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WRX Spotlight: Lamkin Sonar Tour and Sonar Wrap grips



Products: Lamkin Sonar Tour and Sonar Wrap grips

Pitch: From Lamkin: “Designed for high-performance playability, the Sonar Tour features Fingerprint Technology with a uniform micro-texture pattern and traditional taper profile. Made with patent-pending Genesis material in a slightly firmer durometer for enhanced torsion control and a consistent feel in all weather conditions. Logo-down design inspired by Tour player preferences. New Sonar Tour Wrap: Straighter, reduced-taper with a slightly larger lower hand promotes lighter grip pressure for greater consistency and control.”

Our take on the Lamkin Sonar Tour and Sonar Wrap Grips

Expanding on the popular Sonar line of grips, Lamkin has introduced two more offerings in 2019. The Sonar Tour was designed with direct input from top PGA Tour professional Justin Rose. This features Lamkin’s Fingerprint Technology, a more uniform texture pattern and traditional taper profile.

Do you realize that half of all aftermarket grips sold by the United States largest grip retailer are wrap-style grips? Lamkin certainly does and has introduced the Sonar Wrap, offering traditional wrap grip fans a technology-packed option, available in multiple weights and sizes.

Lamkin prides itself on being a rubber company first and foremost, so expect these to wear very well, unlike some other options in the crowded grip marketplace. Also, these will retain their feel and tack in variations of weather and temperature due to the materials used.

Last year, GolfWRX Members tested the original Sonar and were largely impressed. Holding these grips, you do notice the microtexture “Fingerprint Technology” immediately.

According to the company, “new Fingerprint Technology distributes intricate and highly detailed micro-textures on the grip surface. The result: a more comfortable high-traction feel for greater confidence with lighter grip pressure. It eliminates the need for cars and aggressive textures typically used in grip surfaces to deliver increased traction.”

Where some found the original Sonar “too busy,” the Sonar Tour addresses this in a more handsome, traditional-looking package. Kudos to Lamkin for making “logo down” the standard for these, which is preferred by better players. If you do install logo up, note that the paintfill is black, eliminating distraction. The texture is the same on the grip either up or down.

The Standard Plus size Sonar Wrap is noticeably larger than the Sonar Tour. It has a nice tacky feel as you would imagine. The Midsize Plus will look and feel quite large in comparison to the Sonar Tour.

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  1. Parskey

    Sep 26, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Looking at a the new P790 and taylomade doesn’t even list the sonar tour as an option not even as an up charge option. Good to know logo up or down doesn’t matter so why does Lamkin say they’re designed to play logo down. And what’s standard plus, is there a standard as well before midsize?

  2. CrashTestDummy

    Apr 5, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Lamkin grips are good, but my only problem with them is that they have too much taper. They should make some grips with less taper.

    • kevind

      Apr 8, 2019 at 8:47 am

      did you even read the article? these grips have less taper.

  3. Travis

    Apr 5, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    When are these going to be released? I don’t see Sonar Tour on their website.

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Callaway Golf launches new titanium Jailbreak-powered Super Hybrid



Callaway Super Hybrid

Callaway Golf aims to redefine what a hybrid can be with the introduction of the all-new, multi-material, titanium-powered Callaway Super Hybrid for 2020. Built to offer the distance, ball speed and forgiveness of a fairway wood, with the added benefit of being built into a hybrid chassis, the Callaway Super Hybrid is the designed for those golfers that want control without sacrificing distance.

Creating a hybrid that performs like a fairway wood takes some serious engineering, and in the case of the new Callaway Super Hybrid, it means pulling out all the stops with technology and packing it all into one finely tuned club.

Here’s everything the R&D team at Callaway has been able to accomplish with this hybrid design

2020 Callaway Super Hybrid: Details

High-Strength Titanium Face insert

The Titanium face insert of the Super Hybrid promotes greater ball speeds and ball speed consistency thanks to variable face thickness, according to the company. Adding in Callaway’s proven Jailbreak technology helps stiffen the total structure of the clubhead’s titanium body. This places, as Callaway says, more impact load on the Face Insert to push the limits of flex and ball speed retention.

Light Weight Carbon Crown

An all-new T2C Triaxial Carbon Crown has a tighter weave than other composite crowns used in the past which increases strength and saves weight versus a traditional hybrid’s steel crown. The weight savings are then redistributed within the head to lower the Center of Gravity, and raise MOI for consistent distance on mishits.

Full Titanium Body With Precise Tungsten Weighting

Using a titanium body (the crown not withstanding) allows Callaway engineers to place a large volume of tungsten into the heel and toe of each clubs to once again increased MOI and optimized ball flight.

Using the same Metal Injection Molded Tungsten Weighting technology seen in other Callaway clubs, including the Epic Star line, Callaway is able to place a very high volume Metal Injection Molded (MIM’ed) tungsten weight to optimize CG for launch and control. How much tungsten you might ask? 68 grams per head—that’s close to 30 percent of the average hybrid’s total head mass!

Tech Specs and Options

The Callaway Super Hybrid will be available in three loft options, all three of which will also be available in left-handed. The stock shaft is the popular Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK PRO Orange 80 Hybrid shaft, but like anything Callaway, it will also include a large amount of no-upcharge options for custom orders.

Callaway Super Hybrid Pricing and Availability

The Callaway Super Hybrid is now available for preorder with retail stock hitting shelves on November 1st.

MSRP: $319.99



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Whats in the Bag

Jason Day WITB 2019



*Equipment accurate as of The Challenge: Japan Skins

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 70X

3-wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 80X

Irons: TaylorMade P760 (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X Seven

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (50, 54, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Itsy Bitsy Black (2015)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

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Whats in the Bag

Justin Thomas’ winning WITB: 2019 CJ Cup




Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60TX


3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

5-wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-iron), Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 (46, 52, 56 degrees), Vokey Design SM6 (60 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Photo via Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5

Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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