Replacing your grips will revive your existing clubs to feel like they are new again. When it comes to regripping them, it is often tempting to want to regrip them yourself. Before you dive into the DIY golfer game, this post will help you ask yourself if it is worth the money saved for you to replace your grips yourself vs a hiring professional doing them for you.
If you have never regripped a club, we would recommend that you take your grip(s) to an experienced installer. Regripping is technique sensitive, and it is common to ruin a grip or two during your first attempts at this process before you know how to replace your grip. If you know how often you should replace your putter grip and feel you are up to the challenge, you should consider the points below:
Things to consider:
This process should take 1-2 hours total to regrip a set of clubs.
Vise grip is highly recommended. Having a vise grip for the top part of the shaft will give you the leverage you need to secure the grip without bending your club shaft. If you don’t have a vise grip at home, you may want to consider a safe way to replace the grips without bending the shaft, or bite the bullet and take them to a professional for the extra $30-$60 charge.
Making errors and paying for them. If you make an error, you have to incur the cost of buying a new grip. If a pro makes an error, they incur the cost.
How much money it can save you. Rather than having one of the golf retailers or local pro shops do it for you. You’re probably going to get a $2-$4 upcharge on each standard size putter grip for the labor. So you’re looking at a $30-$60 dollar savings for a set of clubs.
Setting your clubs straight is imperative. Off parallel grips to the club face on a putter grip can wreak havoc on your stroke and cause your wrists to twist to compensate, and create more inconsistency’s in your putting stroke.