THE MOST ADVANCED GRIP IN GOLF
Traction : Nothing sticks like The Grip Master leather grips. While those that are made with man-made materials wear out and lose their grip, ours wear in and maintains traction. Players like Geoff Ogilvy, only change their grips when they change their clubs. No need to change grips every few rounds, like the tour players do with man made materials.
|Performance : Precision, is an important criteria for us at The Grip Master. When designing a grip the intent is to eliminate the negatives, higher Centre of Mass, decreased torque, lowered swing weight, all of which are a result of adding a grip to a golf club. The Grip Master grips have a lower degradation factor than all grips made with man-made materials. In all ways it outperform man-made materials.|
Material : We use only the highest grade leather on all of our grips because it outperforms man made materials in every critical criteria. Torsional loading, stability, weight-strength ratio, dampening, consistent traction, it breathes and long wearing. Our leathers are the finest available and tanned by the world's best tanners to our standards.
We have mastered the art and science of selecting the right leather and turning it into a handmade outperforming grips.
Better Swing : These grips form a superior bond between your golf club and your hands, making them one of the most important golf club components for improving golf swing. The specially treated genuine leather of our golf grips forms a bond between the leather and your hands like you have never felt before.
This tack supplements the pressure needed to hold the golf club and allows you to relax your golf grip. Greater feel, increased flexibility, softer grip touch, a more fluid golf swing - lower scores!
Quality : The GripMaster grips are hand assembled from hand selected materials and components. Every step from the selection of the hides to the finished product is hand inspected. Five years in the making: from the elastomer for shock absorption, to the "TPR" rubber under- last materials, from the leather tanning process and PROTACKTM chemistry, to the patented underlast and the leather is tensioning system.
GripMaster has put it all together, the look, the feel, the tradition and it's genuine leather.
Retief Goosen, Padraig Harrington, John Daly, Jarrod Lyle
Thomas Levet, Jin Jeong, Jens Dorthrop, Jbe Kruger, Tom Lewis
Scott Hend, Danny Chia, Nicholas Fung, Matthew Stieger, Nick Cullen, Sam Brazel
Jin Jeong, Jarrod Lyle, Peter O’Malley, Brody Ninyette, Nick Cullen, Scott Strange, Stephen Leaney, Rhein Gibson, Scott Hend, Sam Brazel, Jamie Arnold, James Mclea, Peter Wilson, Terry Pilkadaris, Matthew Guyatt, Kristopher Mueck, Peter Fowler, Aaron Pike, Matthew Steiger, Dave Bransdon, Bryden Macpherson, Anthony Brown, Kurt Barnes, Michael Wright, Leigh Mckennie, Adam Crawford, Kim Felton, Brad Hughes, Ryan Haywood, Marcus Cain, Andrew Martin, Steven Jeffress, Jun Seok Lee, Matthew Perry, Thomas Peterson, Brett Drewitt, Glenn Joyner, Andrew Tampion, Pieter Zwart, Michael Moore, Rory Bourke, Ben Wharton, Brad McIntosh, Jason Norris, Andre Stoltz
Kurt Barnes, Steve Jeffress, Stephen Leaney
Mike Clayton, Peter Fowler, Mike Harwood, Glenn Joyner
Sunshine Tour (South Africa)
Retief Goosen, Jbe Kruger, Louis De Jagger, MJ Daffue
Grip Technology : With a dramatic growth on all professional golf tours in the use of 'Genuine Leather' golf grips, it raises the question: Why are Pro's turning to Leather? Is there a real reason? The following test results clearly demonstrate a technical reason as to why Leather is the BEST material for use in a high performance golf grip!
These tests were done under lab conditions, with the club being removed from the testing apparatus after every reading. This ensures that each reading was not being influenced by the previous one. The reason for the test was to quantify the impact a grip has on a golf club. The control club used was a steel shaft with no grip and each subsequent test used the exact same grip.
The tests show that a grip of any kind degraded the mechanical values of the control club. The grips tested were a number of Leather grips from The Grip Master and also the leading rubber grip from Golf Pride.
The results clearly show that the Kangaroo Leather has the lowest degradation, with all Leather grips outperforming the rubber grip. This is a very important factor in the promotion and sale of The Grip master High Performance Genuine Leather Swinger golf grips.
GRIP INSTALLATION GUIDE
Excited with your newly purchased grips? Great! Proper installation will allow you to enjoy maximum benefits the grips have to offer without voiding the manufacturer warranty.
Before proceeding with the installation information, please take note of the following:
IMPORTANT NOTE : Do *NOT* allow solvents to contact with the grip's exterior leather surface. Depending on the solvent that you use, it could alter the surface significantly including color change. We recommend using Air-Based, Rubber Cement, and Brampton HF-100 Grip water based solvent methods to install the leather grips.
