Should I reshaft my driver or get a new one? The cost of replacing the shaft, without the shaft, is between $25 and $45. This covers the cost of the grip as well as about $20 in labor. Adjustable shafts may necessitate the purchase of a sleeve adaptor, which can cost up to $14.
The truth is that unless you have a super-expensive driver with a carbon fiber shaft, you are not going to see a mass market for replacement shafts. They are expensive to make and there are many different types of drivers out there with different characteristics. If you are looking at replacement shafts as a way of improving your game, then check out some instructional videos or talk to some pros who might be willing to give you some tips. Otherwise, save your money!
Most vendors charge between $15 and $25 to install a shaft, but I've seen rates as high as $100*. When a club is re-shafted, a new grip is required. Grips range in price from $3-4 to $12, while certain putter grips are much more costly. In most cases, the cost of adding a grip is roughly $3–5. Installers typically will not work on your own club unless you are a certified club fitter or technician, so make sure you know what you're getting into before you start.
The cost of lengthening a shaft varies by brand and model, but generally ranges from $50-$200. Larger diameter shafts are more expensive than smaller ones of the same length. Shorter shafts can be installed for less money; however, they may not give you enough reach if you need long shots often.
*Some manufacturers charge extra for custom lengths or different types of shafts. Check with your vendor to make sure they include lengthening fees when you purchase a set of clubs.
What will it cost to regrip my clubs? Depending on the grip you pick, your full set of clubs should cost between $75 and $130. How can I extend the life of my grips? Golf grips are subjected to a tremendous degree of physical punishment. So in order to protect the surface of the handle and enhance its feel, they're usually coated with a synthetic material called rubber. The rubber can become worn over time due to contact with the clubface, so it's important to replace them when needed. Rubber grips are available in a wide variety of styles; look for ones that are smooth and uniform in color. These will be the best choices for extending the life of your grips.
How do I care for my golf bag? Your golf bag needs water and sunlight protection. If you use a plastic or canvas bag, apply waterproofing spray to the outside of the bag every other year or after any rainstorms. If you have a steel or fiberglass bag, you don't need to apply any oil or protective cover. However, if you choose to cover your bag, select a fabric that is resistant to wrinkles and stains.
Golf bags can also use some TLC from time to time. A little air can go a long way toward keeping your items safe and secure during your next round. Make sure to only dry clean or wash your bag in hot water with a mild detergent.
Re-gripping a club usually costs approximately 10 bucks. Again, the cost will vary depending on a number of things. The work to complete the modification is normally around three dollars, and the grips range in price from five to fifteen dollars on average. So you can see that re-gripping a club isn't a costly endeavor.
The reason people re-grip their clubs is because they want a new grip style or color. Some people find that one brand of grip doesn't provide enough control over their ball flight, so they look for another option. Others may want a different texture or material for better hand placement. Still others may just want something new to change the look of their club.
Either way, the fact remains that re-gripping a club is a fairly inexpensive activity that can offer someone who is looking to make some changes a chance to do so.