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"Smash" factor

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by limpalong, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    A few months ago, I picked up a V-Series Callaway driver from a used bin. It was in pretty sad shape. Wanted it more for the shaft than for the head. There was a small "ding" on the sole, near the toe. Nothing structural or really even noticeable, unless you looked really close. I cut the shaft down 1" and have been hitting it for quite a few rounds.
    The driver has been working. This morning, I was hitting drives as long as my normal distances. Nothing even hinted there could be a problem with the club.
    Was on #13 tee box. Something just caught my eye as I looked down at the driver. I hit a great drive and took a good look at the driver as I headed towards the cart. The think is cracked all along the top of the head, paralleling the face. The crack is probably less than 1/16th of an inch back from the face. I used the driver the rest of the round with zero ill effects.
    With the small "ding" in the underside of the toe, I'm certain Callaway would not do anything. I may take it to my local golf shop... that's where I got it... and see what they say. In the meantime, I've moved that cut down shaft over to my XR16. Will see how that combo works tomorrow.
    I doubt my "geezer" swing speed was anywhere near high enough to cause the structural damage. Assume it was cracked by the previous owner and I just didn't see it until now. As anal as I am about my clubs, difficult to believe. No other explanation makes sense.
     
  2. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    limpalong and TEA Time like this.
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    That crack probably made it non-conforming and is the reason you hit it so far. :D
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Hmmm... Maybe like a slingshot? I may want to patent that.
     

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