Which Lamkin putter grip is best for my stroke?

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Which Lamkin putter grip should I buy? Here's our guide to the brand's 2021 line-up and which stroke type they suit. 

Lamkin can trace their history all the way back to 1925, but thanks almost entirely to the brands new Fingerprint surface texture technology and softer Genesis material, Lamkin putter grips have now really come of age.  

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Fingerpint technology and Genesis material run through Lamkin's putter grip line-up. And they’ve been a key factor in convincing the likes of TaylorMade, Bettinardi, PXG and Ping to choose Lamkin Sink Fit models as stock grips on some of their current putter models.

Here at TG we’ve sung the praises of Sink Fit for a couple of years now, but with ten models in this years line-up how do you know which Lamkin puter grip best suits you and your putting stroke? Let us explain.  

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What is fingerprint technology?

Lamkin’s Fingerprint technology was originally developed for the brands full swing grips, and its micro-texture is designed to interact with the skin on a golfers hands. The idea is to create a really comfortable feel that promotes a lighter grip pressure, whilst also giving high levels of surface traction.

In short we reckon the idea breeds confidence and when it comes to lowering your putting stats confidence matters.

What is Genesis material?

Rubber grips have been around for decades but by coming up with a new hybrid compound Genesis material, Lamkin are giving give golfers a brand new feel.

Genesis is all about offering golfers a universally appealing feel whilst also delivering exceptional tackiness and grip comfort. By using a blend of materials Lamkin say they create a slightly softer feeling grip that has a consistent tacky feel no matter what the conditions.  

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Lamkin putter grip models explained

Lamkin Sink Fit Deep V putter grip

RRP: £34.98

Weight: 66g / 75g (Midsize)

Good for: Arc-to-straight and straight-to-straight strokes

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The Deep V has a rubber outer sleeve over a lightweight core so it gives the feel of a rubber grip without taking on the additional weight (or counter balancing) of making a traditional rubber grip at this size.

Available as both a standard and midsize grip the Deep V has a sharp edged V back shape that runs from top to bottom of the grip. We love the feel of the grabby surface texture, and how it can fit both straight-to-straight and arc-to-straight strokes.

Thanks to the extra size Lamkin say the Deep V can work for Claw and palm-to-palm gripping styles as well as overlap and reverse overlap grips. An excellent choice for golfers who don’t like how polyurethane grips wear quickly, as the DeepV is much more durable.

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Lamkin Sink Fit SquareTop Polyurethane putter grip

RRP: £34.98

Weight: 90g

Good for: Arc-to-straight and arc-to-arc strokes

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If like us you like to feel sharp, clearly defined edges on a putter grip then the SquareTop should be right up your street. The SquareTop has zero curved surfaces on the front or sides, there is though a decent amount of pistol shaping under the higher hand and a ridge at the back, which encourages consistent hand placement.

Lamkin say the grips shape promotes release and squaring of the putter head through impact, so it's typically good fit for arc-to-arc and arc-to-straight strokes.   

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Lamkin Sink Fit Straight Polyurethane putter grip

RRP: £34.98

Weight: 62g

Good for: Straight-to-straight and arc-to-straight strokes

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If like us you love the shape, size and feel of the Sink Fit Straight Rubber grip but you’re not somebody who wants the counter balancing sensation that the 114g weight brings with it, then this model will be right up your street.The Straight Polyurethane is 46% lighter than the rubber version, so it won’t affect the balance of your putter.

Lamkin say the model is best suited to golfers with straight back and through strokes, and it usually falls into the hands of golfers who don’t use a traditional overlap style (so claw, palm-to-palm, fingers down the shaft or split hand) to hold the putter.  

How the Lamkin Sink Fit Polyurethane profiles compare 

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Lamkin Sink Fit PistolClaw Polyurethane putter grip

RRP: £34.98

Weight: 65g

Good for: Straight-to-straight and arc-to-straight strokes

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Claw style grips are rising in popularity, so Lamkin have co-developed the PistolClaw in association with Justin Rose. Lamkin say thanks to the shaping the grip offers proper right-hand/left-hand balance, which promotes a neutral hand action through the stroke.

