Learning how to regrip golf clubs seems difficult, but it’s one of the easier things that you can do with your clubs. For those of you who don’t know, regripping a golf club means removing the old, worn grip and replacing it with a new grip. This makes it easier to hold the golf club and significantly reduces the chances of it falling out of your hand during the downstroke.
Regripping is easy and should only require 30-60 minutes for your whole set. Allow your clubs to set for a few hours before playing. If you don’t, then the new grip might slide or move, which can reduce your performance and it may even damage the club.Swing a golf club is very much depend on club grip.
How to Regrip Golf Clubs (7 easy steps)
Step 1: Required Materials
You need some materials and equipment before starting the regripping process. The most expensive is a vise grip or rubber vise grip if you don’t already have one. You’ll need this to hold the golf club still during the whole process. You can’t hold the club by hand because there is too much movement and it will make the regripping very difficult. Also, make sure that the vise grip has a protective rubber clamp so that it doesn’t damage the metal shaft on your club.
The other materials are inexpensive. You will need a knife, such as a utility knife or straight blade, along with two-sided grip tape sized at either 3/4″ or 2” and grip solvent mineral spirits. The size of the tape doesn’t matter if it’s one or the other, and any type of knife will do as long as it’s sharp enough for the task.
Step 2: Secure the Shaft
Place the shaft of the club in the vise grip and tighten the grip until the club is secured. It shouldn’t be so tight that it damages the shaft, but it should be tight enough that the club won’t move if you push or pull it.
Place the club at a perpendicular angle and in playing position. Ensure that the grip is exposed and easily accessible. You will be doing all your work on this end of the club, so adjust the club or vise grip as necessary until you can easily access and work on the club grip.
Step 3: Remove the Old Grip
Now it’s time to work on the club. Use the knife and cut through the old grip. Cut through the whole grip lengthwise and then peel it off. There will likely be some sticky tape or glue underneath. Scrape off any material that you find. Use a cloth soaked in the mineral spirits and rub down the grip area of the club to clean off any remaining glue.
Step 4: Size the Grip and Apply Tape
Place the new grip against the club and see how far down the shaft it goes. You can make a little mark at the bottom of the grip, or just make a mental note of where it ends. You will need to do this to ensure that you place enough tape on the club.
Apply tape to the shaft from the top to the bottom of the new grip. The tape will need to cover the whole area. Add a little extra at the top so that you can cover over the shaft so that it’s easier to apply the grip. If you are using 3/4″ tape, then go in a spiral formation down the shaft. If you are using the 2” tape, then you can apply the tape in a straight line.
Step 5: Readying the New Grip
Turn the new grip upside down so that the hole is exposed and pour in a liberal amount of mineral spirits. This is important when you are learning how to regrip golf clubs. You don’t have to fill the grip, but there should be a good amount in there. Cover the end over with your thumb (or anything else that you’d like) and shake the grip to ensure that the entire inside is covered in the spirits.
Place the new grip by the tape and turn it over. Allow the mineral spirits to pour over the tape. This will make it much easier to push the new grip onto the shaft. Be sure to place a container under the grip so that the mineral spirits go in there after you are done pouring. You can use this on your other clubs.
Step 6: Insert the Grip
Now it’s time to place the new grip on the club. This should be done when the grip and tape are still wet from the mineral spirits. If you wait for the spirits to dry, then this will be incredibly difficult. This step is easy. Just push the new grip on until it’s entirely inserted. This may require some force, so don’t be afraid to push.
Step 7: Adjust the Grip
This must be done within the first 60 seconds of the grip being placed on the club, so don’t wait. Do it as soon as you place the grip on the club. Adjust the grip until the pattern or brand name is square with the club head. This ensures proper grip while also making your club look as good as possible.
If you wait, then you won’t be able to move the grip, so do this as soon as you place the grip on. All you must do now and allow the club to dry. Wait at least a few hours before using the club.
Learning how to regrip golf clubs is easy and requires very little time or equipment. Just cut off the old grip, put the tape on and shove the new grip on. The first time will take the longest, but most people are able to do everything in about 5-10 minutes. Not only is this less expensive than paying for a regripping service, it also gives you pride in maintaining your own clubs.