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Regripping, how much does it cost?

post #1 of 31
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How much does it cost to regrip some older clubs. I recently purchased some used irons and would like to get some new grips on them because I really don't like wraps. So I was wondering is it cheaper for me to do it(I don't know how...)or to get somebody to do it at the pro shop? Also how much will it cost? Thanks!
post #2 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

Usually $3/club labor, and $4-$8 a grip. Can get a bit pricey for a full set.
post #3 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

The local Golfsmith here will occasionally do a day or weekend where they regrip your clubs for $1 labor. If you already have the grip tape and solvent, it's always cheaper to do it yourself. If not, I'd either learn to do it or find a deal like that.
post #4 of 31
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Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

No, I don't have the solvent or anything, but I'm not opposed to learning how to do it. Would like to learn how to do it, just don't wanna mess up and be out some grips. Is it relatively easy or is it hard to change the grips?
post #5 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

If you have access to a vise it's easy. You'll need some grip tape (double-sided masking tape), grip solvent (mineral spirits works well too) and a utility knife to cut off the old grips - just be careful not to cut into a graphite shaft. Detailed step-by-step instructions are readily availale online, but I'll sum up the process:

1. Remove the old grips and tape from the clubs
2. Wrap the double sided tape around the butt of the shaft - enough to cover the length of the grip
3. Apply solvent to the inside of the grip and onto the tape - Dont be stingy with it!
4. Align the grip how you want it and smmothly slide it down the shaft until it's completely on. Once you start, don't stop until it's on all the way. You can fine tune the alignment after it's on, but not for long.
5. Allow the solvent to dry a few hours before swinging the clubs
post #6 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

I don't want to give away the review, but I've really liked the PURE grips I've been playing with lately. They go on easily. I had (still have) the full double-sided tape and solvent and all that jazz and frankly it was just too much of a mess. It took four times as long to put grips on and that was when you did it right. You were always worrying about pushing the grips on quickly enough.
post #7 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

Originally Posted by iacas View Post
I don't want to give away the review, but I've really liked the PURE grips I've been playing with lately. They go on easily. I had (still have) the full double-sided tape and solvent and all that jazz and frankly it was just too much of a mess. It took four times as long to put grips on and that was when you did it right. You were always worrying about pushing the grips on quickly enough.
I prefer using an air compressor as well (and anxiously await your review of the PURE grips).
post #8 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

There are some really good videos on youtube that show you how to regrip a club. I'm lucky that the guys at my local driving range don't charge me for labour when changing grips but it can still be pretty pricey regardless when you're getting a whole set done.
post #9 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

I know Pro Golf replaces grip for a dollar plus cost of grips, but I know you can bring your own grips in and they will replace for a nominal charge.
post #10 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

I had a set of irons regripped once and not one of them is aligned the same.

For bicycle grips the air compressor and needle nozzel really helps.

Next set I will either do myself or will be there when someone does the job.

How much does a shaft vise cost? I guess I've got some web searching to do. I assume the vise is a set of jaws that hold a shaft without crushing it?
post #11 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

Pretty easy to do...a few highlights, a hooked utlility knife really helps on removal of grips..be careful not to scratch graphite shafts. Keep the new tape smooth..goo gone is great at removing old residue. A foil roasting pan makes a great solvent catcher and easy to bend a corner in order to return to container. Once you go to push the grip on..push all the way thru in one motion..stopping is not the best idea, kinda hard to get going again. If you put the clubs out in the direct sun afterwards they dry relatively fast. Goo gone on a paper towel to clean the entire shaft afterwards
post #12 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

First, you pretty much have to have a vise to hold the club. There's a little rubber doohickey you can buy for a couple of bucks that fits onto the clubshaft to protect it, so no special vise is required.

Second, you can get a grip removing tool (it's just a small hooked blade) for a few bucks if you don't have an air compressor.

Third, a can of lighter fluid is cheaper than the solvents the golf stores sell, and quite frankly, I trust inhaling lighter fluid fumes a lot more than the weirdo chemical solvents they sell that are "safe". I don't plan on blowing up the garage when I change grips, and the smell of the "special solvents" absolutely terrifies me. There is no chance whatsoever that they have been tested for all the health problems they might cause (think lawn chemicals). Better the devil you know than the one you don't as they say.

Third, if you know what kind of grips you like, by them by the cargo load and they're a lot cheaper. Most people don't change grips often enough anyhow, so don't be one of them. Grips don't rot in the box, so load up. If you get a new club or few, you'll be able to change the grips immediately. (Clubs rarely come with a grip I like...)

