Ben Hogan said that a good grip is the most important element of a golf swing. Getting golf clubs re-gripped is essential to peak performance. If the grip on the golf club is old and too slick, the golfer will try and compensate by tightening up their grip and their forearm muscles. This will decrease performance and power in the golf swing, and possible hand injuries.
When should grips be re-gripped? A good rule-of-thumb is to change out your grips when they get slick, brittle, or get grip’s rubber starts to become smooth. However, a wire brush could lengthen the life of the grip. A wire brush will rough up the rubber and extend the life of the grip by a few more rounds.
If you’d like to learn how to grip your club, see the video link below. Also, please send in a video of your golf swing for a free golf swing analysis at SwingEssentials.com