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How often and when should you re-grip?

post #1 of 28
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Lately, i've noticed that my grips have gotten a bit tacky and a bit worn in some places, so I guess this is an indicator of when I should re-grip. The grips have about 25-30 rounds on them, not including range time. My driver has about 10 rounds on it but is a little tacky too.

Thinking about Winn's in a standard size. Any suggestions from Sandtrappers?
post #2 of 28

Re: How often and when should you re-grip?

I have had my clubs for 4 years and play 50-60 rounds a year and I havent re-gripped, they are still amazingly gripping and the only problem is on the PW where the bottom is starting to tear.

There was a thread on this before suggesting that you re-grip after 40 rounds.
post #3 of 28

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Originally Posted by twotacosfor99cents View Post
Lately, i've noticed that my grips have gotten a bit tacky and a bit worn in some places, so I guess this is an indicator of when I should re-grip. The grips have about 25-30 rounds on them, not including range time. My driver has about 10 rounds on it but is a little tacky too.

Thinking about Winn's in a standard size. Any suggestions from Sandtrappers?
I regrip if they get chewed up, lose their grippiness, or get extremely dirty and don't wash out.

It varies from club to club, but whenever two or three become like that I'll have them redone. (I used to make a trip every time, but with gas prices and the nearest Golfworks being 25 miles away, I need to combine when possible.)
post #4 of 28

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Since you don't use all clubs equally, compare the ones you use most against the ones you use least and go from there. My advice would be, "if it feels like it might be time to change them, it probably is".

I've also heard that, for the mental aspect of the game, regripping clubs is second only to a new set of clubs when it comes to improving score...at least temporarily.
post #5 of 28
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Yeah, I would think so.. The cost is minimal too, just $75 for a full set of Winn's.
post #6 of 28

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I find Winns wear FAR too fast, especially given their price tag. I use midsize Golf Pride Tour Velvet. I invested in a big roll of grip tape and a big bottle of solvent a while ago. With that, I can regrip my whole set for around $40, IIRC.

I've been going through finding the right grip, so all my regrips have been due to choice, not wear, but I'd bet the TV's would easily last through an entire season of even the most frequent play, probably two seasons.

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post #7 of 28

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Originally Posted by lamebums View Post
I regrip if they get chewed up, lose their grippiness, or get extremely dirty and don't wash out.

It varies from club to club, but whenever two or three become like that I'll have them redone. (I used to make a trip every time, but with gas prices and the nearest Golfworks being 25 miles away, I need to combine when possible.)
Well just going off what my son tells me, we regrip his irons about every 6 to 8 months. The other clubs in his bag, he just lets me know when they start getting too worn. Now he plays 6 days a week, so that is a lot of golf. We also have them regriped with Lamkin grips. They seem to hold up really well and he likes the feel of them.
post #8 of 28
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I'm okay with Winn's wearing out, I liked the feel of them compared to the Golf Prides... We'll see.
post #9 of 28

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Guess I'm in the "overboard" category, because I re-grip once a year. Do it myself (always have).
post #10 of 28

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I re-grip every spring whether they need it or not. This year I tried the Winn Dsi burgundy (oversized).
post #11 of 28

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Those that re-grip often, does that include your putter? Are the OEM red grips available for re-gripping my Scotty? TIA
post #12 of 28

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You re-grip when you think your grips need replaced.
post #13 of 28

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For those who regrip their own clubs with the non cord look type grips how do you get the new grips consistently in the right place? When I look at my grips (Winn G8's) I see texture, design, and color patterns that are helpful for a variety of grip placements, especially for my left hand. Sometimes they even work . Do you use some sort of a jig or other mark on the club or do you just guess or just put the grip on and not worry about it's "placement"?

I regrip usually once a year.
post #14 of 28

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Originally Posted by Harold View Post
For those who regrip their own clubs with the non cord look type grips how do you get the new grips consistently in the right place? When I look at my grips (Winn G8's) I see texture, design, and color patterns that are helpful for a variety of grip placements, especially for my left hand. Sometimes they even work . Do you use some sort of a jig or other mark on the club or do you just guess or just put the grip on and not worry about it's "placement"?
It eventually becomes second-nature to line up the alignment aids/logos/etc with the clubhead. But just to be safe, I put a piece of masking tape around the shaft at the bottom of the old grip and mark the line of the grip with a Sharpie.
post #15 of 28

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^^^

The tape mark sounds like it works well. So how do you get the grips in position without them getting stuck with the adhesive? Do you unwind a paper or plastic backing once they are in place or is the adhesive non-stick for a period of time to allow you to get the grip in it's proper place? Or something else since many of the newer grips are split grips? I have always wondered how the seams were done so well too.
post #16 of 28

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Originally Posted by Harold View Post
^^^

The tape mark sounds like it works well. So how do you get the grips in position without them getting stuck with the adhesive? Do you unwind a paper or plastic backing once they are in place or is the adhesive non-stick for a period of time to allow you to get the grip in it's proper place? Or something else since many of the newer grips are split grips? I have always wondered how the seams were done so well too.
The grip solvent keeps the adhesive on the grip tape from being sticky/tacky for a short period. That's what allows you to slide the grip on and gives you a little time to position it.

  1. wrap masking tape around shaft and mark line of old grip.
  2. cut off old grip and remove old tape
  3. put new grip tape on and remove backing
  4. saturate grip tape with grip solvent
  5. slide new grip on and align it

That's all there is to it. It's one of those things in life that seems daunting before you do it. But once you do it, you can't believe you were ever intimidated by it.
post #17 of 28

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^^^^

My main reasons for not doing on my own was the alignment issue. Other factors are I don't need to do it more than once a year and the roughly 8.00 per club, including the grip is a reasonable cost considering how much time I am guessing it would take me to do it. I do things right the first time which means it takes twice as long. However I also have something I didn't before and that is a set of older clubs and I can use one there to learn on before I move to the gamers. Plus I don't have to regrip all of my clubs since my non-wedge iron grips are 4 months newer than the rest of my game set. I will have to do a bit more homework to see if it's worth me starting to do it on my own or just continue having someone else do. Kind of like changing the oil on your car. There is a sense of satisfaction of DIY but is it worth spending half a day doing it?

Thanks for the info.
post #18 of 28

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Originally Posted by Harold View Post
^^^^

My main reasons for not doing on my own was the alignment issue. Other factors are I don't need to do it more than once a year and the roughly 8.00 per club, including the grip is a reasonable cost considering how much time I am guessing it would take me to do it. I do things right the first time which means it takes twice as long. However I also have something I didn't before and that is a set of older clubs and I can use one there to learn on before I move to the gamers. Plus I don't have to regrip all of my clubs since my non-wedge iron grips are 4 months newer than the rest of my game set. I will have to do a bit more homework to see if it's worth me starting to do it on my own or just continue having someone else do. Kind of like changing the oil on your car. There is a sense of satisfaction of DIY but is it worth spending half a day doing it?

Thanks for the info.
H-

Not sure what part of WA you are in, but if you don't want to do your own re-grips, I seem to recall that Puetz Golf doesn't charge for regripping if you buy the grips at their store. I think you have to be a member of their Puetz Club, but that's free too.
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