The weather here in Michigan is supposed to warm up to 50 in the next couple of days. That’s good enough for me. So my project tonight is to regrip my clubs. I regrip a couple of times a year just to keep them fresh. The grip is your only connection between between you and the clubs, so if you can’t remember when you last regripped, do it now.
Regripping is easy if you use rubber slip on grips.
1) Cut off the old grips with a utility knife.
2) Strip off the old tape. Use a hair dryer to melt the glue if the tape is stubborn.
3) Get some double sided grip tape from Golfsmith or Golfworks.
4) Secure the club in a vice with soft rubber clamps. You can get ones designed for golf clubs from Golfworks or Golfsmith.
5) Apply the tape: There are two ways to do this: You can start at the lower end of where the grip would be by running it in a spiral pattern up the shaft. Or, you can run it lengthwise up one side of the butt and down the other. Peel the backing off the tape so teh stick side is revealed.
6) Put another small strip over the hole on the butt.
7) Put something to catch the mineral spirits under the butt end. I use an aluminum paint tray for paint rollers.
8) Pour some mineral spirits into the grip while holding your finger over the hole at the bottom. Slosh the spirits around inside the grip.
9) Pour the spirits over the tape. Add a little bit more of the spirits until the glue on the tape is slick.
10) Push the grip onto the shart.
11) Most grips have a couple of little marks at the top and bottom ends to help with alighment. Make sure that these align with each other. Otherwise, the grip might be slightly twised, which may affect your swing.
12) You can put the logo up (I do), or down (as most pros do). Just make sure that the marks line up parallel to the shaft.