How Do I Remove a Golf Shaft From the Head?

By Denise Sullivan
Although most modern day golfers would have a repair shop do the work, it is possible to do-it-yourself with good instructions and patience.
Although most modern day golfers would have a repair shop do the work, it is possible to do-it-yourself with good instructions and patience.

If the shaft of your golf club is bent or broken, do not discard the entire club. Instead, remove the clubhead from the damaged shaft and install it on a new one. Disconnecting the golf club shaft from the head also allows you to try the latest shaft technology on the market without purchasing a whole new club. You can also adjust the length of a golf club by changing out the shaft, which is helpful if you buy used clubs that may not be your exact size.

Use a utility knife to scrape off the ferrule at the connection point between the shaft and the clubhead. Scrape down toward the head and away from your body.

Insert the golf club into a shaft clamp and tighten it. Apply a heat gun to the hosel to melt the epoxy glue. The hosel is the area at the base of the clubhead where the shaft is inserted.

Press down on the hosel with a pry bar. Do not twist the head off, as this can damage the shaft. As you press on the hosel, have your other hand ready to catch the clubhead when it drops off the shaft.

About the Author

Denise Sullivan has been writing professionally for more than five years after a long career in business. She has been published on Yahoo! Voices and other publications. Her areas of expertise are business, law, gaming, home renovations, gardening, sports and exercise.

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