I just did my first re-gripping job on my 5 hybrid and 48* wedge. I have a few questions and would like to hear any tips on this.
I had to wrestle these things on there...like a lot. I knew they were cheap grips going into it (Medalist...Golf Pride Tour Velvet knockoffs from Golfsmith). I also knew they were thinner than the normal Tour Velvet grips. Because of this I did use a lot of tape....three strips from the end of the shaft to the bottom of the grip and two strips tapered up from that.
It was hard to start the grips on to the end of the club. Is that normal? I poured some mineral spirits into the grip and onto the taped part of the shaft and tried to push the grips on and it was a battle. Should it be that tough? The work bench was shifting around and it is pretty heavy. I bought 3 grips. The first one was lumpy and messed up so I cut it off and tried again. I think the adhesive part of the tape was bunching up in certain spots...but don't really know.
The grips seem thinner on my top hand (left hand...right handed golfer) and thicker on my bottom hand than the Tour Velvet grips that I have on my irons. I am guessing that is just the grips? I did taper the strips of tape so it should be thicker toward the top of the club.
Would they feel more normal if they were the Tour Velvets or did I do I wrong?
And also could use some help on knowing if I should get .600"grips or .580 grips? standard or midsized?
TL;DR: I would like to hear any tips anybody has on re-gripping clubs...or any other club building tips. I will also have some re-shafting questions later too....thanks!