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Broke shaft on new ping driver...

  • 25-07-2021 1:33pm
    Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭

    Earlier today I broke the shaft on my new ping driver, poor swing and hit more ground that ball, snapped in two. It’s only about two months old, am I likely to have any comeback on it, or is tough luck ie but a new shaft at my own expense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭Macker1

    Just curious as to why you would be even thinking that you might not have to pay for a replacement shaft. After all you have nobody to blame for hitting the ground other than yourself. No harm in going back to where you bought it but they would want to be quite generous to replace FOC

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,944 ✭✭✭big_drive

    If you're a member of a club you might be covered through your insurance. Not sure of the process involved with filling out claim form etc but the club pro should be able to advise you

  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭Dr Devious

    Yes mackerer1, I know it’s entirely my own fault, I’ll get in touch with where I bought it and see what happens, big drive, unfortunately it’s not at the club where I play at, so no point in asking them about it. Ultimately it’s my own doing but was just wondering if gui insurance etc would kick in.😳🙈

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,661 ✭✭✭The Big Easy

    Completely disagree, breaking a shaft through taking a normal shot, especially a new club that cost €400/500+? I'd be on to Ping looking for a replacement and would be expecting them to provide one.

    Now if you had it teed up on a rock and smashed it off the rock, maybe it's your fault, hitting a bad golf shot? I'd consider that normal use in fairness and would 100% expect the club to stand up to normal use.

    Get on to Ping and I'd expect a favourable response imo

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,614 ✭✭✭monkeybutter

    What hitting off the ground isn't a normal shot, hitting a stone would be the same as hitting the ground

    or even worse for the shaft

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,944 ✭✭✭big_drive

    Ya I think GUI insurance would be possible but I don't know the ins and outs of it

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭Macker1

    Good Result in the end. To be honest I half expected that this might be the outcome as I have heard personally from a friend that was in a slightly similar situation and the shop / club manufacturer looked after him as well.

  • Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭hurleronditch

    I had a fairly new Ping G25 3 wood 6 or 7 years ago, a mate asked could he have a dig off it in Kinsey driving range, 3rd or 4th swing he hits an unmerciful chunk, shaft snaps about an inch from the bottom.

    brought it down to McGuirks downstairs (I’d bought it in McGuirks in Blanch), they took it, showed it to the ping rep a few days later, and I had it back reshafted within a week.

    the rep just checked the break to make sure it wasn’t from an impact from striking something on the shaft and Ping happily covered it.