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JB
02-15-2013, 10:53 AM
THP TV got a chance to chat with Golf Pride about a statistic that is quite staggering.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZi8gdwIWc0

Hawk
02-15-2013, 10:55 AM
That is just pure domination.

Wake
02-15-2013, 10:56 AM
That is a huge number, burt not surprising considering how popular GP grips are among all golfers.

I wonder how long before a grip company starts paying players? Seems its a market ripe for the picking, we all know how well "most used on tour" sells.

SharkHat
02-15-2013, 10:58 AM
80+ percent? Wow, that's just insane.

Wicked Cool Bearded Man
02-15-2013, 10:58 AM
80% of anything is crazy. Especially since the don't sponsor anyone. Big big number.

Franklin51
02-15-2013, 10:59 AM
Not shocked. I myself will venture off and try different grips but always seem to come back to GP

Canadan
02-15-2013, 11:01 AM
It doesn't surprise me at all, for some reason.. That said, their best grip is arguably the NDMC but that's a pretty steep price to pay each time one goes to regrip..

Getting more towards the average price range with the tour velvet is great, and I think it's a fantastic grip, but they need to allow for a greater realm of customization there... With their most expensive grips offering a variety of colours, I think they are robbing themselves of a deeper market by not allowing that same level of colour variance in their mid range grips.

I was hoping the VDRs would support that idea, but they are pretty terrible after a short period of time in use.

sleuth
02-15-2013, 11:02 AM
They've been the most popular grip since I can remember as a kid. So I'm not too surprised. Anyway, GP grips are just getting too pricey these days and the reason I no longer use them. I am a fan of the NDMCC though.

InHartWeTrust
02-15-2013, 11:06 AM
80% and no pay for play, that is redefining "domination of the tour".

Golf Ghost
02-15-2013, 11:08 AM
Well, I can say I use "the most used on tour" for once.


Go me.


In all seriousness. I do love GP grips, just something I've never changed after trying other brands.

Trout Bum
02-15-2013, 11:15 AM
They make a good grip and it shows by the numbers.

War Eagle
02-15-2013, 11:16 AM
Over 80% of the players are using them, and not one is being paid. Says a lot.

Damaikis
02-15-2013, 11:25 AM
That is crazy. A huge number for sure. GP makes awesome grips.

Jman
02-15-2013, 11:27 AM
Over 80% of the players are using them, and not one is being paid. Says a lot.

This is the truth, it says a TON. Really is crazy to see/hear the numbers on it.

flynnie
02-15-2013, 11:30 AM
Didn't expect a number that large.

blackjack
02-15-2013, 11:34 AM
Crazy. Guess I need to look a little more at what Golf Pride is doing.

Jman
02-15-2013, 11:37 AM
Didn't expect a number that large.

I don't think most would. Its something I think they should be shouting from the mountain tops though.

LargePhil
02-15-2013, 11:38 AM
I see why. I have been using tour velvet midsize for years. I always come back to them. I have used almost everything at one time or another and always end up back with the TV's. They just feel right and wear great.

Howzat
02-15-2013, 11:44 AM
I think I will continue to be part of the 80% this year. Z-grip cords FTW!

Rob Wedge
02-15-2013, 11:50 AM
Shocking! I always thought that GP must be paying these guys because it seems every player has GP's on their sticks.
Am I the only one that doesn't like the new decade multi compounds? Just feels to rough in my hands.

X.Man
02-15-2013, 11:50 AM
I would game the NDMC more but $10+ a grip after install is a bit much IMO. I will be giving the Niion line a good look this year though. Im surprised the Tour Wrap 2G isnt more popular on tour...that's one of my favorite GP grips.

Staggering stats at 80% of players on tour using GP grips!! WOW!

yorkem
02-15-2013, 11:53 AM
80% market share in any area of any business is just huge. Unfathomable to me to be that dominant.

blugold
02-15-2013, 12:09 PM
That is really crazy. 80% with zero sponsorships. Very impressive

dhjkelly
02-15-2013, 12:10 PM
80% is a staggering number. I use the new decade multicompound on my clubs and they are top notch in my book.

Scrap Iron
02-15-2013, 01:10 PM
The only thing I'm surprised with is that the tour velvet is used. The NDMC is everywhere its such a recognizable design

Erky
02-15-2013, 01:16 PM
I always thought this was one of the best ads of all time for Golf Pride:

http://progolferdigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/tiger-woods-how-i-play-golf.jpg

SkiBumGolfer
02-15-2013, 01:20 PM
Awesome grips, got NDMC's on my irons/wedges. But I have Lamkin's on my others and TBPH I think they're just as good. The deal is, nobody thinks of anyone but Golf Pride when they think of grips, so that's what goes on everyone's clubs.

