To me....yes, I have trouble letting a complete stranger/someone who I just met....hit my clubs. Likelyhood that they would do damage is low..but...I have zero reason to take the risk. To me..I think it is out of line to request to hit someone elses club.
I wouldnt hit someones club if they offered it to me....I dont want to open that door for something to go wrong. Strange, dumb, idiotic...all YES. it is the way I am.