So you're still shooting solid scores with a set of golf clubs you've now owned for the best part of five years. The lofts, lies, lengths, grips, shafts and swing weights are all still spot on for you, only there's just one problem. They don't quite turn you on like they once used to.
Cast your mind back to 2012 as you strode purposefully into your local pro shop. You walked in, looked around and then paused in the middle of the store before proceeding to flirt with three different sets of irons on the rack. You picked them up, played with them and even gave them a little waggle.
And then it just happened. Something caught your eye from across the room. It was love at first sight. You quite frankly couldn't control yourself as you sauntered over to schmooze with a set of TaylorMade RocketBladez irons to the tune of Elton John's 'Rocket Man'.
Five years on and having taken the rough with the smooth, you're now in desperate need of rekindling the spark with your old bag.
Thankfully there are ways around it.
Let's start by looking at something that goes on the end of your shaft...
#1 - FERRULES
A ferrule is a component of most golf irons and some metalwoods. It's the small, usually black, usually plastic cover over the point where the shaft enters the hosel.
The purpose of a ferrule is to provide a smooth transition from the shaft to the hosel. With a ferrule, a golfer doesn't see the (sometimes) sharp edges of the hosel where the shaft enters the clubhead. The ferrule just covers that up.
But it's amazing what difference a new ferrule can make to the look of your golf clubs, especially ones with rings on them. It provides an awesome visual effect on your golf club as you stand over the ball.
You can buy ferrules in golf shops or online, but unless you know what you're doing when disassembling a golf club, it's probably a better idea to let a golf professional do this for you.