How to Remove a Steel Shaft

Published Jan 04, 2016 | By Zach | Clubmaking Foundations
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Clubmaking Foundations Course

In this series, you will learn the basics of clubmaking and gain the skills required to re-grip, re-shaft, and fix your golf clubs at home.

In this video, I show you how to remove the putter head from the shaft.  I use a propane torch, but a heat gun would suffice too.  This technique can be used for irons, wedges, etc.

If you have an old Ping Putter...

The way these are built makes it difficult to remove their shafts.  I suggest doing the following to get around this:

  1. Get a bowl and fill it with water and lots of ice
  2. Submerge the putter head (make sure the entire hosel is submerged) in the ice bath
  3. Add some coarse salt around the hosel
  4. Wait for it to get cold (20 minutes or so)
  5. Take it out, dry it quickly, and hit it with the propane torch mentioned in the "standard" shaft removal method below.

Materials Needed

  • Propane Torch and Propane Torch Head OR heat gun
  • Heat Resistant Hand Wear

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