How To Repair Golf Grips:
Regripping golf clubs is relatively simple. An entire set can be done in about 30 minutes and only the four following supplies are Required:
- Two-sided grip tape (order from TapeMonster.com below)
- Straight blade or utility knife
- Vise and rubber vise clamps
- Mineral Spirits Grip Solvent
Near the tip of the grip, using a protective rubber vise clamp, secure the shaft. Position the club face perpendicular to the floor in the playing position.
With a straight blade or stripper remove the old grip (To avoid damage on graphite shafts, use a utility knife with a hook blade.) Caution - Always cut away from yourself. Peel or scrape off the old grip and grip tape. Clean off the residue left behind using a cloth and Mineral Spirits Grip Solvent.
Use one of the double-sided grip tapes offered below. Wrap in a spiral formation from the top of the shaft to the point where the bottom of the grip will be on the shaft. Remove the tape backing and cover the end of the shaft with extra tape.
Now, grasp the new grip. Cover the vent hole in the butt end with your finger or golf tee. Pour a generous amount of Mineral Spirits Grip Solvent inside the new grip. Close the open end of the grip with your hand and shake to cover the entire inside of the grip.
Drain the excess Mineral Spirits Grip Solvent, through the vent hole your finger or tee was previously covering, over the entire length of the two-sided tape. Apply generously. Use a tray to catch excess Mineral Spirits Grip Solvent for use on other clubs.
While the grip tape is still wet with Mineral Spirits Grip Solvent, place the grip over the shaft butt (with the alignment pattern up) onto the club by squeezing the open end of the grip. Push the grip entirely onto the club. Be sure the grip butt is firmly against the shaft butt.
The grip can now be properly aligned with the pattern square to the club face. This must happen within a minute or so after applying the grip.
Allow grips to dry several hours before playing. Enjoy your game!