How To Make Custom Golf Clubs
Investing in a new set of golf clubs can be expensive, but you can spend a fraction of the retail price for a new set if you know how to make custom golf clubs yourself. Making custom golf clubs actually is quite easy to do and you will have made clubs that are tailor-made for you. Before building a set of golf clubs do your research on what products work well for your golf game and which products are constructed to your quality preference.
- Club Shafts
- Club Heads
- Golf Club Grips
- Grip Tape
- Band Saw
- Step 1. Buy a quality set of graphite or steel shafts, club heads and grips. Be sure to match the flex of your shafts to your particular game. Club head and grip purchases should be based on your budget and your game preferences.
- Step 2. To help get yourself acclimated to the process, begin constructing the driver first as it is the easiest to handle. Professional golfers believe that a shorter shaft on a driver is more accurate. If the length of your current clubs suits your game then be sure to make your new clubs the same length.
- Step 3. Rough up the club head end of the shaft to make sure that the club head adheres firmly to the shaft at the intersection point. You will need to be careful when roughing up a graphite shaft as it is easier to damage than a steel shaft. Rough up a graphite shaft by removing the outer coating shaft with a sander, then use sandpaper to make the intersection surface rough. For steel shafts simply sand the intersection surface area. Now place the hosel on the shaft and connect the club head. If a shaft is too big for the hosel, use a drill bit to round out the inside of the hosel until it fits properly.
- Step 4. Once the hosel has a snug fit on the shaft apply epoxy to the inside of the hosel and the outside of the shaft. Place the shaft in the hosel and rotate gently so the epoxy adheres completely. Tapping the other end of the shaft on a hard surface will ensure that the shaft should be all the way inside the hosel.
- Step 5. After the epoxy has hardened, saw steel shafts to desired length using a band saw. Wrap graphite shafts around the area being cut with three to four layers of tape. This keeps the shaft from shattering as it is cut to length with a band saw.
- Step 6. Install club grips by cleaning the area for the new grip thoroughly with solvent. Place double-sided tape over grip area and soak solvent. Put the grip on the club and adjust alignment relative the club head. You have about 15 minutes for adjustments before the solvent dries. Wait four to five hours for everything to set before swinging the club.