Do you know how to reshaft a golf club? Golf is a sport that requires precision and skill. One of the most important aspects of golf is the club in your hand.
Golf clubs come in all shapes and sizes, but what many consumers don’t know is how to properly reshaft their golf clubs.
With golf season coming up, it is important to know how to fix a broken golf club.
Reshafting is the process of removing the old shaft and replacing it with a new one. Here are some simple steps to follow in order for you or someone else to reshaft their own clubs.
How is the importance of golf shafts?
There are a lot of details to consider when choosing the right shaft for your club.
This is because you want to achieve optimal launch conditions, which means that the geometry and energy distribution must be correct in order for it to hit on target with sufficient distance.
Shafts are important because they transfer power in vehicles.
For example, if you drive a truck, then it is very critical to ensure that the shaft delivers correct motion for your particular requirements like moving heavy objects or carrying large loads.
If you accidentally install a sports car transmission in your truck, it will have trouble transferring to handle the heavy loads of trucks.
Your driving skills accumulated over years won’t help either because this is impossible with another vehicle’s transmission by mistake.
The best golf shafts are not created equal, and choosing the correct one is a lot more than just picking out your favorite flex.
Most manufacturers offer 5-7 different types of shaft material to choose from—so how do you know which ones will work for YOU?
The most important thing when selecting any club component is making sure it fits YOUR swing by matching ISO (the industry standard) with UST (your unique specification).
If two people have identical swings but use clubs that aren’t suited to their body type or playing style, then they won’t be able to achieve optimal performance.
Simple guide on how to reshaft a golf club
Have you ever wanted to replace your golf shaft at home? If so, make sure to read the instructions for use and know how best to do it. Here are some easy technical tutorials that can help!
A golf shaft is a critical component of the perfect shot.
There are many different kinds available to each player, so you need to know what kind will work best for your swing speed and ability level before choosing one.
There is some important information to be noted for replacement.
When replacing your club shaft, ensure that the new one matches up with the hosel part of your current golf club head.
The dimensions will be on the label if they are available; otherwise you can use an identification gauge as a reference point in order measure it up precisely yourself!
There are some steps to change shaft:
Step 1: Use a paper-knife
To reshaft a golf club, you must first scrape off the metal tube at the bottom of Hosel.
Then place your ball on top of the Grip shaft to hold it in place during replacement.
Note that when performing this operation, make sure not to turn your blade towards yourself or else injury may occur.
Next, remove the old grip and clean around the tail shaft, heat Hosel’s surroundings by using a lighter to allow for easy connection of clubhead with soft shaft.
Reshafting a golf club can be tricky and time-consuming.
One must wait at least 30 minutes before using the club to ensure that it has properly dried, or else they risk having their grip flake off again in no time flat!
The old grip is tricky to remove, but not impossible. It might take the help of a clamp or something else that can keep the club in place horizontally for removal.
The option without both hands would be difficult and inconvenient though last resort options are available as well if needed.
Step 2: Use the lift bar to push into the base of the Hosel
Before you can replace a damaged shaft, the clubhead must be separated from the old one. Doing this creates two separate pieces that makes replacing much easier than if they were still connected to each other like before. Use a clean towel to wipe all of old Epoxy adhesive off first though!
Step 3: Remove the paint from the replacement
If you are using Graphite, there is a chance that the paint on your replacement shafttip will not come off entirely.
You can either use sandpaper or some sort of small knife to shave it away completely.
Step 4: Take the Epoxy adhesive
This step is a bit tricky, but it’s worth the effort.
First we apply Epoxy adhesive to the top of the shaft and insert it into Hosel making sure that there are no bubbles in our epoxy coatings.
We then rotate this assembly back-and-forth gently so as not to create any air pockets between adhesives on both surfaces which would compromise stability and strength during play.
Step 5: Remove the Grip on the shaft
Using a wrench, you unscrew the grip from your club’s shaft and attach it to the new one with epoxy glue.
After wiping excess glue off of the hosel (the end that connects to a golf bag), we suggest letting your stick dry for an hour or two before using it again.
To start, use the dedicated 2-sided tape to cover 25 cm of the tail shaft.
This is important because it helps ensure that dirt and dust don’t find their way into your new grip’s adhesive surface.
Spray over a solvent layer onto this two sided tape as well as inside your stick using an aerosol can with a spray nozzle tip on top for more accuracy when applying (this should be done after you’ve cleaned off any old glue).
Now you can fill the new grip with its shaft.
If you want to be more careful, place your logo upwards when the clubface is perpendicular so it aligns as easily as possible during a shot and doesn’t mess up any of that glue work.
Just remember: wait for all that glue to dry before using!
With some basic knowledge on how to reshaft a golf club, you’ll be able to save hundreds of dollars.
It is fairly simple and can be done with just a few tools that are readily available at your local hardware store.
Keep in mind this process may take up to an hour or more depending on the level of difficulty for each individual golfer, but it will all depend on what type of shafting system they have installed currently as well as their skill set.
We hope this guide has helped you.