How To Remove A Golf Club Grip
Do you need to know how to remove a golf club grip? Typically, golfers will use a set of clubs for two to three years and trade them in on a newer version. But occasionally you will fall in love with a set and not be able to part with them. If this is the case, after a few years, the grips will need to be replaced. Follow these three simple steps to remove your old golf grips.
To remove a golf club grip you will need:
- solvent for the glue
- flat screwdriver
- utility knife
- Remove the grip cap and slide the grip stop down the club shaft. This is the first step in removing your old golf club grips. Use a flat screwdriver to pry the golf club grip cap up and off of the golf club. You will want to hang on to this cap, unless caps came with your new grips. Next, use the screwdriver to pry the golf grip stop at the bottom of your golf grip loose and move it down the shaft.
- Cut the old grip off. After you have removed the cap and slid the grip stop clear, it is time to remove the grip. Use a sharp utility knife to make several vertical cuts in the old golf grip, from top to bottom. If your club shafts are graphite, be careful not to cut into the shafts. After you have made the cuts, simply peel away the old golf club grip and discard it.
- Remove the existing grip tape and glue. After the old grip has been removed, you must remove the grip tape and glue that held it in place. Use the utility knife to peel or scrape the old tape from the shaft. After you have removed as much as possible by using this method, use any solvent that will break down the glue that remains. You may have to use more than one application of the solvent to remove the glue. When all existing glue has been removed, dry the shaft and you are ready to re-grip your golf club.