Frequently Asked Questions
How do I re-grip my clubs?
Tools Needed: Hooked blade, two-sided grip tape, grip solvent. Recommended but NOT required: Vise clamp and heat gun.
Step 1: Use the hooked blade to cut down the grip (away from your body) and remove old grip.
Step 2: Use a heat gun (if available) to warm up old grip tape on shaft and peel off. If no heat source is available, peel off tape until the shaft is free of any tape.
Step 3: Place the shaft in the vise clamp and align so the top edge of the club face is square.
Step 4: Measure the grip tape to the size of the grip and apply tape to the shaft. Remove the top layer of the grip tape to reveal the sticky tape on the outside.
Step 5: Use the grip solvent or odorless mineral spirits and apply to the tape on the shaft and to the inside of the grip. Seal both ends of the grip with fingers and shake a few times to coat the inside of the grip with solvent for easier installation.
Step 6: Pinch the open end of the grip and slide onto the butt end of the shaft. Quickly slide the grip on while the solvent is still wet. Align the grip down the shaft using the three white hashes on the grip to ensure it is straight with the club head.
Step 7: When the grip is straight, remove from vise and lightly push the end cap on the ground to secure the end of the grip is completely seated on to the shaft.
Step 8: Let dry for one hour before use to allow the solvent to dry and grip to secure to shaft.
How much will it cost to re-grip my clubs?
You can expect to pay anywhere from $75 to $130 for your entire set of clubs, depending on the grip you choose plus approximately $3 for each club re-gripped at a retail store.
How can I get an in-between size grip?
Grip size can have a visible effect upon your shot pattern and shaping, so proper grip size is very important. The sizing chart below shows how mixing grip core size with shaft size can “customize” grips. Also, grips can be built up by adding wraps of tape to the shaft – one wrap will increase grip size by 1/64”, two wraps by 1/32”, etc. Or, an easy way to achieve an oversized grip is to start with one of Golf Pride’s Midsize models.
What tools are needed to re-grip my clubs?
While there are some tools which make the grip installation process much easier, you only need three tools: a hooked blade, two-sided tape, and grip solvent. Additional tools to make your installation easier include: vise clamp, heat gun or torch, gripping station.
Where can I have my golf grips installed?
Check with your local PGA Professional or Authorized Golf Pride retailer for installation.
How do I install a ribbed grip?
The most important part of installing a ribbed grip is ensuring the rib is lined up properly. When installing a ribbed grip it is recommended to use enough solvent to allow adjusting of the grip position. Use the hash lines on the top and bottom ends of the grip to properly align the grip with the clubface. Then put the re-gripped club in your hands to check the alignment and ensure the rib is placed correctly in your hand.
What liquid can I use to install my golf grips?
Odorless mineral spirits found at your local hardware store or grip solvent can be found at your local golf retailer. These liquids allow the grip to easily slide on the shaft and will dry within an hour of installation.
What kind of tape should I use for installing grips?
It is important to use two-sided grip tape which ensures that the grip properly adheres to the shaft.
How do I properly install a putter grip?
Due to the contour of many putter grips and the importance of proper putter alignment, take some extra time to ensure your putter grip is installed on the correct line. When putting your putter in the vise, make sure to line up the top line of the putter. Align the middle of the front paddle with the top line of the putter head.