Maintaining your golf clubs is a good way to make them last for years. Today's clubs can last for as long as 10 years, but they must be maintained properly and cleaned regularly to get the most out of them. A golfer should change his grips every 12 to 18 months if he wants to get the most out of his clubs. Look at your clubs and make an assessment about your grips. If they are pushed out of shape or worn down, it is time to change them. A stiff leathery feel is a telltale sign that new grips are needed, but you may want to change them even if they don't look out of shape if you have been playing frequently.
Make four cuts down the the length of the grip down the shaft with the utility knife. The cuts should be enough so that you can easily peel the grips away from the shaft of the club.
Pop off the cap at the top of your grip and then loosen the grip stop so it slides to the bottom of the shaft. Once you have done these two tasks, peel the old grip from the shaft. You may not get the old grip in one piece and you may have to tear off some hard-to-remove areas.
Remove grip remnants from the shaft with BioT200A grip solvent, an environmentally safe product, and prepare the shaft for the grip tape. Pour the solvent on a clean rag and wipe generously. Use a dry rag to make sure the grip is clean and dry.
Wrap the grip counterclockwise down the shaft of your club with grip tape. It is an easy operation that should take just a few minutes. Once you have the grip tape down the first 10 inches of the club shaft, pop on the new grip over the top of the shaft. Put the cap and the grip stop back in place. Allow about an hour for the grip to cure.
Clean the rest of your club with a warm and soapy water to make sure you go out to play with a golf club that is at peak efficiency. In addition to making your club look shiny, getting rid of the dirt from the face of your club will allow the ball to fly straighter. Rinse the club with water after applying the soap solution, and dry it thoroughly with a clean rag or towel.
Tips & Warnings
Make sure the surface of the shaft is clean and dry before applying the new grip tape.