How to Customize Golf Clubs

By Bill Herrfeldt

Contrary to popular opinion, it is easy to make your own customized golf clubs. In the process, you will save a lot of money and you will have a set of clubs that fit you and your game.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Accumulate all the materials you will need to make your clubs. Shafts, grips and club heads are the first things you should consider. Analyze your game and your abilities before you decide which clubs you want to make. Also, be sure to stay within your budget.
Step 2
Prepare your shafts and club heads. For the club heads and shafts to bond tightly, you will need to roughen the tips of the shafts and the inside of the hosel of the club head. If you have chosen steel shafts, use a file or sandpaper to accomplish this. If your shafts are made of graphite, you need to remove the outer coating with a belt sander, then lightly sand the tip. Use a wire drill bit to roughen up the inside of the club head.
Step 3
Apply the epoxy to both the tips of the shafts and the inside of the hosels, or connectors, of the club heads, making sure they are totally covered. Insert to shafts into the hosels and twist them slightly to be sure the epoxy is on every surface.
Step 4
Trim the shafts. Using a tape measure and a felt-tip pen, mark each shaft by the correct length shown on a chart that will determine how long the shafts need to be. If your shafts are made of steel, use a hacksaw to cut where you have marked. If your shafts are made of graphite, you'll need to tape them where you intend to cut, then use a band saw to finish the job.
Step 5
Apply the grips. Put on the double-sided tape in the areas where the grips will be placed, then thoroughly soak the tape with the grip solvent. Pour a little of the grip solvent on the inside of the grips, then swirl the grips around so the solvent is evenly dispersed. Pour out the remaining solvent and push the grips onto the shafts as far as they will go. You'll then have about 15 minutes to make final adjustments before the grip solvent dries.

About The Author

Bill Herrfeldt specializes in finance, sports and the needs of retiring people, and has been published in the national edition of "Erickson Tribune," the "Washington Post" and the "Arizona Republic." He graduated from the University of Louisville.

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