How To Build Custom Golf Clubs
Have you ever wondered how some people build their own custom golf clubs? If you follow these steps you can have your own set of custom clubs at a fraction of the price that you would pay in a pro shop, golf store or sporting goods store. You will not only save money by building your own custom set of clubs, but you can also have a set of clubs that are the right size for you. Follow these steps to save money and have the perfect set of custom golf clubs.
- Get the right measurement. The first thing you want to do is get the right measurement for your club. You may want to base the measurement of your custom club shafts off of a set of standard clubs. Never leave a club too long or shorten it more than an inch shorter than the standard set. This will throw your swing off. The length of the club shaft will determine your control as well as your distance.
- Cut the shafts. After you have determined the correct size for you custom set of clubs, it is time to cut the shafts. It is best to use a pipe cutter to cut the shafts, but you may also use a hack saw if you do not have a pipe cutter available. You should start with your driver and reduce the length by 1/2 inch as you go down each club. For example, after you have determined the desired length of your driver, then your three wood should be 1/2 inch shorter and the five wood 1/2 inch shorter than the three wood, and continue this procedure until you reach the nine iron. All of your wedges will be cut the same length as your nine iron.
- Attach the club head. Insert the custom cut shaft into the club head and mark it. Remove the shaft and gently sand the section below the mark were the shaft will attach to the club head. This will help the epoxy bond better. Place the ferrule on the shaft and move it up to the mark that you have made on the custom shaft. The ferrule is the small rubber ring that is at the top of your club head. Prepare the epoxy and put a fair amount into the club head as well as coating the sanded surface of the shaft below the ferrule. Slide the shaft into the club head and wipe away any excess epoxy. Place the club against the wall with the club head on the floor over night to ensure proper drying.
- Add the grips. The following day, you are ready to complete the construction of your custom golf club. It is time to add the grips. Make sure that your club heads have completely dried. Put the club into a vice that either has rubber grips or has been properly padded so that the shaft will not be scratched. Mark on the shaft were the grip will go. Wrap the double sided tape onto the shaft down to the mark and put a small amount of tape solvent on it to act as a lubricant. Slide the grip onto the custom golf club shaft and move it into the desired position. Remove the club from the vice, store it for drying, and continue these steps for the remainder of your custom golf clubs.