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The 145th Open Championship: How Players Are Gearing Up for This Year’s Troon Typhoon

The 145th Open Championship: How Players Are Gearing Up for This Year’s Troon Typhoon

If you haven’t yet heard, The 2016 British Open will probably be another wet and gusty one. This dicey forecast is something tour players and golf enthusiasts know to be a common occurrence of the British major. Returning to Royal Troon for the ninth time this Thursday, the course rests on the jagged western coast of Scotland and is to expect rain three out of the four tournament days, including a forecast of 30 mph winds on Saturday. This is all too familiar reflecting on the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews last year. The 2nd round starting with a three-plus hour rain delay, wind shifting balls by several feet on the green, ultimately pushing the final round to Monday where Zach Johnson took home the Claret Jug.

So how do players prepare for Mother Nature’s looming threat on their game? One way for certain is ensuring they have proper traction and a sturdy grip on their clubs. The Crossline and Crossline Full-Cord Grips are a favorite among top professionals and Tour players for this exact purpose—Brandt Snedeker having his own special model. The Crossline pattern was created to deliver maximum control and shot feedback. Its distinctive design has a densely-spaced surface pattern that offers slip-free confidence even in the most “British Open” of weather conditions.  The Crossline Full-Cord grip takes high traction performance to the extreme with an added layer of durable cotton cord for maximum grip control.

While the Crossline keeps your grip in place assisting a straight shot down the fairway, the Deep-Etched Full-Cord Putter Grip will take care of you on the green. Designed and constructed with a heavy cord weave, this adds an enhanced slip-free control for you to sink the perfect putt. Is the weather making you a little tense? The paddle-style profile encourages a more relaxed, tension-free putting stroke. That’s one reason this putter grip is popular among Tour players, there’s nothing quite like it.

We admit there are a few things we can’t control: what side of the draw players will be tested with more unfavorable weather, if a wind gust keeps your shot from reaching an otherwise “short” green or if you forget to pack an umbrella. But when it comes to keeping the connection with your grip when it matters most, Lamkin Grips is trusted to have you covered. 

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