grip on all your clubs.
7. Super Stroke Traxion
Traxion™ Control, is a new surface texture that improves feedback and tackiness from the Traxion™ Tour’s incredibly soft polyurethane outer layer. Underneath SS added Torsional Performance, which employs a firm rubber core to add high-performance stability and control. The Traxion™ Tour also features Taper Control Technology, which boosts the size of the lower hand area to help golfers reduce tension and improve their clubhead speed.
8. Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G
The Tour Wrap® 2G® features enhanced tackiness and a soft material for a great feel. This one-piece, simulated wrap grip combines the look and feel of luxury leather with the durability and performance of high-tack rubber.
9. Tacki-Mac Perforated Grip
If cost is a deterrent to replacing your grips this budget grip from Tacky-Mac could be the answer. A comfortable rubber grip that is playable in all weather conditions.
10. Super Stroke Cross Comfort
It features an amazingly soft and tacky polyurethane outer layer that’s enhanced with Cross Comfort, an advanced surface texture that boosts traction.To deliver high performance, the Cross Comfort™ was designed with a firm rubber inner layer that provides torsional stability and offers golfers the accurate feedback they need after each shot.
All of these grips will reduce shock at impact making your round of golf much easier on your hands and joints. Remember golf grip manufacturers recommend changing your grips every 40 rounds or once each year.
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