The answer to that question is yes. With a little know how and all the right tools, it is surprisingly easy to re-grip your own golf clubs. Here is what you are going to need:
- New grips
- Double-sided golf grip tape
- White Spirit
- A sharp Stanley knife or similar
- A cloth
- A receptacle as long as a grip
- A vice with shaft protector
STEP 1: Remove the old grips
First cut or peel off the old grips, which may or may not be straightforward depending on how long they’ve been on. With steel shafts you can be relatively ‘aggressive’ with the knife, always making sure to work the blade away from you not towards you. (You may find it easiest to do this with the club secured in the vice).
With graphite shafts, you must proceed more carefully to avoid damaging them. If you’re lucky, a careful incision at the narrower end of the grip may pave the way to it peeling off easily, but sometimes it will be a painstaking process that you have to carefully repeat as you pick off all the remnants of old grip and tape.
Dab the cloth in White Spirit and rub it up and down the shaft where the old grip was to clean off the final bits.
STEP 2: Preparation
Next, starting at the butt end, wrap the double-sided tape round the grip working downwards and allowing sufficient space for the tape not to start overlapping lower down as the grip gets narrower. You can also get double-sided tape in sheet form rather than on a reel.
Leave a little extra at the top and don’t unpeel the other side of the double-sided tape until you are ready to fit the new grip. Wrap the extra bit around the top so it is covered with tape as this will make it easer to slip the new grip on.
STEP 3: Fitting the new grips
Place the club in the vice with the head pointing up, taking care to use a shaft protector (or similar) to avoid damage as you tighten the vice. Now take one of the new grips, cover the little hole at the end, and pour in a little White Spirit. Cover both ends of the grip with your fingers and swill the White Spirit around so the whole of the inside of the grip is coated.
Place your receptacle under the grip (if your vice arrangement allows you to do so), then, pinching the open end to control the flow, pour the White Spirit over the double-sided tape with any excess falling into your receptacle to re-use. Take the grip and slide it on, making sure any alignment tweaks are done quickly as there is a limited window in which you’ll be able to manoeuvre the grip.
A HELPFUL VIDEO
We would also recommend you watch this excellent youTube video from Golf Pride, which shows you how it is done. And lets face it if golf pride can’t get it right, no one can! LOL