When to Reshaft Your Golf Clubs

Notice a change in your ball flight? Then it might be time to reshaft your clubs before your next round.

June 04, 2019

The shafts of your golf clubs can have a major impact on your performance. The shaft transfers power from you to the clubhead and ultimately to the ball. The right shaft can help you become more consistent with your shots. That’s why knowing when to reshaft your clubs is important. By knowing what to look for, you can be ready to reshaft your clubs and get back on the course.




There are two occasions when you’ll need to reshaft your clubs. The first one is pretty obvious – when the shaft breaks. If a shafts breaks, then it’s beyond repair and you’ll need to replace it.


The second occasion is not quite as obvious. You may need to think about reshafting your clubs if your ball flight changes dramatically. In these occurrences, even connecting with the club’s “sweet spot” might not deliver the expected outcomes.


Additionally, you may need a new shaft any time your swing mechanics change. There are a variety of reasons why this could happen. For example: new players may get fitted for a set of clubs. But as they spend time on the course and get more experience, they can outgrow their shafts. Also, there are times when you’ll need something new from your swing. This could require a shaft that is heavier, lighter or stiffer to achieve your desired results.


When it comes time to reshaft your clubs, you might be inclined to do it yourself. But if you’re unfamiliar with the process, you can visit the Golf Services PROS at your local DICK'S Sporting Goods to get help with the repair. Their Certified Fitters can match you with a new shaft that best complements your game.


Reshafting is just one way to keep your clubs performing at a high level. You can also benefit from regripping your clubs. Replacing worn-out golf grips can help make your clubs feel new again.


Adding the right shaft to your favorite clubs can get you back on the course and working toward a new personal low round. Use these Pro Tips to get your clubs ready for success.