Average Cost To Reshaft Golf Clubs: With Real Examples

If you’re thinking about changing the shafts on your golf clubs, you can either do them yourself or take them to your local golf shop. Both have their pros and cons, and in this post, I’m going to be talking about how much it costs to reshaft your golf clubs.

The average cost to reshaft your golf clubs is $24 per club plus the cost of the shaft and grip. A new iron shaft and grip can range between $10 and $95 while a new driver shaft and grip can range between $18 and $440.

The majority of the cost comes down to what type of shaft you want and what grips you like. The cheapest shafts you can get are somewhere around 10 bucks each. The most expensive shafts you can get are somewhere over 400 bucks (for the driver). I listed some examples below to give you a better idea.

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To keep this article accurate, how much did it cost to get your clubs reshafted? Let me know in the comments below.

How Much Does It Cost To Reshaft A Club?

Asking this question is pretty much the same as asking how much an iron set costs. The better question here would be how much do you want to spend to reshaft your clubs?

You can literally get new iron shafts for a few bucks each, but you could also spend 12x that. It all comes down to what you’re looking for and how good you actually are. If you’re a beginner, don’t spend a lot. If you’re trying to become a scratch golfer, you might want to pay up.

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Most people who get new shafts on their clubs will probably pay someone else to do it. You can save a decent amount of change by doing it yourself, but most people don’t have the gear or don’t know how to do it. I checked a number of different stores to see how much they charged. Here are the details:

Golf ShopPrice
Golf Town$15 + Shaft + Grip
Golf Town (Bore Through)$25 + Shaft + Grip
Puetz Golf$24 + Shaft + Grip
Local Shop 1$20 + Shaft + Grip
Local Shop 2$25 + Shaft (Steel) + Grip
$35 + Shaft (Graphite) + Grip
Local Shop 3$20 + Shaft + Grip
Local Shop 4$25 + Shaft + Grip
Average Price$24 + Shaft + Grip

It looks like the labor cost to reshaft your clubs will be between $15-25, but the average cost seems to be $24 per club. You then need to decide what shafts you want and what grips feel the best.

Here are some examples of iron shafts:

  • UST Mamiya Recoil Graphite: $39.99 each.
  • True Temper Command .370 Steel: $7.99 each.
  • KBS Max .355 Graphite: 79.95 each.

Here are some examples of driver/wood shafts:

  • Project X HZRDUS Black: $225.
  • UST Mamiya Competition: $19.99.
  • Aldila Rogue Silver 130: $424.99.

Here are some examples of golf grips:

  • Superstroke S-Tech: $6.99 each.
  • Tacki-Mac Perforated Tour: $2.49 each.
  • Grip Master Tour Classic: $31.99 each.

As you can see, the price ranges quite a bit. The first one on the list was the most popular, the second was the cheapest, and the third was the most expensive. Hopefully, this gives you a good idea of how much you’ll likely spend to reshaft your clubs.

Is It Cheaper To Reshaft Clubs Or Buy New Ones?

On average, it’s going to be cheaper to reshaft your current clubs than to buy brand new ones. If you currently like the clubs you have and want to take your game to the next level, getting new shafts is a good choice.

This isn’t always going to be the case because it’ll depend on what shafts and grips you get. If you get the most expensive shafts and grips, there’s a good chance you’ll spend the same amount as if you got a new club (could be well worth it though).

Let’s say you wanted to put the best-selling shaft and grip on your current irons:

  • UST Mamiya Recoil Graphite: $39.99 each.
  • Superstroke S-Tech: $6.99 each.
  • Total: $47 each.

If that’s the case and you had 6 irons (5-pitching wedge), you’d spend somewhere around $282 for new shafts and grips. You’re probably not going to buy a new iron set for that much.

Let’s say you wanted to put the best-selling shaft and grip on your current driver:

  • Project X HZRDUS Black: $225.
  • Superstroke S-Tech: $6.99 each.
  • Total: $232

Though you could find a new driver for that price, it’ll probably be from a number of years ago. Any modern driver will be quite a bit more than that, so it could definitely be worth it.

How Often Should You Reshaft Your Golf Clubs?

The only time you’d consider reshafting your golf clubs is when your swing changes or when your shafts are broken. Shafts typically don’t wear out, so you don’t need to worry about changing them often.

The first reason you’d want to reshaft your clubs is if they’re fractured or broken. Any sort of ding or hairline fracture can have a big impact on the performance of your club.

The second reason you’d want to reshaft your clubs is if your swing has changed. As you start getting better, you’ll likely be able to generate more speed when you hit the ball. More speed means you might need a stiffer shaft.

Other than that, there’s really no reason to replace your shafts. If you have the money to burn, go right ahead. If you’re just thinking about making a change, you probably won’t see any type of benefit.

Is It Worth Reshafting Your Golf Clubs?

Reshafting your clubs is worth it if you like your current clubs but your swing has changed and you now require a different shaft. Having the right shaft for your swing is more important than the club itself, and it’s something you should look into if you want to improve your game.

If you’re someone who has clubs that are 7-8+ years old then it might be worth getting new clubs altogether. Anything newer than that and you probably won’t see much of a difference.

That being said, I’d highly recommend you get fitted for the right shaft if you want to improve your game. It can be expensive, but could make all the difference.

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Different shafts have different flexes. They also have different kickpoints. These all factor into how much distance you get, how high your shots go, and a number of other things.

If you have a shaft that’s too whippy for you, you might hit the ball high left a lot (right-handed golfer). You’ll also lose distance and will have a tough time controlling the ball.

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The kickpoint is basically what part of the shaft bends the most. Some shafts bend the most in the middle, while others are higher/lower. This impacts ball flight and a number of other things.

I always just used a standard regular shaft that came with my clubs. I didn’t really think about changing my shafts, but it actually did make a big difference.

I got a shaft that was a bit stiffer and had a few other differences. My ball flight was a lot better and my shots went a lot straighter. It’s not a complete game changer, but for anyone who’s serious about golf, I’d recommend it.

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Hey, I'm Jon. I started Out Of Bounds Golf to share my findings after testing golf gear for the past 10+ years. My goal is to make the game a little easier to understand, whether that's with finding the right product or answering common questions. I currently live in the Pacific Northwest.

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