Create Your Own Custom Golf Clubs
Assembling golf clubs from components is an affordable way to try the latest equipment technologies. It is easy to experiment with shaft and club combinations, so you can learn what different equipment properties can do to address your specific needs.
Take strokes off of your game. Regain that distance you may have lost. And enjoy a new hobby. Follow these six steps.
- Begin by trimming your golf shaft. Abrade or roughen the first 1¼" of the shaft tip. If a ferrule is to be installed, slide the ferrule 1¼" up the shaft and then mix the epoxy.
- Dip the tip of the shaft into the mixed epoxy, making sure that a small glob of epoxy remains on the tip. Insert the shaft into the club head's hosel. Rotate the shaft while sliding it in and out of the hosel, evenly coating the shaft and hosel with epoxy.
- Align the shaft graphics the way you want them by rotating the shaft. Then, tap the butt end of the shaft on the floor to seat the tip against the bottom of the hosel bore. Recheck the alignment of the graphics. Wipe any excess epoxy with a clean paper towel. The club should be set aside until the epoxy has cured.
- Position the club in the normal playing position. Slide a 48-inch ruler behind the golf club. Use a felt tip pen to mark the shaft 1/8-inch below the desired playing length.
Note: The grip cap will extend the club's length by 1/8-inch.
- Cut a graphite shaft to length using a golf shaft cutter, with a graphite shaft cutting wheel installed in the tool. A grit edge blade installed in your hacksaw frame also works well. The steel shaft cutting wheel installed in the golf shaft cutter is ideal for cutting a steel shaft.
- Next, install the grip according to Steps 4, 5 and 6 of our How To Regrip Golf Clubs instructions. Wipe any excess fluid from the shaft and grip, and install the shaft band.