How To Regrip Your Golf Clubs at Home
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Is It Easy To Regrip Your Own Clubs?
Regripping your golf clubs at home is easier than you think. The entire process will take between 1 and 2 hours. The first time you regrip your clubs can be intimidating. After your first run through, you will realize how easy it is and never pay a pro shop to regrip your clubs agian.
How To Regrip Your Golf Clubs
Step 1: Gather your materials and set up your working station
Get everything you need to regrip your clubs and find an area outside or in your garage to change your clubs. Do not use a bathtub or sink to regrip your clubs. If you have to regrip inside, get an old bucket for all of the excess solvent to fall into.
Step 2: Cut off your old grips and remove the old tape
Cut off the old grips with your razor and throw them away. Some people give these extra grips to their dogs – we do not recommend this. When the grips are removed, remove all of the tape that was under the grips. You can use water and a razor to help soften the tape and remove it easily. When done, wipe the top of the golf shaft down so it is clean.
*Tip: Before cutting the grip off your grips, take a sharpie and mark where the center of the grip is. This will help you with alignment on the new grips. Golf pride grips typically have a notch that is the center of the grip, use this line and mark your shaft with a sharpie. When you are putting the new grip on, you will know where the center of the shaft was.
Step 3: Tape up your shaft
Grab the tape you bought and tape up your shaft. The grip tape is two sided and will stick to the shaft as well as your grip. If you have larger hands you may benefit from adding two layers of tape to each club. This will make the grip a little thicker.
Step 4: Put the new grip on your club
Now that we have all of our clubs taped and ready to be regripped, grab your bucket (if needed), grips and your solvent.
You are going to need to be fast with this next step.
Spray a few sprays of solvent into the new grip. Be sure to plug the hole on the bottom of the grip or solvent will fall on you. Spray the grip tape of the club you are regripping and very quickly shove the grip onto the freshly coated golf club. Push from the butt of the grip you are adding. You will have a few seconds to push the grip all the way to the bottom. Make sure you feel the butt of the grip hit the top of the shaft. Allign the grip to the center. This is where the sharpie mark comes in handy.
You are done! Set your club aside for about an hour before swinging it.
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How Much Does It Cost To Get Your Golf Clubs Regripped?
Regripping your golf clubs in a pro shop or golf store will be more expensive than regripping your clubs at home. Typically, a store will charge you $10 – $40 as a service charge to regrip your clubs IN ADDITION to the cost of the grips (if you are buying from the store). If you buy a set of 13 grips and pay the shop to regrip your clubs you will be looking at a price tag of $100 – $140, depending on the grip you buy. It takes about 1 – 2 days for a store or pro shop to regrip your clubs.
How Often Should You Regrip Your Golf Clubs?
How often you regrip your clubs will depend on how often you play. If you play three to four times a month you will want to regrip your clubs once every year or about 45 rounds. When you play, the heat, dirt, sweat and oils that are touching your grip are breaking it down over time. When a grip is warn out it will feel hard and slick at the touch. New grips are ‘sticky’ to the touch. This slow process happens slowly over time, most golfers fail to notice it. Having a hard and slick grip is detrimental in a game where one slight slip of the hand can send a ball 30 yards in the wrong direction. Most golfers regrip their clubs during the off season (when dreaming about playing again and buying other golf accessories) or at the beginning of spring when the season is just starting.
How Can I Make Grips Last Longer?
Grips will last longer with standard maintenance. Golf grips break down from exposure to the elements and play. To make your grips last longer, we recommend cleaning your grips after each range session and round. You want to remove oils, sweat and dirt that have built up. It is also recommended to store your clubs inside the garage to avoid the weather or extreme temperatures, which can aid in the breakdown of the rubber.
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