Time grinds even mountains to dust, so how long could a grip possibly last? One of the most frequent reasons as to why customers approach us at ClubWorks, is to get their grips replaced. As a custom fitting centre, we often have come across customers who prefer to change their grips every year as well as customers who haven’t changed their grips in years. Our expertise is to help you perform your best. When you have well-fit clubs, you can work on your technique without any worry.
Since grips are effectively the only part of a golf club you need to be in constant contact with, it is imperative that these grips should be looked after well in order to ensure the most optimal and consistent performance on the course.
There are a lot of reasons your grips have worn out over time, sweat from your hands, dirt, UV rays, and playing conditions all directly affect the longevity of your grip.
Addressing the issue of the hour, so when do you know you need to get your grips changed? If your grip exhibits any of the following signs, it is probably a good time for you to come visit us at ClubWorks to get your clubs regripped!
- Slick and glossy feel
- Discoloration/Fading cosmetics
- Crumbling cord or Rubber
- Shiny patches
- Wear spots
- Complete lack of tack
Another important aspect when it comes to grip durability is climate. Different conditions require you to be regripping your clubs at different intervals.
- Frequency of use: Require clubs to be regripped after 18 months, assuming you play golf two or three times a week. As year-round golf is not a possibility, the likelihood of your grips being overused is very low, hence the longer life.
- Warm and Humid Climate: Require clubs to be regripped after a span of nine months. The hot weather does take a toll on the clubs and will either wear out the leather or stretch the rubber. You can feel your grips getting stiffer as they keep getting worn-out.
- Hot and Humid Climate: Require you to change your grips every six months as sweat, heat, humidity, grime, dirt and sand will all tend to tear apart your grips and cause them to lose elasticity.
- Club-face control: If you are struggling with hooks, pushes or shanks, it's a sign that you have poor control over the golf club. A grip more suitable to your playing conditions can help you play your best.
Getting your clubs regripped can make a massive difference in your performance and consistency to help boost your confidence for every shot you take at the course. Avoid making the mistake of endlessly practicing, trying to improve your game while ignoring your golf equipment altogether. It is a cost-effective method to help ensure the highest chances of success every time you tee-off. Click here to upgrade your set!