Originally Posted by Pat007
i have a good excuse, I need my clubs for work, teaching and making money playing. Sorry, you can never ever hit any of my clubs. I won't ask you, so don't even think of asking me. It's that simple. Would you ask a race-car driver to try his car? No. Would you borrow a surgeon's tools? No. Enough said.
Some of you folks sound like some overly possessive inmate trying to guard his mashed potatoes in the mess hall. Equating a simple golf club to someone's very expensive race car seems a bit excessive. And a surgeon's tools? That's inflating the importance of your clubs (and your golf game) just a wee bit too much.
I won't ever ask someone if I can try their clubs. But if a person isn't an ass or a physical danger then I'll gladly let anyone try any one of my clubs. If they use it for the purpose designed, i.e. to hit a golf ball, then I figure there isn't any damage they could inflict that wouldn't happen to me sometime anyway. If the head breaks off for them, it will certainly break for me. About the worst thing that could happen is to get a sky mark on a driver, but to me that's a small risk to trade off with me being a generous person in letting them try 'em out.