The design and trend of multipurpose products has
undoubtedly taken over the golf industry.
Golfers have the choice of combination iron sets,
drivers that provide forgiveness and playability and
lightweight shoes that don't skimp on support.
Lamkin's multi-material UTx grips definitely fit
the trend and, in the grip category, see to have
become a trend setter in their own right.
Released in January, the UTx line is the first to
feature Lamkin's new proprietary Tri-Layer
technology. The goal of the technology is to optimize
grip feel for the shotmaker in all of us while not
skipping a beat in terms of all-weather performance
and the other features Lamkin users have come to
know and love in recent years, including vibration
dampening, tackiness and durability.
UTx is made from three layers. The foundation
layer is tacky and soft, made from the company's
popular ACE 3GEN material. In the middle layer,
there's a moisture-wicking fabric weave designed to
provide traction and control in wet weather. The
outer layer is a firmer version of the ACE 3GEN
material that helps limit grip torque, which can, of
course, lead to better swings and more consistent
"What we've done is just put things
together the way they haven't really been done
before and given it a unique look too," said
Carl Pettersen, Lamkin's Vice President of
Engineering. "Its acting a lot like a rebar. It's
taking a nice softer material and adding some
structure to it. But you still get to capture that soft
The functionality of the design is clear but how
they apply to the course is perhaps more important
to the avid golfer. And with a solid blend of comfort,
durability and all-weather performance, the UTx has
hit its mark.
"We wanted to build something that had
the benefits a cord grip gives you in terms of the
wicking but we also didn't want it to be too
aggressive on your hands," Pettersen said.
"So we were able to change the way that we
layered the different material and using our ACE
3GEN materials has made a great grip."
Lamkin UTx grips come in standard and midsize
with black, blue and red color options. The latter two
are in a really fun and distinctive
"distressed" look that almost has the
appearance of a well worn pair of jeans.
The UTx grips retail starting at $8.99 and are
available in most major golf retail stores.
Lamkin's VP of
Engineering Carl Pettersen discusses the new UTx