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i20 irons scuffed after 10 range balls

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Is this normal? I got them brand new special ordered today, never hit before. I hit each club about a dozen times and they were all scuffed more than my 3 year old Taylormades. Even when I miss hit a couple, the inside of the clubhead was scuffed. This was just a ball, couldnt imagine if a little piece of rock or pebble got picked up with the club.

Anyway, I am a perfectionist and this bothers me. Has anyone had this issue with the i20s, I mean when I see this after 10 balls, I start thinking my $900 investment isnt going to last me very long...

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post #2 of 25
Thread Starter 
Btw i hit off of grass, not a mat.
post #3 of 25

Doesn't look like anything uncommon all new clubs have cosmetic wear after a range trip. 

post #4 of 25
Nothing out of the ordinary there.

Nice clubs, congratulations!
post #5 of 25
Maybe you could buy another set to look at for home? Just kidding... the wear evens out and they will look fine. Just look at the pretty shots instead.
post #6 of 25

My clubs look like that, only I don't keep the ball quite as close to the sweet spot as you do.  I hate it when I get those marks on the face out on the toe past the grooves.

 

Driving ranges are hard on clubs....they use so much sand that the grit marks up the clubs pretty quick. They say you should wipe the face after every couple of shots to minimize the wear and tear.

post #7 of 25

That happens, it's just the paint rubbing off. That's why you tape up irons in the store to try them out, even though you hit off mats. The balls often have nicks, and ranges have sandy grass, so as long as you're not hitting rocks, it should be fine.

post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
Its just weird because after 3 years, my r9s have very minimal scuffing that looks this way. I heard someone say it will even out, but i dont see how thats possible since i dont plan to hit any balls on the top part of the face. Am i confused on what you meant?
post #9 of 25

Most range balls are pretty nasty, not unlike hitting rocks. I've had my new clubs about a week and you'd never know they are just a week old. Hit my AMP 3w from a fairway bunker and removed a good bit of finish from the bottom and face. My black pearl Cleveland wedges, finish was toast after a few hits.

post #10 of 25

Do some irons come with a light plastic spray coating to protect them during shipment, and eventually flake off? I have had irons scuff in the early going, but after I washed them a couple of times in hot water it seems the scuffs became less noticeable.

 

Any golf retail people who know for sure?

post #11 of 25

The only plus about range balls beating your clubface is it keeps rust off the clubface if you occasionally forget to clean off your clubs after a round.

post #12 of 25

Absolutely normal, just how PING's look after the first few shots.  Tour player's irons would look the same way.  Has nothing to do with the wear of the grooves, they'll last a long time.  

 

 

post #13 of 25
its a golf club, why would yu care if its scratched?
post #14 of 25

Your clubs are fine.  This is what occurs when you hit golf shots.  Congrats on a solid set of irons... 'Go Play!'

post #15 of 25
Is that actual worn metal or golf ball skin? Can't imagine worn metal on driving range balls, unless they're not washing there balls... I have literally thousands of driving range balls on my clubs and it looks nothing like that, a brass brush makes them look new like they've never been hit. U didn't buy them from discounted retailer did u? (China)
post #16 of 25

Normal - get an eraser and most of it will come off.

 

That's not the grooves wearing - it's residue from the balls.

 

Enjoy the clubs. I can only imagine the pain you'll experience when the paintfill disappears.

post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 

1000

 

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...

post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post

1000

 

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. c2_beer.gif

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