There are a few different scenarios that may have you thinking about reshafting your irons.
You may have broken just a single club, or you may feel as though the shaft no longer works for you.
Depending on what your situation is, re-shafting irons can be quite costly.
In this guide, we will try and give you some tips about an iron reshaft and whether or not it makes sense for you and your golf game.
Price to Reshaft Irons
Irons come in two different shaft types, graphite and steel.
The material and the manufacturing process are more extensive, and it just is a known fact in the golf world that graphite is expensive.
If you need a new graphite shaft in your iron, you could be looking at spending anywhere from $40-$100 just for the shaft.
Steel, on the other hand, is much more affordable.
Depending on the type of steel shaft and the specifications, you are looking at something closer to $20-$75 per shaft.
Indeed, for one golf club, this won’t make a tremendous difference, but when you consider reshafting the entire set, it will add up fast.
Other Costs Involved In An Iron Reshaft
Aside from the price of the shaft itself, you will also have to pay for a grip and labor.
Saving a grip from your old club and putting it on your new shaft is going to be almost impossible.
You will likely need to buy a new grip priced anywhere from $8-$15 per grip.
Labor costs for reshafting golf clubs can vary depending on where you have the work done.
Choosing to have your clubs reshafted at the local country club may be a bit more expensive than a small golf club repair center.
Depending on where you go and how many clubs you need re shafted you could be looking at anywhere from $15 to $100 in labor.
Can I Reshaft My Golf Irons Myself?
Golf irons can be a bit easier to reshaft than a driver.
If you are reshafting with steel irons, it is usually pretty straightforward.
However, you will need the proper tools and space to complete this project.
By the time you set up a shop with the equipment you need, you will probably be better off having someone do this for you.
Regripping a set of golf clubs is quite easy.
But when it comes to removing the old shafts and lining up the new ones correctly, a professional eye is excellent.
How Do I Know What Shaft To Put In?
If you know your golf irons are no longer working for you, but you are not sure what to replace them with, it is best to demo some clubs.
Try several different shafts in various materials.
When you try these out, you should have a better idea of what feels like it should and what does not feel good.
If you plan on replacing an entire set of golf shafts, we highly recommend starting with just one club.
Place the new shaft in your seven iron and play with it for a week or two.
If you love the way this feels and you think it is the right move for your golf game, replace the other shafts.
This is a much less expensive way to do this should you not end up liking the shafts that you put in.
Should I Reshaft My Clubs Or Buy New Ones
This is a common question that comes up among golfers.
What you should do before making any final decisions is price out what it would cost to do the reshaft project.
Then get an estimate on how much your current golf-clubs would be on a trade-in.
Usually, with these two numbers in mind, you can make an adequate decision about what you need to do.
If it costs $500 to reshaft your clubs, but you can get $500 for them, maybe it’s worth putting that money towards a new set.
The shaft is the most expensive part of your golf club.
When you look at replacing an entire set of them, the costs will very likely come close to what you paid for your original irons.
Reshafting a set of irons is a bit of a different decision than reshafting a driver or a hybrid.
By the time you put together the cost of doing seven or eight clubs, it can get quite costly.
Try to make sure that the changes you are making to your irons are going to be worth it for your golf game.
If you have any doubts, then you may want to look into a new set of clubs.
Another trick is to look for a used set of golf clubs with the shaft that you need.
This can save both time and money!