Yeah, the leather grips of 2019, like everything else, have advanced in the last 4 decades. The ones I have are micro perforated and infused with a compound that produces tack. It turns out the chemical compounds used to create the tacky feel dissipate in rubber grips much faster than leather. I wipe these down with water every couple rounds and the tack springs back. I've played New Decade grips and while they're good for rubber, all rubber grips feel slick to me after using these.DougE wrote: ↑Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:14 amI have tried leather. I was 14 or 15 years old at the time, though. At least, I'm assuming it was leather. They were cheap clubs. Maybe it was faux-leather. Who knows? Either way, back then, it could have been made of cheese cloth and I would not have known the difference. Seriously though...Duke of Hazards wrote: ↑Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:46 pmI have leather grips and although they were expensive, they're very durable and grippy. I don't think I'll have to replace them for a long time. Doug - have you tried leather? Maybe try one on a spare club or something. They install a little differently than rubber, btw.
I like to be able to really feel the texture of a grip, without having to grip it with any pressure. From those I have seen, most modern leather options don't offer me that feel. That of a corded/heavily textured one. I love the texture of the Golf Pride MCC New Decade grips. They're perfect for me. Even when they are somewhat worn, I can still feel the texture. I have tried all different grips, up until I settled on the MCCs, about 7 or 8 years ago. They are me. I have probably purchased 250 MCCs since I started playing them, plus every new club I order, I specify MCC mids on the order.
As far as durability, some of the leather ones are probably better than most rubber grips, but with how much I play, I can't imagine I wouldn't burn through those either. I usually don't wear a glove in the warmer weather so, I suspect, the leather would wear faster on my top hand position. Most people would look at my MCCs after 25 or 30 rounds and never notice they are in dire need of replacement. But, everything's relative. I'm usually itchin' to change my grips after a month and a half. At least on my wedges and driver.
I will admit, I have seen some sharp looking leather grips. Maybe you are right, it wouldn't hurt to try some on extra clubs. (God knows I have plenty!) Can't give an honest assessment without trying them out, right?
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