Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Align Grip

Our full verdict on the Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Align Grip.

Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Align Grip Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

A great grip for golfer's just starting out or who need help consistently finding the correct grip. Durable, excellent in wet weather and a little bit thicker than standard grips, this grip ticks every box.

Reasons to buy
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    A great grip for helping with consistent hand position on the grip. It's durable and great in all weather conditions.

Reasons to avoid
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    The extra thickness versus a standard grip might take some getting used to.

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In this Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Align Grip review, we test out the overall grip, durability and feedback from this premium golf grip.

Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Align Grip Review

The grip is the fundamental connection between golfer and golf club and making a solid, consistent grip is the starting point for playing solid and consistent golf.

Golf Pride’s Align grip provides clear and easy to feel feedback to ensure you are gripping the club in the same way each time you take a stick out of the bag.

The Align grips feature a raised ridge with a micro-diamond texture that runs along the underside. This physical texture aids consistent hand placement and heightened clubface awareness, which will promote a square clubface both at address and impact.

The MCC is an innovative hybrid grip combining rubber and cord for all-weather performance. Plus 4 means is larger on the lower hand and it simulates the addition of four extra layers of tape.

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The resulting reduced taper encourages lighter grip pressure, promoting less tension in the hands and creating more fluidity and power through the swing.

Useful for golfers just starting, it’s also a great confidence booster for established players, taking uncertainty out of the game.

The ridge is very unobtrusive and if you’re gripping correctly, you won’t even notice it – another great indicator that your set up is on the right track.

The align technology really does give you a better understanding of where the clubface is through the swing and strike which can definitely help you stay square through the ball, delivering more consistency.

The cotton cord and soft rubber material combination is comfortable to grip in all conditions, but it’s in wet weather that its performance benefits come into their own. You’ll definitely find it easier to maintain good grip in the rain.

The larger lower hand delivers great feel and confidence that you can generate power. Overall, this durable grip delivers on multiple levels of feel and performance.

Fergus Bisset
Contributing Editor

Fergus is Golf Monthly's resident expert on the history of the game and has written extensively on that subject. He is a golf obsessive and 1-handicapper. Growing up in the North East of Scotland, golf runs through his veins and his passion for the sport was bolstered during his time at St Andrews university studying history. He went on to earn a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. Fergus has worked for Golf Monthly since 2004 and has written two books on the game; "Great Golf Debates" together with Jezz Ellwood of Golf Monthly and the history section of "The Ultimate Golf Book" together with Neil Tappin , also of Golf Monthly. 

Fergus once shanked a ball from just over Granny Clark's Wynd on the 18th of the Old Course that struck the St Andrews Golf Club and rebounded into the Valley of Sin, from where he saved par. Who says there's no golfing god?