How to Replace a Club Golf Grip

by Brendan O'Brien

    Golf clubs can last forever if they are taken care of correctly, including replacing the grips. As a golf club is used it can lose its grip, which can affect the way a golfer holds the club. That can result in improper form and a weak swing.

    Items you will need

    • New golf grips
    • Sharp knife
    • Double-sided tape
    • Cleaning solvent
    • Vise

    Step 1

    Place the club on a work bench and secure it in place with a vise. Slice the grip with a knife, going from the bottom to the top.

    Step 2

    Remove the grip from the club. Clean the grip area with cleaning solvent, then dry the club with a towel.

    Step 3

    Tape the grip area with the double-sided tape and place a small amount of solvent over the tape. Make sure not to go farther than the club grip area.

    Step 4

    Place the new grip over the end of the club, covering the tape. Make sure the grip is even on the club.

    Step 5

    Remove the club from the vise and let the tape dry for three hours.

    Tips

    • Make adjustments before the tape dries. If possible, do the entire set of clubs at one time to get a consistent feel.

    Warnings

    • Be careful when using the knife. Slice the old grip away from the body and fingers.

    About the Author

    Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his career of more than 15 years. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.

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