Taking care of your golf clubs doesn’t have to be this super-elusive and secretive process. Anyone can do it, and everyone that plays golf should.
There are some basic maxims you should follow, up to and including “clean your clubs after each use and store them properly.”
But that only covers what you should do.
What about what you shouldn’t?
Cut out these bad habits (if you’re guilty of them, that is). Hopefully, it’ll save you from the need to search for golf shafts for sale more often than you need to.
Leave Them in the Trunk or Garage
Whether they’re clean or not, you do not want to leave your golf clubs in the garage or the trunk, especially if you live in an area with extreme temperatures.
Both extremely hot and cold temperatures and extremely hot temperatures are bad, but the latter are much worse for golf clubs.
This is because the epoxy resins used to secure the club head to the shaft are generally heat sensitive. High heat can break them down, as can serious swings in temperature.
We know it might be commonplace to store your clubs in the garage or the trunk, especially for the short term.
But you shouldn’t do it. You’ll be replacing shafts and clubs more frequently if you don’t observe this best practice of abstaining from leaving them in the trunk or garage.
Let a Driver Strike the Ground
Admittedly, you’re expected to shear off a divot from the earth when you’re playing with an iron.
But this is what these clubs are designed for, and the shafts for irons are shorter, stiffer, and stronger (in general) than driver shafts.
Some iron shafts are even made of steel. Good luck damaging these.
But this is not the case with driver shafts, and a fat shot with a driver may not only damage the club face and head, but damage the joint between the shaft and club.
Also, striking the ground with a driver repeatedly (even if unintentionally) will weaken the graphite fibers from which the shafts are made, causing splitting and cracking.
Store Them Wet
Never, ever store your clubs wet. (Never store your bag wet, either, but this post is about clubs so we’ll focus on this).
Persistent wet conditions can damage the epoxy that secures the shaft to the club head (although this is unlikely).
But what wet conditions will do is cause rust to form on your driver face. Carbonwoods and titanium drivers are not as suspect to this, but steel will rust.
Water also causes your club grips to loosen and rot.
So keep them dry.
Use Them Dirty
Wipe off your club face before every shot. Every one.
Grass and water are not such a big deal, but sand and dirt are. Allowing a driver face with sand or dirt on it to contact a golf ball is going to scratch the club face.
Once or twice, that’s not such a big deal. But scratch the face enough and it will impact both energy transfer and shot shape.
By the way, this also applies to the grips. If your grips are wet or dirty, dry them off before swinging again. Not that replacing grips is such a huge deal, but water and dirt will break them down prematurely.
You’ve been warned.
Cut Your Losses: New Golf Shafts for Sale
With proper care (and by avoiding these pitfalls) you can hopefully avoid the need to replace your clubs or shafts more frequently than is necessary.
With that said, if you’re looking for golf shafts for sale, check out Dallas Golf Company via the previous link.
They carry a wide range of golf shafts for sale from the top brands and their staff is knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Contact them at 800-955-9550 if you need help or have questions.