How To

Golf Club Grip Tape Removal

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In this video tutorial and blog, Kurt Steen (a golfsmith for the last 15-years) reviews and demonstrates the removal of golf club grip tape.

Tools you will need for the removal process:

Golf club grip tape removal instructions:

  1. First take the hook blade and place it just underneath the grip
  2. Pull it back firmly and slowly keeping control of the hook blade
  3. Peel the end of the grip open and back -- sliding it off the end of the shaft
  4. Now unwrap your grip tape -- peeling any existing tape off that may have split from the blade cutting it
  5. Take a small amount of solvent and pour it onto the rag
  6. Finish by wiping the shaft with the rag several times until it is clean

And that completes the golf club grip tape removal process.

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Golf Club Regripping Tape Installation: Driver and Putter

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In this video tutorial and blog, Kurt Steen (a golfsmith for the last 15 years) reviews and demonstrates the installation of golf club regripping tape for a driver and putter using ¾ inch golf grip tape by Golf Tape Direct.

Tools you will need for the installation process:

  • Tension rack or vise
  • 
Grip
  • Solvent
  • 
Screwdriver (or item that will fit through the back of your grip)
  • Marker

Installation instructions using ¾” golf grip tape:

  1. Place your grip next to the shaft of your club

  2. Make sure the alignment on the grip is square with the face of the driver or putter and approximately ⅜ of an inch from the end of the shaft
  3. Take your marker and make a line on the shaft at the end of the grip so you know how far it needs to go on -- this will prevent stretching or not pushing the grip on far enough
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Now tear your tape about eight inches longer than the length of the mark to the back of the shaft
  5. Place the tape at the start of your mark and rub it straight along the shaft folding it underneath when you get to the end of the shaft

  6. Press down the sides of the tape and make sure they are smooth

  7. Remove your tape backing
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Then take your solvent and pour about a tablespoon into the grip
  9. Make sure you coat the inside of the grip well
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Empty the grip by slowly running the grip along the tape covering the shaft making sure the tape becomes fully coated with solvent
  11. Put the base of your grip onto the shaft and push it up and over
  12. Align the flat part of the grip square with the top of the shaft and push it on straight up to the mark -- making sure you do not twist the grip

To complete the regripping process:

  1. Take your small screwdriver and punch it through the hole at the end of the grip making sure that air flows into the shaft to allow any remaining solvent to dry and keeping it from damaging the shaft integrity
  2. Take your club out of the vise and stand it upright so that any solvent that may be in the shaft will run down to the base

And that completes the golf club regripping tape installation using ¾ inch golf grip tape.

Other regripping video demonstrations here.

Golf Grip Tape Installation

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In this video tutorial and blog, Kurt Steen (a golfsmith for the last 15-years) reviews and demonstrates the golf grip tape installation process using the 2” grip tape roll by Golf Tape Direct.

Tools you will need for the installation process:

  • Tension rack or a vice
  • Screwdriver (or item that will fit through the back of your grip)
  • Grip
  • Solvent
  • Marker

Installation instructions using the 2” golf grip tape roll:

  1. First secure your club by placing it into the vice or tension rack with the head of the club upright so the new grip will be straight when you put it on
  2. Place a sheet of golf tape on the club with approximately ⅜ of an inch hanging off the end of the shaft
  3. Run your fingers up and down the shaft to make sure the tape goes on smooth
  4. Tear the backing off of the tape
  5. Twist the end of the remaining grip tape and push it into the end of the club shaft
  6. Take your grip and align it approximately ⅜ of an inch off the end of the shaft
  7. Take your marker and mark the club where the end of the grip is so you will know how far the grip needs to go on
  8. Then take your solvent and pour about a tablespoon into the grip
  9. Make sure you coat the inside of the grip well
  10. Then pour the remaining solvent onto the tape covering the shaft -- make sure you coat the tape all the way to the mark you made earlier
  11. Align the grip and push it up and over the shaft
  12. Push the grip fully onto the club shaft -- up to or past the line you marked in order to ensure your grip is attached to the end of your club

To complete the golf grip installation process:

  1. Slowly remove the club from the vice
  2. Take your screwdriver and punch a hole into the end of the grip making sure that it has an open space to allow air to circulate down the shaft -- this prevents condensation and allows the solvent that has run down the grip to dry
  3. When complete -- set your club upright with the head facing up to allow any remaining solvent to run back out of the shaft

And that completes the golf grip tape installation process using the 2” grip tape roll.

Other grip tape installation videos here.

Regripping Golf Clubs

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In this video tutorial and blog, Kurt Steen (a golfsmith for the last 15-years) reviews and demonstrates the regripping golf clubs process using 2” pre-cut tape strips by Golf Tape Direct.

