golf grip techniques

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
  10. 
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.

Pros And Cons Of Your Golf Grip Style

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What is the most important fundamental in golf? Your grasp.  how you hold the club affect almost everything that happens when you swing.  This makes it more important than your posture or stance. There are countless ways to do it right, and countless ways to do it wrong. The way you grip will vary from person to person, and some ways will work for some and not for others. Here is a list of some pro's and con's for each popular golf grip style.

 

Overlapping Grip (Vardon)

Overlap golf grip method

This is the choice of most pro golfers. The right pinky finger is placed on top of the small gap between the left index and middle finger.

Pro's-If you have large or strong hands they tend to overlap. This grip provides the necessary unity between your hands without limiting movement, freeing the golfer to fully release the club with thorough impact. Some golfers feel this is more comfortable than interlocking grip.

Con's-People with small or weak hands may find it harder to control the club.

 

Interlocking Grip

interlocking golf grip

This grip is done by placing the right pinky finger between the index and middle fingers on the left hand, locking the hands together.

Pro's-Recommended for players with small hands, this method makes your hands unify and cuts down excessive wrist movements. Interlocking gives you a firm hold on the handle without having to use a firm grip, reducing swing tension.

Con's-Some people find it uncomfortable to hold this grip.

 

Neutral Grip

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Usually considered an ideal grip position because it aligns the hands directly with the club face. Your grip is neutral if you can see two knuckles on your left hand when addressing the ball.

Pro's-If your other fundamentals are down (posture, stance, alignment) a neutral grip will require no manipulations to keep the club square to the target line throughout your swing. A neutral grip won't cause slices or hooks and makes it easier to work the ball in either direction.

Con's-Theoretically, this grip has no downside, but some golfers find it uncomfortable.

 

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