a) You hit the ball so hard that the milling gets gummed up with pieces of the ball cover?! Gotta say, I've never heard of that before. What kind of balls are you using?
b) Even if I'm reading that right though, a quick brush with a wire brush attached to your bag only takes a second before each shot.
Used Pro V1X. It does not take that much to gum up the Pings, they have microgrooves that pick up material like a file.
I also use the same clubs a lot. Driver, PW, 9i, 8i, 52 degree, 60 degree. I usually like to play easier courses.
Agreed that I could probably just brush before every swing. I usually have time for it, but I don't always have water to help clean the clubs. Maybe I'm just a little bit OCD that way.
Nope, not my imagination that I get a plastic layer formed on my clubs. Maybe it's the paint? Who knows, but it's there.