The Warning Signs of Wear - most signs that grips need changing are so obvious you can see them. Pick up a club and turn it in your hand. Inspect the grip on all sides.
Signs of Wear to Look For
- Shiny patches
- Wear spots, especially where the thumbs make contact
- Faded or bare spots on grips that have been painted or have logos
Feel the grip. Smooth, hard surfaces are a dead giveaway that grips are past their prime. However, even grips that look fine may need replacing. Grips can lose their tackiness from harsh storage conditions, such as keeping them in the boot of a car. Often, simply comparing an older grip to a new one can pinpoint problems