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Titanium Golf Clubs can cause fires

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Not at my swing speed.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1998902-titanium-coated-golf-clubs-can-lead-to-fires-scientists-find?utm_source=cnn.com&utm;_medium=referral&utm;_campaign=editorial&hpt;=hp_t2

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I ain't giving out no free drops! :no:
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Oh yea, I've seen a pretty substantial spark before with my driver if I end up drop kicking it a bit, or brushing the ground. You can even get it to happen with sandy conditions. Like if they just reseeded a divot, and it has a bit of sand to it. Something pretty grainy, you can get a spark to happen.

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Who's hitting a titanium club around rocks and desert?
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Talormade will be all over this

Taylormade WETR. Built in squirter to douse fires.

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Talormade will be all over this

Taylormade WETR. Built in squirter to douse fires.

Nice!  You belong in marketing!

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Cue up the fire extinguisher attachment to the golf cart.

Fire your game!

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Who's hitting a titanium club around rocks and desert?

Exact same thing I said.  Why is somebody trying to hack it out of the weeds with a driver??

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Talormade will be all over this

Taylormade WETR. Built in squirter to douse fires.

New Taylormade FireBallz or FireStarterz or FlameThrowerz

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Some folks just want to see the world burn :-)

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Have often seen some sparks off buddy's clubs if we are playing near dusk.  That was probably from the titanium in the ball cover (titanium dioxide for whiteness).  The big question of course is whether a club staring on fire is considered damaged "in the normal course of play"?

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Have often seen some sparks off buddy's clubs if we are playing near dusk.  That was probably from the titanium in the ball cover (titanium dioxide for whiteness).  The big question of course is whether a club staring on fire is considered damaged "in the normal course of play"?

Nah.  Titanium dioxide is not flammable and will not have the same affect.  We have used it at work.  Even a steel head can create a spark off certain types of rock.  The article talks about the heat created from a titanium club head being hot enough to ignite brush.

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You are right - couldn't open the link before.  I did like how the article said that golfers were hitting "from just out of bounds".  Whats up with that?

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Just laughing at the fact that this research came out of my school...

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Are they telling us that banging metal on rocks cause sparks?  Cavemen are laughing across Encino right now.

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I've known this since 1995 when I had a generation1 Cobra Ti driver.   You don't even need to hit a rock!!    I remember brushing dry firm turf on a practice swing and causing sparks!!

With that said, I don't recall ever making sparks brushing the ground since the 1990s and I haven't seen this with any drivers since.

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Are they telling us that banging metal on rocks cause sparks?  Cavemen are laughing across Encino right now.

Welcome to the site @thomashichipper !  Nice first post! I almost spit out my coffee.

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So if you don't want to burn your favorite course down, hit it in the fairway..... Check
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