How to Install Ferrules on Golf Clubs
How to Install Ferrules on Golf Clubs

Posted on April 22, 2021

The golf ferrule is a small component of golf clubs that sits between the shaft and the hosel. Many players may think that this small thing is just an addition for decorative purposes. However, it does have a function, which is to keep the club together.

The golf club ferrule also plays a key role in providing a smooth transition from the shaft to the clubhead’s hosel. It helps cover the sharp edges of the hosel through which the shaft enters the clubhead. Without which the clubhead may fail to fit securely onto the shaft. 

Sometimes, ferrules can become loose. The most common time this happens is when the glue inside has lost its adhesiveness over time and could no longer hold the ferrule in place. In most cases, a loose ferrule isn’t a major problem and can be easily fixed.

If you have a loss or worn-out golf ferrules or want new ferrules to enhance the look of your club, here are some simple steps to help you out. 

1: If you are replacing a clubhead or a shaft, or building your own club, you will have to install a ferrule into the shaft before connecting the club head and the shaft. Before you install your ferrule, ensure you have the right ferrule. 

Standard iron ferrules are usually from 1/8 to 1 1/4 inches long with the internal diameter measuring .368 inches. Standard wood ferrules on the other can measure between 1/8 to 3/4 inches with an internal diameter of .334 inches. 

2: To remove the ferrule of your club, you need to first remove the shaft from the clubhead. The easiest way to do so is by using a source of heat to loosen the epoxy bond inside. Once the epoxy bond loosens, twist, turn, and pull away from the clubhead from the shaft. This will require some strength.

3: Once you have detached the shaft and the clubhead. Add some gentle heat to the ferrule as well. This will make it easier for you to cut the old ferrule and also reduce the risk of damaging the shaft.

After heating the golf ferrule, immediately take a utility knife and carefully cut through the ferrule. Ensure that the blade goes parallel to the shaft so that you don’t cut through the fibers. 

4: Clean away any glue remains or dirt on the shaft and the inside of the hosel of your clubhead.

5: Take your shaft and the ferrule you are going to use. Add a little mix of proxy at the end of the shaft. Take the ferrule and coat the inside of it with the proxy that is at the end of your shaft, give it a couple of turns, gently pushing it down.

6: Once you have the shaft and ferrule in that position. Take the clubhead, put it onto the shaft, and push it further down until the end of the shaft reaches the end of the hosel. This will set the ferrule in the proper position. 

7: Remove the clubhead. Apply the proxy on the shaft and inside the clubhead. Attach the shaft to the clubhead. Wipe away any excess proxy on the shaft. Leave the club for 24 hours to allow the adhesive to set. 

If you want to learn more about changing your clubheads, shafts, or ferrule, feel free to contact Monark Golf where we provide guides and information about golf club ferrules, shafts, accessories, and many more. You can also get high-quality golf ferrules for sale and many others.