Fourth, load up the solvent! Don't be shy!

Fifth, in most how-tos, they show wrapping the grip tape in a spiral down the shaft. BAG THAT! Merely take the two-sided tape and drape it evenly over the end of the grip, with 10 inches or so running straight down each side. Smooth it down. When you remove the cover tape, push the tape that's draped over the hole at the end of the shaft down inside flush so it doesn't snag when you push the grip on. Works fine and saves a LOT of time. If you need bigger grips, start with bigger grips, don't put extra wraps of tape on the shaft.
post #13 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

IMHO....do it yourself! In the long run its way, way cheaper.


You don't need any vises or special equipment to do it, (contrary to what some on here say) and it doesn't take but less than 5 minutes a club.

All you need is the new grips, a razor blade of some sort (I use a retractable box cutter), some double sided tape, and some sort of solvent that evaporates quickly (I use lighter fluid most of the time since that is what I always lying around the house, but you can buy "grip solvent" or use other similar solvents).

I just regripped my 3I at home last night, in my living room, while watching TV, and it took 2 minutes and 10 seconds, from start to finish. Its soooo easy to do.

Just start with clubs with a metal shaft first (so you can practice and not have to worry about scratching the shaft like you do with graphite) and after you do two or three of them, you'll have the hang of it.
post #14 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

Originally Posted by Keg0brew View Post
IMHO....do it yourself! In the long run its way, way cheaper.


You don't need any vises or special equipment to do it, (contrary to what some on here say) and it doesn't take but less than 5 minutes a club.

All you need is the new grips, a razor blade of some sort (I use a retractable box cutter), some double sided tape, and some sort of solvent that evaporates quickly (I use lighter fluid most of the time since that is what I always lying around the house, but you can buy "grip solvent" or use other similar solvents).

I just regripped my 3I at home last night, in my living room, while watching TV, and it took 2 minutes and 10 seconds, from start to finish. Its soooo easy to do.

Just start with clubs with a metal shaft first (so you can practice and not have to worry about scratching the shaft like you do with graphite) and after you do two or three of them, you'll have the hang of it.
I will post another recommindation for Karma brand grips. Especially if you do the grips yourself. THey have a velvet grip that plays almost identical to the GP velvet grip but the Karma grips are only 90 cents a piece. If you do the job by yourself, you can regrip you entire set of clubs for approx $30 (and that includes a big roll of tape, solvant and shipping) The only downside to the Karma grips is they don't last as long as other grips I have tried but for $1 a piece ($2 if you want the multi compound) you can replace grips very cost effectively yearly or more often if you play alot.

http://info.hirekogolf.com/golf-grips/karma-grips/
post #15 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

Originally Posted by Keg0brew View Post
IMHO....do it yourself! In the long run its way, way cheaper.


You don't need any vises or special equipment to do it, (contrary to what some on here say) and it doesn't take but less than 5 minutes a club.
Agreed, and I've done a few sitting on the couch tubing out, but if you're regripping a set or more than a couple of clubs, it's so much easier using a vice. Admittedly, it's merely a nicety. And the grip cutter tool is easier to use than a box cutter, and a little safer maybe. Worth getting one for a few bucks, I think -- they're cheap.

Just start with clubs with a metal shaft first (so you can practice and not have to worry about scratching the shaft like you do with graphite) and after you do two or three of them, you'll have the hang of it.
Really easy. There's a reasonable chance that you'll do it poorly the first time, but once you get the picture, it's no big deal.
post #16 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

Originally Posted by Dr. Strangeclub View Post
Agreed, and I've done a few sitting on the couch tubing out, but if you're regripping a set or more than a couple of clubs, it's so much easier using a vice. Admittedly, it's merely a nicety.
Agreed. And, FWIW, didnt mean that to come off as calling you out specifically, if it did. Just re-read what I wrote and comming right after your post, it looked like I was calling you out.
post #17 of 31

Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

Most of the questions about regripping have been answered, but I will add one thing. If you do-it-yourself at home, you DO NOT need to have a vise. Granted it makes it a little easier, but it is not necessary to install a shop vise in the basement or garage just to change grips. I have regripped hundreds of clubs and have never once used a vise.
post #18 of 31
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Re: Regripping, how much does it cost?

Thanks guys! Going to give it a try on my own, just going to buy a few extra's in case I mess up. Looking at the golf pride DD2 series right now. any advice on some good grips? thanks!
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