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A Step-By-Step Guide: How to Install Putter Grip for Optimal Performance

Installing a putter grip is a must for better golfing. It boosts your grip on the club, plus adds style and comfort. Here’s how to install it like a pro.


  1. Gather tools: double-sided tape, grip solvent, and a rubber vise clamp.
  2. Old grip? Remove it with a knife or hook blade, carefully.
  3. Clean the shaft with gripping solvent for good adhesion of the new grip.
  4. Apply double-sided tape along the shaft, evenly.
  5. Peel off the backing carefully, avoiding the adhesive side.
  6. Time to install! Slide one end of the grip onto the shaft until it’s in the right spot.
  7. Roll on the rest, applying gentle pressure.
  8. Give it time to set and secure properly.
  9. Use a rubber vise clamp overnight for an extra firm bond.

Let me tell you a story. Peter, a golfer having trouble with accuracy, installed a new grip. He felt more connected and confident than ever. His precision and consistency on the greens rose, leading to tournament wins. All from one simple act: putting in a new grip.

Gather the necessary tools and materials

Gather the materials needed to install a putter grip. Get your preferred style, thickness and material. You’ll need a utility knife or razor blade to remove the old grip. Then, use a solvent or grip tape remover to clean the shaft. For the new grip, use an adhesive solution or double-sided grip tape. It’s a good idea to have a gripping station or vise to hold the putter in place. Have a cloth or towel ready to wipe away any excess adhesive. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for removing and installing. High-quality tools and materials will give a professional finish. According to Golf Digest’s equipment editor, changing the grip can improve your putting. So, get rid of the old one and install the new one!

Remove the old putter grip

Removing an old putter grip is key for installing a new one! Let’s get to it!

  1. Lay the putter on a flat surface.
  2. Carefully cut the grip with a utility knife or blade. Don’t damage the shaft.
  3. Gently peel the grip off from the top down.
  4. Remove any adhesive with a solvent or grip tape remover.
  5. Wipe the shaft with a clean cloth to make sure it’s free from debris.

Extra tips:

  • Be careful with sharp objects to avoid injury.
  • Take your time and prioritize safety.
  • Grips on golf clubs have been used for centuries.
  • Clean the putter shaft to avoid surprises!

Clean the putter shaft

For optimal grip installation, it’s essential to clean the putter shaft beforehand. Neglecting this step can result in poor performance. Here’s how to get your putter spick and span:

  1. Wipe the shaft with a clean cloth. This gets rid of dirt or debris that could interfere with the grip’s adhesive.
  2. Then, scrub the entire surface of the shaft with warm soapy water and a cloth. Pay extra attention to any areas that may have extra grime.
  3. Rinse off the soap with warm water. All traces of soap must be gone as they affect the grip’s adhesive.
  4. Finally, dry the shaft with a soft towel or let it air dry. Moisture can prevent proper adhesion between the shaft and grip.

To keep your putter spick and span:

  • Check for wear or damage regularly.
  • Wipe your putter with a damp cloth after each round of golf.
  • Store your putter in a cool, dry place.

Now you’re ready to install your new putter grip like a true pro!

Prepare the new putter grip

Grip up your golf game with a new putter grip! Here’s how:

  1. Peel off old grip using solvent and rag, careful not to damage shaft.
  2. Clean shaft with cloth or towel to remove any residue.
  3. Wrap double-sided grip tape around the shaft evenly and securely.
  4. Apply grip solvent or mineral spirits to exposed side of grip tape.
  5. Pro tip: Warm up grip by immersing in warm water for a few minutes. Makes it pliable and easier to slide on.

Now you can be a master of the Masters with a secure grip!

Install the new putter grip

Installing a new putter grip is a must for golfers looking to boost their game. With the right approach and tools, this can be done quickly and effectively. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Prepare your workspace – Find a clean, well-lit area where you can work on your putter. Lay down a towel or mat to prevent the clubhead and shaft from getting scratched or damaged.
  2. Remove the old grip – Cut off the old grip using a utility knife or grip removal tool. Be sure to cut along the length of the grip to avoid harming the shaft. Clean any residue left on the shaft with rubbing alcohol or grip solvent.
  3. Apply grip tape – Wrap the double-sided grip tape around the top half of the putter shaft, leaving 1 inch extra at both ends. Make sure to press down firmly.
  4. Install the new grip – Put some grip solvent on the inside of the new putter grip and slide it onto the taped section of the shaft. Align any alignment marks on the grip with your desired position. Push down with firm pressure until fully seated.

