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Titanium Golf Clubs can cause fires

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boogielicious    1,159

Not at my swing speed.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1998902-titanium-coated-golf-clubs-can-lead-to-fires-scientists-find?utm_source=cnn.com&utm;_medium=referral&utm;_campaign=editorial&hpt;=hp_t2

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saevel25    1,076

Oh yea, I've seen a pretty substantial spark before with my driver if I end up drop kicking it a bit, or brushing the ground. You can even get it to happen with sandy conditions. Like if they just reseeded a divot, and it has a bit of sand to it. Something pretty grainy, you can get a spark to happen.

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newtogolf    957

Talormade will be all over this

Taylormade WETR. Built in squirter to douse fires.

New Taylormade FireBallz or FireStarterz or FlameThrowerz

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Have often seen some sparks off buddy's clubs if we are playing near dusk.  That was probably from the titanium in the ball cover (titanium dioxide for whiteness).  The big question of course is whether a club staring on fire is considered damaged "in the normal course of play"?

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boogielicious    1,159

Have often seen some sparks off buddy's clubs if we are playing near dusk.  That was probably from the titanium in the ball cover (titanium dioxide for whiteness).  The big question of course is whether a club staring on fire is considered damaged "in the normal course of play"?

Nah.  Titanium dioxide is not flammable and will not have the same affect.  We have used it at work.  Even a steel head can create a spark off certain types of rock.  The article talks about the heat created from a titanium club head being hot enough to ignite brush.

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You are right - couldn't open the link before.  I did like how the article said that golfers were hitting "from just out of bounds".  Whats up with that?

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BuckeyeNut    174

I've known this since 1995 when I had a generation1 Cobra Ti driver.   You don't even need to hit a rock!!    I remember brushing dry firm turf on a practice swing and causing sparks!!

With that said, I don't recall ever making sparks brushing the ground since the 1990s and I haven't seen this with any drivers since.

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