Ok, so I am learning a bit about club building albeit mostly self taught.
I had removed the shaft from a tour Edge Hot Launch2 driver and replaced it with another. No problem in bonding new shaft with epoxy having prepared the tip and bore. After it cured for twenty four hours, I noticed a "rattle". At first I thought it may have been a piece of epoxy that somehow got into the head cavity, but then I heard it slide all the way to the grip which made it possible to remove by simply cutting off the very butt of the grip. What came out was a piece of what looks like ABS Plastic 1.75 inches in length, about 3/16 in diameter. Solid on one end, other end was hollow about 3/16 inches deep. No tool marks or threads. (Sorry no battery for my camera). Size is about same as a small drinking straw. I am thinking it was in the shaft rather than the head and probably held in place by the wadded end of grip tape and came loose when I tapped the shaft in place in the head.
What is it? Doesn't appear to be a weight, very light maybe 1/2 gm. It would not have hurt anything, but the sliding sound drove me nuts.
30 min sklz, 7i and driver
stop at top, pump (3x) and full swings
fight the slice week continues. One more day and we play on Sunday
20 min chipping
5/11 and then 7/11. Took a while to finish because someone decided to help. Some people have shag bags and others have shaggy dog stories. I have a shag dog
I can't speak to Ernie's reasons, but from a personal standpoint my philosophy is "always assess the penalty on myself" if there is any doubt about the infraction. I'd rather incorrectly penalize myself than to run the risk of possibly breaking a rule and having my honor questioned. I can get the strokes back if I play well enough but recovering people's trust isn't normally as easy.
Props to Ernie. This is what sets golf apart from every other sport! Golf reveals character.
LOL.....I worked on the grounds-crew for a summer at a solid course....when we hit U.S. Open week, I just begged the Super to not cut the rough and really tighten the fairways for the week......he never bought in though....