Last spring, I bought a set of new irons, and within a couple months, I noticed that the club head on my six iron was rotated nearly 90 degrees, creating a separation between the neck and the hosel. I took it back to the store where I bought em, and the club repairer said knowingly, “Ah – you must keep your clubs in your trunk.”
The club being repaired and me being happy, I simply started being more careful about laying my bag in my trunk, not just throwing it in, and being religious about taking the clubs out when I’m not going to and from the range or the course. However, today I’ve noticed the same sort of separation on my five iron.
Dopers, how the heck am I supposed to carry golf clubs in my trunk the “proper” way? I’ve googled and come up empty so far.
Like gommsn, I too live in Canada and leave my clubs in my car through the summer months.
While I have not experienced this same problem, I have always been concerned about my clubs lying on their side in my trunk or back seat as im afraid all the weight will be put on my driver’s shaft. Now, when i put my bag on its side in the car, I will always put something under the top part of my golf bag, like my golf shoes, or even a shoe box, just to keep pressure off the club heads.
I was cautioned not to keep my clubs in the trunk in the summer because the extreme temperature can soften the adhesive that holds the club head on. I suspect that the cement let go and allowed the head to turn.