- Graphite shafts don’t break easier than your average steel shafts
- Graphite shafts are more reliable and easier to hit than your run-of-the-mill steel shafts. They’re also much lighter, yet stiffer
- That’s because graphite is the synthetic material of choice for spacecraft and racecars that need a lightweight material with excellent performance characteristics
When it comes to golf clubs, there are a few main types of shafts that you will come across: steel, graphite, and composite.
Each material has its own benefits and drawbacks, which we will explore in more detail below. But first, let’s take a look at graphite shafts specifically.
Graphite shafts have become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to their many advantages over traditional steel shafts.
They are much lighter than steel shafts, making them easier to swing and control.
They are also much stiffer, which gives you more power and control over your shots. And unlike steel shafts, which can corrode and rust over time, graphite shafts are highly resistant to corrosion and wear-and-tear.
So why are graphite shafts so popular among golfers?
Simply put, they offer the perfect balance of performance and durability. They are more reliable and easier to hit than steel shafts, while also being much lighter and more flexible. And thanks to their corrosion-resistant properties, they can last for years without any problems.
So, they don’t break easier, right?
If you’re looking for your first set of golf clubs, or if you’re looking to upgrade your current set, then be sure to consider graphite shafts. They offer the perfect combination of performance and durability, making them a great option for any golfer.
Golfing has become a popular sport around the world. Many are interested in learning how to play to save money and be an active member of society. If you are looking for your first set of clubs, keep reading as we examine graphite shafts and their durability.
Graphite shafts don’t break as easily as steel shafts because graphite is more flexible than steel. When graphite shafts do break, it usually happens at the tip or ferrule. We will discuss the causes of these two breakages and how to avoid them.
The golf club‘s tip, which is the end of a shaft that holds a golf ball, is thin and flexible for better control over the ball. Tips can be made from graphite, steel or other metals.
A shaft with a steel tip is more likely to break if it’s not cared for properly because steel isn’t as flexible as graphite. In addition, a steel tip is more likely to break if the player swings too hard.
The tip of the shaft can snap off if it isn’t well-threaded into the club head.
Another cause of graphite shaft breakage is coil bind. If you have a graphite golf club that has been in storage for a long time, coils inside the shaft may dry out over time and cause it to kink or bind with each other.
This is a common complaint of golfers who have graphite golf clubs that have been in storage for a long time. Coil bind also occurs when shafts are not properly threaded into club heads.
Solutions for Tip and Coil Bind Breakage
If your tip has snapped off or if you notice coil bind on your graphite shaft, we suggest that you contact the manufacturer of the golf club. Some manufacturers offer replacement tips and other components such as grips at no charge under their warranty policies.
The club may also offer an upgrade to a graphite shaft and carry a warranty on the new shaft.
Tips are the most likely parts of a golf shaft to break because they are thin, flexible, and exposed to impact when the club hits the ground. Tips can break when they aren’t threaded into club heads properly and if you swing more than one time during your swing.
The second most common reason for graphite shaft breakage is coil bind. Coils are small bundles of graphite that can bind with one another if they dry out. Coils need to be carefully oiled in order to prevent coil bind and keep them from drying out.
Taking Care of Your Shafts
1. Keep them clean
When you are done using your golf club, wipe the shaft with a dry cloth. Cleaning removes dirt and debris from the shaft to prevent corrosion.
2. Keep them oiled
For a graphite shaft, use a graphite-based light oil to keep the shaft from drying out. Avoid using WD-40 or 3 in One because they can corrode your shaft. For steel tips, we recommend using an anti-corrosive spray in addition to petroleum jelly or light oil to lubricate it.
The graphite shaft’s coating may come off with use, so we recommend using a spray that can fill in the spaces between the graphite strands. Make sure to wipe excess oil off the club head before putting it away for storage.
3. Keep them properly-fitted into your golf club head
When golf clubs are properly fitted into their club heads, the shafts are more likely to hold up over time and during play. The shaft should be threaded into the club head so that it is straight and parallel to the ground.
All components of a golf club should fit together properly because any part of a club that doesn’t fit correctly or appears broken can cause an injury.
4. Take care of your hands
Before you play with your new golf clubs, clean them thoroughly and inspect them for cracks or broken parts. If you have graphite shafts, use a cloth to wipe away dust and debris from around the tip and the tip hole to prevent corrosion.
5. Don’t swing more than once
Swinging too hard can cause the tip of a graphite shaft to snap off, so we suggest that you don’t swing more than once during your single swing.
Graphite shafts are popular among golfers because they are more flexible than steel shafts. However, they can break if they aren’t cared for properly. If the tip of a graphite shaft breaks off or if it becomes coil-bound, speak to the club manufacturer about a repair or replacement.
If you are storing your club for a long period of time, wipe it clean and put a light oil on it before you put it away in order to prevent drying and corrosion.
Hi, my name is Vince Richmond and I am the owner of earlygolfer.com. This blog is all about golfing, from tips and tricks to equipment reviews and everything in between. I have been golfing for over 20 years now and love the sport more than ever. I am always looking to improve my game and help others do the same. When I’m not golfing, I can be found spending time with my wife and two kids or playing some other sport (I’m a bit of a sports junkie). Thanks for reading and be sure to check out earlygolfer.com for all your golfing needs!