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I currently have a putter I am looking to extend about 3/4 inches. I have a few graphite extenders from wood shafts I have used. Just wondered if steel extenders were needed (putter shaft is steel). ?  I cannot imagine the weight for 3/4 inch would be make much of a difference but I could be wrong. I have no issue getting a steel extender but if not needed thought I’d save myself some time.  So would I be ok with graphite or should I really use steel?  

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Personally, for a putter, I probably wouldn't even use an extension.   Just a remnant from some previous butt cutting would do the trick and a little bit of epoxy impregnated fiberglass cloth or drywall mesh tape to secure it (on the inside of the shaft - tape on the outside to hold it in place while the epoxy dries).

 

But the graphite should be fine if that's what you have on hand.   You can even cut down the length of the inserted part if you're worried about weight.

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19 minutes ago, JRL2 said:

Yes, I have done what Stuart describes with an old steel stepped shaft, think I cut a section where the second step section started and glued it in and filled in gaps with tape and then grip tape over that with grip.  You couldn't tell it wasn't a real extension.

 

Actually that's not what I was trying to describe (although it is another perfectly valid option).

 

I was talking about taking a piece that was cut off the butt of another shaft (when cutting to length).  Line that up with the exiting shaft butt (no overlap or insertion), tape in place, then apply the fiberglass to the inside to glue the two together.  Just like you're trying to glue back onto the shaft what you had just cut off.  I wouldn't do it that way with a full swing shaft but it's fine for a putter shaft.

 

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