You will pay a lot if your grip is worn and has minimal grip.
The only contact point between the player’s grip and the club is their grip. Golfers often tolerate worn or even torn grips which can cause them to become slippery and negatively impact their performance.
Do your grips receive the attention they deserve? Are your grips in need of cleaning or replacement? Grips sometimes need to be cleaned. Your grips can become clogged with skin oil, dirt, and sunscreen. You will instinctively grip the club too tightly because of lost surface tack. If cleaning doesn’t restore tackiness, it is time to regrip the golf club.
The glove will reduce a grip’s life expectancy if you apply too much pressure to the heel of your hands. You may have to replace a damaged spot on your grip. Correctly gripping your club can lower your handicap and decrease wear on the grips and gloves.
This step-by-step guide will show you how to regrip golf clubs. It will help you achieve a balance between stability, comfort, and control.
How To Regrip Golf Clubs At Home For You
Below is a list of the tools and supplies that you will need to properly regrip your golf club at home.
- New grips
- Tape with double-sided adhesive
- A sharp Stanley knife, or something similar
- A cloth
- A receptacle that is as long as a hand grip
- A vice with shaft protector
- A rubber vise
1. Remove the old grip
Cut the old grip open. Cutting into a rounded surface requires care so don’t cut toward your body! Avoid cutting into graphite shafts and peel off any residue with some good quality solvent to make sure you get every last bit of tape adhesive removed, or else it’ll leave an ugly mess on the floor when you put down that new grip…
2. Apply the New Tape
It’s now time to apply the tape to the shaft. You don’t want the tape to touch the grip. To do this, simply hold your grip close to the shaft while placing your thumb at the bottom. If you need to be more precise, you can also use a tape measurer to measure the distance.
Tape on the bottom 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the grips is not necessary. It’s okay to leave more space underneath the grip.
Now, you will apply the tape to each club. This video will show you how to properly apply the tape.
3. Apply solvent
Golf clubs can be difficult to clean and maintain, but it is easy for even a novice player to keep them in good shape. The first step of maintaining your golf club begins with the grip: pour the solvent into one end while covering the other end with your hand. Shake vigorously until you see droplets appear on both sides of the grip tape (this means that all parts have been sufficiently coated). Remove any excess solvent from this side by pouring onto an absorbent surface like wax paper or old newspaper before using regripping tools or talc powder; these will help prevent sticking grips! If you are re-gripping multiple clubs, make sure not to use up too much liquid so there’s enough left over for each swing – just shake off.
4. Fitting the new grips
This is the most crucial step in regripping your golf clubs. You will now apply the grips.
There are two ways to do this – you can do it with a vise, which is why purchasing the grip kit will help, or you can do it without the vise.
Both methods were demonstrated and I recommend that you use a vise. However, it is possible to do it without one.
Apply grip solvent to the grip before you apply it. This is where the key is to be generous. There is almost no way to have enough grip solvent. You can use a tube or spray bottle to apply the solvent. Next, place your finger on the tiny hole at the bottom of the grip. This will stop it from leaking. Next, you will apply a generous amount of solvent to the grip’s interior. Next, cover the bottom of the grip with the other finger. Then shake the handle to evenly coat the inside.
Before you apply the grip, pour the remaining grip solvent from the grip onto the shaft. To catch any solvent that is left behind, you can place a piece of paint under your grip. You should be generous with your solvent. It’s possible to spray additional solvent onto the tape to make it easier to apply grip.
The most important step is now – actually gripping.
Before we move on to the next method, I have one piece of advice for anyone who regrips golf clubs at home. That grip is what you want. Rapidly and aggressively. You will most likely throw your grip away if you can’t get the grip down all the way. Beginners will probably fail a few times. I suggest buying several extra grips.
If you don’t have a vise, you can hold the club very steady by placing it between your feet. This video demonstrates how to do it.
A word of caution: Be careful with how much force you apply to the shaft. It shouldn’t bend so much that it can snap.
A vise is a handy tool that I recommend you use if you have one at home. It will give you more leverage and make it easier for you to get your grip to the correct position. Simply place the rubber insert from your grip kit in the vise. Once it is tightened enough, the club will not move while you apply force to get the grip down.
This video shows you how to get a grip on the vise. There were some problems and Nick had to use a lot of force to get the grip. This is why the vise can be a great leverage tool.
You can make any last-minute adjustments once the grip has been secured. You may prefer to align the logo on the grip. To achieve this, you will need to maneuver your fingers with your fingers before the grip sets.
You can also tap the grip’s butt-end on the ground and apply pressure from the top to ensure it is securely attached to the club end.
Cleaning golf grips
After you have replaced your grips, it is important to maintain their cleanliness. Regular cleaning will bring you improved performance and longer service life. Black grips were often used to hide soiling. Brightly colored grips today draw attention to dirt, grime, and other contaminants. Colorful grips are more likely to be cleaned to keep them looking good.
It is a good idea to regularly clean your golf grips. You can use grip cleaning wipes or a large bucket with warm water. For rubber or corded grips, use a soft-bristled brush. A washcloth is better for soft grips. Rinse each grip with warm water after washing it. Take a towel and dry your grips before you head out on the course.
How to Regrip Golf Clubs at Home: Should You Do It?
You can expect to spend between 1 and 2 hours on the whole process of reshaping golf clubs. Although it is not an easy task, once you have done it once, you will be able to do it again and again.
It is more important to ask yourself how much it will save you than having a pro shop or golf retailer do it for you. You might get an upcharge of $2-4 per grip depending on where you go. You can expect to save between $30 and $60.
You should be careful if you make a mistake. You can lose most of your savings if you make a mistake with a couple of your grips. You would have to pay the pro shop for any errors they make if you took it to them.
Apart from that, it’s a fun project that can help you feel more accomplished as a player.