How to Replace a Golf Club Shaft
Replacing a shaft on a golf club is a great DIY (do-it-yourself) project. Learning how to replace a shaft is a useful skill for the avid golfer. Replacing any kind of graphite shaft requires using a heat gun or torch, as well as epoxy and a hacksaw, so caution is advised.
InstructionsDifficulty: Moderately Challenging
- Use a heat gun or torch to heat the area around the hosel, where the shaft is attached to the club head. If a shaft vice is available, put the shaft into the vice before applying the heat.
- Gently twist the club head to remove it after the epoxy has broken down enough, which typically takes about 1 minute.
- After the club head has been removed, clean out the hosel using the brush and a small amount of acetone.
- Mix and apply epoxy to the interior of the hosel.
- Put a drop of epoxy on the shaft end and insert the shaft into the hosel by slowly pushing and turning.
- Using acetone, remove any epoxy on the exterior of the hosel.
- Stand the club up, and allow at least 12 hours for the epoxy to cure before cutting the shaft or installing the grip.
- After the epoxy has cured, wrap the shaft with masking tape, then cut the shaft to the desired length with a hacksaw.
- Install the new grip, or the grip you took off the old shaft.
- Apply any desired stickers to the shaft.
Tips & Warnings
- This is a time-consuming project, so laying out all of the tools in advance will save time.
- Use caution when using a hacksaw, heat gun or torch.