Originally Posted by iacas
Originally Posted by Mordan
Putting wedges or chippers as they're sometimes called are illegal when they have two faces so that they can be used right or left handed. Your mate might be confused by this and think that they're all illegal but that isn't true.
@cedrictheo and I played with a guy at The Berk who had a two-faced chipper he'd just bought. I had to tell him that yes, despite me being in the PGA, and despite the fact that he bought it from a PGA Tour SuperStore, it was in fact an illegal club.
I think he planned to return it or exchange it as they never told him it was illegal.
I've been in a similar situation. These clubs should be marketed with a big red flag to warn off players who are concerned with playing by the rules. I really don't care if someone owns and uses them when not in competition, but to have one and not even realize that it's nonconforming is just wrong.
I'm joining a little club out here in the Colorado wheatfields, and I'd be willing to bet that I see guys here unknowingly using clubs in competition that are illegal, and I won't even consider mentioning it, because I want this to remain a friendly environment. I'm the new guy and I'm not about to make waves. As usual, I won't counsel anyone on the rules unless he expresses an interest in it.