How Do I Get Putter Grip Off?

By Bryan Rose
Having the right grips can give you a better feel for the game while on the putting surface.
Having the right grips can give you a better feel for the game while on the putting surface.

The right grips on a golf club can give a golfer a better feel for the shot, help prevent clubs from slipping and provide more stability to the swing. But over time, golf club grips can become worn and need to be replaced. Rather than paying someone to remove the grips, it is easy for golfers to take off old worn grips themselves.

Wrap part of the club shaft in the cloth and place it tightly in the vice. The cloth will keep the vice from scratching the club while removing the grip. Make sure the club is secure in the vice.

Take the grip removal tool and slide under the grip through the bottom seam and run it around the club, releasing the grip from the grip tape and glue on the inside.

Slide off the grip. If no grip removal tool was used or if the grip still won't slide off, take the utility knife and cut along the length of the grip, being careful not to cut into the shaft.

Peel the grip away from the shaft, starting from the bottom and working up the shaft until the entire grip has been removed.

Pour some of the glue solvent on a rag and wipe down the end of the shaft to remove any access glue or tape that was left on the shaft. Make sure to remove all the adhesive, as it will be necessary to create a good seal with the new grip.

About the Author

Bryan Rose is an experienced journalist and web writer, spending nearly 12 years in the publishing industry. Rose works for a variety of Demand Studios websites, writing mostly for ehow.com and Golflink.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History degree from the University of Wisconsin.

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