Golf Clubmaking: What is a Shim used for?

Last Updated: Nov 04, 2023

Golf Clubmaking: What is a Shim used for?

If you have a golf shaft that has a tip diameter that is smaller than the club hosel you are installing it in, you will need a shim to secure it.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: DIY Clubmaking

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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.

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