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Just a curious question.

I always have had the common golf club brush- metal bristles on one side and a soft brush on the other. 

Upon going to buy a new one yesterday I saw an article about how you shouldn’t be using the metal brush on your irons. I always have thought metal brush for irons/wedges and soft brush for driver/woods. 

All my years I have used the metal brush before every iron shot, if the club needed it due to dirt on the face or dirt/sand/crud in the grooves. I personally have never noticed more then normal wear on the club face but after reading that particular article I can possibly be damaging my iron using the metal side of the brush.

Anyone have any comment on if they use a metal brush on their irons? Have you damaged your irons from brushing? Etc  


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I use a similar brush. Just ensure the metal side is brass.

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Been using this one for years, small cheap and works awesome! Bristles are brass and I have never noticed any adverse effects on my irons aside from keeping the groves clean.

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I always used the nylon bristles and a tee if I need to get mud/dirt out of the grooves. 

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:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
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I use the same brass/nylon brush and no known issues. 

DRIVER: Titleist 905R S 10.5

3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha XS

Irons- Titleist 716 AP1 S 1/2 over 2 degrees upright

Vokey SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

Ball-ProV1 and AVX

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I use the frogger brush, mix of nylon and brass and I've never thought twice about it.

It's a non-issue, hitting a shot out of a bunker will put more abrasive force on your club than you ever could cleaning it with a brush.

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3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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Only thing I notice is if you take the wire side and go up and down on the face you're gonna scratch up the face, but as long as you're going with the grocery I haven't had any issues

Right Handed

Driver (9.5°): :taylormade-small: R9 SupterTri (Fujikura MotoreF1 65 Stiff shaft)

FW (15°): :callaway-logo-1: X2 Hot (Aldila Tour Green 75 Tx Stiff shaft)

Hybrid (18°): :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5) (2020 MGS Official Review here)

Irons (PW-3) :ping-small: Eye 2's

Wedges (52° & 60°): :callaway-logo-1: Mack Daddy 2's

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B (2019 MGS Official Review here)

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6 hours ago, hckymeyer said:

I use the frogger brush, mix of nylon and brass and I've never thought twice about it.

I also use the Frogger brush, but just the nylon one. I'm a bit leary of even brass on forged clubs.

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Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 4-GW UST Mamiya Recoil 680 F4
:cleveland-small: Smartsole S
:yes-small: Tracy
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
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Depends on the finish of the golf club, but certainly as far as the metal itself goes brass bristles will never harm the club face because brass is a softer metal than steel. If you're worried about the club's finish, stick with nylon though.

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Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
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I seem to get jabbed by the brass side of those brushes all the time when I had it attached to my bag (plus snagging my golf shirts)...so much so I stopped using them and now take a damp golf towel to clean the club/club face after almost every shot.  Does as good a job as the brushes.



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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

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I also use the Frogger brush, but just the nylon one. I'm a bit leary of even brass on forged clubs.

Same with me. I switched from the generic nylon/brass bristle combo to a Frogger with just nylon. I did it not just for my clubs, but for my bag also. Having a brush with metal bristles swinging can cause damage to a nylon bag.

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Louisville Niblick Persimmon 3 & 5 woods

Hogan UIHI 4-iron*

Hogan PTx Pro 5-7*

Hogan Icon 8-PW*

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I use a towel that I wet on one end.  I clean my club with it after every shot.

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Taylormade SLDR HL 3 wood

Mizuno JPX EZ hybrids 3 & 4

Mizuno JPX EZ Irons 4-G

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