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5 ways to make your golf clubs look cool

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We write a lot about the latest and greatest golf clubs at GolfWRX, but the truth is that there’s probably still a lot of great golf left in your old clubs. With a little effort, you can make them look as good, if not better than when you bought them.

Before you start making aesthetic changes to your clubs, however, you’ll want to make sure that they fit your needs. If feasible, head to a reputable club fitter to make sure your lofts, lies, lengths, shafts, grips and swing weights are correct for you. Forged irons, wedges and putters in particular should have their lofts and lies checked every 3-to-12 months, depending on how much golf you play.

Whether you’re repurposing used equipment from your garage, upgrading your current gamers, or just found a great deal on a legendary golf club on eBay, use this list to make your clubs look as cool as possible.

Grips

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The grip is where your hands meet the club, so if your old equipment has a grip that’s cracked, worn or ripped, it’s definitely time to change it up.

New grips on the market, such Lamkin’s i-Line (pictured above), and models from Iomic, Golf Pride and Best Grips offer vibrant options, allowing golfers to personalize equipment and express their personality in ways they couldn’t in the past.

Not sure on what color to go with? Try matching them to your shafts and club heads.

[quote_box_center]”It looks so cool when golfers match their grips to their shafts or [club head] paintfill,” said Ryan Barath, Build Shop Manager and Lead Builder at Modern Golf, a top custom-fitting studio located near Toronto.[/quote_box_center]

Remember that the weight of your grip will affect the swing weight of your club. A heavier grip makes the golf club feel lighter, and vice versa.

Related: Wishon, Getting the right grip size time-after-time

Shafts

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Whether they’re made for drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges or putters, golf shafts these days are available in a variety of colors, and made to tighter tolerances than ever before.

We’re not advocating that you buy a shaft for the way it looks — you want what works best for your game — but the good news is that most high-quality shafts come with great looks. Companies such as KBS offer laser etching and other custom shaft options that allow golfers to add a personal touch.

“The coolest thing I’ve ever seen on a shaft is ‘Engineered for (insert name),” Barath Says.

One last thing. If you have a bright-colored shaft, make sure the grip is the same color, a neutral color, or a complimentary color so it doesn’t clash.

Ferrules

Ferrules

Ferrules are pieces of customizable club accessories that are often overlooked, but they can have a big impact on appearance. These tiny colored caps go where the shaft meets the hosel, and depending on the design, can produce an awesome visual effect. Some golfers will play nothing but black ferrules on their clubs, but others are open to different designs.

Have an idea for a ferrule of your own design? It’s more expensive to design your own, but it’s possible through companies such as Cell Parts Manufacturing that customize ferrules.

If you’re thinking about applying ferrules yourself, make sure you know what you’re doing — it requires disassembling the club and potentially dangerous tasks, so it may be best to leave it to the professionals, Barath says.

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See how the ferrule changes the character of the golf club? Now if the Miura logo just had some white paint fill, which brings us to…

Paintfill

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A little paint (or nail polish) is a great way to customize and personalize your golf clubs. Even if your wedges don’t have custom stampings or engravings, you can add a little flair to your clubs by striping the paint and creating your own color scheme.

Worried about doing it yourself?

“It’s pretty easy, just tedious,” Barath says. “Take the time. you can do it!”

To do it yourself, get your hands on a paint stripper like acetone (nail polish remover works, too). Then apply acrylic paint, or even nail polish, to achieve the color scheme you desire. Or, after you strip the paint off your club, you have the option to leave it that way for a stealthy, unfinished look.

Related: A more in-depth look on how to apply paint fill yourself.

Finishes

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Even if your golf clubs are beat up and worn down, a custom finish can make them look new again — or maybe even better than they did when you bought them. Re-finishing a golf club by yourself is difficult and dangerous, but companies like LabWorx, Black Oxide Services and Continental Golf can help achieve the finish and look you’re after.

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A LabWorx refinished putter.

