How Much Does It Cost To Regrip Golf Clubs? (Examples Provided)

Regripping golf clubs is a best practice every golfer should adhere to regardless if you’re a beginner or a touring professional. Fresh grips can truly make a difference in you’re game and keep you playing at your very best. However, like most other things in the game of golf, there is a cost associated with having you’re grips replaced.

On average, it will cost between $115- $235 to have a full set of 13 golf clubs regripped at a big box store such as Golf Galaxy or Dick’s Sporting Goods depending on which golf grips you decide to purchase. If you decide to go the DIY route, you can save yourself some money and expect to pay between $95- $215.

Obviously, that’s a pretty broad price range I provided so keep reading and I’ll go into detail on some real life examples including the total price I paid the last time I had my clubs regripped.

Cost To Regrip Golf Clubs

OK, let’s dive into the details. To start, most big box chains such as Golf Galaxy or Dick’s Sporting Goods charge a $2.99 regripping fee per club. So if you want to have new grips added to your entire set of clubs (excluding putter), the labor cost alone would be approximately $39. As you probably noticed, the bulk of the cost is associated with the purchasing of new grips.

New grips can range anywhere from $6 – $15 depending on the size and brand. The most common brands of golf grip you will come across are Golf Pride, Winn, and Lampkin. The most common grip sizes are Standard, Midsize, and Jumbo. Below, I’ll provide three examples of regripping a full set of clubs at one of the big box stores.

Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G Standard Grip – $6.99 per grip

Cost of 13 grips – $90.87
Regripping fee for 13 clubs – $38.87
Total – $129.74 + sales tax

Win Dri-Tec Grip Midsize Grip – $9.49 per grip

Cost of 13 grips – $123.37
Regripping fee for 13 clubs – $38.87
Total – $162.24 + sales tax

Golf Pride New Decade Multicompound Standard Grip – $12.49 per grip

Cost of 13 grips – $162.37
Regripping fee for 13 clubs – $38.87
Total – $201.24+ sales tax

The above examples are the prices if you choose to have your full set regripped at once. There may be times when you just need new grips placed on one or two clubs. In that case, just divide the totals I provided my 13 and you will get the cost per club.

The last example I provided, the Golf Pride New Decade Multicompound grips, are the ones I’m using currently. I had my set regripped at Golf Galaxy earlier this year and the total cost came out to just over $200.

Why Do I Need To Regrip My Golf Clubs?

The primary reason to have your golf clubs regripped is to ensure a more secure handle on the club while swinging it. Worn out grips tend to become slippery. Factor in weather conditions such as extreme heat which, at least for me, causes sweaty hands and the golf club moving around during the downswing starts to happen more regularly. If you thought squaring up the clubface at impact under ideal conditions was hard, try doing it with sweaty hands and worn out grips.

Another reason to regrip your clubs on a regular basis is to prevent possible injury. Slippery grips tend to make you grip the golf club tighter than usual which could lead to problems if you’re someone who plays or practices often. I’ve known a couple players in the past who’ve developed shoulder pain due to playing with worn out grips. They had really nice swings but had to grip the club like the Incredible Hulk due to how slippery the grips were.

Even if the grips aren’t worn out, there are times when you should still have you’re clubs regripped. The main example that comes to mind is when buying clubs off the rack. Most off the rack clubs come with “standard” grips. For someone with bigger hands, these grips are the incorrect size. Sure you could just play the clubs as is without making any changes but if you want to get the most out of your game, you’ll need to have the right size grips installed.

When Should You Regrip Your Golf Clubs?

The basic rule is to change grips every 40 rounds. If you play a lot, this could mean changing the grips 2-3 times per year. If you don’t play often, this could mean changing the grips once every 2-3 years. It definitely comes down to the amount of volume you are putting in with the clubs and the condition of the grip itself. The condition of the grip can also be affected by the environment of where the clubs are being stored. If you can, store them inside and not in the trunk of your car as extreme temperatures can break down the rubber.

Taking proper care of your grips can certainly extend the life of them. Dirt and oils can easily build up on the grips so it’s recommended you clean them multiple times throughout the year. The process of cleaning the grips is fairly easy. Just simply mix some dish soap with water and using a soft scrub brush, scrub up and down the entire grip on all sides. Once complete, wipe the soap off of the grips with a towel and then let air dry.

If you’re someone who hits a lot of balls at the driving range, a good tip is to not hit the same two or three clubs over and over each time you go. Doing this can quickly wear down the grips on those three clubs. If one session you hit a ton of drivers, 7 irons and pitching wedges then make sure to hit more 3 wood’s, 6 irons and sand wedges the next session. Doing this will make the grip wear and tear more consistent throughout the bag and probably make you a better player as well!

How To Regrip Golf Clubs Yourself?

If you’d like to save some money and not deal with the hassle of lugging golf clubs to and from a golf store, regripping them yourself is always an option. The process isn’t overly complicated. To start, you’ll need to pickup or order some supplies. Grip tape, golf grip solvent, and a hook blade are needed along with the new grips you plan to install. Once you’ve obtained those supplies, you’re ready to start regripping clubs. I’ve provided the steps you should follow below. If you’re more of a visual learner like myself, here’s a link to a great YouTube video which shows the process from start to finish.

1) Remove the old golf grip
2) Remove the old grip tape. Ensure all grip tape residue is removed.
3) Apply new grip tape to the shaft
4) Coat the inside of the new grip with golf grip solvent as well the surface of the new tape
5) Slide the new grip over the new tape. Ensure logo on grip is aligned correctly.

While I haven’t had any negative experiences paying people to regrip my clubs, I have read online about people having negative experiences. If you’d like to eliminate the possibility of not being satisfied with the quality of work provided by someone else, then definitely give this a try! I can say for certain that no one will care more about your clubs than you do.

Final Thoughts

Finding real world examples for the cost of regripping golfs can be difficult to find online. My hope is the examples I provided shed some light on the out of pocket cost. The cost can definitely add up especially if you’re having the entire set regripped. A great alternative that I plan to start using myself is the DIY golf club regrip. Cut the middle man out and use the money saved on your next round of golf. Good luck!

Richard

Just a bogey golfer who plays off scratch in his mind. Golf is my passion, and the goal is to transfer that passion to each person who visits Rather Be Golfing.

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