I have been trying to remove a broken shaft from a Ping Zing 2 Beryllium sw. I’m using an electric heat gun and hydraulic shaft tool. I have been unable to get any movement. Is there something different about these clubs?
I asked Jim Yachinich, our Director of Schools and resident expert on all things repair, especially on clubs from years past. Here is what he said:
You have to work pretty hard and it will take quite a while to remove this shaft using a heat gun. A propane torch would be much better. Ping fit these shafts very tight and there is a chance theywere driven in with an air hammer.
A couple of ways to do this. If they can put the clubhead in a freezer for 2 to 3 hours then take it out and heat the hosel with a propane torch the hosel will expand quicker than the shaft and it will generally come off.
Another way is to cut the shaft off approximately 3” above the top of the hosel and clamp the shaft in a Lock Tite Shaft Holder (TSL) https://www.golfworks.com/lock-tight-shaft-clamp/p/tsl/
Then heat the hosel and use an 8” punch down the inside of the shaft and use a hammer and drive the head off the shaft. This method combined with putting the head in the freezer generally works well.