Lamkin Sonar Wrap Grips Review
Lamkin Sonar Wrap Grips
Teachers’ Comments: A nice comfortable grip that I can use bare-handed.
Lamkin recently sent a set of their mid-sized Sonar Grips for review. I spent an hour putting them on a set of clubs and then headed out for testing.
After several rounds with the Lamkins, I find I really like them. In fact, I’m sorry that I didn’t put them on my gamers.
The Lamkin Sonar Wraps have a couple of things going for them.
First, the material is easy on the hands. I’d place the Lamkin Sonar Wraps between a Golf Pride Tour Velvet and a Winn Dri-Tac in terms of softness. There’s a little bit of give, and they absorb a lot of shock. At the same time, however, I don’t think I lose any “feel” with the Lamkin Sonar Wraps.
Second, the wrap style, along with the tiny pattern on the Lamkin Sonar Wraps makes it easy to hold on without gripping too tightly. Fresh, the grips also have a slightly tacky feel.
Sam Snead used to say that you should hold a golf grip with the same pressure that you’d hold a baby bird. Unfortunately, many golf grips don’t encourage that feather-light touch. Players squeeze like they’re trying to smash that baby bird because they are — at least subconsciously — afraid that the clubs will come flying out of their hands. Gripping too tightly restricts the swing and costs players distance.
The combination of soft feel with the wrap ribs and texture make me feel as though the club is secure, even in a light grip. The result has been a more free swing.
Another nice feature of the Lamkin Sonar Wrap grips is that they are designed to be functional in all weather (helpful for places like Michigan where things are likely to change on a moment’s notice.)
I’ll also note that I like the midsized grips quite a lot. As I’ve moved well past Senior Tour status, my hands have become arthritic. The midsized Lamkin Sonar Wraps are just the thing to keep me in the game.
The Lamkin Sonar Wrap grips feature:
- Proprietary FINGERPRINT Technology featuring a consistent micro-texture pattern for outstanding grip comfort with light traction control.
- Made with patent-pending GENESIS material that is slightly softer than traditional rubbers, but with exceptional durability.
- Progressive skive dimensions based on grip size provides improved feed and fit vs. traditional wrap-style grips.
- Straighter reducer-taper profile with a slightly larger lower hand promotes lighter grip pressure for greater consistency and control.
- Tacky and responsive feel.
Lamkin was the United States’ first manufacturer of golf grips. It was founded by Elver B. Lamkin in 1925 in Chicago. The company remains in the hands of the Lamkin family:. Robert J. Lamkin, representing the third generation of the company’s founder, became president and CEO in 2001. Their Crossline model is one of the best-known grips in the industry and adorns many manufacturers’ off-the-shelf clubs.