Lamkin Grips


While covering the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, THP spent some time in the TaylorMade Tour van and while there, they were getting ready to make some new drivers for PGA Tour superstar Dustin Johnson. THP decided to capture that build from beginning to end with Wade Liles and have him showcase exactly what goes into a tour build for one of their players. All the way from picking heads and shafts to watching DJ try it for the first time is captured in this THP exclusive video series.

The video is broken down into a few pieces for easier viewing.

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  1. TC says:

    What a wicked series of videos! Thanks for putting that together, that was incredible to watch. Wade seems like such a chill dude, yet you can tell he loves what he does. I have to be honest, seeing drawers of shafts and clubheads was pretty awesome.

    I had to lol @ Wade when he talked about trimming the shaft length, “you always want to cut them a bit longer b/c if you cut them too short, well, that’s not good”, hahahaha

    Great videos, thanks so much for that.

  2. ddec0418 says:

    awesome set of videos. It’s pretty impressive how quickly Wade is about to make those drivers. I know part of the reason I went with an adjustable driver was because I can glue the tips on myself. I love it when he opened the drawer and all you see is white club heads and shafts. I got a little laugh when the one club fell over after he re-gripped it because that seems to happen to me all the time when I’m doing that kind of stuff.

  3. Dmb012 says:

    What a great set of videos!!! I am just amazed at how they can fit drivers to everybody. I think that would be such a cool job to have working on a tour van. Nice job THP!

  4. 10YardDraw says:

    +1 TC, Those videos are amazing, i love watching the R11 get built, Great job GG and THP. I dont think i would sleep for a week if i got a chance to watch them do their magic in that trailer lol.

  5. JRod says:

    Awesome video again….it’s so cool you guys get to talk to these guys. Especially the guy who just starred in his own TM commercial!

  6. biggsy says:

    Interesting. I noticed DJ is wearing a Burner logo on the side of the hat. Not sure of he had the R11 logo on the front of it, I don’t remember.

    Cool to see Wade is the same guy from the commercials.

  7. lcsmrtn says:

    Another solid video, love how THP give us an inside look on the Tour. I love club tinkering so I really enjoyed that. Thanks!

  8. Flooder says:

    That was fascinating!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the look behind the scenes.

  9. Bogey317 says:

    THP does it again!. Thank you for another great video of inside the Tour.

  10. Staticline says:

    Great stuff as always. Awesome videos. Pretty cool that it’s the same guy in their new ads. Did he say what the 2 different tippings were? How about all that WHITE!

  11. tomahawk18 says:

    That is a great set of vids! I would love to just spend a day playing in that trailer!

  12. Puttin4Bird says:

    I was fascinated with those videos and the overall process. It’s not often that we get such an all access look at what goes on in those vans, only on THP! Thanks guys, those videos were great.

  13. timma says:

    Awesome videos! TM has done an amazing job with this technology and all the adjustments that can be made so easily.This makes me want to work in the tour vans! I’d love to have all that equipment! Especially the drawers full of parts.
    Now I noticed he still puts on the grips the oldschool way. Do they use a quick drying solvent now so they can use them so soon after the grip is put on?

  14. One-T says:

    That was awesome to watch that. Thanks for taking the time to do that and Wade thanks for your time as well

  15. 9-Iron Man says:

    I am so jealous that you got to be there to take these videos!! Well done Team THP, well done!! It all just seems so simple, and that’s why I’m sure TM has the following that they do. Simple yet so effective. I’m wanting one of these drivers even more now! Thank you very much for the videos!

  16. Oliv says:

    Great videos!

  17. Horton says:

    Thanks for getting these videos guys! Keep up the great work!

  18. Cg13 says:

    Best Video Ever!
    Man, I want an R11 so bad.

    Did you all see GG in the reflection while he was gripping haha. Bet she wasnt expecting that.

    Was that a cordless, power, torque driver? awesome. I didnt even know there was such a thing.

  19. hanks says:

    EPIC videos! Looks so easy and they really do have everything to get the players dialed in

  20. juice14 says:

    Thanks THP! Outstanding video – makes me want to go build a club!

  21. Sean says:

    Great job…well done! My shafts when drying cure overnight…not in three minutes. lol

  22. Hole~Out~1983 says:

    Great job guys probably one of the best video series I have seen.

