The average golf clubs should last you about 5 years. But in that time, your grips undergo a lot of stress and need to be replaced for the club to function properly for you.
Sweat, grime, high temperatures, and storage climates provide an enormous amount of wear and tear to the rubber grips of a golf club and they become worn down or slippery overtime. This post will help you know how often you should regrip your golf clubs.
The condition of the grips, rather than the calendar, indicates when you should change them.
The first thing you should know when wondering when is a good time to replace your grips is that you should replace them based on the condition they are in, not by looking at the calendar.
In general you can tell when your grips need replacing by two things:
- Do your grips look or feel worn?
- Do your grips feel slippery?
Typically, a standard size putter grip should be replaced roughly once a year, but can vary depending on how often you play, and where your play.
Someone who does not use a glove when they golf may need to replace the grips more often than someone who does.
If you live in a climate that is fairly mild and you only play seasonal golf during the warm times of year, your really only need to change the grips roughly 18 months apart. This is assuming you are golfing two or three times a week. In this case, you are really not wearing down your grips too much.
If you are playing four or more times a week in mild temperature, it is typically recommended to replace your grips once a year to get the best performance out of them. You are playing a lot of golf and your sweat and grime from your hands will wear the grips down.
If you are in an extremely warm or humid climate, you will need to replace your grips much more often. The hot weather will wear out the leather or stretch rubber, and you will feel this. You will need to change your grips every nine months. Playing four times a week in this same hot climate will require replacing your grips every six months.
As a rule of thumb, if it has been longer than two years since you’ve replaced your grips, no matter their current condition, it is a good idea to replace them.
You’ll want to know what to look for in a new putter grip. There are many kinds If you have never replaced your grips before, you’ll have to decide between regripping them yourself vs a professional. If you have never replaced your grips before, we recommend hiring someone to do it for you.