There have been grips made from natural cow leather and ones made from synthetic alternatives. But cork leather? Nuno Nascimento owns a 1,200 plus-acre cork plantation in Portugal and says the natural properties of cork bark, which is nearly 90 percent air, make it ripe for golf grips. Nascimento co-founded Cork Tree and has begun making putter grips that have found a niche among tour pros, including Danny
Willett, who won with one at the European Tour’s Nedbank Challenge. The structure of cork cells makes them soft and keeps air from being squeezed out, giving them bounce-back properties. Cork Tree’s four models—Midsize, Feather Light, Parallel and Tour each retail for $40.
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