Installing a new putter grip may seem daunting, but if you follow these steps you can get professional results. To maximize your game improvement, don’t miss out on this opportunity to install a new putter grip that offers better control, comfort, and performance. Start enjoying improved putting now!

Secure the grip

Securely install a putter grip by following these easy steps:

  1. Clean the shaft. Make sure it is free from any dirt or residue. Use a damp cloth to wipe it.

  2. Apply grip solvent. Put it on the inside of the new grip and onto the shaft. This lets you slide and position it easily.

  3. Align and position. Match the grip flat side with the putter face. Slide it onto the shaft. Make sure it fits without gaps or twists.

  4. Secure with tape. Wrap double-sided grip tape around the shaft. Start from the grip end and extend towards the clubhead. Press firmly, so it bonds with the tape, solvent, and shaft.

Remember, when you grip your putter, hold it firmly, without squeezing too tight. This helps you control it while putting.

Pro Tip: Before installing a new grip, practice with different styles and sizes. Find one that fits your comfort and playing style. Give your putter grip a professional finish that will make your opponents question their own grip choices.

Finishing touches

  1. Align the grip for consistent, balanced strokes.
  2. Securely fasten the double-sided grip tape to avoid any slippage.
  3. Activate the adhesive with a solvent for an easy and firm fit.
  4. Gently slide the grip over the shaft.
  5. Wait for the adhesive to dry, for a strong bond.
  6. For extra finesse, use a vice clamp for stability during installation.
  7. Re-grip regularly to maintain optimal performance.
  8. Experiment with different grips for comfort and traction.

With these tips, you can install your putter grip with confidence and improve your performance on the greens. Get a grip on your putter and life!


Installing a putter grip is done. Your golf club now has the perfect handle. Time to go to the green and try the new control and confidence. Before that, let’s go over some points.

We looked at the steps for installing the grip. From taking off the old one to cleaning the shaft and putting on adhesive. We discussed how having a firm grip is important for great performance.

Also, we talked about the grip size. Too small can mean more tension and less accuracy. Too large can mean less control of the clubface.

The material of the grip was also important. Different materials offer different traction and feel. You can pick what works best for you.

And lastly, check and replace the grip regularly. It wears down with use and weather. To stay consistent and avoid surprises, maintain your equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I remove my old putter grip?
A: To remove the old putter grip, start by using a utility knife to carefully cut through the grip lengthwise. Then, gently peel the grip off the putter shaft. Make sure to clean any residual adhesive before installing the new grip.

Q: What tools do I need to install a putter grip?
A: For installing a putter grip, you will need a vice or clamp to secure the putter, grip solvent, double-sided grip tape, a hook blade knife, a clean cloth, and a rubber shaft clamp. These tools will help you remove and install the putter grip properly.

Q: How do I choose the right putter grip size?
A: The right putter grip size depends on personal preference and hand size. Generally, measuring the width of your hand at the crease line of your wrist can give a good estimate. If your hand measures less than 7 inches, a standard grip is suitable. If it measures between 7 and 8.25 inches, a midsize grip is recommended. For hand size above 8.25 inches, an oversized grip may provide the best feel.

Q: What is the proper way to install a putter grip?
A: Firstly, remove the old grip if necessary. Apply the grip solvent inside the new putter grip and onto the putter shaft. Slide the grip onto the shaft while aligning any markings, then press it down until it is fully seated. Use a rubber shaft clamp to secure the grip overnight, allowing the adhesive to set. Finally, remove the clamp, clean any excess solvent, and you’re ready to go!

Q: How long should I wait before using my putter after installing a new grip?
A: It is recommended to wait at least 24 hours before using your putter after installing a new grip. This waiting period ensures that the adhesive has fully set and the grip is securely attached to the shaft, providing the best performance.

Q: Can I install a putter grip without using a grip solvent?
A: While it is possible to install a putter grip without using a grip solvent, it is not recommended. Grip solvent provides lubrication, allowing the grip to easily slide onto the shaft. It also helps activate the adhesive and ensures a secure bond between the grip and the shaft. Using grip solvent will result in a more professional and durable installation.

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