Product Review: JumboMax Tour Series Grips
I typically re-grip my clubs once a year at the beginning of the season. I do the installation myself using my own materials, vice, grip tape, etc. Looking at all the various grips available on the market, the JumboMax Tour Series grips jumped to the top as a great replacement option.
I had previously used a JumboMax grip on one of my drivers a few seasons back, but when I purchased my newest driver, it came with a standard-sized grip, which of course is “standard” on all golf clubs you’ll find in the marketplace.
Based on my prior results, I decided to go full speed ahead and re-grip my entire set with JumboMax grips this season. I purchased a full set of replacement grips through the JumboMax website, opting for their “Junior” size, which is on the smaller end of their lineup and just slightly larger than oversize or jumbo grips offered by competing grip companies. The grips arrived within a few days and I installed them myself the following weekend.
Cost is certainly a factor in any grip replacement and at $11.99 a grip from JumboMax (for each Tour Series grip), the cost of a full set replacement is around $150. This full-set pricing may not be an option for all golfers, but after sharing some of my actual personal scores and improvement data with you, the cost might seem like a bargain over the usual golf turnover most golfers go through each season with new drivers, new irons, new hybrids, etc.
Readers of this blog however, can take advantage of a 10% discount being offered by using the coupon code LG2017 at checkout.
JumboMax Tour Series grips are made from high quality materials and have a very tacky feel. With the oversized grip and feel of the JumboMax Tour Series, both shock and vibration at impact are significantly minimized.
It must be noted – based on the weight of the JumboMax Tour Series grips – a counter-balancing swing weight shift will take place. Golfers should expect a -4 swing weight shift (minimum) after install from a standard sized grip due to this counter-balancing principle. For example: my Driver was a D2 swing weight prior to the JumboMax install. It is now C8. This -4 (minimum) swing weight change is consistent throughout the entire set.
This swing weight shift will be noticeable to some extent by every golfer who swings a JumboMax gripped club and is part of the JumboMax design as a method of increasing club head speed.
Personally, one of the differences I found in my game after the JumboMax install was a noticeably higher ball flight. I also had tighter ball dispersion with my misses being far closer to my target both left and right. My distances also increased on every club (most likely due to the counter-balance effect) with approximately +5 yards on irons and +5-7 yards on my driver.
TAKE THAT FOR DATA
Here is my actual scoring data pre- and post-JumboMax install. I compared my data from the 2016 season with the current data from the 2017 season after the grip install. I used the same amount of rounds … last 20 rounds 2016 season … 20 rounds this season after the JumboMax install.
Actual personal Scores & Stats Pre-JumboMax (2016):
- Score Average (20-rounds): 78.04
- Fairways: 5.58
- Greens: 6.58
Actual personal Scores & Stats Post-JumboMax (2017):
- Score Average (20-rounds): 76.18
- Fairways: 7.09
- Greens: 9.55
Improvements Post JumboMax Install
- Score Average: ~2 strokes better per round
- Fairways: ~2 more fairways per round
- Greens: ~3 more greens per round
Take these stats for what you will. And yes, I keep all of these stats. I’m analytical for sure. It might be a good thing, might be bad. I’ll analyze it and let you know. 😉
- Great feel, tacky, fits great in hands.
- Oversized grip significantly eases shot vibration.
- Noticeably higher ball flight.
- Tighter ball dispersion / less miss distances left and right of target.
- Longer every club (noted +5-yards on irons / +5-7 yards on Driver).
- Expect a -4 swing weight (minimum) shift after install from standard grip due to counter-balance effect.
- Example: Driver D2 prior to JumboMax install. Now C8. This -4 (minimum) swing weight change is consistent throughout set.
- Easy grip install. Slips right onto shaft/s, and easy to align grip markings with clubface. *Fill grip completely to top with grip solution and wet grip tape with grip solution prior to install.
MORE ABOUT JUMBOMAX
JumboMax Grips are manufactured by Dominant Golf, LLC, based out of Lake Park, Florida (Jupiter area). Introduced in 2009, JumboMax Grips have been steadily gaining in popularity, most prominently with the signing of Bryson DeChambeau, former NCAA Individual Champion, U.S. Amateur Champion and current PGA Tour player. DeChambeau used the grips prior to signing with JumboMax, so the partnership was an easy fit. Cobra Golf is even offering JumboMax grips as an upgrade on their new DeChambeau-inspired One Length line of irons. Most recently, PGA Tour player Kelly Kraft, put the JumboMax Tour Series grips into play and promptly finished 2nd at the 2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Kraft is now with “Team JumboMax” and currently sits at number 48 on the 2017 PGA Tour money list with nearly $1.3 million dollars in earnings this season.
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