How to Change Golf Grips Without Vise

It’s not always easy to get the perfect golf grip. Maybe you’re struggling with slicks, or your shots just aren’t as consistent as you’d like them to be.

If you’re looking for a way to fine-tune your grip without having to go to a golf pro, read on.

This post will show you how to change golf grips without vise using some simple tools and techniques. So, get ready to take your game up a notch.

How to Change Golf Grips Without Vise: A Complete Guide

How to Change Golf Grips Without Vise
Golf grips

When you buy a new golf grip, there are many ways to change it. You can either use your hands or an adjustable wrench and vise for safety purposes –

but this may take up some time that could be better spent on the course. Here is how you can change it without using a vise:

1.    Gather Supplies

You may not have a vise for this project, but you should still prepare. The first thing that will help is using either a razor blade or a hook to remove the old grip.

In addition, make sure there are some rags around because the solvent tends to spill, and you’ll need to wipe it up.

Regripping is an essential part of shooting, so don’t forget to work in an area where you have plenty of room. You will need tape too.

There are two types: one side adheres to your grip, and the other sticks onto the simulated stainless-steel shafts; make sure that they’re both equally adorned before using them for practice or competition shots.

If possible, a good idea would be to do this operation outside because there won’t be any distractions.

How to Change Golf Grips Without Vise

2.    Extract Old Grip

When the old grip on your club starts to come off, it’s time for an upgrade.

If you notice some severe wear and tear from years of use in this position, then pull it away at first before trying any other techniques so as not to damage anything.

Removing a grip melted onto the shaft can be tricky, but it’s not too difficult with the right tools. 

A new gripping surface will likely still contain lots of adhesives and might come off slower than expected since they are made out of more robust materials that don’t give up so easily.

If this is the case, two things may help: using a hook or a razor. Cut the grip from the bottom, after which you can pull off the old grip.

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3.    Prepare Your Shaft (Top Part)

If you notice some residue or old tape on top of your club, it will affect how the new grip fits. Before installing the new grips on your club, you should thoroughly remove any such material.

While the grip may be removed with some solvent or water and soap, you mustn’t damage your shaft because of how tightly they are against each other.

If there’s any graphite between them when trying to remove excess residue from both ends, this will cause irreparable damage.

How to Change Golf Grips Without Vise
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4.    Add Tape

Once you’ve taken off the old tape, put on some new ones. Most golfers will do one layer at first up near where they plan to grip it with their hand,

but if there are thicker hands or more layers needed for playability, go ahead and add them accordingly.

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5.    Grip Solvent

First, put one finger on top of the new grip and fill some into its other side to add grip solvent. Now cover the adjacent end with something heavy until you’re done adding more solvents.

Once you have the inside of your grip wet, it is time to shake off any excess fluid. You don’t want to leave any residue behind when you’re done cleaning, so be sure and pour everything out into another container.

Once again, use your fingertips or clothes if needed. Take up as much excess gunk from inside the grip by gently wiping around edges. Keep in mind that you need to be quick because you are not using a vise.

How to Change Golf Grips Without Vise

6.    Add Your New Grip

The essential step in regripping golf clubs is applying the new grip. You’ll want one hand on top of another, so they are centered under your foot and resting against each other for extra stability as well as balance.

Be careful with the force you apply to avoid bending it too far and potentially snapping.

7.    Drain and Clean Your Grip

Now that you’ve found the perfect position for your grip, it’s time to remove any excess solvent.

Drain both ends of this area and spin around with a towel in hand, so nothing leaks out before finishing wiping off anything left behind on the clubface or anywhere else.

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8.    Let it Dry

Once you have correctly lined up, cleaned, and positioned your grip in place, it is essential to allow them time for drying.

The best golfers in the world allow 12 hours of drying before playing a round so that the grip does not twist while hitting balls with force onto golf course surfaces.

When your hands are unevenly twisted, they may feel different in some regions of the grip.  You’ll want to make sure that you have consistency and uniformity throughout to give anyone an advantage.

Frequently Asked Questions about Golf Grips

Do I Need a Vice to Change Golf Grips?

A vise is an excellent option for those who can use one, but it’s unnecessary. I would advise most people to apply grip solvent and then apply your new technique with whatever tools you have available before investing in something more expensive.

What Can I Use as Golf Grip Solvent When Changing Golf Grips?

Mineral spirits and paint thinners are a cheap alternative to grip solvent, and they dry quickly, making them perfect for the task at hand. Using this thinner, you can work over both sides of your tape to adhere better on dual-sided surfaces, which is excellent if working on your golf grips.

 If you’re looking to change your golf grips without a vise, there are a few methods you can try. The key is to use something that will provide leverage and stability as you work.

We’ve outlined one of the best ways you can change golf grips without using the vise above. We hope this post has helped you understand how you can easily and quickly change your golf grips without having to use a vise.

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