J4U
02-15-2013, 01:28 PM
Amazing, have fallen back to the 2G and for the $ it suits me just fine. Aside from the constant wiping of collected materials. Love the feel and tackiness.

LtEvO TaPpEd

JB
02-15-2013, 06:17 PM
The only thing I'm surprised with is that the tour velvet is used. The NDMC is everywhere its such a recognizable design

It is really recognizable. I was pretty shocked too.

StanTheCaddy
02-15-2013, 06:30 PM
80% is a huge number. I put on Golf Pride Tour Velvets anytime I reshaft a club. They make a great product.

milo
02-15-2013, 06:31 PM
80% that's an amazing number for free advertising.

lambro2
02-15-2013, 06:34 PM
Very cool. Thanks for the info JB.

giedz
02-16-2013, 01:30 AM
Not a fan of the velvet tour grip, as they have given me numerous blisters, and that seems to be the stock grip on most clubs now a days. Swapped them out for the Winn DriTac and will never look back


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SanDiego_Husker
02-19-2013, 08:52 AM
Wow I knew a lot of pros used them but that is just dominance

Chunkylover77
02-19-2013, 08:56 AM
Not surprised at all. Pros don't like to change much. I cannot wait to try the Niions

DawgDaddy
02-19-2013, 08:58 AM
I would game the NDMC more but $10+ a grip after install is a bit much IMO. I will be giving the Niion line a good look this year though. Im surprised the Tour Wrap 2G isnt more popular on tour...that's one of my favorite GP grips.

Staggering stats at 80% of players on tour using GP grips!! WOW!

I'm surprised too, I love the TW2G and use it on all of my clubs.

IceyShanks
02-19-2013, 12:20 PM
I've always enjoyed GP grips and don't see any reason to change!

Perkins Rooster
02-19-2013, 06:03 PM
I wonder how many TaylorMade drivers we'd see if no one got paid to play them.

Perkins Rooster
02-19-2013, 06:03 PM
I'm surprised too, I love the TW2G and use it on all of my clubs.

Probably because they are not so good when damp.

JonD
02-19-2013, 06:17 PM
Certainly not surprised that they are the leader but 80%? :shock: That is a crazy number.

I'm a NDMC homer as well. Don't currently have them on my irons but they're working their way back onto everything else. Great grip and the only one I've ever been comfortable using without a glove. Obviously not for everyone but they have performed well for me.

HandyManny
02-19-2013, 06:23 PM
This is awesome to hear! I play golf pride on 2 of my grips. I really believe that I need to go to all of them!

Bullfrog
02-19-2013, 06:23 PM
I use to like the NDMC's but they are pretty rough on the gloves and hands.

IceyShanks
02-19-2013, 06:40 PM
I use to like the NDMC's but they are pretty rough on the gloves and hands.
What have you switched to? Or I guess I should ask did you stay GP but change to a different model?

jlukes
02-19-2013, 06:41 PM
I'm surprised too, I love the TW2G and use it on all of my clubs.

Just put this on my Amp Cell and love the feel of it.

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longball45
02-19-2013, 06:43 PM
thats awesome.. changing my grips this week.. going GP

JF
02-19-2013, 06:43 PM
I'd be interested to hear the percentages for PURE and Lamkin.

I'd guess Winn is number 2?

JB
02-19-2013, 06:49 PM
I'd be interested to hear the percentages for PURE and Lamkin.

I'd guess Winn is number 2?

Im not sure about that. I would think Lamkin would be ahead of Winn by a pretty large margin. I will check on that now.

fastbasser
02-20-2013, 03:41 PM
Interesting post. I used Golf Pride for years until I had my hand surgery. I always thought they were a great grip. After the surgery, my hand hurt so bad I would try anything.. Though I had JUST replaced all my Golf Pride grips, I dropped the bucks and replaced all again with Winn grips... Night and day...

With that being said, I can only assume people pick the Golf Prides because they are much cheaper or have never tried the Winns...

JMHO..

JB
03-11-2013, 11:12 PM
Tiger Woods was using the Golf Pride grips in his win yesterday.

blugold
03-11-2013, 11:14 PM
With that being said, I can only assume people pick the Golf Prides because they are much cheaper or have never tried the Winns...

I have tried Winn. My set from last year all have Winns. Looking back at it, waste of money.

pga09
03-11-2013, 11:22 PM
With that being said, I can only assume people pick the Golf Prides because they are much cheaper or have never tried the Winns...