SOLVENT : We recommend using a *WATER BASED* solvent.
CLEANING : Do *NOT* use any leather treatments, solvents or chemicals. Use only clean water with a damp sponge or cloth.
TEMPERATURE : It is important to allow the grips to reach room temperature to allow optimum flexibility during installation to avoid damaging the grips.
WARRANTY : Improper grip installation will void manufacturer's warranty. If you are not an experienced grip installer, it usually is safer to go to local golf shops as they most likely have the proper tools and supplies to have the grip installed.
ALLIGNMENT : The winding tension for the leather places a slight torque on the grips. When fitting a wrapped grip to any shaft, if there is any clockwise rotation during installation, it is necessary to repeat a degree of anti-clockwise rotation at the collar end of the grip which will assist in the aligning of the logo or reminder rib back to square with the face of any club.
RUBBER CEMENT INSTALLATION METHOD
BRAMPTON HF-100 WATER BASED SOLVENT INSTALLATION METHOD
What you will need to install:
|Step 1: Position the golf club in a vinyl shaft clamp and place it in a vise. Point the club head straight up.|
|Step 2: Use either hooked blade razor knife, sheetrock or carpet knife to cut through the old grip and peel away the sides to remove the grip. For your safety, we recommend using the hooked blaze razor knife. Try to keep the blade parallel to the shaft during the cutting motion.|
|Step 3: Use the straight-edge knife or heat gun to peel off the old tape. Alternatively, use label removing solvent to clean the remaining tape. Make sure there is no burrs or sharp edges from the butt end to avoid tearing the grip.|
|Step 4: Apply standard grip tape to the shaft. Use enough tape to cover the length of the grip and extend 0.25" over from the butt end of the shaft to close the shaft opening. We do not recommend applying more than 2 tape layers. Do not leave any gap on the covered area.|
|Step 5: Position a drip pan under the shaft.|
|Step 6: Spray a small amount of HF-100 on the grip tape evenly and inside the grip.|
|Step 7: Push the grip into the shaft from the taped end. Use one hand to gently pull the grip on to the shaft, and the other hand to guide the grip. Place good care to avoid bending the grip as this dislocate the strapping or tear the underlisting. In the case of strapping dislocation, if the underlisting is not torn, the strapping can be re-tensioned back to normal. Put on right-handed grip with a clockwise motion.|
Step 8: To position the grip correctly, counter rotate both ends to align the cap and grip logos with the club face. If applicable, position the grip rib facing down and the logo straight up.
Step 9: Wipe off excess HF-100 with a dry cloth. Allow at least 15 minutes to dry.
FEATHER LITE USING BOSTIK
FEATHER LITE USING SOLVENT
Leather : If ever a material was misunderstood, it is leather. As long as it says genuine leather, it sells and for a premium. Well leathers are not just leathers as the quality, performance and value of leathers, cover such a wide scope. At The Grip Master, we are first a leather company. We understand what makes a great leather grip, what will last, what will perform. Lets take a look at the grades of leather and their uses.
Full Grain : This is best leather. It is the top layer of the animals hide after the hair has been removed. It is graded much like a diamond. The more marks the lower the grade. For some animals, Deer and Kangaroo, their hides generally are quite heavily scarred. So even the better grades will have healed scars, although minor. While livestock scarring may come from barb wire and insects. This is the most breathable of the types of leather and the most durable.
Corrected Grain : In an effort to to make the skin look consistent and disguise any surface scarring. The skin's surface is manipulated, corrected leather grains fall into the Top Grain Leather category. These leathers go through considerable processing of sanding, buffing, stamping, plating or embossing and then dyeing. The purpose of this processing is to create a uniform look that removes insect bites, barbed-wire scratches and other environmental markings that might appear on the hide. Some coated or colored This leather will not breathe as well as full grain.
Split Leather : All leather hides have to be split because a hide is too thick to use in any type of manufacturing. The hide goes into a machine where a blade "fillets" the hide into two hides. The bottom hide is known as split leather. This hide can be sanded down (corrected) and embossed with a consistent graining pattern to be used on a number of commercial uses. While it is still leather, it,s grain is not as compact as a Full Grain, it does not breathe and is not as durable. Many less expensive leather goods use a leather split. Remember, there is no such thing as cheap, high grade leather.
Bonded or Reconstituted Leather : Is an artificial material composed of 80% to 100% leather fibers (often waste scraps from leather tanneries). It consists of fibers obtained from macerated hide pieces bonded together with latex binders constructed into a fibrous mat to create a look and feel that can be identical to that of genuine leather but at a fraction of the cost. It has no structural integrity and will not work in a high load situation.
