How To Replace a Golf Club Shaft At Home?

Golf club shafts have a direct impact on our performance. The right shaft gives a perfect swing to hit every shot confidently. It also has an impact on the distance and accuracy of our shots.

But if you have broken your golf wedges shaft or want to explore new techniques and shots or your swing style has changed you surely need a replacement of your golf club shafts.

Today I’m going to give you a step-by-step guide to replacing your golf club shafts and grips at home!

Now you don’t have to spend extra time and money on the local golf shop to replace your golf club shafts. Instead, you can give yourself a treat with that money.

How much does it cost to reshaft a golf club?

It totally depends on the type of your shaft and also your preference. Like there are iron, steel, and graphite shafts. Graphite shaft replacement costs more than steel ones.

Usually, you can get a graphite shaft at $20 to $100. But there are also expensive shafts that cost $1000. So make a choice about how much you are willing to spend to reshaft your golf clubs.

Now let’s talk about regripping.

Honestly, it totally depends on what grip you prefer and how much you are willing to spend to regrip your clubs

If you want to regrip all of your golf clubs it may cost $4o-$200. For $40 you will get the cheapest grips and you have to do it by yourself. If you have more budget you can get quality grips.

If you are thinking to go on a pro golf shop, add $20 to $40 as the labor cost.

Golf club shaft and grip replacement kit

If you are thinking to replace your golf club shaft and grip at home you will need certain equipment. Here’s a list of golf club shaft replacement kits:

  • Propane torch
  • Wire Brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Golf club epoxy
  • Razor blade/knife
  • Golf grip tape
  • Golf club grip solvent

You can grab them from any local shop and again these are not expensive. If you invest once on these equipment, they can be used again later.

A step-by-step guide to replacing a golf club shaft

How to remove a club head from any shaft?

  • Firstly we have to remove the club head from the shaft. For that take a propane torch and heat the hosel (a socket where the shaft joins the club head).
  • This heat will melt the epoxy (one kind of glue). Epoxy puts together the club head and the shaft.
  • When the club head comes off the shaft let it cool down.

How to attach a golf club to a new shaft?

  1. Now use a wire brush to clean the remaining old epoxy from the club head.
  2. Take sandpaper and scrub the head of the shaft to make it roughen.
  3. The epoxy comes in two tubes. You have to put both of them in a container and mix it well.
  4. Spin the head of the shaft in the epoxy.
  5. Now enter the club head to the shaft and hold it for 1 minute.
  6. Keep the golf club in a corner and let the epoxy set for 24 hours.

How to regrip?

  1. Firstly place the club in a parallel space. Take a razor blade or knife and cut the grip straight.
  2. Pell off the grip and the old tap.
  3. Clean off the club with grip solvent or you can just simply use any clean cloth.
  4. Wrap the shaft with a double-sided grip tap. Make there are no air bubbles left. Leave 1/2 inch extra tap and fold it at the end of the shaft.
  5. Cover the end of the grip with your finger and pour the grip solvent into the new grip.
  6. To make sure the solvent has stuck well inside the grip you can shake the grip.
  7. Cover the grip tap with the excess solvent. To avoid the mess you can it on the kitchen sink.
  8. Now enter the shaft inside the open end of the grip. It should be done within a minute or the grip can stuck.
  9. Let it dry for a couple of hours.

When do you need a replacement for your golf club shaft?

We know that shafts have a direct impact on our performance. The right shaft gives a perfect swing to hit every shot confidently.  So you have to know when your golf club shaft needs a replacement.

 Generally, we replace golf club shafts in two or three situations. The first one is obviously when you have broken your shafts. You don’t have any option but to replace that broken shaft.

The second one is when you see suddenly your ball flight and swing have dramatically changed from your usual playing style. Like you are playing the same shot you played for years but are not getting the expected outcome.

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In this situation, you can change your old shaft to get the best performance. It will also feel like a brand new club to you.

The third one is when you are a new player you just chose the easiest shots. Gradually your game improves. You start to explore new shots and techniques. At this time, when your swing style is changing you may need a replacement for your old golf club shift.

You can also try replacing your golf grips for a better feel.

Final Thoughts

For the perfect swing speed, ball flight, distance and accuracy you need a great golf club. Shafts are an important portion of a golf wedges. The best club head can’t give your expected outcome without the right shaft.

So you need to update your club’s shafts according to swing style. So I think the cheapest way to find the right shafts is to try some of those by replacing the shafts.

I think this article will help you replace your golf club shafts at home and save your money.

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