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Composite club heads are increasing in popularity with golfers thanks to their technological and material advantages. For that reason, it’s important to know how to pull shafts from composite club heads without damaging them. This video is a quick step-by-step guide that explains how to safely pull a shaft from a composite club head.

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Ryan Barath is a club fitter and master club builder who has more than 15 years experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour professionals. He studied business and marketing at the Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf located in Toronto. He now works independently from his home shop in Hamilton and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers, including True Temper. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, from course architecture to physics, and share his passion for club building, and wedge grinding.

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  1. stan

    Jan 18, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    pull pull pull the shaft gently from the head
    merrily merrily merrily merrily on the sofa bed

  2. Skip

    Jan 18, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    no different from pulling any other wood head. making it more complicated than it is.

  3. Ric

    Jan 17, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Would you do this with an adjustable hosel/head connection combo?

  4. Cory

    Jan 17, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    What kind of shaft puller machine do you recommend?

    • Ryan B

      Jan 17, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      I would suggest any machine from Golf Mechanix. they make quality tools

  5. CT

    Jan 17, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Question — on glued in heads (like this M2 FW), do you pull with the ferrule still on and connected to the hosel? I looks like you just let the ferrule get squished as the club was pulling off. I like doing that as well – but have read may “how to’s” and found that they usually say to break loose the ferrule and cut it off.

    Thanks!

    CT

    • Ryan B

      Jan 17, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      There is no problem at all leaving the ferrule on. It takes a pretty substantial amount of heat for it to catch fire and at the point you’ve probably damaged the shaft too.

      When you leave it on it just mushes up and you also dont run the risk of trying to cut it off either scratching the head or the shaft with a knife.

      Cheers

      • CT

        Jan 18, 2018 at 10:12 am

        Thank you — really appreciate the advice.

        I like to mush the ferrule on these glued in shafts to avoid the metal-on-metal of the shaft puller directly on the hosel.

        Thanks!

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