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Regripping Your Putter: Step-by-Step Instructions

Regripping Your Putter: Step-by-Step Instructions

The grip of your putter is as important and important as any other clubs in your bag.

Your stability at impact and how the ball rolls off the head will be affected if your grip is worn or slippery. Regripping a putter can be done easily.

We will show you how to regrip your putter.


What You’ll Need to Regrip Your Putter

To regrip your putter, it’s best to have a small setup in a garage where you have a workbench and a vice. However, if you don’t have this, you can improvise, but it’s quite a bit more difficult. These are the materials and costs you can expect.

  • Vice or workbench to hold your putter in position while you work
  • Hook the blade to remove the old grip
  • Rubber shaft protector for vice
  • Grip tape
  • Solvent
  • The new grip for golf
  • Towel

A regripping kit is the best option for purchasing the equipment you will need to regrip your putter. These kits are extremely affordable and contain everything you will need. Additionally, you can reuse the kit as you regrip more clubs.

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A regripping a putter will cost you between $8-$12 per grip. However, extra supplies can cost you around $20 the first time you need them. Once you have the supplies you can do dozens grip changes without spending anything.


Step-by step instructions on how to regrip your putter

It should take only a few minutes to put a new grip on your putter by following a step-by–step process. It will likely cost you half of what it would cost to do this yourself. It is important to remember that we are concerned about how the new grip is applied and your safety.

(If you’re looking for a video tutorial of how to regrip your putter, you can find one at the end of the step-by-step instructions below)

Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace

This can make it messy if you use gripsolve during the process. I like to work on a floor in a garage where I’m not worried about what will happen to it. You can also put down scrap paper or other materials, but be aware that it may get messy.

Don’t wear your favorite golf shirt; wear an old t-shirt in case you get grip solvent on you.

Step 2: Select a grip

There are many grip options available for golfers. You may want to keep your current grip or change it up. The grip you choose can have an impact on how you putt.

A flat panel on the top is preferred by most golfers. This allows for flexibility in how your hands are positioned. The traditional putting grip is different from the standard golf grip.

Step 3: Remove the Old Grip

The most dangerous part is taking the old grip off your club. The best tool to use is a box cutter or hook blade. You must ensure that the vice is secure and that there is no movement of the club.

As you pull the hook up, ensure that you are not touching the blade. There is no way to save this grip, so if it is coming off in pieces, that is fine, but it’s best to pull the blade fully up and then peel the grip off.

Step 4: Clean Up the Shaft

The grip’s inside, along with the tape from the previous grip will likely cause a mess on your golf shaft. You can sometimes scrape the tape off with a utility knife but you must be careful not to damage your shaft. You can also use a heat gun or mineral spirits to remove any tape remnants.

Step 5: Tape

Once your grip is clean, you can add the layers you need under your grip. You must use double-sided tape. I prefer to place the tape in a spiraling direction, moving up and down the shaft.

Be careful as to where you start the tape, as you don’t want excess overhang of the tape down below the base of the grip. The grip will get thicker the more layers of tape you use. However, you won’t want to add so many layers that it’s hard to get a grip on the club.

You will need between one to three layers for a good grip. Once you feel that you have enough tape, peel off the backing to expose it.

Step 6: Prepare the Grip

Next, take the new grip and place it on the club. The grip has a hole at the butt of the grip, which you will need your finger to close.

Once your finger is in place, apply the grip solvent to the grip. Next, place your other hand on the opposite side. To ensure that the solvent covers the inside of your grip, move the grip in an upward spiral motion.

Once you’re done, take any solvent left in the grip and pour the solvent onto the tape that was prepared on the shaft. You can keep a portion of the mess contained in a small container or bucket that you place under the shaft.

Step 7: Slide the grip on

Now that you have your grip prepared and the shaft prepared, it is time to slide it on. As I slide on the grip, I like to hold onto the butt end of my club with a towel. This allows excess solvent not to get all over me but into the towel.

I make sure to position my hand behind the grip as I slide it on. It’s possible to adjust the grip a bit when you first put it on, but it’s not easy to do.

The key to consistency on the greens with a square putter grip is to ensure that the grip is properly placed. The bottom line is that the grip should allow for the face of your putter to be level with the target at setup.

Step 8: Clean up and wait

Once you have the new grip on, it’s time to wipe down the grip to take off any excess solvent. It is important to wait before you use the grip. If you use it too soon, it can turn a bit, and that’s a problem.

Most of the time, for a set of iron or driver regrips, we say to wait at least 12 hours, but for a putter grip, since you won’t swing a putter with the same force, an hour or so after regripping, you should be ready to use the putter on the course.


How often should you regrip your putter

Golfers who are avid golfers should have their putter regrouted at least once a calendar year. Because they are not held as tightly when you swing, putter grips don’t wear down as quickly as other clubs in your bag.

However, when your putter grip is slippery and doesn’t allow you that traction and tackiness that you need in your game, it can result in some missed putts.

When you want to change your grip style, you should also regrip a putter. Many people prefer an oversized grip for golf to make their hands and wrists more active during the putting stroke.


Alternative Options if You Don’t Want to Regrip Your Own Putter

If you don’t want to regrip your own putter, you can bring it to a local golf shop or club fitting center, and they will do it for you. It’s important to remember that this will likely cost a bit more, but it can save you the project of having to deal with regripping the putter yourself.

A putter regrip such as this will typically cost between $10-40 depending on which grip you choose. Sometimes larger putter grips can be quite expensive.