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The Golf Pride CPX grip is the company’s softest grip to date. Very pleasant feel. Surprisingly good traction. Sneaky alignment aid.
Golf Pride is best known as the #1 grip on Tour, but they know that not everyone has Tour needs. While the pros usually want maximum traction in all conditions, many recreational golfers just want something comfortable. For that player, Golf Pride has released the CPX – “a soft grip for a hard game.”
The Golf Pride CPX grip is understated in its colors, preferring to let the texture do the talking. This grip is light grey with a dash of blue at the cap and thin white borders around the EXO Diamond-Quilted areas.
For its launch, the CPX is available in only the grey/blue colorway shown here.
Golf Pride puts the focus on soft because that’s exactly how the CPX feels in hand. It isn’t that squishy, resistance-free softness that you get from other grips, though. The CPX is more like a firm pillow – a little give, a little support.
What I found more interesting than the softness was the mix of textures. While the entire grip is soft, the EXO Diamond-Quilted segments are particularly cushioned. The “perforated” segments create a nice contrast and have a bit more “grit,” even though they’re also very soft.
If you’re like me, when you hear that a grip is focused on comfort, you immediately doubt that it has any traction. There’s good reason for this skepticism: lots of soft grips are as slippery as an eel. The Golf Pride CPX, however, has excellent traction. The texture in both the quilted and perforated sections is so extreme that it gives your hand a lot to latch on to. It’s a different kind of traction than you get from a cord grip, but it’s still effective.
After several hundred shots in dry conditions, I wanted to see how the CPX would perform when wet. I sprayed the grip with water between shots and found it to be fairly slick. This grip doesn’t have much tack (which I prefer in normal conditions), so it doesn’t have much defense against the rain.
Nothing in Golf Pride’s talking points speaks to alignment, but I found that to be one of my favorite things about the CPX grip. In the logo up or logo down orientation, the perforated section lets your left thumb know exactly where to go. I could also imagine using a “sideways” installation. This would put your thumb on the quilted segment for a softer feel.
The Golf Pride CPX grip is available in undersize, standard, midsize, and jumbo.
If you’re looking for a more comfortable way to hold on to your clubs, the Golf Pride CPX grip is worth checking out. It has better traction and a longer lifespan than most comfort grips and a price that won’t break the bank.