On average, golf grips should be replaced every 30 to 40 rounds regardless of weather conditions or time elapsed between rounds. However, if a grip begins to show signs of noticeable wear and tear, then they should be replaced immediately. These symptoms include:

  • Smooth or hardened surfaces
  • Cracks or peeling
  • Shiny patches
  • Wear spots or indentations (especially where the thumbs make contact with the club)
  • Faded or bare spots on the grips that have paint, patterns, or logos
  • Loss of tack