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Winn Golf Grips now available at american golf
We are excited to announce that Winn Grips, described by many as the best grips in golf, are now available for our customers at american golf.
Winn Golf Grips: A brief history of the brand
Winn was founded in 1973 by Dr. Ben Huang, an aerospace engineer by training who had worked under Dr. Wernher Von Braun to develop the Saturn V rocket which eventually took Armstrong to the moon. The Georgia Institute of Technology, impressed by Dr. Huang's work, subsequently invited him to establish the university's Graduate School of Aerospace Engineering. A successful ten year professorship ensued, but Dr. Huang felt restless and wanted a new challenge.
Initially Dr. Huang was interested in the world of tennis, and set upon manufacturing tennis balls and racquet strings before moving onto tennis grips. And it was here that he introduced polymer materials to his grips, a key component that now distinguishes Winn Golf Grips.
However, following a frustrating week at a golf camp, Dr Huang shifted focus from tennis to golf innovation due his constant struggles with the grips.
"My grips were so slippery and uncomfortable," he recalls, "that I had to overcompensate by squeezing my grips so hard that I was practically strangling them. Of course, the tension in my hands and arms made it impossible for me to make a smooth swing. I knew I could design a better grip-not just for me, but for all golfers." And so the marked the birth of Winn Grips.
Why choose Winn Grips?
Winn Grips provide superior shock absorption, excellent resistance and unparalleled feel for the golfer. Winn has an incredible understanding of grips and every model the company produces works to benefit the player and helps them to have a better game.
Win with Winn: View the new Winn Grips range now to see why so many golfers love this brand.