A brilliant choice for straight back and through putting strokes. 

Lamkin Sink Fit Pistol Polyurethane putter grip

RRP: £34.98

Weight: 65g

Good for: Arc-to-straight and arc-to-arc strokes

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Putter grips have just come through a period where bigger was often seen as better, but more golfers are now reverting back to more manageable sizes. Where just a few years ago Lamkin putter grips were predominantly rubber, the new polyurethane series for 2021 combine the weight of a small rubber grip but the extra size golfers have come to love.

The V shaped Pistol back sits beautifully in the creases of the fingers. Lamkin say this model is an excellent fit for arc-to-straight and arc-to-arc strokes as it lets you ‘release’ the putter. It’s also well suited to a wide number of gripping styles, apart from the Claw, which is why Lamkin also make the PistolClaw.       

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Lamkin Sink Fit Skinny Pistol Rubber putter grip

RRP: £33.48

Weight: 70g

Good for: Arc-to-arc and arc-to-straight strokes

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This was the first SinkFit grip to really strike a cord with us here at TG. It wasn’t long after we were singing its praises that it appeared on TaylorMade’s Truss line-up.

If you’ve been using an oversized grip for some time and want a fresh new feel the Skinny is a cracking option. Expect a very subtle tour inspired pistol back shape and a fraction larger size than a traditional Ping man putter grip.

The Skinny is a full on rubber grip and thanks to its thinner size Lamkin say the Skinny works well for arc-to-arc and arc-to-straight putting strokes.  

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Lamkin Sink Fit Straight Rubber putter grip

RRP: £33.48

Weight: 114g

Good for: Arc-to-straight and straight-to-straight strokes

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The Straight is mid to oversized, and there’s parallel faces running down both sides, plus a very subtle contoured back arch shape. Thanks to its size Lamkin say it’s an excellent choice for straight back and through strokes.

Golfers who also use a claw grip, or hold the putter either palm-to-palm (with both thumbs on top of the grip), with fingers down the shaft or split handed are also likely to use it well. Notice the additional weight of this rubber model over the Straight Polyurethane model, this gives a slight counter balance feel to the putter.         

Lamkin Sink Fit Pistol Rubber putter grip

RRP: £33.48

Weight: 120g

Good for: Arc-to-arc and arc-to-straight strokes

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A really traditional midsize grip with an arched pistol back shape, and the added benefit of Lamkin’s brilliant Sink Fit surface texture. A brilliant option for golfers who love a traditionally shaped grip but also like the feel of something a little larger in their hands.

A very solid choice for arc-to-arc and arc-to-straight shaped putting strokes. Lamkin say this model is best suited to golfers who grip the putter with either a traditional overlap, reverse overlap or cross-handed style.

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Lamkin Deep Etched putter grip

RRP: £16.98

Weight: 81g

Good for: Arc-to-arc and arc-to-straight strokes

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The Deep Etched has been a stalwart in Lamkin’s putter grip line-up for decades. It’s paddle profile has an arching back and almost oval shaped end cap which sits really comfortably in the upper hand. A wide flat front is perfect for those who like to position their thumbs on top of the putter grip, a style which Lamkin say leads to more relaxed tension-free putting.

The Deep Etched is popular on tour, and Lamkin say it’s a good fit for arc-to-arc and arc-to-straight strokes, and golfers who grip the putter with either a traditional overlap, reverse overlap or cross-handed style.     

Lamkin Deep Etched Full Cord putter grip

RRP: £19.98

Weight: 85g

Good for: Arc-to-arc and arc-to-straight strokes

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Tiger Woods might have won 14 of his 15 majors with his favourite blacked out Ping putter grip, but that didn’t stop the maestro from switching to the Deep Etched Full Cord before his car accident earlier this year.

Lamkin say a firmer rubber material gives a slightly firmer feel, and the Cord is excellent for slip-free control in either damp or clammy conditions. This model has the same shape as the standard Deep Etched, so it’s is well suited to arc-to-arc and arc-to-straight strokes.  

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Simon Daddow

Review written by: Simon Daddow   

Job title: Today's Golfer - Equipment Editor

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