The Gear Dive: Bob Lamkin discusses Jack Nicklaus’ small and hard grips
Lamkin CEO Bob Lamkin joins host Johnny Wunder to discuss his family’s 93-year legacy in the business, going from all leather to all rubber, and making grips for the greatest players in the game. A great conversation with one of the true gentleman in the game.
11:05 — Jack Nicklaus and his hard/small grips.
22:02 — Justin Rose, his long standing relationship with Lamkin, and his ultimate precision.
25:45 — Keegan Bradley’s Super Custom Crossline grips
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5. Whither the weather?
Because it’s The Open, weather will be a major storyline this week…even if it ultimately turns out to be an absence of weather and scoring is low, weather will remain an focal point.
Thus, we ought to take a look at the forecast, no?
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7. Up and down
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9. For your listening pleasure
As we inch toward the weekend, a couple of audible items for your listening pleasure.
First, Johnny of Lamkin grips (Bob’s always a great interview). They discussed–among a number of other subjects–Jack Nicklaus’ grip preferences.
Second, with famed architect David McLay-Kidd and commentator Mark Rolfing about the challenges of Carnoustie, among other subjects.