How to Change a Callaway Golf Driver Shaft

By Vanessa Padgalskas

Callaway driver shafts are made of graphite or titanium, two lightweight materials that make hitting a driver easier than ever before. Drivers are used at the tee to launch the golf ball a long distance down the fairway. Re-shafting a driver can be done at home with the correct tools, but if you are inexperienced with res-hafting clubs, you should leave it up to the pros.

Step 1

Use the craft knife to remove the ferrule, or the small black object located where the shaft meets the club head. Scrape downwards on the ferrule toward the club head.

Step 2

Secure the shaft in the shaft clamp to hold it in place while you are removing the shaft.

Step 3

Use your heat gun to heat up the club head near the shaft. The shaft is attached to the driver head with an epoxy glue that will break down with enough heat. Titanium heads take longer to heat up than steel heads.

Step 4

Use the small pry bar to press downwards on the neck of the driver head, called the hosel. Do not twist the head off. If the head is heated enough, it will detach from the shaft easily. When the head is about to fall off, catch it with your gloves and let it cool down in a dust-free area.

Step 5

Clean any remaining epoxy from the hosel using a hosel-cleaning brush. A clean hosel is necessary before attaching a new shaft.

Step 6

Scape the layer of paint and poly layer from the tip of the new shaft using a craft knife. Do not cut into the graphite or titanium of the shaft.

Step 7

Mix your two-part shafting epoxy designed for golf clubs according to the directions on the bottle.

Step 8

Apply a small amount of epoxy to the ferrule and put the new ferrule on the tip of the shaft with the small end going on first. Put the grip end of your shaft on the ground so the club end is up in the air. Put the driver head on the shaft over the ferrule. Make sure the ferrule is at the full depth of the hosel.

Step 9

Remove the club head and apply the epoxy inside the hosel using a popsicle stick cut in half width-wise. Cover the entire tip of the shaft with epoxy as well. Place the head on the shaft so that the head reaches the ferrule. Use a lint-free towel to clean off excess epoxy.

Step 10

Let the epoxy dry for 24 hours before use. After it has dried, you can shave the ferrule to be smooth with the hosel.


About the Author

Vanessa Padgalskas was born and raised in Spokane, Wash., and currently resides in Portland, Ore. Padgalskas graduated from American University in 2007 with degrees in international studies and economics. She holds a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.

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