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    Re-shafting a SW

    Hi folks

    Not sure this is the right section so if not just move me.
    I have a Wilson Staff RM sand wedge that has a graphite Fat Shaft on it. I hate the shaft but love the wedge so I want to get it set up with a new shaft. Is it possible to replace this? Looks like it should be possible but I'm no expert. Any suggestions on a shaft if I can get it done?


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    Your only problem will be the fat shaft. Probably have to get one from Wilson in steel if that is what you are looking for. If not I don't know if they make a shim big enough to allow a .370" shaft. Maybe one of the hobbyists can chime in here.
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    I never understood the use of a fat shaft, maybe it's marketing so people have to keep buying wilson gear.. Maybe it's nice but i've never seen them here. I don't know how much it'll cost you to replace the shaft, but maybe it could cost the same to buy a new one with steel shaft. I found Wilson wedges at 30$ at tgw.

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    Re: Fat Shafts
    by Golfsmith Technical Dept. on 2005-31-08 14:45

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    Unfortunately we donít know of any replacement shafts that will fit the fat shaft clubs. We have in the past taken a junior graphite shaft butt, .500" and epoxied it into the hosel then shimmed a shaft to the inside of the junior shaft. We had to make a ferrule out of a plastic handle that we use on a tool in the shop. It worked and the customer was happy.
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    seems quite weird to make. Maybe you'll find a used fatshaft club on ebay at a good price, and you can take the shaft and transfer it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckylasek
    seems quite weird to make. Maybe you'll find a used fatshaft club on ebay at a good price, and you can take the shaft and transfer it.
    The poster said: I hate the shaft. I don't think he's looking for another one Buck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chieflongtee
    The poster said: I hate the shaft. I don't think he's looking for another one Buck.
    Yeah thats right. I am looking to still use the same clubhead and change the shaft. Looks like I may have to suck it up and buy a new wedge. Maybe not though well see. Thanks
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    I was saying replace the graphite fatshaft by a steel fat shaft.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chieflongtee
    The poster said: I hate the shaft. I don't think he's looking for another one Buck.
    True, but I too thought he was reffering to the fact that it was graphit and maybe wanted a steel shaft to replace it. The reality is that these shafts are only good for these club heads and since they do not hold a huge after market appeal, after market shaft companies have not jump on board with their technology. Buy a new wedge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckylasek
    I was saying replace the graphite fatshaft by a steel fat shaft.....
    He didn't mention steel
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbleber
    Buy a new wedge!
    Done! I picked up a Forged Chrome Clevend 900 54 degree today at Golftown for $68.00. Feels nice, I am looking forward to giving it a go.
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    I think you just saved yourself a few headaches! Plus you can always sell the old wedge for a few bucks and make your new one that much cheaper.

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    Good choice you made, and as it is forged you can change lie and loft without problems ( i changed my vokey lies, but don't try with harder cast steel , you know which brand i'm talking about )

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckylasek
    Good choice you made, and as it is forged you can change lie and loft without problems ( i changed my vokey lies, but don't try with harder cast steel , you know which brand i'm talking about )


    Thanks! It has great feel and is a steal for what I paid for it. Top quality wedge for a great price.
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    I noticed in the OEM replacement Ferrule Kit I have from http://www.golfworks.com/ there are some adapters for the Wilson Fat Shafts. I don't know if they sell them separately. The kit cost approx $50 USC.
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    Is wilson still making clubs with fat shaft or they stopped? I went to a store and found a fat shaft driver, it looked like i was playing with the butt of the shaft , i really feel like i'm going to hit a violent hook

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