You'll need some basic supplies. This includes golf grip tape, a razor blade, scissors, a ruler or a measuring tape, and some contact cement. Once you have the supplies, it's time to get started.
First, cut a piece of golf grip tape that's long enough to cover the entire grip of your club. Next, using the ruler or measuring tape, measure the width of the grip and cut the golf grip tape to that size.
Use the razor blade to shave off any excess grip tape. Ensure you only shave off the golf grip tape, not the underlying rubber or plastic. Now it's time to attach the grip tape to the club. Do this by applying a thin contact cement layer to the club and the golf grip tape.
Let's discuss regripping your golf clubs without a vise in detail using just a few simple tools.
Step By Step Process Of Regripping Without Vise
What Will You Need?
Before you start, you'll need a few supplies. Here's what you'll need:
- Regrip kit
- Needle-nose pliers
- Wire brush
- Rubbing alcohol
- Paper towel
Remove the old grip by using a screwdriver to pry it off. Then use the needle-nose pliers to remove the pins that hold the grip. Be careful not to damage the shaft of the club in the process.
Use the wire brush to clean off any residue left from the old grip. Then use a cloth to rub alcohol on the club's shaft. Finally, use a paper towel to dry it off.
Remove the Old Grip
Removing the old grip can be tricky since the adhesive on the grip is usually pretty strong. Try using a grip remover to get the job done. If that doesn't work, you can try using a utility knife to slice through the adhesive. Just be careful not to cut into the club itself.
Clean the Shaft
Cleaning the shaft is important because if you don't clean the shaft properly, the new grip won't stick as well. Use a damp cloth to wipe down the shaft, making sure to get rid of all the dirt and dust. You may need to use a mild detergent if the shaft is dirty. But be careful not to get soap on the rubber or plastic parts of the grip.
Add The Tape
The tape will help keep the grip in place while screwing it on. Starting at the bottom, wrap the tape around the grip and overlap it by about half an inch. Be sure to press down the tape as you wrap it, so it sticks to the grip. Do this all the way around, ensuring you have an even amount of tape on each side.
Use Grip Solvents
This is the stuff that will help the grip adhere to the club. You can buy grip solvent at most golf stores or online, which comes in a spray bottle or a squeeze bottle. Make sure you shake the bottle well before spraying and be careful not to get any of it on your hands or clothes.
It's a flammable substance, so keep it away from sparks or flames. Hold the club in one hand and spray the solvent around the grip. Please don't be too stingy with it. You want the grip to be completely covered.
Add The New Grip
Adding the new grip is the procedure's most important and tricky step. This is where it gets a little tricky, so pay close attention. Take the club and lay it across your knees. Then, take the grip and place it in the middle of the club. Make sure that the V-shape of the grip is facing downwards.
Now, use your left hand to hold the top of the club and your right hand to twist the grip. It would be best to keep the grip as straight as possible while twisting it; otherwise, you'll have a crooked grip.
Drain Excess and Clean the Grip
Use a brush to remove all the old adhesive and grip material on the grip. Make sure the grip is completely dry before moving on to the next step. Once it's clean, use a sharp knife to cut off any excess material from the bottom of the grip. Be careful not to cut into the shaft of the club.
Slide the new grip onto the shaft, ensuring it's in the correct position. Wind electrical tape around the shaft ensures it's tight and covers the entire grip.
Allow Time to Dry Step
Now that you've wrapped the grip, it's time to let it dry. You can do this by sticking it in the oven at a low temperature or just waiting for it to dry naturally.
The waiting part is hard, but you must allow enough time for the adhesive to set. We would recommend at least 24 hours, but 48 hours is ideal. So just put the clubs somewhere out of the way and let them do their thing.
Tips for Regrip Golf Clubs Without Vises
If you're looking to regrip your golf clubs without a vise, there are a few things you'll need to keep in mind.
- A good quality utility knife will be necessary to cut through the old grip tape.
- You'll also need some sandpaper or a file to rough up the surface of the shaft so that the new grip tape will adhere properly.
- You'll need to remove the old grip tape from the shaft. Start by cutting through the tape at one end of the club. Then slowly peel it away, careful not to damage the shaft beneath.
- Cut a piece long enough to wrap around the shaft and extend by about an inch beyond both ends.
- Apply pressure as you wrap it around so that it adheres well. Once it's in place, use your utility knife to trim off any excess.
- Start peeling back about half an inch of the backing paper on one end of the grip.
- Then align that end with the club shaft's top and wrap it around.
- Continue until you reach the other end, peel back another half inch of backing paper and press down firmly.
You can save yourself a trip to the golf shop and some serious cash by learning to regrip golf clubs without a vise. It's not as hard as it sounds; follow these simple steps, and you'll be on your way to better scores in no time.
We hope this article will help you in your next DIY project of regripping golf clubs without a vise.