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. JumboMax JMX Ultralight
Made famous by Bryson DeChambeau the JumboMax Ultralight adds more bulk to the grip without adding more weight, in fact this grip weighs 20% less than a standard golf grip. The unique Tri-Texture grip patterns is designed to increase playability & performance and the oversize is great option for those golfers with arthritis in the hands.
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 2.0
The Original Winn Dri*Tac was one of the best selling grips on the market. The Dri-Tac 2.0 is said to have improved feel and durability and offers a more aggressive grip pattern that should improve 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. Winn Dri*Tac LT
Winns Dri•Tac LT was designed with a less tapered profile that offers a larger lower hand. This feature offers better control and lighter grip pressure. For golfers suffering from arthritis or hand injuries, the larger lower profile provides easier gripping for less pain and fatigue. Dri•Tac material provides the shock absorption, non-slip comfort, and performance found in all Dri•Tac grips.
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 large 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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