People have long considered golf an “elite sport” for its priciness and the commitment one must have when learning it.
Apart from getting sports clothes, gadgets, practice space aside, the golf clubs is the most important component in this sport.
However, this equipment is quite “fragile” and can get damaged easily. Is there a need to get it to the repair shop?
You could, but how about fixing your club at home?
In this post, let’s learn how to repair a golf club properly with our eight simple steps!
Also, we’ve got you useful tips and tricks to better maintain them.
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How To Repair Golf Clubs
Unlike most people assume, repairing a golf club by yourself is not too challenging; it just requires effort and time.
In fact, the club is fragile (and expensive as well!), so you need to be extra careful when working on it.
In terms of club repair equipment, here are what you must prepare: golf grip tape, golf clubs grip solvent, a wire brush, propane torch (to heat and sterilize), sandpaper (to scratch), weld epoxy, a plastic container, or a bowl, and a razor blade.
You will repair the golf clubs by replace an old golf shaft with a new one and alternate a new grip.
Besides, maintaining the golf clubs head properly and periodically is a must.
Procedure Club Repair
First, let me clarify with you what we want to do in this process.
When mentioning “golf club is damaged,” it means that the golf club shaft has been broken to the level that it is impossible to be used anymore.
Since the shaft is indispensable, we will then replace the old shaft with a new one.
Many golf club repair stores can help you substitute the new shaft, but it takes more time and money.
Therefore, let’s learn how to do the task yourself to save time and cost.
Step 1: Replace The Old Golf Club Shaft
First of all, use a torch or propane to heat the club.
Remember to put the torch at the hosel to remove the old shaft from the club’s head.
Typically, the shaft is glued with a super adhesive substance, so the discard process may take some time.
With force from heating sources, the epoxy bond will slowly break down, and the shaft will fall off from the club.
Using medium heat is enough for graphite shafts, but you may need to turn the heat higher for steel and metal ones.
Please be careful when holding the heating source and club repair since they are extremely hot.
Step 2: Clean The Head
When the old shaft is removed from the head, you can see there is epoxy remaining on the club.
Use the wire brush to slowly rub off all the residues until the club’s head is completely clean.
Step 3: Roughen The New Shaft
Consequently, scrub the tip of the new shaft with a piece of sandpaper (as mentioned in the Preparation part above).
Do you know why we have to do that?
Well, this step is a must before connecting the shaft with the club’s head because scrubbing with sandpaper will roughen the tip and make it easier to adhere later.
There may be some coating at the end of the tip for some graphite shafts, and you must take it off by using a blade to cut before “sanding.”
Step 4: Prepare The Epoxy
As mentioned above, the epoxy works as a “glue” to attach two objects: shaft and head together.
So, it’s a must to choose and prepare the glue properly to let the two objects adhere later.
In a separate container, pour an appropriate amount of epoxy and stir moderately.
The epoxy can harden quickly after pouring, so please conduct the step as quickly as possible and stir it well.
Step 5: Glue The Shaft With The Epoxy
Now, take the new shaft you just bought and insert one of its tips into the glue.
Please put the shaft slightly into the epoxy; otherwise, all glue can attach to the shaft’s tip.
Step 6: Attach The Shaft With The Head
With the glued shaft, insert the tip with epoxy into the hosel.
Hold the head (not at the glued area) and the shaft together firmly, and wait for about a minute to secure the bond between these two objects.
Make sure that when attaching the shaft, the tip and the hosel are properly aligned.
When the shaft and hosel are quite adhesive to each other, punch the butt end to the floor powerfully.
Specifically, this step is to secure the “bonding” between two objects.
Step 7: Remove The Old Grip
When the shafts and hosel are adhesive to each other, place the club on a straight surface.
Use the razor blade, or a knife, to cut a straight line along with the grip. This step is to remove the old grip from the club’s head.
After slicing the grip, slowly peel off the old glue (or tape) that attaches the old grip with the club.
Following that, replace the worn-out grip with a new grip covered by grip tapes.
Step 8: Use Grip Solvent
Pour the grip solvent into one of the grip’s heads, shake the grip to ensure all substance flows thoroughly along the inside of the grip.
Lay the grip matching to the shaft. When the two objects are well aligned, push the grip down to the shaft, powerfully and straight.
Make sure that you do this stage quickly and precisely.
Subsequently, let the shafts stay straight up and dry for at least 12 to 24 hours until all new components are completely glued.
Align the shaft and the grip with the hosel Tips For Maintaining Golf Club
- Clean the club’s head periodically with soap or dishwashing liquid
- Cover the head with a towel after each practice to avoid damage
- Check the golf club’s shaft frequently to ensure that the shaft is still in good condition
- Avoid storing golf clubs in hot and humid spaces since heat can destroy epoxy, making the shaft fall off from the head.
Now you have learned “How to repair golf club?” and some ways to maintain them more effectively through this post.
Please note that the above approach only bases on our experience; it is not the only way to do that.
Hence, feel free to find more methods if you don’t see my way suits you.
If available, we advise you to follow our tips and tricks to prolong the longevity of your golf club.
Enjoy your golfing time!
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