How To Install Golf Grips
Need to know how to install golf grips? Avid golfers can cause a lot of wear and tear to their golf grips after enough rounds. Installing new golf grips yourself can help save money and allow you to customize your clubs. The installation process is only moderately difficult. With this in mind, be sure to purchase a few extra grips to account for mishaps during the process.
To install golf grips, you will need:
- A knife
- A table vise
- An adhesive remover
- Grip tape
- Grip solvent
- A new golf grip
- Place your golf club in a table vise 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. The removal process for grip tape can be tedious, but getting everything off is important. Using a commercial 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 golf grip with your finger over the hole in the large end of the grip. Cover both open ends of the grip with your hands and completely coat inside of the grip with solvent. Pour excess solvent onto the grip tape on the shaft.
- Work the new golf grip onto the golf club shaft. Once the grip is on, it must be aligned relative to the club face. Wait about four to five hours before attempting to play with your modified club.