Everything You’ll Need To Repair Your Own Golf Club
Whether you’re a pro golfer or just starting out, regular maintenance and repair of your golf clubs will keep your game at its best. Fixing your own clubs can save you money and time and give you a sense of satisfaction. However, you might be wondering what tools and equipment you’ll need if it’s your first time fixing a club. Let’s explore everything you’ll need to repair your own golf club.
One of the most common golf club repairs is replacing worn or damaged grips. Over time, grips can lose their texture, making it difficult to hold the club. To replace your grips, you’ll need grip tape, a utility knife, and a solvent like Brampton HF-100. Additionally, keep a towel or rag handy for cleanup and a vice clamp to hold the club steady while you work.
If you need to replace a broken or damaged graphite shaft, you’ll need a shaft puller/extractor to remove the current one from the clubhead. This tool grips and pulls the shaft from the hosel without damaging either component.
Shaft pullers/extractors are only necessary for graphite shafts. You can remove steel shafts with a vice clamp and propane torch. Just be careful when using an extractor and propane torch, as too much force or heat can damage the clubhead and shaft.
Abrading the shaft with a sanding belt will ensure the epoxy has something to grab. Preparation of the shaft and club head is crucial for creating durable bonds. Make sure all bonding surfaces are free of contaminants and epoxy residue.
A medium grit surface conditioning belt is ideal for a graphite shaft. For a steel shaft, use a 40-grit steel sanding belt. Be sure to wear safety gear to protect your eyes, face, and hands.
Golf Club Epoxy
Epoxy resin is one of the most important things you’ll need to repair your own golf club. This strong adhesive creates the bond to connect the club head to the shaft.
To use epoxy resin, you’ll need to mix equal parts of the resin and hardener, then apply it to the area you’re repairing. Once dry, the epoxy will create a strong bond that holds up against the impact of your swing.
While epoxy resin is a critical tool in any golf repair kit, not all epoxy is equal. At Brampton Technology Ltd., our golf club epoxy is impact-resistant and can withstand the fastest swing speeds.