3 key factors: first, the club must be secured in an appropriate vise. Second, you must use plenty of solvent. These two keys have already been shared, but there is a third key, namely, the kind of solvent you use. Some solvents start to work so quickly as to not give you more than a second to put the grip on. Most clubmakers prefer Brampton for this reason. Here’s the link for the solvent that dries very fast, maybe too fast.
Check the reviews and then check the kind of solvent you’re using. With a super fast drying solvent, no grip goes on easily! (By the way, the advantage to the super fast drying solvent is that the clubs are ready to play almost immediately, although there isn’t a long wait when using the other kinds.) Hope this help! Michael