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GoTech13

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I just purchased a pre-owned TaylorMade R540 Driver yesterday from golfsmith. I took it out to this lil shanty of a driving range in town that was close to where I'm staying to hit it until I go back home on Wed. Anywas I teed one up a lil too high and got completely under the ball and popped it up upon teeing the next one up I noticed that it took a huge paint scratch out of the top of the head. I then looked at the face and noticed a few more scratches just from these balls I was hitting at this range. What caused this? the crapiness of the balls? Should I take the driver back and ask for a refund or what?

Also just found this board and am very impressed with it.
 

Slingblade61

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Thank you.

As for sky marks, I don't think trying to return it will win you any friends especially if you put some on yourself and you bought it "used".

This subject has come up a few times before and I forget what the fix is if there is one at all. I'm certain someone has some good tips on this.

Personally, I look at skymarks as an excuse to buy a new driver. ;)
 
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GoTech13

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they're not neccesarily what I would consider sky marks though, I had skyed a few with my old driver and the damage was nothing like this. It looks like someone took a grider to it after just one swing.
 

Slingblade61

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Put up some pics.

Maybe a new powder coated paint job or a custom spray/flame thingy(that would be cool).

I guess it couldn't hurt to have the place you bought it take a look at it or maybe shoot an e-mail to the manufacturer about it.
 

obagain

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The amage is from range balls. They use very hard balls and they develope little cuts and they act just like a grinder.

If the marks are small a high speed buffer will get most of it out but when they are deep you will have to completely refinish the head to make it look right.
I would not suggest you take it back, they will not be able to help you.
 

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