Slick Grips

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By Darryl M

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  1. Darryl M
    Wichita, KS

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    I play the MCC4 Standard Golf Pride grips. I noticed the upper cord part feels slick after about 18 months of playing yet the rubber part feels great still. I was curious if there is something I could apply that would clean up or help with the cord part become somewhat better gripping. I have never cleaned my grips as I have never know what to use so I don't damage them. Only the occasional towel & water. Any suggestions would be great.

  2. Dale V
    Escondido, CA

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    I clean my grips about every 6 rounds. I use an SOS pad and wash with warm water. Don't worry about damage. You get more damage from not cleaning them by sweat and oxidation of the rubber.
  3. B.A.
    Los Gatos, CA

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    18 months is a long time on grips.

    But... washing them with a little dish soap and water will help if you don't want to replace them.
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    A good scrub with hot soapy water is needed. Find the coarsest small brush you can. I scrub my grips every couple weeks
  5. Luke R
    Hamden, CT

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    After 18 months, I would say it is time to get new grips installed on your clubs.
  6. Todd S
    Beavercreek, OH

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    I used those for a year and found the opposite the lower part got slick for me.
    You can try some soapy water and a stiff plastic brush or a soft wire brush and that should help the upper half.
    Or just Chang them out 18 months isn't bad if you play regulary.
  7. Don O
    Madison, WI

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    I switched to the MCC4 for both the lower hand diameter and the soft grips I was using were wearing out within a year. Hoping they'll last 2 seasons. You can try some degreasing soap and water, otherwise, parts designed to wear need to be replace.
  8. Barry B
    Lake St Louis, MO

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    Soap & water and a scrubbing with a good brush should do the trick. You need to do this at least once a quarter.
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    I use Dawn dish soap with hot water, and a small scrub brush. Works pretty well. I also try to never lay the grips on the ground, always on a towel.
  10. Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

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    Darryl: Eighteen months is pretty good for a set of grips. Mild detergent and water after each round. I normally change mine annually (80-100 rounds a year) and I use the same grips as you do, just midsize. I looked at your profile and see you play around 55 rounds per year, that would equate to about 92 rounds on those grips. If you store your clubs in your car for periods of time the wear out quicker also. I imagine the summer's in Kansas are rather warm. Maybe it's time for a new set. With respect. Cheers, Chuck......
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    Soap and hot water with a soft scrub (I use an old tooth brush).
    You can also rough them up with some sandpaper.
  12. Doug E
    Urbana, MD

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    18 months? Holy cow. Time to change them in my opinion.

    I change my Golf Pride MCC grips 3-4 times a year, depending on club and its amount of use. More for wedges and driver less for some others, but all at least three times a year. I play a lot---close to 200 days a year with at least 100 more days just working on my game---so changing as much as I do is not out of line. However, 18 months seems like way too long between sets, even if you don't play as frequently as I do. In between grip changes/replacements, cleaning the existing grips is key to longer life. Just use a soft brush with a mixture of Dawn and warm water. Give them a light scrubbing, and good rinsing with fresh water, at least every couple weeks. Too much scrubbing with a harder brush could actually shorten their life if you are overly aggressive. I do tend to scrub hard, but playing and practicing as much as I do, I wear them out before the scrubbing hurts them too much. And, of course, I regrip my own clubs. I buy MCC grips in bulk and have a gripping station, so it is no big deal.
  13. J.R. F
    La Porte, IN

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    I have used a wire brush on slick grips before to get the texture back.
  14. Dave N
    Lady Lake, FL

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    They make a cleaner/conditioner wipe for grips to restore them. Can't think of name but it's in a green pouch. Also 18 months is wow , very good. 1 time a year mine get changed.
  15. Rich T
    Shrewsbury, MA

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    Depending on how much you play and practice, 18 months may just be the life span of the grip for you. I agree that it is odd that the lower part not be slick while the upper is, however. Perhaps a grip pressure difference between upper and lower hand?

    As for cleaning, I have always used a wet towel followed by a dry towel. If needed, only a very little mild soap with the wet towel. Most of the time a good amount of tack returns to the grip. If not, time for new.
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    Having the same issue, just looked up on the Golf Pride site and found this:

    "How do I clean golf grips?
    To extend the life of your grips, we recommend cleaning your grips several times each season to remove the oils and dirt which can build up with consistent use. What do you need: Mild dish soap and water, soft scrub brush and a towel. Mix the soap in a bowl of warm water. Dip the scrub brush in the soapy water and scrub the grip on all sides. Rinse soap off grip and pat dry with towel and let grips dry before use."

    Will try this today and report back.
  17. Darryl M
    Wichita, KS

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    Thanks Roger, I'll try that going forward
  18. Drew D
    Missouri

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    Darryl, take a wire brush and scrub the cord until they appear white again. Will bring them back to life almost instantly.
  19. Craig D
    Canton, OH

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    I have had different types of grips on my clubs including the multi-compound GP. Every few months, I clean them with a mild solution of liquid dishwashing detergent using a rag, then wipe with another wet rag with clean water only, and finally wipe off any remaining water using a clean dry towel, and set aside to dry. After they dry, any slick feel is gone provided the grips are not worn out (I replace grips every season). The detergent helps cut the residual oil from your hands that you cannot avoid getting on the grips whether practicing or playing (I choose to use non-scented Ivory dishwashing liquid as it is quite mild in itself). Water by itself works for the in-between cleanings with detergent. If you play routinely, 18 months for a set a of grips is longer than what is typically recommended. Many shops offer spring specials for grip replacement, so if you have not already looked into it, I would recommend keeping your eyes open and have them replaced.
  20. Joel L
    Milton, GA

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    I clean my grips regularly by scrubbing them with dish washer soap and warm water. I play the GP Multi Compond cord high grips and they get much more tacky after cleaning. I also replace my grips every 6 months. Sounds like it is time for new grips.
  21. Gary D
    Cranston, RI

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    Dawn dishwashing detergent. The slick you feel on your grip is probably build up of grease from your hands. The dawn detergent will dissolve the grease. Just spray on, scrub well with sponge and water, thoroughly rinse off and dry.
  22. Brian D
    Norton, MA

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    To be honest, I would strongly recommend changing your grips at least once a year. I will usually go through two sets of grips / year on my wedges and change out all the others at the beginning of the season.....Nothing better in your hands than a new grip.

    During the season, I usually wash my grips at the end of the round with a little soapy water. Does the trick for me

    Good luck
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