How to Use a Shim to Fit a Smaller Diameter Shaft into a Larger Diameter Clubhead

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.

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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