How to Install Golf Grips With Air

By Tami Fisher

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Golf grip installation is something that gets easier the more you do it. However, one downfall of having to regrip clubs is the amount of time spent waiting for them to dry before you can get back out on the course. This can be frustrating. One way to alleviate the waiting is to use an air compressor to install the grips. It's not as difficult as it may sound.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
  1. Place the shaft of the club needing to be regripped in the vise. Ensure it's held securely.
  2. Apply a strip of masking tape the length of the grip, plus an additional 1/2 inch at the end.
  3. Dip roughly 1 inch of the open end of the grip in grip solvent. An easy way to do this is to fill a shallow cup with solvent and dip the grip in the cup.
  4. Place the open end of the grip on the shaft and start sliding the grip onto the end of the shaft. Then, take the air compressor and place the nozzle into the vent hole at the very top of the grip.
  5. Hold the grip near the open end and slowly apply bursts of air from the compressor and slide the grip down the shaft. If you need to center the grip, keep applying bursts of air and the grip should move easily.
  6. Take the club out of the vise. It is now ready to be used.

Tips & Warnings

  • Apply the air in short bursts, as this will help the grip slide on slowly.

About the Author

Tami Fisher received her undergraduate degree in mathematics, while also receiving a full-ride golf scholarship. She has extensive experience in the golf industry, as well as the employee benefits area. She is a die-hard Kansas basketball fan, and loves all sports.