Feb 3rd, 2017
Lamkin launch Z5 grips
With five different grip zones
Words: John Dean
Lamkin is introducing its latest innovation – Z5 – to the U.K. and European golf market from February 2017.
Designed to deliver maximum control, comfort and consistency with every swing, Z5 boasts 5 distinct zones, each delivering a specific functional advantage. Using a variety of compounds, textures and colours, Z5 is the most advanced grip that the 92–year old grip manufacturer has produced.
Each zone of Z5 is uniquely designed for a specific performance–enhancing function. The horizontal pattern and soft cord weave under the upper hand enhances grip stability and traction, while a shallow micro texture at the bottom improves feel and comfort for the lower hand.
Carefully designed patterns and a simulated rope texture in the middle zone promote proper hand pressure and placement, creating a fluid backswing to better position the club head for increased speed, distance and control.
“This is the most advanced grip Lamkin has ever produced, as our team of engineers scientifically broke down the key characteristics required to properly support the top and bottom hands during the swing,” says Bob Lamkin, President and CEO of Lamkin.
“We developed unique patterns, compounds, and textures for the Z5 that enhance feel and incorporate alignment aides to increase confidence and consistency with every shot.”
The Z5 grips are made from a proprietary rubber compound that ensures maximum durability, feedback and torsion control while making the grip an excellent choice for all–weather playability.
The functions of the five zones include:
Zones 1 and 2 feature soft cord weave designed to provide the top hand with exceptional traction, enhanced comfort and slip-free confidence in all weather conditions.
Zone 3 includes two FingerLock panels to ensure the thumb is in an optimal position, while a simulated rope texture offers a tactile response to enhance club control without the need for excessive grip pressure.
Zones 4 and 5 provide an exceptional feel for the lower hand thanks to the shallow micro-texture and a V–shaped dividing groove that promotes consistent hand positioning
The Z5 is available in red, black and blue colour combinations in standard and midsize models.