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Small dent on bottom of driver head....

post #1 of 8
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I was at the golf shop and picked up a Nike Sumo for $19. The shaft looked fine, and the head has a very clean top and face... After I got home I saw a small dent on the bottom of the head as though someone got ticked and slammed it to the ground. It's not big, but it's there....

 

Question: Will this have any effect on playability (loft, lie, etc..)

 

It was cheap, and I was bored, so I bought it.

 

Tony

post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

Interestingly, I googled dent on bottom of driver head and I got a lot of results for the same dent, in the same driver.

 

Everyone says to play the club, but this tells me that the sumo driver is a POS.

post #3 of 8
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I doubt this will effect the performance of my driver.... so I am changing my question to this.

 

Will this dent effect the performance of when I slam the head into the ground after I hit the ball into the lake? I'm afraid the aerodynamics are thrown off and as I grab the club to do a full force slam, that those small dents will decrease the amount of air flow, thus reducing the odds of burying my driver head 5" into the tee box.

 

I guess the only way to tell it to go in the front yard and practice.

post #4 of 8
Bored much?
post #5 of 8
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Bored... Are you kidding me?

 

You're in OH, so you're getting similar weather... I'm about to go insane!

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Bored... Are you kidding me?

You're in OH, so you're getting similar weather... I'm about to go insane!

Yeah, we didn't get the snow they predicted, but my thermometer on my front porch says -4*F. a4_sad.gif

If you go out and pound it on the ground now, it may shatter into tiny little pieces.
post #7 of 8
Actually the dents should act much like the dimples on a golf ball and produce better aerodynamic air flow thus increasing head speed... You may improve the clubs performance by giving it a few more "love taps"!

And I'm feeling your weather related pain... Mid Missouri here and it's -7 with a 25 below wind chill and 8 inches of blowing drifting snow. But since it's Missouri and subject to insane changes in the weather, I was in my back yard hitting golf balls just this past Wednesday and could be doing the same by this time next week! Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Originally Posted by duotone View Post
 

I was at the golf shop and picked up a Nike Sumo for $19. The shaft looked fine, and the head has a very clean top and face... After I got home I saw a small dent on the bottom of the head as though someone got ticked and slammed it to the ground. It's not big, but it's there....

 

Question: Will this have any effect on playability (loft, lie, etc..)

 

 

It shouldn't effect playability.  I googled it as well and that does seem to be a common problem with the Sumo drivers, one guy said he put a dent in it by topping a tee shot :whistle:

 

 Dent on My Driver? 

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