Re-gripping your own clubs is one of the easiest do-it-yourself tasks as a golfer, and it saves you money and time over having someone else do it. Plus, when you do it yourself you are guaranteed that the job gets done the way you want. In this video, I’ll show you how to re-grip a club fast and provide a few tips that I’ve picked up along the way. I’ve re-gripped over 1000 golf clubs in my golf career, and there are many ways to do it and many tools for the job, but I like to keep things simple and cheap.
What you need: Work bench, Vice with Rubber Vise Clamp, New Grips, Double-Sided Grip Tape, Grip Solvent (I use mineral spirits), Knife (I prefer a hook blade to straight blades), Catch Pan for solvent (Optional), Towel or Rag and a few minutes of time!
Editors Note: Of course it would normally take a little longer to re-grip a club if I took time to remove the old grip tape, but in this case I used the existing tape to build it up the grip a bit. Normally, removing the old tape adds a few minutes to the job.
A few tips and tricks I didn’t mention in the video:
1. I use my finger to plug the hole in the grip, and then allow the solvent to drain through that hole to coat the grip. It’s the fastest way to do it in my opinion.
2. When sliding on the new grip, be careful not to get squirted by the extra solvent coming out of the hole at the end of the grip! Stand slightly to the side as I do, or wear an apron.
3. Beginner tip: While securing the club in the vice, align the clubface square, and when sliding on the grip you can align it while it’s still in the vice. Once you get more proficient, you’ll be able to line the grip up pretty well as you slip it on as I do.
4. I get most of my re-gripping supplies from Golfsmith. I’m not paid to say that or promoting them specifically, but it’s just easier to get everything from the same place. They sell grip solvent, but I prefer to use mineral spirits, because it also serves as a cleaner for other tasks. Golfsmith even sells complete re-gripping kits with pre-measured, water-activated tape and grips, but I prefer to do it the old fashioned way.
Enjoy the video!
It’s not a very complicated task and doesn’t take years of practice to master, but regripping your own clubs is fun and rewarding. It allows you to experiment without costing too much and you don’t have to drop of your whole set at the local shop and wait a week to get them back. I’ll follow this with more DIY videos on golf related topics in the future. If there is anything in particular you would like to see – DIY videos, golf swing tips and drills or whatever, send me some suggestions and we’ll film it!
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