Lamkin R.E.L. ACE 3GEN Grip Review

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The Lamkin R.E.L. ACE 3GEN grips are a great traditional feeling rubber grip with more modern technology.

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Introduction

Golf grips have become more complicated to pick out than golf clubs themselves.  Especially in a day and age when you walk over to that corner of the store and get blasted with all sorts of different neon colors and designs that totally overwhelm you.  At the end of the day, there are so many of us just looking for a basic grip that’s comfortable in the hands with good feel and response on our shots and minimal pain on the dreaded stingers.  With the R.E.L. ACE 3GEN, Lamkin created a modern twist on traditional grips that should be appealing for anyone looking for high performance and simplicity.

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Looks

Grips are one of the simple features that allows a golfer to add a bit of personal expression and customization into their otherwise standard irons.  Lamkin offers the R.E.L. ACE 3GEN in nine different colors like black, red, white, purple, pink, orange, and more.  Aside from unique colors, the appearance is subtle with a nice white end cap, the new Lamkin wordmark in white, and the signature R.E.L. ACE 3GEN pattern in the rubber.  Even with the bright colors, the R.E.L. ACE 3GEN grips look like they belong on a real player’s clubs.

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Feel

The biggest highlight of the Lamkin R.E.L. ACE 3GEN is the extreme responsiveness and feedback you get on every shot.  When you have a grip this responsive, it’s not uncommon to have a situation where mishits really sting and leave you wishing you had thicker grips of some sort.  The response to this problem is usually too thick of a rubber that completely removes any sort of feedback you originally had in your grips.  Lamkin’s patented 3GEN vibration dampening technology really does a good job of finding the balance between positive shot feedback and saving your hands from poor ball striking.  In addition to good feel on the shots, the Lamkin R.E.L. ACE 3GEN grips have great tack and good traction in the hands giving you confidence in a variety of conditions.

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Performance

As mentioned before, the shot feedback of the Lamkin R.E.L. ACE 3GEN is great and the grip feels good in your hand, but we still need to cover how it holds up on the golf course.  Off the tee, the R.E.L. ACE 3GEN is very stable in the hands and maintains its strong feedback on the driver.  This feeling stays consistent through the rest of the bag and the feedback only increases when you get into your wedges when you’re looking for strong accuracy around the greens.  If you think about it, the grip is the direct link between your direct link between your hands and the golf club, so it’s crucial to have that confidence no matter which club you have to hit.

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Conclusion

Guys like me can find it very easy to find that grip you like, put it on your clubs, and never use another grip again.  It’s ok to find what you like and go with it, but you shouldn’t be scared of change.  My experience reviewing the suite of Lamkin grips has proven exactly that to me.  The Lamkin R.E.L. ACE 3GEN is the third different Lamkin grip that I’ve added to my arsenal of clubs and I would be understating things if I told you I was only satisfied.  Like the UTx and i-Line before it, I’ve found the R.E.L. ACE 3GEN to be a great grip and could easily find it in use on my every day clubs without any worries.  The R.E.L. ACE 3GEN is comfortable in the hands and has elite level performance at a good price.  If that’s not enough, there’s a wide enough range of colors to add a final personal touch to your favorite clubs.

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Bill Bush

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Bill is a true golf gear nerd by definition who loves making custom club creations in his garage with tools like sledge hammers, blow torches, and his bare hands. By day, Bill is a technology manager living in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and kids. Bill plays Scott Readman Concepts putters and accessories.

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