How to Remove a Steel Shaft

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2023

How to Remove a Steel Shaft

Removing a steel shaft from a golf club is much easier than you would think.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: DIY Clubmaking

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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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