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CockyTime
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Titleist 8 iron snapped in half today during backswing

Has anyone ever had this happen or heard of an iron snapping during backswing before making contact with anything? It was crazy. Made a loud sound like I'd hit something metal to where I looked up after it occurred to see if there was a random light post or something I hit that I didn't see. Group I was playing with thought I hit something too because of how loud it was. It even felt like I hit something at the top of my backswing but nothing but air in reality. Snapped clean in half.

It was a titleist ap2 8 iron...has anyone ever heard if there was a defect or something with those? I was mentally screwed the rest of the round.
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The Johnny Lawrence
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That would be a first. I've seen heads fall off without making contact with the ground, but never a shaft in half without snapping it on a tree or throwing the club into the ground. Thats really weird.


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makersmark1
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Contact Titleist.

They will likely send you a replacement.

I had a driver snap in my hands right where my hands joined together.


I was with a guy who had it happen as well.


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Zanzibaw
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How old was it?


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KillTheGophers
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Have seen driver shafts fail

Never an iron shaft


Titleist will take care of you.


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Tyga Woods
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I had that happen to two irons in a taylormade set. They snapped about 6 inches above the hosel just after impact. Turns out they were counterfeit.


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unbeWEAVEable
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quote:

It was a titleist ap2 8 iron...has anyone ever heard if there was a defect or something with those? I was mentally screwed the rest of the round.


There was a defect in the shaft. If it was truly a titleist shaft, contact them and they will replace it. It easy to tell if it was the result of a defect.

If you bought the irons from a third party, or it has been reshafted since you originally bought them, the shaft could have been defective or counterfeit.

Defects are rare. Don’t let it mess with your mental game.


Janky
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I had this happen a long time ago with a titleist DCI. The shaft was rusted on the inside.


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AlxTgr
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Where was the break? Usually happens due to moisture build up inside leading to rust as mentions above.


Art Vandelay
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Could have had a dent in it that you didn’t see


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CockyTime
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The break was about 4 or 5 inches above the grip. You can see a tiny bit of rust on inside but nothing bad but irons only 3.5 years old or so. The sound it made was just crazy to me.

Im going to contact Titleist and see what they think. For some reason I thought I had the AP2s but had the AP1s. Bought originally from Edwin Watts brand new so doubt they're counterfeit or anything. Thanks for the replies and suggestions.


zzemme
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This actually happened to me while I was trying out my cousin's new irons last year. He has Mizuno 919 hot metals and his 8 iron snapped while I was in my back swing. He brought it to Edwin Watts and they contacted Mizuno who sent him a replacement after like 2-3 weeks. They never said what caused it


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htcthc321
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Do you keep them in the trunk of your car? I had a buddy who broke two clubs in the span of three rounds underneath the grip, sliced his hand pretty good.

I came here and posted after since I hadn't seen clubs break like that, and that was the response I got from the board.


unbeWEAVEable
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Do you keep them in the trunk of your car? I had a buddy who broke two clubs in the span of three rounds underneath the grip, sliced his hand pretty good.


The heat resulting from keeping your clubs in your car really only applies to the epoxy deteriorating. Either his grip would have come loose or the club head would have turned/come off. It would be rare for that to cause a break in the shaft.

If the OP found rust, it’s likely not a defect/counterfeit. It sounds like whoever gripped them didn’t cap the top before putting on the grip, and moisture got it. Unfortunately, Titleist is going to tell him to go back to Edwin Watts. EW might be sympathetic and reshaft it, but this will likely result in a “tough luck” situation and he’s gonna have to pay for it to be reshafted and regripped.
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Too strong baw


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LSUcdro
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The heat resulting from keeping your clubs in your car really only applies to the epoxy deteriorating


ive always heard this, but my clubs live in my car year round ad i have never had an issue


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CoachChappy
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EW might be sympathetic and reshaft it, but this will likely result in a “tough luck” situation and he’s gonna have to pay for it to be reshafted and regripped.


Titleist warranty is for 1 year for defects only. They probably will not reshaft it. Hopefully, EW will. If not, iron shafts are not that expensive.



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