I have never had a problem with letting a friend or colleague hit a club of mine... until a buddy takes a swing of my (new at the time) PING Rapture. He chips the paint on the top in a spot I have no idea how he even did it... I am pissed, he is mortified so he takes his BRAND NEW Taylor Made. I mean top of the line Driver and puts it in my bag. If he was just a random Joe, I might have kept it... but a friend... I just laughed it off. He still talks about that swing, anytime we play. Because I still use that driver and it is still the only mark on it. Live and learn!!!
Letting other people hit your clubs... - Page 3
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To the OP, use psychology next time. Just ask to look at or hold the club, if he says yes swing it a couple time and comment on how great it feels.
It's likely he will ask you to hit it then.
Me I wouldn't ask as others have said I probably hit one already. Also I won't let guys whose clubs look worse than mine swing mine. If theirs look better than
I'll tell them that they wouldn't like mine.
But my Son In law is different, half his bag is mine anyway. I'm still waiting for him to replace the Mizuno MX-500 driver he fractured over a year ago.
It depends, my dad, my brother, my golf buddy, no question they could hit a club in my bag. However I have a few golf aquantances that I would not let drive the golf cart let alone hit one of my clubs.
As for a complete stranger that I was paired up with in a casual round, it would depend on his ability, a complete hack I wouldn't allow, but a solid player I would not have a problem.
This is exactly how I feel about it. No objections in principle, but there are limits. A complete hacker is more likely to do some damage, though it's still a pretty remote possibility.
My irons are a bit dinged from bouncing around in the cart (have covers but don't use them) so unless the guy is playing a shot near a rock (which I would never do) they should come to no harm. Maybe it sounds a bit silly but it doesn't sit right that a 30 hcp'er should swing a forged Mizuno. That's something that should be earned, like I did.
I don't really see it this way. That 910 set him back at least $300, if he wants to be the only one who hits it thats perfectly fine. As I said, if it were me I'd let him hit it, but that just me; he can do whatever he wants and I'm good with it.
I kinda pissed if the person does not take good care if my clubs , like thumping the driver in the ground and which might put a dent on the bottom of my driver .
I let my friend try my new 91D2 with the shaft since he is planning to get one too.
He did what I just mentioned but luckily nothing happens.
I did let some one used my set last time , and the guy actually dent my wedge and 6 iron . Really pissed !
My friend bought a brand new ping driver years ago and the club pro at our course asked if could take a look at it. He took a semi-practice swing and bounced it off the pavement. It made a horrible sound and then he handed it back to my friend who had a bit of shock in his expression. The club pro assured him that the scrapes would not affect the peformance of the club.
Sounds like a real tool!
I'm thinking I would have asked to borrow his driver for a similar practice swing .
My friend bought a brand new ping driver years ago and the club pro at our course asked if could take a look at it. He took a semi-practice swing with it and bounced it off the pavement. It made a horrible sound and then he handed it back to my friend who had a bit of shock in his expression. The club pro assured him that the scrapes would not affect the peformance.
LOLOL!! That's (for lack of the ability to type a more accurate term) "messed" up!
I'd like to see that played out on SNL.
I guess I want to revise my earlier response...if this were my bag..
...Driver: Walter Hagen (Cheapy)
Irons: Powerbilt TPS (Circa 1987)Wedges:
Bullseye and some Dunlop POS
Ball: Whatever I find (Usually Pinnacles because I shot a 73 with one)
I would let anyone hit them no questions asked.
But honestly, if I had a very expensive set, I would have no problem letting someone take a few swings. The course is the best place to take a swing with a new club. Get a feel for how they hit.
BTW, it's not the cost of the clubs, but how they are used!! I shoot very well with my old clubs because they feel great to me. A $2000 set would be no better for me. And it may turn me into a jerk that wouldn't let another take a swing with them!