Tools you will need for the regripping process:

  • Small screwdriver (or an item that will fit through the back of your grip)
  • Marker
  • 
Solvent

Regripping instructions using the 2” pre-cut tape strips:

  1. First remove the backing from the golf tape
Place the tape on the club shaft with approximately ⅜ of an inch of tape hanging off the end of the shaft
Press down on the tape firmly so it seams onto the club shaft
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As you roll the tape around the end of the club shaft, you want to slide up and down the shaft to make sure the golf tape stays smooth
  3. 
Peel open the pre-cut pieces of your backing and remove them
  4. Twist the end of tape and then push the excess into the end of the club shaft
  5. Now take your grip and line it up to the club shaft with approximately ⅛ of an inch off the end of the club shaft
  6. Take your marker and mark the end of the golf grip so you know where it needs to go - this will eliminate stretching or not getting your grip on far enough
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Then take your solvent and pour about a tablespoon into the grip
  8. Make sure you coat the inside of the grip really well
  9. Slowly run it along the tape on the club shaft making sure it gets properly coated
  10. Take your alignment and set it to the center of the club shaft
  11. Push the grip up and over the club shaft
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Finish by pushing the grip fully onto the club shaft -- up to the measurement you made earlier with your marker

To complete the regripping process:

  1. Take your screwdriver and punch through the end of the grip making sure it has that open space that will allow air to flow down the shaft and keep it from getting condensation and allow the solvent that may have to run down the grip to dry
  2. Wipe off any excess solvent
  3. When complete - set your club head facing up so any solvent that may have dripped into the shaft can run back out

And that completes the regripping golf club process using 2” pre-cut tape strips.

Other regripping video demonstrations here.

Etiquette On The Golf Course

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Manners, etiquette. Make sure you are using these simple instructions on the golf course. You need to be courteous and aware of the other players around you. Don't Fall Behind -The easiest way to endear yourself to playing partner has nothing to do with how well you play, but rather how fast. This doesn't mean rush through your shots or anything. Just be prepared when it's your turn to hit. Warm up before it's your turn so you are ready to go.

Don't Hurt Anyone -Please Yell "Fore"-Chances are that when you are starting out, you will need to yell this quite often. Fore is just telling people to watch out. This means that your ball has not gone where you planned on it to go and don't want to hurt anyone. This is common courtesy.

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Know Where To Stand- You don't want to be in anyone way while they are hitting and vice versus. A good rule of thumb is to stand to the side and slightly behing the ball several yards away. On The green, try to stay out of the line of sight of the person putting.

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Take Care of The Course  - It takes a lot of work to make the courses look the way that they do. If you make a big divot, replace the chunk of grass, or carry some grass seed to put in the hole you made.

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Hopefully these tips will help you out now that you are on the golf course! Remember to always be courteous. If you are playing really slow, you can let people play ahead of you. Enjoy your game!

Beginners Guide To Golfing Part 2

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Now that you know what you need to begin playing golf, now you need to learn how to play. #1 Learn the short shot.  Most of your strokes will come within 50 yards of the green. You will spend most of your time hitting with wedges and putters, but you can practice your swing in your back yard or even in your house. Start with hitting some balls into a buckets.

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#2 Take lessons. I know you might not want to, but trust me, you will want to take lessons. Don't stop taking them either. This is something you might want to continue even when you think you are at the top of your game. It's always nice to have someone there to tell you what you are doing wrong.

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#3 Don't over think. Golfing is supposed to be a way of relaxing and calming yourself down. When starting out, you can't help but think about everything you are doing and what other people around you are doing. Calm down, take a breath, and relax. Just have fun.

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Beginners Guide To Golfing Part 1

So you have decided you want to get into golfing. Part 1 is listing everything you will need to get started. #1-Clubs. When you are first learning how to play, you aren't going to need very many, just the basics. You will need a driver, putter, sand wedge, 6 iron, 8 iron, pitching wedge and a fairway wood.

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#2 Balls. Start off with buying balls that are around $20 a dozen. Buy a couple brands to see which you like best. As you start loosing less and less balls, you can move up to the more expensive balls.

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#3 Tees. There are 3 types of tees, Here is a short explanation on what each tee is most commonly used for. The championship tees (back tees) are for low-handicap men. The middle tees are for middle to high handicap men, low-handicap or long-hitting women, and low-handicap or long-hitting senior men. The forward tees are for middle or high handicap women and seniors, and beginners of all stripes.

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I hope this helps your get your gear ready for your new golfing adventure! Keep your eyes peeled for other blogs on Beginners Guide To Golfing.

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Why Is Your Golf Grip Tape Important?

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Do you know the facts about what makes a great golf grip tape? Here are the need to knows on a great tape. Quality. Your tape thickness needs to be at 6 mil., if not the tape will not build up correctly to your next grip size. Example: 1 1/16 will be too large not mid-size. Thinner tape will not build up correct either, you would have to use a lot more tape to make it build up correctly.

Liner. You want a tape that will tear easily to make your installation quick and easy.

Here are some examples of why you want a 6 mil tape.

  • If you are using a dual core grip: tape that is took thin the dual core will tear through the tape and roll the tape up the shaft, or leave a bump inside your grip, which is illegal. 2 inch tape is ideal because it coats the whole shaft with tape and your grip will slide on easily with no issues or damage to your grip.
  • If you are using velvet or rubber grips, almost any tape will work, but where they seam to the shaft so tight, our 3/4" Golf Tape is better because it will leave slightly open spaces on the shaft so your grip will slide on smoother.

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