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Removing the Shaft off PING putters


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#1 dank1204

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:28 PM

Hey guys,
I know that Ping putters have a pain in the a** connection between putterheads and shaft, but what is the process that is done at a place like a golf clubmaking station when they do remove the shaft?


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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:44 AM

if your ping putter uses the ball bearing method, i highly suggest sending it back to ping to be reshafted (which is what they officially recommend).  i watched the actual assembly and wouldn't suggest an aftermarket reshaft....probably ruin the hosel trying to get the shaft out.

edit:  reread your post and you seem to be asking how Ping themselves do it.  unfortunately they wouldn't disclose or show this to us so can't really give you a good answer  :partytime2: :)

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:41 AM

On the ball bearing method they just apply heat to the shaft to cause it to expand and then pull head out. Sometimes if that fails they'll cut the shaft off just above the ball bearing then insert a punch into the shaft and using a hammer, they'll break the ball bearing and pop the head loose.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:17 AM

Why do they continue to secure shafts with ball bearings?  It makes no sense other than to have thousands of wrecked putters throughout the world where people have tried to remove it themselves (and I have a wrecked Ally in my collection for proof).

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:35 AM

Someone gave me an old ping dalehead that had a broken shaft (about 4" of shaft left on it).  I was told to freeze the putterhead and shaft, then apply heat to the bottom of the club, directly below the shaft.  After a minute or two the shaft could be pulled out.

I don't have a heat gun, or torch, so I haven't tried it yet.


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Posted 29 February 2008 - 06:56 PM

Are the new Karsten series putters attached with this ball bearing?

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:04 PM

View PostMud, on Feb 29 2008, 05:56 PM, said:

Are the new Karsten series putters attached with this ball bearing?


Yes, for the shaft in hosel putters.  Same with with the Redwoods.   :)




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