The condition rating is based solely on the condition of the shaft and does not correspond to the condition of the grip. The grip could be labeled as a "Demo" grip and the condition may vary from good condition to worn. In some cases, the grip may be in need of replacement.
Not certain why, but I've had good control drawing the ball with this shaft even though it's a little longer than stock.
Don't know where they get their shafts from, but they are the real deal.
I have golfed for years with the same old clubs, finally decided to get a new driver and I really like this.