How Much Does Lengthening Golf Clubs Cost?
Lengthening golf clubs is the process of extending a golf club so that the user can swing more comfortably. While most golf clubs will come in standard sizes, those who are taller in height may require an alteration such as this. Experts state that there should not be any type of problem if a club is extended; however, it is recommended that a club is not extended any longer than two inches so that the overall quality will not be impacted. The cost of having golf clubs lengthened will depend upon the pro shop doing the job and the number of clubs that need to be done.
How much is it?
- On average, a local golf pro shop will extend a club for anywhere from $8 to $16 per club. The average extension will be anywhere from 1/2 inch to as much as 3 inches. Anything higher than this, and the pro shop expert may feel uncomfortable performing the procedure.
- An average bag of 14 golf clubs could potentially cost $112 to $224 to have the complete set extended.
- A kit that can be applied using an at home kit can cost anywhere from $2 to $20 per kit. For example, the Graphite Shaft Extender manufactured by Hireko Golf retails for $1 to $3.
- The retailer GolfWorks charges $10.95 per club to have the club length changed.
- According to this Golf-Tuition-Online.com forum thread, users had stated that they had paid $12 to $15 per club, or upwards of $100 per 12 clubs.
What are the extra costs?
- An older grip can be used once the clubs are lengthened, but if a new grip is required, this can add to the overall cost. This service can potentially add $5 to $8 extra per club.
What is going to be included?
- An expert will measure the height of the user to determine the appropriate extension. Generally, those over the height of 6’3″ will have to have their clubs adjusted. For example, someone that is 6’5″ will have to have a 2″ extension.
- The grip will be removed from the top of the club, and an extension will be cut to size. Once cut, the new grip will be reinstalled with the old grip or a new one.
How can I save money?
- Make sure all clubs are done at once. Most pro shops are more than happy to extend them all at once for a bulk discount.
- Consider doing the job yourself. There are various resources online that can help with extending golf clubs.
- Consider a special order of golf clubs so that you can avoid having to use this service. While special order clubs can be more expensive, it still might be cheaper than having to get your clubs lengthened.
- It’s best to note that professionals can screw up this type of job rather easy. It’s best to make sure that you’re working with a reputable professional shop to ensure that they are lengthened in the proper way. Failing to lengthen them appropriately, many find that they can just fall apart over time.
- Consider going back to where you purchased the clubs initially. Many will offer discounts to those that have purchased in the past.