E B Lamkin founded the Lamkin Grip Company in Chicago Illinois in 1925, making it the USA's first manufacturer of grips for golf clubs. The company quickly grew, making the leather wraps for the country’s golf club manufacturers and became the major supplier of grips.
Lamkin were the first to introduce the combination of leather and rubber grips in 1963, using injection moulding techniques for more accurate grips.
In the 1980s, synthetic materials were incorporated into the compounds to enhance the feel and durability of the Lamkin grips and also introduced a synthetic moisture resistant family of grips.
Introduction of Lamkin Crossline Grips
Lamkin produced the first generation of the Crossline family of grips in 1995 and the Crossline became the best selling grip in the company's history. Arnold Palmer, a long time fan of Lamkin grips, formalised his relationship with the company in 1997.
2004 saw Lamkin introduce the Dual Density, the first true high-tech grip aiming to reduce torque and provide superior all weather performance.
New Golf Grips & 3GEN Technology
Recently Lamkin has developed a new material technology called 3GEN to further improve their grip range. The 3GEN material is designed to reduce vibration and impact into the hands from the golf club. This grip technology may appeal to golfers who want to reduce fatigue or have any wrist or elbow injuries when re-gripping their golf clubs.