If you want to spice up a metal wood with less effort (and cost), Club Crown sells stickers that apply to the crowns of metal woods, which opens up a world of options — from team logos to super hero-themed decals.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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26 Comments

  1. Joie

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:09 am

    You should use a golf ball only as soon as within the recreation.

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  4. Mr. K

    Apr 30, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Pretty cool, my old good and trusty putter could use new finish. 75 bones sure as hell beats paying $100+ for some new piece of junk.

  5. Chuck

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Where was that second photo taken?!? The one with all of the high-end composite shafts and hundreds of heads. My goodness, what a candy store for golf equipment fanatics…

  6. Jay

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Be a man and play without grips you pansies!

  7. Golfer Steve

    Apr 29, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Color filled my vokeys…look great but forgot to cover coat.

  8. talljohn777

    Apr 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    If you want to truly personalize your driver, fairway woods, and hybrids you should look at ClubCrowns. They have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of different designs. Some of the categories include: Animal Prints, Argyles, Black Widow Collection, Camo, Carbon Fiber, Collegiate Logos, Flags, Flames, Mossy Oak, Plaids, Racing Stripes, Skulls, Solid Colors, Tropical, U.S. Military. You can also make a custom design of your own. I have had an American Flag on my driver for a couple of years now and I love it. Every time I take the head cover off of my driver somebody always asks about it.

    http://www.clubcrownbyvive.com/

    • waterford5301

      Apr 30, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Agreed, the guys at clubcrown attend a bunch of the golf expo shows and saw them at the MB World Am 19th hole as well. Very professional and I must say they do look better that I expected. No bubbles, no peeling, looks almost OEM!

  9. Toms1090

    Apr 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I don’t know if cell parts is still doing custom work. Had a cousin that couldnt get a hold of anyone after several inquirys.

    • M.

      Apr 30, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      …had custom ferrules made up only two months ago…

  10. Jameson

    Apr 29, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I came here to see a nice piece on Calvin Peete. What do I find on the homepage of Golfwrx? Ways to make your golf clubs look cool…WOW!!! Is this vogue for golf?

  11. MHendon

    Apr 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Yeah I’m thinking about getting a new bag and some iliac head covers for my driver and 3 wood to match. But I see the scratches and dings on my clubs as like battle scars. Know ones going to look at my clubs and accuse me of being a poser, that’s for sure.

  12. Tristan

    Apr 29, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Hey guys, I have a big problem here!! My green Ionic grips on my Yururi wedges do not match my 8802 putter cover and Bridgestone J33r driver headcover!! Please help!! Luv Tristan xoxo

  13. Froggy

    Apr 29, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Always make sure to match your belt with your grips!

  14. Bruiser

    Apr 29, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Ben Hogan rolling in his grave right about now.

  15. ron

    Apr 29, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    I’m really liking these light-hearted pieces that have popped up on here recently. Articles do not all need to be serious and stoic “swing-equipment-tour news-golf business” centric. Keep em coming.

  16. Eric

    Apr 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I have #6. Hit good shots with your clubs. It is not better to look good than be good.

    • ron

      Apr 29, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Calm down dude, this has nothing to do with if you’re good at golf or not. It’s about personalizing your posessions. We do it to our houses, cars, etc. Nothing wrong with that. I love the look of my blue driver head, with the blue shaft, with the blue grip.

  17. JDMonly

    Apr 29, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Keep it classy!! This article for the Fast and Furious crowd.

  18. Adam

    Apr 29, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I assume a good number of people who customize their clubs to this degree may also be the group that replaces their clubs more frequently which makes these customizations seem like a bit of a waste. I guess it’s not an issue though if you have the money to spare. I’d personally love to get some black and yellow grips and ferrules but I know it’ll probably never happen.

    • Dibbist

      Apr 29, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      Cause your too lazy to go and get them. This article is about people who care about their clubs. That’s why they customize them. Or you could just keep playing your decade old clubs and talk about the good ole days.

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