I have never liked Winn grips, too soft for my liking. I used the Lamkin REL 3Gen last season, but have gone back to the Golf Pride Decades this season.

MarcH
03-11-2013, 11:28 PM
I'm surprised too, I love the TW2G and use it on all of my clubs.

I just switched to these. Feel so buttery. Was always a tour velvet guy then tried the NDMC's and they were nice at first but wore quickly. Got the TW2G's put on for $4 a piece...can't beat that!

Chris Blake
03-11-2013, 11:39 PM
I have the NDMC on my 4-9 irons as well as my driver. Yeah they may beat up my gloves and wallet but you can't deny the benefits of having them in use!!!! Wouldn't change them for anything.....

Jman
03-11-2013, 11:45 PM
A bit random but the new Niion's are reaaaaaaaally nice on course. GP nailed it with these.

They've really got a solid grip for all areas and typed right now IMO.

DawgDaddy
03-11-2013, 11:51 PM
I'm surprised too, I love the TW2G and use it on all of my clubs.


Probably because they are not so good when damp.

I hear that all the time but I have played in the rain twice within the last month and had no problems with slipping whatsoever. Maybe my grip is too tight, I don't know but I don't have any problem.

manlai
03-14-2013, 12:49 AM
I really like the lines, the color, and the texture contrast on the NDMC because I use them to set my grip each time but they are rough on the hands. I'm not all that impressed with them in rainy or humid conditions. Never thought of them as expensive especially compared to what I spend on shafts alone. I'm going to give the new winn duratechs a try to see how it goes. I just have to find it somewhere I can grip it to see how it feels.

syndicate559
03-15-2013, 11:21 PM
Wow! That's pretty staggering. I put Lamkin 3Gen on my irons last season and really liked them. Still have the stockers on my RBZ irons, but have been contemplating going to the Niions soon.

JB
04-15-2014, 09:43 AM
Interesting stat.
78 of the 97 (80%) players competing in the Masters used Golf Pride grips.
13 used New Decade Multicompound
54 used one of the Tour Velvet models (Tour Velvet, Tour Velvet Cord or Tour Velvet Super Tack).

Hawk
04-15-2014, 09:45 AM
The TV number is probably the most surprising considering what you read from consumers on the internet so often.

jlukes
04-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Cannot wait to throw the Super Tack on a club. Golf Galaxy had them only in midsize when i was there last week.

JB
04-15-2014, 09:56 AM
The TV number is probably the most surprising considering what you read from consumers on the internet so often.

Remind me never to put up cavity back numbers, offset numbers, etc. :D

OITW
04-15-2014, 09:59 AM
Wow, that number was crazy high. I've never tried GP, I've always been a Lamkins guy. I wouldn't be opposed to them, though.

Canadan
04-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Interesting stat.
78 of the 97 (80%) players competing in the Masters used Golf Pride grips.
13 used New Decade Multicompound
54 used one of the Tour Velvet models (Tour Velvet, Tour Velvet Cord or Tour Velvet Super Tack).

I've been thinking about the Z Grip cord a lot for the MC. High moisture management, lots of surface texture..

Crazy to see the Masters bag dominance of this company.

Wicked Cool Bearded Man
04-15-2014, 10:23 AM
Super Tack interests me.

tpluff
04-15-2014, 10:33 AM
Interesting stat.
78 of the 97 (80%) players competing in the Masters used Golf Pride grips.
13 used New Decade Multicompound
54 used one of the Tour Velvet models (Tour Velvet, Tour Velvet Cord or Tour Velvet Super Tack).

Wow, talk about dominating.

AMart
04-15-2014, 10:41 AM
GP is getting a lot of tour love, no doubt about it. The Tour velvet super tack sound interesting.

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GolferGal
05-19-2014, 12:04 PM
Kenny Perry just won a major on the Champions Tour major, The Regions Tradition, this past weekend with these grips. In fact, he just put these into play for the first time and won. It's the fastest anyone has changed grips and won a major!

Mulligan9111
05-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Remind me never to put up cavity back numbers, offset numbers, etc. :D

Should probably stay away from the forged versus cast numbers as well, haha.

*just realized JB's post was from a month ago....my bad.

JB
09-25-2014, 09:39 AM
Golf Pride info.


Before the first shot is struck at the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches, Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was already the clear winner. In fact, Golf Pride was the grip of choice by a margin of 21-3 (88%) over all other competing brands combined.

