There is nothing more annoying than when you go on a shaft company’s website to find that they don’t make a shaft that fits the clubhead that you use.
In this tutorial, I have an Oban Shaft that has a .335 diameter, and a Rocketballz 3-wood, which has a .350 hosel diameter. Instead of finding a new clubhead to put my favorite shaft in, I will just use a shim to fit them together. You might be skeptical of doing this, but I can assure you that it will not affect the playability of the club! Shims are great to have laying around, and can really save the day every once in a while!
Before starting, you must:
- Prep the shaft and club head by cleaning the old epoxy out of them. If you don’t know how to do this, see how to install a shaft.
- Appropriate Sized Shim (you must know the diameter of the shaft and the diameter of the hosel before buying a shim)
- Appropriate Sized Ferrule
- Pro-Fix 20/20 Long Cure Epoxy
- Epoxy Board (or some smooth surface to mix the epoxy on)
- Something to mix the epoxy with (end of a paintbrush, nail, screwdriver)
- Acetone and Paper Towels