Originally Posted by georgeshot
It will happen. Black looks great but it will scratch. Fortunately it will not affect the playability of the club, only cosmetics. See below...
I guess is very sensitive to flaws in all my gadgets that they would influence the coming shots.
Originally Posted by WUTiger
Not sure what you find so upsetting. Possibly you should only buy used golf clubs in the future. They come "pre-scratched."
I guess is very sensitive to flaws in all my gadgets and just not golf clubs. This club, I've received so it haven't cost my any money.I like to take care of my things, whether they are expensive, cheap or something that I have received as a gift.
Originally Posted by Dave2512
Just wait until you use it in a fairway bunker. The face of my fairway's look sand blasted. If you don't like that I recommend staying away from black pearl finishes. My wedges are hammered.
I have never used or seen anyone with such a club in a bunker. I usually use a sandwegde.
Originally Posted by jmanbooyaa
This is why I am a big fan of used clubs. Not abused clubs but rather a well taken care of used club for like half the price.
Like I quoted to WUTiger: I guess is very sensitive to flaws in all my gadgets and just not golf clubs. This club, I've received so it haven't cost my any money.I like to take care of my things, whether they are expensive, cheap or something that I have received as a gift.
Originally Posted by mvmac
As others have said, it very common, especially with clubs that have black finishes on the face and sole. Doesn't effect the performance of the club. From hitting a lot of balls, tour players clubs will have the black finish worn/scratched off on the bottom of the sole and on the center of the face.
Here's my hybrid
The pros are replacing their gadgets after a maybe max 3 seasons? Since I am not someone who can afford to buy new just like that but I would love to take care of my stuff as much as possible. Think it more noticeable on black surfaces that my club has over a gray / silver. I played also with a 7-iron on the same occasion and it felt that it had serious flaws that are not my other irons have been after all that I have used those.
So there are no scratches or any appearance that could affect the shots in the practice / theory?
Originally Posted by D-Man
Just adds character to the club! Don't worry about what your clubs look like. Take care of them and keep them clean, but don't sweat the scratches and dings, it's normal and there is nothing you can do to prevent it. Unless you wanted to tape up the sole of your clubs all the time, then they would look even worse!
I get to work with this to not worry so much about scratches. What is the best to clean then? Is it using any damp cloth and then wipe with a dry golf towel?