Stop Your Golf Driver Creaking/Cracking Noises! (in Head/Shaft)

Golfer upset over driver creaking noise


The reason why a driver shaft or head makes a cracking or creaking noise is because the epoxy glue inside the golf club has broken down.

A creaking golf club will eventually lead to the golf club breaking.

The epoxy glue inside connecting the head and shaft will break down, which is why you’ll hear a creaking or cracking sound when hitting balls with your golf club

If this noise becomes too much of an annoyance for players on their course, then they should consider getting it fixed by one if not all three methods:


How to fix the creaking noise on a Golf Club:

Replace the shaft with a new one.


-Remove any broken-down bits of epoxy glue that are inside the shaft or driver head.


A creaking or cracking noise coming from your driver shaft is most likely due to the epoxy glue inside connecting it with its head breaking down and not being able to withstand vibrations as well anymore.

The best way of reducing this sound would be by replacing old clubs that are no longer in good condition (elderly) because they’re more prone towards making these noises than newer ones – especially when hit on hard surfaces like concrete where there’s less give, unlike softer grassy areas; also try changing out grips often, so their adhesive doesn’t wear off over time causing them to loosen up at impact leading again back into those same problems mentioned before


Why is my driver head creaking?

A golf driver head can make creaking or cracking noises  because the epoxy has weakened inside and caused the head to come loose from its connection point.


Why is my driver shaft making a cracking noise?

The most common reasons for cracking noises coming from a golf driver shaft are loose bits of epoxy or graphite breaking on the inside.

Broken particles of epoxy can be fixed by reapplying epoxy to the head and shaft.

Graphite can be repaired with a graphitizing agent, which is applied on top of any loose particles that are still in place inside your golf driver’s grip or handle area before they break off entirely from vibration during use over time.”

“The best type of epoxy to use, most people recommend using a two-part epoxy that is mixed together in equal parts.”

“The best type of graphitizing agent to use, most people recommend using a liquid or paste form. “


Why is my driver shaft making a creaking noise?

The leading cause of creaking noises coming from a golf driver shaft is loose bits of epoxy inside the shaft. This seems to occur after a golfer has applied a new coat of epoxy to the head and shaft without allowing enough time for the epoxy to dry.

Allow 24 hours for the epoxy to dry so you can make sure the epoxy won’t break down.

If you have applied too much pressure when applying your first layer, then it will be difficult for any excess material inside that is not in contact with anything else from coming out. This will lead to the epoxy being squeezed and pushed into other areas of your shaft, which can cause its own set of problems.

The best method is not to apply any pressure when applying the first layer – just let gravity do its work for now!


How to Fix Cracking noise in Driver Head

The first thing you can do when a golf driver shaft starts to make any creaking noises is yanking on the head and grip, twisting them back and forth. If it makes the same sound, you may need to reapply the epoxy on the head or shaft.

If there is no movement, or the shaft has been glued before but needs doing again because of a new crack: remove old glue from the inside of the driver by scraping off any excess using. Then mix up a fresh batch according to instructions.

When applying epoxy a little goes along way! Too much epoxy can can cause bubbles to apply, so use sparingly over the surface area.


Applying WD-40 to the drive shaft

You can use WD-40 to fix a creaking noise in your golf driver shaft. To stop the creaking noise, you need to apply the WD-40 to the shaft.

The WD-40 will help loosen up any rust or corrosion that is causing your driver to make a creaking noise when you twist it and lubricates, so there are no more squeaks from metal rubbing against other metals in contact with each other.


How Fix creaking noise in a Driver

To fix creaking noises coming from your driver shaft, you can:

· It could be your adapter screw coming loose. This is the most common cause of creaking noises in a driver shaft, and it’s easy to fix by tightening up that Allen wrench!

If this doesn’t work for some reason or other issues with noise such as inside the grip area ( which I suspected ), then take off grips/tape inspect butt end where epoxy bond might have broken due to too much force on clubhead during a swing.

Remove shat with an adapter from the head. Clean any dirt and splinters r hard t see but will show when you hit balls again after cleaning out dirty parts as an old toothbrush handle works well here.


Tools Required

  • A driver shaft adapter screwdriver, which will tighten up that Allen wrench so there are no loose screws inside the grip area (which I suspected). If not available, then use adjustable crescent wrenches instead; however, they take longer because these tools aren’t specifically designed like adapters typically are but work just fine.
  • Epoxy glue. Epoxy is for the more severe cases of cracking or creaking noises. Epoxy is a two-part adhesive that can be mixed to create an instant bond for fixing cracks or crackling noises in your driver’s head.



A creaking golf driver doesn’t need to cause any concern. It’s usually just a broken parts of epoxy glue, or a loose driver head that causes the problem. Both of these issues can be fixed quickly and at a low price.



Ernie loves documenting interesting facts about golf.

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