Regripping golf clubs is a simple process and has a number of benefits - particularly if you've never done it before.
- Golf grips that have a worn surface need to be gripped more tightly, negatively affecting your swing.
- Everyone's hands are different and the stock grips that came attached to your clubs will not sit in your hands as comfortably as they could.
- Choose a grip material, colour and style that best matches you and your play style (or even your outfit!).
Did you know: You should regrip your golf clubs every 12-18 months or 30-40 rounds?
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Regripping Golf Clubs- The DIY Process
- Secure the club in a vice near the grip using a protective rubber vice clamp. Position the clubface perpendicular to the floor in the playing position.
- Remove the old grip with a utility knife with a hooked blade to avoid damage to the shaft. Be sure to cut away from yourself at all times. Peel or scrape off the old grip and grip tape. Before regripping your golf clubs clean off the residue using a cloth and solvent for best results.
- Wrap double-sided grip tape vertically on the shaft so the tape covers the entire shaft. Remove the tape backing and cover the end of the shaft with the extra tape. (Layers of tape help achieve a perfect fit for your hands, click here to read our grip sizing guide before regripping golf clubs)
- Pour a small amount of water solution (details provided on purchase) inside the new grip, covering the vent hole in the butt end with your finger or golf tee. Close the open end of the grip with your other hand and shake to cover the entire inside of the grip.
- Pour the excess solution over the entire length of the two-sided tape, applying sparingly.
- Place the grip over the shaft butt (with the alignment pattern up) onto the club by squeezing the open end of the grip. This must be done while the grip tape is still wet with solution
- Push the grip entirely onto the club, ensuring that the grip butt is all the way against the shaft butt.
- Align the grip so the pattern aligns properly to the clubface - ideally this must happen within a minute or so after fitting the grip
- Allow grips to dry for several hours before playing (minimum 1 hour).
There you have it, regripping golf clubs is an easy DIY process! You should now have grips that fit snugly and comfortably in your hands, so you can focus less on your fingers and more on your swing.