How to replace golf grips in three easy steps

Posted by Golf-Xpress on 4th Mar 2023

How to replace golf grips in three easy steps

Replacing Golf Grips: Save Strokes with This Easy Guide

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Do you want to improve your golf game without spending a fortune? Then replacing your golf club’s grip might be the solution. As a grip ages, it hardens, loses its tackiness, and becomes smooth, affecting your swing and control. Replacing it with a new one will make your club feel like new and save you three to four strokes per round. In this guide, we’ll show you how to replace your golf club’s grip in three easy steps.

Step 1: Remove Old Grip and Tape

  • Secure the club in a vice using a rubber clamp. The clubface should be perpendicular to the floor, in playing position.
  • Remove the old grip, using a hooked-blade utility knife for graphite shafts. Do not scrape the shaft. Doing so can cut into the graphite fibres and weaken it.
  • Peel off the old grip tape, if necessary. Remove any residue with a cloth dipped in grip solvent.

Step 2: Apply New Grip Tape

  • Apply a single layer of Double-sided Tape (2" or ¾") from the shaft’s end to the point where the new grip will stop.
  • In a well-ventilated area, cover the small hole at the end of your new grip.
  • Pour grip solvent into the other end of the grip, and shake to distribute the solvent.

Step 3: Install New Grip

  • Pour the excess solvent over the entire taped area of the shaft.
  • Hold the grip with the alignment pattern facing you and squeeze open the mouth of the grip. While the tape is wet, slide on the new grip.
  • While you need to act quickly, do not rush. Push the grip firmly onto the shaft to make sure the grip’s cap touches the butt end.
  • Make sure the grip is on straight and squared to the clubface.
  • Allow ample drying time.


  • Q: How often should I replace my golf club’s grip? 
  • A: It depends on how often you play and your personal preference. Ideally, you should replace your grip every 40 rounds or once a year.
  • Q: What is grip solvent? 
  • A: Grip solvent is a solution used to activate the adhesive on the grip tape, allowing it to bond to the shaft and grip.
  • Q: Can I reuse old grip tape? 
  • A: No, you should always use new grip tape when replacing a grip. Old tape won’t adhere properly and can affect the grip’s performance.

The Golf-XPress Wrap-Up

Replacing your golf club’s grip is an easy and affordable way to improve your game. With our guide, you can do it in just three easy steps. Remember to use the right tools, follow the instructions carefully, and allow ample drying time. By replacing your grip, you’ll save three to four strokes per round and play like a pro.