Got a new golf shaft for your driver? You need to install it before you can hit the driving range or play!
This guide will go over the basic steps of how to install it; it also assumes that you have a driver shaft and driver unpaired and do not need to remove the driver from the shaft before re-installing it.
Here’s what you need to do.
Gather Your Supplies
To install a new golf shaft on your driver, you’ll need (besides the club and shaft), appropriate epoxy, a dispenser, paper towels and acetone (for cleanup) as well as shims (which you will need to secure the fit between the driver and shaft if it is not already perfectly aligned).
Mix the Epoxy
After gathering your supplies, find a clean, well lit work area with a level surface.
Lay out your materials, then mix the epoxy. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions and mix thoroughly.
You can’t overmix epoxy, but you can undermix it, and if you do undermix it will not create a sure bond between the club head, shaft and ferrule.
So if you’re not sure, mix it a little more.
Coat the Shaft in Epoxy and Install the Ferrule
Get a nice, light but even coat of epoxy onto the end of the shaft by rolling it over the epoxy mixture. This will help hold the ferrule in place.
After coating the end of the shaft tip, push the ferrule onto the end of the shaft and make sure it is set to the right depth (dictated by the club head).
Epoxy the Hosel
Using a screwdriver or some other pointed tool, put a generous amount of epoxy into the club’s hosel.
Then put more epoxy over the shaft where they will be joined. Use more epoxy than you think you need, you can always remove it later.
Install the Driver Club Head
Push the club head all the way onto the shaft. Slide the shaft all the way to the bottom of the hosel.
Clean Up and Align the Shaft
After installing the club head on the shaft, fold a paper towel and dab it in acetone. Then, use this to wipe away excess epoxy that was extruded around the juncture between the shaft and club head.
You can wait to do this until the epoxy has dried, but it will be harder to remove it if you do, so our suggestion is to remove the excess while the epoxy has not set.
Just be sparing with your use of acetone as you don’t want any to get into or under the shaft/hosel connection.
After clearing away excess, but before the epoxy has fully dried, make sure the club’s grip and head are aligned in the way you want. If not, rotate the club head, then set the shaft aside to dry.
Need a New Golf Shaft for Your Driver?
Looking for a new golf shaft for your driver? Check out what’s in stock at Dallas Golf Company via the previous link.
They carry a wide range of the most popular shafts in the industry, including Mitsubishi shafts, PING golf shafts, Fujikura Ventus shafts, Project X golf shafts, and much more, all at great prices, and their golf pros are ready to help you out – just call them at 800-955-9550.