Despite the tremendous physical and mental perks it brings, financially speaking, golf can be a handful. Equipment for this sport can be the furthest thing from budget-friendly, especially the club shaft. So, naturally, if by a stroke of bad luck, your shaft is somehow broken, it would be wiser to replace it than to purchase a new club.
How To Install A Shaft In A Golf Club?
Step1: Remove the old shaft
Now, we bet that this is the part where you find yourself stuck and unable to progress any further since you cannot get it to move just one inch. Stop wasting time trying to take whatever left of your old shaft off by force. It is attached to the head of the club with a super thick layer of epoxy, so there is no point bending or twisting.
Rather than that, turn to the power of heat! With a torch or heat gun, carefully apply the heat on the hosel (the part where the shaft is linked to the clubhead if you have any question). Unable to stand against extreme temperature, the epoxy will break. Then, simply with a twist, you can get rid of the shaft you no longer need.
A word of advice: Have some shaft cleaner ready beforehand as you will need to clean out all the remaining epoxy in the hosel thereafter.
Step2: Prepare the new shape
Your old, damaged shaft is now on its merry way to the recycle point, so is this the time to introduce the clubhead to its new partner? Not yet! There is some preparation that needs to be done. The first thing to do right now is to check the included guideline to see if there is any trimming tip. After that, mark the recommended dimension on the new shaft.
Time to flex your craftsman skills! Following the provided guideline, trim the shaft to the recommended measurement. If, by any chance, you are working with a graphite shaft, remove the paint from the tip and be careful not to leave behind any splinter. Otherwise, your club head will be welcoming a new shaft pretty soon.
You are going to need some epoxy for this part. Coat the entire inner surface of the hosel with it; remember not to miss any spot. Then, do the same to the end of the shaft, and the only thing left to do is to piece them together. Keep it in mind that you should give the new shaft a few turns while sliding it in place.
Wipe away all the epoxy that has got onto the whole shaft during the installation. After that, lean your club against the wall in a standing position for 12 hours for the epoxy to harden.