Of the 21 players relying on Golf Pride grips during golf’s most esteemed team event, 13 will trust their games to the Tour Velvet family. The second most popular Golf Pride grip family represented at the Ryder Cup is the New Decade MultiCompound, with a total of 5 players using it to negotiate the forecasted challenging weather this weekend in Scotland. In addition to the full swing grip counts, Golf Pride is also the leading putter grip manufacturer in players’ bags at Gleneagles this week.

“Arguably, the Ryder Cup is the most exciting event in golf,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “Because of the international pride on the line, many players consider their performance in the Ryder Cup as defining moments of their career. We are pleased to know that when the pressure of a nation or a continent falls on these players’ shoulders, overwhelmingly, they choose Golf Pride.”

Jman
09-25-2014, 09:45 AM
21 of 24 is impressive. I'll admit though, the tour velvet love still baffles me.

mpeterson
09-25-2014, 09:46 AM
Of all the stats, I guess I'm surprised by the putter grip statistics the most. That's the one area where I don't think of Golf Pride first. Interesting!


21 of 24 is impressive. I'll admit though, the tour velvet love still baffles me.

I like the Tour Velvet - and I'm guessing I'd like it more and be more likely to play them if I had someone to wipe them down every shot for me, and could get them changed out every couple weeks.

AoxomxoA
09-25-2014, 10:40 AM
I've had a couple of different Winn grips on my driver and now I have one of the Golf Pride CP2 grips and it is the best over the other two by a not insignificant margin.

cwmonroe87
09-25-2014, 10:57 AM
I've tried a number of grips but always put new NDMC back on my clubs.

Mongo Smash
09-25-2014, 11:04 AM
I am going back and forth with Lamkin REL Ace and NDMC grips. The NDMC last a lot longer for me, but I do like the tack of REL especially when I wipe them down often.

Mward
09-25-2014, 11:13 AM
21 of 24 is impressive. I'll admit though, the tour velvet love still baffles me.

That grip just gets so slippery feeling so fast, especially in humid conditions. They must have tour grips or something to help :alien:

tahoebum
09-25-2014, 12:50 PM
I'm surprised at the 80%+ share as well, even though GP has been my choice since I started playing. I try 1 or 2 new grips from other manufactures each year on my driver or 3 wood but always wind up back with Golfpride.

I love the Tour Wrap G2's for the dry weather here in N. California but I played a total of 3 rounds in the rain here since 1998. If I still lived in a place like Wisconsin where playing in the rain is a possibility, I would use the Decade Multicompound. The tour velvet I could play if I had a caddy holding an umbrella for me who always had a dry towel.

Wicked Cool Bearded Man
09-28-2014, 01:45 PM
Golf Pride info.


Before the first shot is struck at the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches, Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was already the clear winner. In fact, Golf Pride was the grip of choice by a margin of 21-3 (88%) over all other competing brands combined.

Of the 21 players relying on Golf Pride grips during golf’s most esteemed team event, 13 will trust their games to the Tour Velvet family. The second most popular Golf Pride grip family represented at the Ryder Cup is the New Decade MultiCompound, with a total of 5 players using it to negotiate the forecasted challenging weather this weekend in Scotland. In addition to the full swing grip counts, Golf Pride is also the leading putter grip manufacturer in players’ bags at Gleneagles this week.

“Arguably, the Ryder Cup is the most exciting event in golf,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. “Because of the international pride on the line, many players consider their performance in the Ryder Cup as defining moments of their career. We are pleased to know that when the pressure of a nation or a continent falls on these players’ shoulders, overwhelmingly, they choose Golf Pride.”

This is pretty staggering. Do we know how many (if any) are paid to use them?

JB
09-28-2014, 02:08 PM
This is pretty staggering. Do we know how many (if any) are paid to use them?
I don't think any.

Scrap Iron
09-28-2014, 08:28 PM
Tour Velvet? I think those are the worst grips, no wonder I'm not on tour. That really blows me away.

blugold
09-28-2014, 08:31 PM
Tour Velvet? I think those are the worst grips, no wonder I'm not on tour. That really blows me away.

When you get new ones every week. They're not bad.

ArmyGolf
09-28-2014, 08:57 PM
I'm curious what the pros all see in the Tour Velvet that the rest of us don't.
No options growing up and that's just what they're used to?

Wake
09-28-2014, 09:13 PM
I am on the pros side of this one, I like tour velvets alot. They don't last forever, but they certainly aren't the worst either. But grip life certainly doesn't go into their decision making I wouldn't think.

cart7
10-03-2014, 10:49 AM
I prefer wrap grips and I've tried their Tour wrap 2G grips. I don't know what compound they use on those but I didn't care for it and that material seems to be a dirt magnet.

I've used both Tacki-mac and Lamkin tour wraps and find both of those outstanding.