If your favorite old driver seems to have run out of quality hits, you might want to refresh it by adding a new shaft to the club. A new shaft can put the wallop back in your trusty driver and have it hitting like a brand-new club. One of the nice things about replacing a driver shaft is that there is generally no tip trimming involved.
Prepare the tip of the new driver shaft by scraping the paint and polyurethane off with a sharp knife. Make sure you don't cut in to the shaft or create a flat spot by scraping too much.
Mix your shaft epoxy on a piece of cardboard with a craft stick. Professional shaft epoxy comes in two parts; mix them together according to the instructions on the epoxy bottles.
Items you will need
- New driver shaft
- Sharp knife
- Shaft epoxy
- 8-inch square piece of cardboard
- Popsicle stick
- New ferrule
- Lint-free rag
Place the ferrule onto the shaft. To do this, place a small amount of epoxy on the inside of the ferrule and slide the ferrule onto the shaft, narrow end first. Place your clubhead on top of the ferrule and place the grip end of the club on the floor. Butt down the grip while pushing down on the clubhead to secure the ferrule at the correct depth on the hosel.
Break your craft stick in half width-wise and use it to line the inside of the clubhead hosel with epoxy. The width of the stick will allow you to get deep into the hosel and spread epoxy evenly around the inside. Also put epoxy on the shaft to create a firmer bond, which is important for a driver.
Slide the head onto the shaft, making sure the hosel slides firmly into the ferrule.
Wipe the excess epoxy from the shaft and the hosel with a lint-free rag or towel.
Allow the epoxy to set for 24 hours.