Cutting a golf shaft isn’t a difficult technique, but is extremely useful in the world of club-making. This page explains how to cut a golf shaft.
Before watching the tutorial video below, there are a few things you must remember to do:
Have you made your measurements?
I know this might seem obvious, but be sure to measure and mark off the point at which you are cutting. Especially while tipping a shaft (you can’t undo this), it is important to have precise measurements. Use a sharpie to make your marks on the shaft. Here is a tutorial on how to measure golf clubs.
Are you cutting a steel shaft or a graphite shaft?
When cutting a graphite shaft, it is important that you use a hack saw, or put in the special graphite shaft cutting blade on the Golfworks Shaft Cutter.
Are you cutting the butt end or the tip end of the shaft?
The butt end of the shaft is grip end. If you are shortening or extending the length of a golf club, this is where you will cut. If you want to change the play-ability of the club (feel, flex to a certain extent, spin rate, dispersion), you will be cutting the tip end of the shaft.
To read more about the effects of tipping a golf shaft, here is an article on Golfworks that explains it well. In general, tipping the shaft 1 inch will make the club 1/2 a flex stiffer.
Okay, you’re all set! Let’s get started.