There are two reasons why you should learn to re-grip your clubs:
First, you save money, $75 to $100 or more, depending on the grips you choose. Now, some people may not mind paying that amount and want to wash their hands of all things DIY. That’s fine, so stop reading here.
Second, you may like the idea of being self-reliant and changing grips yourself, especially when you see it’s not that difficult — and when you see how it improves your game. With fresh grips, you hold clubs lightly. That may seem like a trivial matter, but it’s not. A light grip promotes proper swing mechanics and, potentially, lower scores. And because re-gripping is easy, it empowers you to change grips often — something we don’t do often enough even when we have someone else do it. Here’s how:
- Purchase a solvent, two-sided tape and grips from a golf store.
- Mount the shaft in a vice. Protect the shaft with a cloth.
- Using a utility knife, cut through the grip and tape underneath — not into the shaft. Remove grip and tape.
- Clean shaft with solvent and cloth, and wrap tape around the shaft from ¼ inch beyond the shaft’s end to where new grip will stop.
- Remove the tape’s backing. Cover the shaft’s hole by folding inward the ¼ inch of overhanging tape.
- Spray solvent on tape. Cover the small hole in the grip’s butt end and spray solvent in the larger hole at the other end of the grip.
- Align the grip design with the clubface, and slide on the grip. Push firmly and quickly until the grip covers the tape.
- Wipe excess solvent and let grips dry overnight.
Check out this re-gripping video: