Do you want to learn the proper technique of installing a putter grip?
Follow the step-by-step instructions or watch the video below on how a putter grip installation is performed. The method works for installation of all golf grips and putter grips.
Make sure to use mineral spirits as your solvent.
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to install a new Putter Grip
- Remove the existing grip
Use a utility knife to remove the existing grip
- Clean shaft to remove existing grip tape
Scrape of the tape with a scraping tool
- Clean with Mineral Spirits
This will remove the glue and tackiness left behind by the grip tape
- Measure shaft diameter
Measure the butt end of the shaft with a measuring device. This will determin if you need to put extra wraps of tape under the grip
- Add extra layer of tape if required
If the putter shaft is .580 in diameter, additional build-up of masking tape is suggested at this point.
- Apply Double sided tape
Apply approximately 11.5 inches of double-side grip tape to the shaft, leaving approximately a 1/2” overhang at the top of the shaft. Tuck the tape hanging over into the shaft.
- Coat the interior of the new grip with Mineral Spirits
Generously apply mineral spirits over the tape and inside the grip. Hold a finger over the air hole and the base of the grip and shake well to distribute the mineral spirits.
- Pour out the excess mineral oils from the grip
Pour the excess mineral spirits from the grip over the tape on the putter shaft. Be sure to do this over a container to catch the spirits
- Push the grip over the tape onto the shaft
Taking care to align the grip with the club face using the center line as a guide. Push the grip quickly onto the shaft until it is completely secure against the shaft end.
- Make final alignment adjustments
Make any final alignment adjustments then rinse with water and wipe clean. Ideally, allow to dry for 24 hours. RINSE with water and wipe dry.
Materials needed to replace a putter grip
- Mineral spirits (use this solvent only)
- Double sided grip tape
- Utility knife
- 1” masking tape
- Vise (if available but not ncessary)