How To Align Golf Grips Being Installed On Clubs
After enough rounds of golf your grips will wear down, so knowing how to align golf grips being installed on a set of clubs can save you a few strokes. Installing and aligning golf grips yourself can help save money and allow you to customize your clubs. The installation process is moderately difficult. With this in mind be sure to purchase a few extra grips to account for mishaps during the process.
- Golf Grips
- Adhesive Remover
- Box Cutter
- Table Vice
- Grip Tape
- Grip Solvent
- Place your golf club in a table vice to free up your hands.
- To remove the old grip use a knife to slice the skinny end of your grip moving up towards the larger end at the top of the shaft. Several attempts may be needed to get the blade to reach the shaft. If your club has a graphite shaft be sure not to cut too deep to protect the club. Once all the way through remove the old grip.
- Keeping the grip in place is grip tape. This removal process for grip tape can be tedious must getting everything off is important. Using GoofOff or a similar adhesive removal product will speed up the process.
- With all of the old grip tape removed you can begin to place the new tape on the shaft. Begin taping from the skinny end of the grip to about a half-inch above the bottom of the club, ensuring that the excess tape is tucked into the hollow part of the shaft. The tape needs to be smooth.
- Pour an ample amount of grip solvent into the new grip with your finger over the hole in the large end of the grip. Cover the both open ends of the grip with your hands and completely coat inside of grip with solvent. Pour excess solvent onto the grip tape on the shaft.
- Work new grip onto club shaft. With the club head facing away from you align the grip so that it is straight on the shaft and the 'front' of the grip faces in the same direction as the club head. Wait about four to five hours before attempting to play with club.