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I had a driver shaft snap in July. It was quickly replaced. Will be replacing the 915 next spring.

 

 

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In 30 years playing I have only had 1 club break on me.  It was a Big Bertha Warbird putter with a graphite shaft.  I slid my wedge in to my bag and it caught the bend in the putter shaft and cracked it.  Sent it to Callaway, and they replaced it with a steel shaft for free.  

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Clubs have a tendency of breaking when left in heat. Don't keep them in your car or your garage.

 

 

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I've had epoxy fail, but I don't consider that a broken club. I bent the shaft on my 50 degree wedge, but it's because I hit a tree root on my swing.

 

As for breaking/throwing a club in anger....never. I play with a guy that will break a few each year and throws them quite often. The GM of my club also needs to buy wedge shafts by the gross they go over his knee so often.

 

My thoughts on breaking clubs...

 

1. You look like a child throwing a tantrum, it's a bad shot. Get over it.

2. Instead of breaking the club why not rip a $100 bill in half. It's the same thing throwing money away

3. This isn't the PGA tour and you aren't playing for millions

 

and most important

 

4. We aren't good enough at golf to get that upset over a bad shot.

This for sure. I wish for myself that I could keep this mentality through the whole round. For me, This is what I strive to do every round, but it's very hard some times. This is a really hard habit to break, I've done better the last couple years but sometimes I lose it, not as much as I used to, but it still happens on occasion. I don't use this as an excuse, but when I was growing up playing sports, I used to be around a lot of my uncle and brothers and cousins, and there was around a lot of anger in those days, tempers flared, and things were broken, this is what I saw whether I was playing, or just watching, it was what I considered to be normal, as an adult it has become really hard to not be like that, I've struggled with it for 30 years, so it's not an easy task, but breaking old habits never is. One day at a time, or in the case of golf, one shot at a time.

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Never broken a club. Wanted to a few times.

Yup know how u feel. None of my clubs ever hit a bad shot.

 

 

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I want to say I think most of the broken clubs we are talking about were broken in the swing. I have not broken a club in anger since I was a kid.

 

 

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Just one this year!! 2016 M1 caved in on my and cracked on the crown! Hoping TM steps up and sends me a new one! Only used it for one season, but I've read that they had some issues.

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Now that's a break - how did it happen? Old club?

 

 

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Not that I'm happy about it, but I broke 4 clubs this year. It was the first time in a long time that I had done so. All were just shafts and easily replaced. But I should work on anger management on the course. Drive Did a Bo Jackson over the knee, Pw threw straight down hard ground wasn't expecting to break, 52 hit a tree a couple times, 56 still broke I'm not sure what I did, I don't remember. My excuse I didn't buy any of these clubs so cost of the shaft is I small investment.

 

 

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I have never broken a club, but a friend had the epoxy fail on three of his irons in 9 holes. Also, in a tourney this summer, a guy I was playing with had his 4 iron break about a 1/4 of the way up the shaft. It was a good shot too, 230 in the middle of the fairway!

 

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In high school, I bought a set of Hogan Edges with graphite Aldila shafts the day before a district tourney. Warming up on POS range mats prior to my tourney tee time, heads on the 5-7 iron sheared off and flew down the range. Turns out the DIY guy I bought them from neglected to bevel out the hosels before installing the graphite shafts. Trying not to take divots while playing around the 4i to 8i gap definitely made for an interesting loop.

 

 

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I've broken four clubs in my life and only one was my fault. When I played in high school and would hit a bad approach, the offending club was whacked against the leg of my golf bag. Eventually my PW had enough and, mid swing one day, the shaft broke about 4 inches down inside my grip.

The second time I was hitting range balls on a cold day under the heaters and I caved in the face on my Cleveland Hibore hybrid.

Third time I was at the range hitting balls and a kid who worked there asked if I wanted to hit the new Tour Edge driver. I saw that it was an R flex and I said that I probably shouldn't. He said I would be fine after watching me hit a few more balls so I agreed. First swing with it, the head went farther than the ball (center contact) and he had to stop everyone from hitting so he could grab it.

Last time was at the end of this year. Hit a drive on the first tee that sounded funny, looked down and I think the picture says it all. Luckily, Wilson replaced it at no cost.

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None to rage, one to my driver head just snapped off the shaft

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I have only ever broken one club before but it was due to getting damaged during a flight. 3 wood Head flew off on the first swing.

 

 

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Now that's a break - how did it happen? Old club?

 

 

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Yeah it's about 10 years old or so. It went from that nice tink sound to a wack , it sound like a plastic bottle being hit by a softball bat. Now I have to find a new driver, wife told me I have to hold off till next spring. Good thing season is about over here in Colorado.

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I have thrown a club across a stream and gotten it stuck in a tree and a putter into quick sand?

 

Does that count?

 

Both were when I was in college and there may have been some alcohol involved.

 

I've grown up and clubs are too expense plus too dangerous if ever they would break from being thrown.

 

I have had a club break while swinging it a couple of times. That's a scary feeling.

 

 

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Well I broke my first ever club today.

Wow, that's the biggest Crack I've ever seen in a club! Sorry man...

 

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