Repair And Restore Antique Hickory Wood Shaft Golf Clubs
You can restore old wood shaft golf clubs to excellent condition very simply
Old wooden shafted golf clubs which were used from the early days of golf up till the 1940s or 50s are now collectors items. Some people collect them just as a matter of interest, whilst others put together complete sets of hickory shaft clubs and use them to play regularly. There are even special tournaments in some places for competition using wooden shafted clubs.
The shafts were usually made from hickory wood which is a very hard tough wood somewhat like oak. These wooden shafts over time can become damaged by cracking or splitting. The thread windings at the point of attachment to the club head can become loose or come off altogether. The grips were often of leather which deteriorates in time and needs replacement.Shafts can become warped or bent and require straightening. The metal club heads can be rusty or corroded.
All of these problems can be corrected by using the right repair techniques.
We have two vintage magazine articles on golf club restoration and repair.The first by by Alex J. Morrison a well known golf pro was published in 1931. It has lots of detail profusely photo illustrated on how to completely refinish and repair hickory shaft golf clubs.
The second article by Robert Scharf was published in 1954. Also well photo illustrated it gives more information on complete restoration and repair of vintage clubs including old steel shaft clubs.
With these articles you will be well equipped to restore any old golf club to pristine condition.These articles are copyright expired and in the public domain.We have copied them and enlarged the pages by 125% to 8"X11" for your ease of use. Get your copies now and go to work on your vintage clubs.
Repair vintage golf clubs