Salty Grips should be installed by an experienced member of the golf industry—a retailer, PGA professional, or club fitter—using a stabilized gripping station. Although incredibly durable once supported by the putter shaft, cork grips are fragile and easily broken prior to installation…Do Not Bend!
|Step 1||Start with a clean putter shaft—remove existing grip and all tape before installing.|
|Step 2||Measure the diameter of your putter shaft at the butt end and also the diameter of the shaft 10.75” down from the butt end (where the grip ends) with a shaft gauge. Putter shafts vary in shape and size. Many will have a taper that needs to be accounted for with build-up tape. Salty Grips have a non-tapered cylinder core of 0.61 inches. For a perfect fit, the entire gripping area of the putter shaft should be built up with tape to a consistent cylinder of 0.60 inches.|
|Step 3||Spray grip solvent onto the taped shaft. It is not necessary to fill the grip with solvent. Covering the grip tape with solvent is all that is needed for installation.|
|Step 4||Very slowly slide the grip down the shaft, being sure to support the butt end with the palm of your hand – do not slam the grip down the shaft – too much force can rupture the butt cap (it’s attached with a very strong epoxy, but was once a separate piece). A club vise or re-gripping station is vital during installation.|
|Step 5||Align the grip as necessary and allow it to set for a few hours before use. Note that Salty Grips do not twist torsional like a rubber grip and will go on very straight. Align the grip as straight as possible before sliding on for easier install.|
|Step 6||As preferred, adjust and refresh the natural feel of your grip with 100-200 grit sandpaper (100 for more texture, 200 for less).|