When you talk about grip care, it’s really interesting, because it’s been our experience that the majority of people that regrip… and it’s not even that many people, but the majority of people that regrip never care for their grips, as far as post-installation, and there’s a lot you can do to extend the life of our product.
People will always clean their clubs after a round of golf or before a tournament. But the one thing that they kind of ignorance is the grip, and this is the only part of the club you touch. So it’s very, very important.
You’ll notice that the guys on tour before they hit a shot, a lot of times their caddies will take a wet towel and wipe off that grip. What that’s doing is helping tack up that grip again, so it feels like new, and this is literally after every shot.
But what I always tell people, to extend the life of their grips… Because this is a rubber-based product and there’s planned obsolescence to it – it’s going to wear out over time as a function of use and UV and dirt and oil – it’s eventually going to wear out. But it’s a very gradual thing. So you don’t know that it’s worn out until it’s too late.
You can extend the life of this by washing your grips every three, four, five rounds. Now, I’m bad about it, because I am down in the weeds, as far as my grips go, and I wash them literally after every round. I probably play 70, 80 times a year. But it’s amazing to me just the new grip feel that washing your grips provides to the player.
All you need is some hot water, and you need some liquid, Ajax Triple Action Orange. You don’t have to use this, but just some liquid soap and a hard bristle scrub brush. What you’ll do is you’ll scrub these grips down, really soak them up, and then you’ll rinse them off. It’s amazing how much dirt in kind of scummy water will rinse off of these grips. Then you just towel them dry, and this will tack them up.
Take the scrub brush, and it’s down in the sink. Put some dish soap into it, into the bristles. Then turn on the water and wet the grip down, like a car wash or something. You want to wet the car before you wash it.
So then we get the scrub brush wet, and here we go. You can see it starting to soap up there. That’s good, and you can see all of the soap getting down into the texture of the grip. Do you see that? It’s almost like we’re adding paint fill or something, but it’s getting down into the basement of those texture pattern, which is good. Just kind of scrub that thing up.
If you want to get detailed, you can even do the end cap, because those take the most abuse at the bottom of a golf bag. Clean this thing up. Then you just simply rinse it off. Hot water. Rinse that thing off.
Then you can just take a towel. If you leave some lint behind on that grip, that’s okay. That’s no problem. Going to towel that thing and drive this thing off, get this thing dry. You’ll even see some lint left behind, but that’s no problem. This thing is going to feel like new after you do it.
That’s good to go, and you can even see some of the lint that’s left behind. That’s not a problem. But this thing feels brand new, and we always tell people you want to regrip every 40 or 50 rounds, but if you wash your grips consistently, then you can even make them last another 30, 40 rounds. It’s going to just help the feel and that connection to the club, and that’s the most important thing.