Originally Posted by tuffluck
noticed today the irons actually had marks on them from hitting the balls that i could feel with my fingernail. i.e. the clubface is actually scratched here (look on the left side). is this all still normal? i have hit only balls, no rocks...
Mine look almost identical ... except my marks aren't near the hosel like that, they are way out near the toe. Whoops. I see the nicks, and that's probably from bad balls, or sand on the balls, I'm guessing. The black stuff, though, is probably the paint stripes from the range balls though. Either way, it's not going to affect the performance.
I got mine in August and the first trip to the range I took my new wedge into the practice bunker. On the 3rd or 4th shot, I discovered - the hard way - that there was a big rock in that bunker beneath the sand. So I have a nice little chunk missing from the bottom of my sand wedge.