  23. Dirtydawg67 says:

    That was great THP! I was kind of surprised to see DJ using a 10.5* head.

  24. Awesome set of videos. I am surprised that they didn’t check the shaft frequency nor check for the FLO/Shaft Spine. Unless those 2 shafts they used were exactly alike, there is going to be some variation in how they play for Dustin.

    Thanks for sharing these!

  25. BlueTitan says:

    Thanks for the videos! It’s just cool watching Wade build those clubs, such a high level of experience. Just think of the lucky Morgan Cup TM staffers that will be getting their clubs built.

  26. Les Moonves says:

    Wade Liles is a Tommy Lee ROCKSTAR!
    And he’s got the hollywood good looks of a husky Kevin Spacey.
    Someone cast this guy for Two and a Hald Men RIGHT NOW!

  27. Freaking AWESOME videos. Love that Taylor Made gives THP so many insider looks! I’m telling you its made me a HUGE fan of TM. Thanks JB. GREAT STUFF!

  28. golf4life says:

    Very cool videos. This guy’s a wizard with the tools. It’d take me 2 hours to do what he did in 10 minutes.

    I love how they can build his specific driver without a single manual manipulation of the club like bending.

    I wish I had a slew of those weights to play with on my R11.

  29. Coolbreeze says:

    Just incredible videos, I was almost a little sad when the last one was over, I wanted to see more. You can tell that he loves his job and is crazy good at it.

  30. Bridges says:

    Great Job on the videos. That was very cool to see and glad both THP and Wade took time to do this. Very impressive the things that they can do on the trailer. I would love to be able to do something like that. Nice job THP!!

  31. cheffor says:

    Awesome video’s pretty cool how they can get the epoxy to cure so quickly. Excellent behind the scenes work THP!

  32. Marks23 says:

    It did not look like the shafts were oriented in any special way before he epoxied the sleeves in place. I was expecting to see something more like the shafts being pured.

  33. dubbledxu says:

    awesome vids, great to see Wade is truly their truck rep. He did a great job selling the R11 too, but I’m sure there are drawers with SuperTri’s on the other side of the trailer πŸ™‚

  34. clam fist says:

    Cool bids!

  35. bmwnola says:

    Great vids!

  36. royalwulff says:

    Those were really awesome videos!! It is really cool that TaylorMade let you in the van to take vidoe of how they do stuff. You can tell that Waide is a true expert and passionate about what he does and pays attention to detail.

  37. Kevin67 says:

    AMAZING ! That was soooo coool ! Thanks, THP !

  38. mac94 says:

    Tour vans rarely spine/flo, unless they are asked to. Generally not considered necessary by tour guys. I’m not a tour guy, but I’ve never noticed a difference. Had my r11 built at the Kingdom last week and they didn’t do it to mine either. But why would it matter with an adjustable shaft that you will rotate to adjust? BTW, that 3 minute curing cell is awesome.

  39. BrianT says:

    Amazing set of videos there. That is unreal the speed they can build golf clubs and I know that it was a little slower bc of the narrative for THP. The drawers with all the clubheads and shafts is just insane. Thanks for sharing that wonderful series of videos. It just goes to show how truly special it is to on the PGA tour and have the tour vans at the events to help the guys out.

  40. Paul says:

    I’m surprised the shafts are not pured or any mention of it.

  41. Paul says:

    Or spined……

  42. Scott says:

    Terrific set of videos. Did anyone catch Ted Tryba working on the other side of van working on clubs? Ted played the tour for quite a while. Not sure if he still does or not.

    Wouldn’t we all love to open the drawers in our work room and find all those heads, shafts, grips, etc. LOL. sweet!

  43. colnago1331 says:

    When I win the lottery that’s gonna be my workshop! πŸ˜€

    Awesome video, THP! Very interesting to see the behind-the-scenes stuff.

  44. SD Charlie says:

    These videos were fantastic! So cool to see this behind the scenes stuff. Even better that Wade didn’t try to hide anything, he just showed you what he does. Great stuff!

  45. Asael Ruiz says:

    What is the length of Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia Driver Shafts???.

    Thank you in advance

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