Unfortunately, most of your prized possessions will deteriorate over time. Your beloved (or hated) golf clubs are no exception.
If you play golf on a consistent basis, you’ll eventually need to replace the grips. Regripping golf clubs isn’t the most exciting maintenance item, but it’s way cheaper than replacing an entire set of clubs.
We often get asked:
How Much Does it Cost to Regrip Golf Clubs?
The answer to that question depends on a variety of factors, but the average cost to regrip golf clubs is anywhere from $40-$200.
Here are some explanations for how I arrived at those numbers.
The Price to Regrip Golf Clubs
The first cost you need to consider is which golf grips you’re going to purchase. There are some great no-name grips to choose from on Amazon, and then there are top-of-the-line brands like Golf Pride, SuperStroke and Lamkin.
Some Numbers (based on 2022 pricing)
- “No Name” Grips = Approx. $2.31 per grip
- Golf Pride Grips = Approx. $10-$14 per grip
- Lamkin Grips = Approx. $7.12 per grip
- SuperStroke Grips = Approx. $6-$8 per grip
The list can go on, but you get the idea.
This post isn’t designed to tell you which new grip set you should buy. Instead, I want to help you recognize that there is a wide range of costs for a golf club grip.
If you opt for the cheapest grips, your final cost will be drastically different than a golfer who chooses fancy, name-brand corded grips.
The next cost that you’ll need to consider is the actual grip installation. You can regrip your golf clubs yourself and save significant money (more on that later) or you can pay your local pro shop or golf shop to do it for you.
Some club repair shops will offer a discount for multiple clubs being regripped instead of just a single club.
Some Numbers (based on 2022 pricing)
- Golf Galaxy = Approx. $3 per grip
- Other Stores = Approx. $4-$5 per grip
That means if you’re paying someone to regrip every club in your golf bag, you can expect to pay $39-$65 for installation alone. That number should be added to the cost of your new grips to give you an accurate estimate.
How Much Does it Cost to Regrip a Golf Club (Singular)?
Generally speaking, you should expect to pay anywhere from $7 to $20 to regrip a single golf club.
However, as I mentioned in the previous sections, there are several factors that come into play and affect the overall cost.
Expect to pay an installer $3-$5 to remove an old grip and replace it with a new grip. Some club fitting shops charge more for single clubs than they do for bulk orders.
My advice is to always ask for a quote before you rip off your existing grip and find yourself with grip-less irons.
Grip Brand, Type and Grip Size
There are three different types of golf club grips, several brands to choose from and different sizes within those brands, so grips costs can vary widely.
You can determine the overall cost of your project by selecting either a low, mid, or high-end product along with your grip size (standard, midsize grips, oversized). Junior golf sets may require undersize grips, which are usually a bit cheaper.
When Should You Regrip a Golf Club?
There aren’t any hard and fast rules that dictate how often you should regrip your golf clubs. It depends on how often you play (Tiger Woods and other PGA Tour players will need new grips more often than you), how often you use each club (the 4/5 irons vs the pitching wedge), and what the club is used for.
For example, the driver is typically the second most used club after the putter. Consequently, that grip will experience more wear and tear than the lower irons in your iron set.
How Often Should I Regrip My Golf Clubs?
A full regrip once a year is a good rule of thumb for passionate golfers who play day in and day out in varying weather conditions.
Casual golfers can expect to replace their grips every 3-5 years.
Signs You Need To Get a (New) Grip
- The grip is slippery
- The grip is hard or cracking
- The alignment aid has worn off
- You’re more worried about your grip than hitting the golf ball
Benefits of a Fresh Grip
It goes without saying, but a new set of grips will give you better club control and keep you from gripping the club too tight (a common mistake golfers make when they play with bad grips).
A new set of grips can also be a nice confidence booster for your golf game.
I played with old second hand clubs for many years. When I got my first set of new clubs, the grips were one of the biggest differences that stood out to me.
Not surprisingly, I played better with new grips.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Whether you’re buying the best golf clubs available at the PGA Tour Superstore or you’ve scooped up an iron set from a yard sale, you shouldn’t assume that the grips on those clubs are the best option for your game.
Remember, different styles and sizes exist for a reason, but most clubs come with standard-sized grips as the default.
That means if you have bigger/smaller/sweatier hands — a different grip might be better suited for your situation.
A grip that’s too big or too small for your hands will reduce your accuracy.
You may prefer a firm or soft grip. It’s hard to know until you’ve played with both.
Some golfers like a special putter grip but prefer to keep all the other grips standard.
My point is that you should experiment with the different options out there. The way your hands are connected to the golf club plays a vital role in lowering your scores.
I put together a detailed post on Golf Pride grips. If you’re not sure what brand to go with, Golf Pride has grips for virtually every preference.
Can You Replace Golf Grips Yourself?
Absolutely, you can replace your golf grips yourself. It’s a somewhat messy job, and it will take 10-15 minutes, but you can do it.
You’re going to need:
- Replacement grips
- Grip tape
- Grip Solvent (I use mineral spirits)
- Utility knife
- A vice (optional)
Amazon has a really helpful golf grip kit that I would recommend.
The steps are fairly simple.
- Cut and remove the old grip with a utility knife. Be careful not to scratch the shaft of your club.
- Take off all of the old grip tape.
- Apply new grip tape.
- Fill the replacement grip with grip solvent (holding your finger over the hole at the top of the grip) and shake it around.
- Pour that same solvent on the new grip tape.
- Slide the replacement grip onto the shaft of the club, paying careful attention to alignment with the club head.
There are plenty of YouTube tutorials showing you how to do this. Here is the quick condensed version:
There are plenty of grip sets available online, and if you’re looking to save money, I would purchase the grips over the Internet rather than a fancy golf shop.
Here are some great options for every budget:
Types of Grips – Finding The Perfect Style for You
Rubber grips are the most common of the lot. They’re relatively inexpensive to produce, and they provide a comfortable feel throughout your swing.
Braided or Corded Grips
Braided grips are also made of rubber, but they feature a braided material that provides a little extra traction when the weather turns, and they help wick moisture away.
Wraps are all about bringing the classic leather look from bygone days into the modern game; however, instead of leather, a high-tech leather-look substitute is used. It’s both softer and stickier than traditional leather wraps.
So what is the cost to regrip golf clubs?
If you want to regrip your golf clubs, expect to pay between $40-$200 for the full set. This cost varies based on what replacement grips you select and whether or not you choose to install them yourself.
Regripping often gets treated as an afterthought, but a worn grip can have a negative impact on your game, so this maintenance item shouldn’t be neglected.
If you’re worried about messing up your clubs, pay a club repair shop to do the work for you.
But if you’re the DIY king or queen, regripping golf clubs isn’t rocket science. Pull up those YouTube videos and get to work!