Installing Oversize Golf Club Grips

By Steve Silverman

Standard-size grips aren't right for all golfers. Golfers with large hands or who have arthritis could benefit by using oversize grips. Both mid-sized and jumbo grips fall into this category. Installation of these grips follows the same procedure as putting on standard grips.

Hook the blade of the utility knife under the end of the grip. Slice through the length of the grip, being sure to cut away from your body. Peel the grip off.

Remove the old grip tape and any glue from the shaft.

Cut a piece of grip tape that is the same length at the grip. Place the tape so that it hangs about an inch over the top of the shaft. Peel the non-sticky layer off the tape, and then finish wrapping the tape around the shaft. Twist the end of the tape at the top and push it into the shaft.

Place a bucket or catch pan under the grip and pour or spray solvent over the grip tape. Place your finger over the small hole at the larger end of the grip and pour of spray some solvent into the grip. Pour the solvent out of the grip.

Squeeze the open end of the grip and work it in onto the end of the shaft, wiggling until you get the grip onto the shaft. Push the grip all the way down the shaft until you feel the shaft hit the butt of the grip.

About the Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

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