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How often should you regrip your golf clubs?

Should you be regripping your clubs more often?

 

The grip is your only point of contact with the golf club, yet it is seriously overlooked by the majority of golfers. All too often, I see golfers with grips that have been in play for one too many seasons and have become glazed, hard, and slick.

I have even seen golfers with grips so worn you can see imprints where their thumbs have been putting pressure shot after shot. So, how often should you be regripping your golf clubs for optimal performance?

For the majority of golfers, changing your grips every year is going to keep on top of wear and tear and make sure you have a good surface for maximum grip and traction. Having said that, this timeframe will greatly vary depending on how much golf you play, how much you practice, and how well you look after your grips.

Golf Pride say if you play more than 40 rounds a year or hit the range a few times a week, you may need to replace grips more often than annually. Tour pros tend to change their grips every 6 weeks or every other month due to the number of hours they have their clubs in play. So if you are putting the hours in its worth changes your grips every few months to keep your grips fresh.

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Environmental conditions also play a role. Exposure to heat, humidity, or extreme cold can deteriorate grips faster. Additionally, how you care for your grips matters; cleaning them regularly and avoiding harsh chemicals can extend their lifespan.

Your comfort and performance are key indicators. If your grips become slick, hard, or develop visible wear, it’s time for a change. Worn grips can negatively affect your control and consistency on the course.

Think about it like the tyres on a car. Would you drive a car with smooth tires with zero tread? No. The same can be said for grips, so make sure you are regripping your golf clubs more frequently.

Ultimately, regular inspection and personal comfort should guide your decision on when to replace your golf grips, ensuring a confident and enjoyable game.

How To Regrip Your Golf Clubs

Want to change your grips at home? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can regrip your golf clubs:

  1. Gather Your Materials: You’ll need fresh grips, a utility knife, double-sided grip tape, grip solvent, a vice or clamp, a towel, and a hook blade or hook tool.
  2. Secure the Club: Place the club in a vice or clamp, making sure not to over-tighten and damage the shaft. Position it with the clubface down.
  3. Remove the Old Grip: Use a utility knife to carefully cut the old grip off lengthwise. Be cautious not to cut into the shaft. Once cut, peel off the old grip and tape.
  4. Clean the Shaft: Use grip solvent to clean any remaining adhesive and residue from the shaft. Wipe it down with a towel.
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  1. Apply The Grip Tape: Apply double-sided grip tape on the shaft lengthways, ensuring it covers the entire area where the grip will be. Make sure you know how many layers of tape you want to use for optimal thickness. Some players add more wraps for a thicker feel.
  2. Prepare the New Grip: Pour some grip solvent inside the new grip and swish it around, then pour it out. It may be worth doing this over a bucket or sink to catch any excess.
  3. Slide On the New Grip: Push the grip onto the shaft while the grip tape and solvent are still wet. Make sure it’s aligned properly.
  4. Secure the Grip: Use a hook blade or hook tool to remove any excess tape sticking out of the grip. Press the grip firmly onto the shaft.
  5. Let It Dry: Allow the grip to dry to ensure a secure bond, drying time will vary from club to club.
  6. Trim and Finish: Trim any excess tape from the top of the grip and replace any clubhead covers.

Changing your golf grips periodically can help maintain control and feel, enhancing your performance on the course. It’s a simple process that, with a bit of practice, can be done at home to keep your clubs in top condition.

For more information visit www.golfpride.com

Hannah Holden

hannah holden

Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers.

As well as writing lots of features and reviews you can find her on our YouTube channel giving you insights on the latest rules, clubs and tips to improve your golf game.

Hannah is a member at Alwoodley golf club. You will either find her here or driving up and down the country playing in a variety of elite amateur events.

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