How To Reshaft Golf Clubs
By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to reshaft golf clubs. This creates a new, customized club that is perfectly designed for your skill and ability level!
- Super-tight shaft holder
- Protective gloves
- Torch flame
- Shaft identification gauge
- 48-inch ruler
- Before you reshaft golf clubs, you must obtain a super-tight shaft holder. While these may be found at some sporting goods stores, you will most likely have to purchase it online Put the shaft of the original club in the shaft holder, and heat the hossel (which is the joint of the club or where the head starts) of the clubhead with the flame of the torch for approximately 30 seconds.
- Place protective gloves on your hands. Use one hand to hold the head of the golf club and twist it in a counter-clockwise fashion until it can be completely removed from the shaft of the club.
- Make sure that the new shaft you are placing on your club is the right size. Irons typically have a shaft that contains a 0.37-inch tip, while woods have a shaft that contains a 0.335-inch tip. Make sure the tip of the new shaft that you are putting on your club is the same size as the one that you have just removed.
- Put the tip of your new golf shaft into an epoxy mixture, and cover completely. Place the tip into the hossel of the clubhead, and slide the shaft in and out a bit, making sure both the hossel and the tip of the new shaft are coated evenly with epoxy.
- Carefully tap the butt end of the shaft onto a stable work area, such as a countertop or the floor. This will push the shaft more firmly into the hossel of the club. Remove any excess epoxy, and let the club dry completely before use.
Posted on: Jun. 20, 2010