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PirateJim

Installing a Putter Grip - Aligning the Flat

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Hi all,

I've decided to give a Super Stroke grip a try, but I'm a bit concerned about the actual installation.  I have re-gripped clubs before, so the basics of the installation aren't my concern, however those have been round grips where 'eyeballing' the face alignment was sufficient for my needs.  The putter grip, however, concerns me since I want the flat to be properly perpendicular to the face.  Any pro tips before I get started beyond using a level and taking my time?

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If using 2 sided tape and installing permanent, use plenty of solvent inside the grip and on the tape. I, personally use lighter fluid. You can also install the grip with air and 1 sided or no taped. That's how I install most of my grips for easy manipulating & on and off. There is a method to align the grip using a door in your house but I'm not sure I can explain it.
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You can buy a jig, but if you use a level and take your time, you can get it right.

Or do what I do, and for that one club, let a pro do it.  Worth the $3 to me.......

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Eyeball. Great choice on the SuperStroke, I have it and I love it. I would love an oversized putter grip that didn't have a flat side, but I haven't been able to find one...
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Originally Posted by LBlack14

If using 2 sided tape and installing permanent, use plenty of solvent inside the grip and on the tape. I, personally use lighter fluid. You can also install the grip with air and 1 sided or no taped. That's how I install most of my grips for easy manipulating & on and off. There is a method to align the grip using a door in your house but I'm not sure I can explain it.

This. If you don't use enough solvent, you won't be able to get the grip on all the way and/or it will be really difficult to rotate it once it's put on. Eyeballing it should get it close enough. With the SuperStroke, it seems less imperative to have the grip perfectly perpendicular.

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Doing it yourself, or trusting a pro ... there's always a chance it could be ever so slightly off.  I would think this is a big reason why round putter grips are becoming more and more popular.  I have not tried one yet - I have a gazillion year old ping pal with a matching gazillion year old ping grip - but when I do get around to getting fitted for a new putter, I have a hunch I'll end up with a round grip.

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad

Doing it yourself, or trusting a pro ... there's always a chance it could be ever so slightly off.  I would think this is a big reason why round putter grips are becoming more and more popular.  I have not tried one yet - I have a gazillion year old ping pal with a matching gazillion year old ping grip - but when I do get around to getting fitted for a new putter, I have a hunch I'll end up with a round grip.

The reason I let the pro do it is because he has the jig that I'm too cheap to buy.

Gotta say, I've never actually seen anyone with a round putter grip.  Of course, it could be that I just haven't noticed too.....

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Originally Posted by David in FL

Gotta say, I've never actually seen anyone with a round putter grip.  Of course, it could be that I just haven't noticed too.....

I used to play with a guy that had an older Ping  putter with the round lower grip that came on the Ping long putters. I think that's the only round grip I've seen someone play with.

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Just use plenty of solvent and eyeball it. You'll have plenty of working time to get it right. Easy breezy.

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Originally Posted by David in FL

Gotta say, I've never actually seen anyone with a round putter grip.  Of course, it could be that I just haven't noticed too.....

Hmmmm, for some reason I thought a lot of the big Super Stroke options were round.  In looking at their website right now, it looks like I was wrong. ;)  (It appears that out of 14 choices, only 2 are round and they don't look like the ones I usually see)

I guess, then, it is only the Edel folk (at least Erik and Tristan) that I know of that have round putter grips then.

My mistake!

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Doing it yourself, or trusting a pro ... there's always a chance it could be ever so slightly off.  I would think this is a big reason why round putter grips are becoming more and more popular.  I have not tried one yet - I have a gazillion year old ping pal with a matching gazillion year old ping grip - but when I do get around to getting fitted for a new putter, I have a hunch I'll end up with a round grip.

Yeah but what about an oversized round grip?

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Thanks all for the feedback. I'm pretty sure I could get the job done okay but... [quote name="David in FL" url="/t/68644/installing-a-putter-grip-aligning-the-flat#post_871416"]..... Or do what I do, and for that one club, let a pro do it.  Worth the $3 to me....... [/quote] This is making good sense and I will be much less likely to be questioning if everything is straight than if I do it myself. I'm taking the easy way out.
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Originally Posted by PirateJim

Hi all,

I've decided to give a Super Stroke grip a try, but I'm a bit concerned about the actual installation.  I have re-gripped clubs before, so the basics of the installation aren't my concern, however those have been round grips where 'eyeballing' the face alignment was sufficient for my needs.  The putter grip, however, concerns me since I want the flat to be properly perpendicular to the face.  Any pro tips before I get started beyond using a level and taking my time?

Just install a round grip, you will get better results that way. I found i could never get a putter grip on right. So i bought a Winn Excel grip. Its uniform diameter through out the grip, i bought an oversized one and put on a few layers of build up tape. Best thing i ever did.

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Just install a round grip, you will get better results that way. I found i could never get a putter grip on right. So i bought a Winn Excel grip. Its uniform diameter through out the grip, i bought an oversized one and put on a few layers of build up tape. Best thing i ever did.

How big is their oversized round grip? I might look into that even though Winn grips are teh suck...

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not really sure, there's a few different oversized grips out there. I just found one that worked, i think it was biggest i could buy at golf galaxy. i think it was this one, http://www.golfsmith.com/product/30039758/winn-excel-soft-oversize-black-grip-+1-8

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Ok, so that's just a regular grip that you're putting on a putter. Just a heads up, those grips wear out faster than a meth addict's teeth...
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luckily a putter stroke isn't that forcefull :p, I've had the same grip on for over a year, and it hasn't started to wear down yet

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