The Grip Master Touch Series : The Grip Master uses nothing but premium grade Full Grain hides. It is stronger, breathes and will withstand the torsional loading, that is applied on a swinging grip. Many players on the Tour use our grips on the their swinging clubs. It affords them consistency and durability, that can only be found in leather. A player will keep his leather grips for a number of seasons, while those using other materials are changing their grips every few weeks. Our putter grips are used on all tours and is fast becoming the grip of choice.
A blend of tradition and technology is the foundation of The Grip Masters grip line. The McConchie brothers, are a third generation leather family. They understand the nuances of each type of leather, it’s characteristics, it’s capabilities. It is with that understanding that Ian McConchie invented the worlds first truly one piece, pre-wrapped, slip on leather grip. Not satisfied with making the worlds finest leather golf grip, one that is the number one leather grip on all tours. The McConchie brothers are pleased to introduce The Grip Master Touch Series.
The Touch Series, addresses the most important of the senses used in golf “Touch” With three generations of knowledge, behind them. They have developed a group of grips that have a distinctively different feel. Not just softer or harder, rather different textures, rebound rates, adhesion and response to touch.
We use the worlds finest leathers, including, kangaroo and deer which have for the first time been employed in a golf grip.
Deer : Our deerskin is the finest available, they are collected from stocks in the United States. We use only deer that have been taken in from deer herd management programs, under which the populations are increasing. This ultra responsive and soft leather, is perfect for the player, who seeks a finite response to finger tip touch. On the Grip Master “Touch” scale, this is the softest.
Montana Cow : We select the finest full grain, natural leather hides, tan them with our proprietary process, drum mill for softness. By using the same hide for grips and head-covers, we insure the integrity of quality and color match. Color retention and durability are at the highest, making this a perfect leather for mass production.
Tour : A great feeling leather that while softer than rubber, is on the harder side of The Grip Master “Touch” scale Our Tour Leather has a proven track record on all tours and is the used to make the The Grip Master the number one leather grip on tour. We select the finest full grain, drum milled, natural leather available, put the hide through a proprietary process that gives the leather it’s great touch and life. The grip produces a reassuring touch that gets better with time.
Kangaroo : This ultra lightweight and very strong leather, has been a hit on the tour since we introduced it. On The Grip Master “Touch” scale, it is harder than deer, yet softer than our tour leather. Sensational feel, this grip will handle any loading on swinger grips. It is the toughest and most durable of skins, with a very consistent grip retention. This grip will feel the same for a very long time. To tan this leather for golf is a complex procedure, the effort however is worth it. Kangaroo is a carefully managed animal, so there is not always an abundant supply of stock. This grip promises to be long on demand and at times short on supply.
Q: Can I fit The Grip Master grips the same way as fit rubber grips?
Yes, all The Grip Master can fit fitted the same ways as rubber grips. Double side tape and tape activating solvent. We recommend Bramptons HF-100 a water based tape activator. The Grip Master grips can also be fitted using compressed air.
Q: Are The Grip Master grips as easy to fit as rubber?
Yes. When fitting The Grip Master ensure you use fresh double sided tape, plenty of solvent to activate the tape, along with plenty of solvent in the grip and DO NOT bend the grip when starting it on the butt of the shaft.
Q: Can I build up The Grip Master grips with extra layers of tape?
Yes. The Grip Master grips can be built up. We only recommend a Maximum of an extra 2 layers of tape. If you like a larger grip we recommend our Oversize grip models which are equivalent to an extra 4 layers of tape.
Q: What core size putter grip should I use on a 0.600 butt putter shaft?
Please check with the putter's manufacturer to choose. Most of our grips are made to fit 0.600 and 0.580 butt size.
Q: Do The Grip Master grips come with a Reminder rib?
Yes. We have Ribbed Leather Grips available. Search for the term "Ribbed" without quote using the search box at the top of the page.
Q: How do I clean my The Grip Master leather grips.
We recommend you use a clean damp towel to wipe down your grips. This will remove any dirt or oil that has built up surface DO NOT use soaps or solvents to clean your The Grip Master leather grips.
Q: Do I need to add treatments to the leather?
No. The Grip Master grips Wood & Iron grips do not require any treatments added to them.
Q: Will The Grip Master leather grips last longer than rubber or synthetic grips?
Leather wears in, not out. The Grip Master grips will last much longer than rubber or synthetic grips with the correct grip care. We have Tour players use the same set of grips for more than 2 years. While they may change other grips every month.