Undeniably your strong, high-quality golf shafts will not remain the same forever. In a year or two or more, your driver shafts, iron shafts, and putter shafts are going to turn old and get damage due to wear and tear, and sometimes other factors can also golf shafts bend or even break. When you have an old or damaged shaft, you should have it removed and replaced, as bad shafts can have a negative effect on your gameplay. Although some may prefer going to a golf supplies shop to have their golf shafts removed and replaced by professionals, this task is relatively simple that any golfer can do its own their own.

So if you are looking for ways to save money in changing your golf shafts and upgrade your skills in maintaining your clubs, then this blog is for you. In the following you will learn simple steps to change your golf shaft by yourself.

Before you start the work make sure that you are wearing protective work gloves to protect your hands from heat and accidental cuts.

So, now shall we begin?

Step 1: Protect your club heads

Before you take any step, you want to make sure that your clubhead is not harmed during the process. Cover the head of your club, with masking tape to protect it from getting scratched or damaged. Leave the hosel as it is. This step is important whether you are changing shafts for your golf clubs driver, iron, or putter heads.

Step 2: Remove the old golf shaft from the clubhead carefully

First you will need to remove the ferrule that joins the clubhead and the shaft. To do this, you can warm the ferrule just slightly using a heat gun or torch in order to soften it. Once the ferrule is soft enough, use a utility knife to scrape off. Be careful not to burn or cut your hands.

Once the ferrule is removed, take your heat gun or torch and heat the hosel of your clubhead for about 30 seconds. Next, grasp the clubhead and pull/twist it away from the shaft. If the head is not loose enough, you can repeat the heating process until the head can be removed.

Step 3: Clean the Hosel

After you have removed the head from the shaft clean out the epoxy residue, left inside the hosel of your club’s driver, iron, or putter head. You can use hosel cleaners or a round file to clean out the glue and other materials that might be present. If there is any epoxy residue or similar materials left in the hosel, it can cause issues while fixing a new golf shaft with your clubhead.

Step 4: Prepare your new shaft for installation

First go through the manufacturer’s instruction on trimming the tip. Take the correct measurement of the depth of the hosel and mark your new golf shaft with the same dimension.

Once you have taken the correct measurement for trimming, use a fine cutting wheel or blade hack saw to trim the tip. Do not use pipe cutter if you are trimming graphite shafts for your driver shafts or iron shafts as it will damage the fibers of the graphite and weaken the shaft.

For a better fit, we recommend removing the paint from the tip part of the new shaft that is to be fixed inside the hosel. If you are changing to graphite shaft gently scrape away the paint using a sharp knife or razor blade. For a steel shaft, use heavy-grit sandpaper in order to remove the plating on the tip.

Step 5: Install your new Golf Shaft

Once the shaft is trimmed and the hosel cleaned, you can move forward to installing the shaft. Take a few amounts of epoxy mixture and apply it around the inner part of the hosel, coating the entire surface. Apply the same mixture to the end part of the shaft. Take both the parts and carefully push the shaft into the hosel, turning the shaft at the same time.

Step 6 – Install the Grip

Remember the shaft length of your golf driver shafts, iron shafts, and butter shafts can vary. Decide on the desired length you want your club to be and measure the shaft accordingly. Take your cutting wheel or fine-blade hack saw and remove the extra length. Once you have your shaft length measured and trimmed all you have to do is take your golf grip and fix it with your golf shaft.

By following these step by step guide we hope that you are able to change your golf shafts all by yourself. If you have any tips to make changing golf shafts even simpler and easier, we would love to know.