Lessons How To Regrip Your Clubs

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It's Easy and Economical!
Remove your old grips and replace them with a fresh new set of standard slip-on grips in six easy steps. Replacing grips is one of the easiest ways to renew a set of clubs, giving you the great tacky feel and improved performance of a new set. You should renew your grips each year. You'll be amazed at the improvement! For more details, click here to see our Golf Club Repair In Pictures book (RIP4).

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Place the golf club shaft in a Rubber Shaft Clamp (RSC) and tighten it in a Universal Vise (UCMV). It's best to use the Master Grip Gauge (MAGG) to measure the grip’s current size. That way, you can be sure that the new grip will be sized the same. Grip size is measured at a point 2" below the top of the grip. The Gauge opening that becomes snug at the 2" point is the grip’s size.


To remove the old grip, carefully cut the grip, starting at the lip, using the Utility Knife (GWUK) using the Hook Blade, being certain to cut away from your body. The hook blade prevents cutting into a graphite shaft. Peel the cut grip off the shaft.


Remove the old tape prior to installing the new grip. Use the Blade Style Tape Stripper(GW1102) by grasping the ball handle and pushing the scraping end repeatedly through the tape as shown. For graphite shafts, use a less aggressive angle with the Tape Stripper to avoid damaging the shaft. Any remaining tape residue is quickly removed with a paper towel dampened with grip solvent.

Note: At this point, if you wish to "build up" the grip to a large size, you can apply Build Up Tape (BU2). Each wrap adds about 1/16" thickness.

Apply a strip of Double Coated Tape (DFTG2) lengthwise along the shaft, beginning where the grip ends and extending 1/2" beyond the butt end of the shaft. Remove the paper backing, wrap the tape around the shaft, and twist the end and push it inside the shaft (to prevent fluid from entering shaft).

Note: You can substitute a Water Activated Tape (WST18) if you choose. It is a little more difficult to use, but makes solvents unnecessary.

Cover the vent hole on the grip with your finger and pour solvent into the grip. Pour solvent from the grip over the tape (as shown), wetting it thoroughly, and quickly position the mouth of the grip beneath the shaft. Lightly pinch the grip to open the mouth. Slide the grip onto the shaft in one smooth motion until you feel the shaft butt up against the inside of the grip cap.

Note: A useful tool is the Grip Installer Tool (GIT). It helps start stubborn grips over the end of the shaft.


Lastly, set the club in the normal playing position, and make sure the grip is on straight. If there are any alignment lines or marks on the front of the grip, make sure they are rotated toward the front. Twist the grip to achieved the desired alignment. Let the grips set overnight.