How to regrip golf clubs? Whether you’re a golf beginner or a seasoned professional, you should regrip your clubs at least once a year. This straightforward process will give you better control and consistency on the course. It’s not difficult—you just need to know what to do! Follow these simple steps and you’ll be ready to hit the links with well-gripped clubs before summer is out.
1. Get the right equipment
To regrip your clubs, you’ll need to first gather some supplies:
A golf club regripping kit with a grip solvent and tape that comes in the right size for your clubs. If you’re not sure what type of grip solvent or tape to buy, check out this helpful guide from Golfsmith.
A golf club regrip tool (if you don’t have one already). You can get one at most stores that sell golf equipment.
Remove old wrap tape
2. Prepare the club
Remove the headcover and grip.
Make sure that your club is clean and dry before you begin to regrip it; this will help prevent any unwanted substances from affecting the new grip materials you attach later in the process.
3. Remove the old grip
Make sure your club is clean and dry before you begin. Now, use a utility knife or razor blade to cut through the old grip. If you’re using a utility knife, be careful not to cut yourself—the blade can be quite sharp! Once you’ve done that, remove the remaining pieces of rubber using a towel or rag. Finally, clean off any residue with water (or alcohol if you want) before applying your new grip.
4. Place the tape on your new grip
Make sure to place the tape on your new grip in a clockwise direction. This will make it easier to remove the old grip and put on your new one. If you’re not sure how far around to wrap the tape, just keep going until you get as close as possible to where your hands rest at address. You can always cut some off later if necessary—but if you don’t have enough, it’s pretty hard to add more without looking like a fool.
Once your grip is taped up, give it a good test drive before making any permanent changes. If there are any adjustments that need to be made (too much or too little pressure), this is where they’ll show themselves readily enough that they won’t cause problems once everything is installed permanently!
5. Add some grip solvent to your new grip
Finally, you have to add a little bit of the solvent to your new grip. This is what helps it stick to the club, so don’t skimp! The amount of solvent you need depends on how much is already on your golf club. If you know someone who regripped their clubs recently and you can get hold of some of their old grips, use those as a guide: if they were 3 years old and still had plenty of life in them, then you shouldn’t need any more. If they were falling apart after only 6 months’ use (and therefore didn’t last long enough for the new grip to become well-attached), then go with 2 or 3 drops instead.
6. Apply pressure on the club during the drying process
Once the solvent has dried, apply pressure on the club’s grip with a towel. This is important because it helps to remove any remaining solvent from the grip and make sure that your new tape sticks well enough.
Do not use a towel that is too rough, as this will tear up your tape before you even finish applying it. Do not use a towel that is too soft either, since this may leave some bubbles on top of your tape and result in poor adhesion later on. Also avoid using a towel that is too large or small for the size of golf club you are regripping (e.g., if you have big hands and are regripping an iron), as this can lead to less than optimal results when finished
Regripping your clubs can give you a better and more consistent golf game.
Most golfers don’t realize that their grips are the most important part of their clubs. If you’re driving, ironing and putting well but missing fairways, it could be your grip!
Grips are what make your club feel good in your hands. They should allow you to hold the club correctly for each shot and allow for a confident swing. If you have trouble gripping or cannot hold onto the club at impact because of rain or sweat, regripping with new grips can help improve consistency and distance control on off-center hits by creating more leverage with better alignment throughout the stroke cycle.
Keep in mind that you can also find a middle ground by hiring a professional to do the process for you. This is especially useful if you have many clubs and don’t want your hands to get tired of gripping and regripping them all day long. Either way, we hope this guide has helped you understand why it’s important to regrip your clubs and how doing so can give you a better game!