If you’re like most people who golf, you’ll probably find that your golf grip can quickly wear out and need replacing.
The good news is that regripping your golf clubs is not a difficult task and can be done relatively cheaply depending on where you go to have it done.
In this article, I will share with you my experience of what it cost me to have my golf clubs regripped and some tips on how you can save money by doing it yourself instead of going to a golf shop. I will also cover some telltale signs that it is time to replace your grips and how often you should be doing it based on how often you play.
What Is The Cost To Regrip Golf Clubs? [From Experience]
I have spent different amounts of money on regripping my golf clubs over the years and the total outlay can range from $30 to $200 depending on a range of factors. If you do it yourself, it can vary greatly to simply taking your clubs to a retailer which can be more costly. Additionally, grip types also affect the total price, a cheaper grip will cost less than a higher-end one.
While I have done it myself for around $30-$50, it does involve buying the materials and grips myself before fixing them up. If you are looking to get it done professionally, then the cost will be higher due to labor costs which typically are around $3 per club.
If you do go down this route then expect to pay more than $30 and if you end up opting for a full set regrip then it is worth remembering the total number of clubs that get regripped will affect the overall cost as they will be charged on a by club basis, so single clubs will cost much less than a complete golf set. High-end grips for a whole set can cost in and around $200 to regrip including the service fee whereas the cheapest grips will cost much less.
|Regrip Cost||Grip Cost|
|Professional||$3 per club||$30-$100|
Takeaway: The average cost of regripping your golf clubs can range widely, from $30 to $200. If you do it yourself, you can save money on labor and materials costs. However, if you take your clubs to a professional, the cost will be higher.
What Are Some Of The Benefits of Utilizing A Fresh Golf Grip?
Firstly using a new golf grip can improve your feel for the club by helping you make better swings and hit the ball more consistently. I always try to make sure to use a reasonably fresh grip when I am playing or practicing, as the difference between an old and new grip can be quite noticeable when playing regularly as i find that I can swing the club harder and increase my clubhead speed with full confidence in my grip.
One of the benefits of using a fresh golf grip is that it can help you to score better and it is often overlooked as something that can impact performance. With a new grip, you will have more confidence in your shots and for golfers of all abilities, confidence goes a long way in hitting good shots. I know that when I have a new grip on my clubs I feel more confident over the ball and this has helped me to score better in the past.
Reduced Injury Risk
Thirdly it can help reduce your risk of injury. Blisters and other painful issues can occur from the wear and tear of playing golf with an old golf grip on a regular basis. By using a new golf grip, you can help reduce this wear and tear and prevent any painful issues from occurring which will have a knock-on effect on your game.
In the long run, it can also help prevent any serious problems from developing. For example, if you have an old golf grip that is starting to show signs of wear and tear, it is more likely that you will develop issues with your hands or wrists opposed to if you stay on top of it
Where Should I Go To Get My Golf Clubs Regripped?
If you’re looking to get your golf clubs regripped, there are a few options available to you. You can either do it yourself or take them to a local golf retailer for an accurate estimate. I prefer the latter option because it’s more convenient and I feel like the results are better and more consistent than doing it myself.
I believe that it’s worth paying a little extra to get the job done right with their top end equipment. This way, you can be sure that your clubs will be properly taken care of and that the new grips will last for a long time.
When Is It Time To Regrip a Golf Club?
For me, I like to regrip every year if I play often and have clubs with a worn grip. But it really depends on the golfer and how often they play. Some people can go longer without needing to regrip, while others might need to do it more often. It all just depends on how you play and how often you play as well as how old your golf clubs are and the quality of your grips and their durability. Having a proper golf grip as well as new grips can make such a difference.
Additionally, another thing I like to do is use a grip cleaning wipe as i find that this is a good way to rejuvenate my golf grips when they start to look in need of some freshening up. This is especially helpful if you play regularly and want to keep your grips feeling fresh.
How Long Does It Take To Regrip Golf Clubs?
It really depends on how many clubs you have and how comfortable you are doing it at home. I would say around an hour to two hours maximum.
If you’re taking your golf clubs to a store then obviously you will need to allocate time for the service. The length of time will depend on the number of clubs you have and what kind of work needs to be done as well as whether or not you booked ahead of time.
How To Regrip Golf Clubs Yourself
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to regrip golf clubs yourself, it isn’t as difficult as it may seem at first.
The process involves simply cutting off your old grip with a utility knife, using double-sided tape, adding the new grip with some solvents, and making sure the alignment is correct.
The grip solvent acts as a means to bond the two pieces together and helps to ensure that the new grip stays firmly attached to the shaft. It isn’t expensive to buy and only dries pretty quickly which means that you don’t need to worry about having to wait around for days before you can play again.
It’s a pretty simple process and one that can save you a lot of money in the long run. However, it is well worth practicing as you’ll need to ensure that you don’t cut into the shaft of your club. Also, alignment can be tricky at first so it is worth taking time to practice and invest in some extra tape if you choose to do it yourself.
For some people, the extra price of utilizing a professional service is worth it for peace of mind.
Which Type Of Golf Grip Should I Regrip With?
There are a few different types of golf grips that you can choose from, but the most common one is by far the rubber grip. This is because it is the easiest to make and it gives you a comfortable feel in your hands.
I would recommend this grip if you are looking to replace your pre-existing grips and don’t play weekly. Also these grips don’t do great in wet conditions as they can be more slippery.
Rubber grips tend to last longer than other grips, but they also don’t provide much feedback to the player. As such they are great for beginners and amateur golfers who want to practice with a new grip as their original grips have become old and worn out.
The next type of grip is the braided/corded grip. These grips are made up of multiple strands of material that are twisted together. The advantage of this grip is that it provides a lot of feedback to the player and gives a higher level of grip even if they become wet and potentially slippy.
Braided grips are great for intermediate players and professionals alike. They provide a lot of feedback to players and allow them to feel the ball coming off their club face.
Calculating The Right Size Grip
When it comes to choosing the right golf grip size, there are a few things that i take into consideration before going ahead and choosing a particular size. The first is the type of grip that i want to go for. You can choose from oversized, midsize, standard and undersize grips and it is well worth going to a retailer to have a look at the different grip selection options so you can get a feel for what you like as each type has their own merits.
The second thing to consider is your hand size. If you have small hands, you’ll want to go with a smaller grip. If you have large hands, you’ll want to go with a larger grip. I tend to go for medium-sized grips but this will vary on a person-by-person basis and the size of your golf clubs.
One of the things that i find really reduces the number of three putts during a round of golf is to leave uphill putts. I tend to find that downhill putts have more break and adding an extra layer of difficulty to downhill putts by making them longer just makes it harder to make the putt in the first place. Lining up putts is difficult enough as it is without having to worry about the extra break.
Takeaway: Hand size and grip type both play a factor in what size golf grip you should get. If you’re unsure, it’s always best to consult with a local retailer who can help you out.
When Can I Play Golf After Regripping Golf Clubs?
It is important to leave at least a day after regripping golf clubs before playing again. This is to ensure that the grip adhesive has enough time to dry.
I would also recommend using a fan to speed up the drying process and is a great way to dry the grip tape quicker if you need to use them sooner.
In summary, it is worth changing golf club grips for almost all golfers. It may cost a few hundred dollars but you will likely see a significant improvement in your game.
It’s something that I factor in most years as i like the comfort and confidence that comes with having a new set of golf grips. If it is a year where i have played a lot of rounds of golf then I’ll probably wait until after the season before getting a new set of grips but make sure that before the spring season starts they are set and i’ve got some time to practice with the new grips.