what would you do in this situation?

that's a great idea.  May be i'll carry an old 6 iron until that honeymoon stage is over.

I still use iron covers on my 712 CB!  LOL  seriously, they just look amazing and I don't want all the bag chatter.  Unless I am in a tournament, I will move off of rocks and other items that may damage my clubs. 

not lame at all. Casual round..new irons I'm with ya! It's hard to put that first ding on the new set. Like you said in a few rounds/weeks you won't even think about it! 

Agree about the casual round...not taking any chance with the 714s!

You guys are nuts... clubs are for playing not for looking at and polishing. Just hit them. They'll be just fine.

You have to use the new club. They're irons, that's what they're meant to do!

When I was a kid, someone told me when you hit a shot on a cart path, borrow a friend's wedge and knock it on the green. I didn't understand the joke until years later. Casual round, I would move it. You don't want to scratch your new clubs. I bought head covers for my new irons last year, and they still look like new, no bag chatter. 

I don't blame you!  I have the 710s and I wouldn't hit them off rocks!!

Using a 4 or 5 iron, 'putt' the ball to a safer place (where your swing is not mentally impeded!) play it well back and hit the ball at its equator. Any potential temporary disadvantage will be soon forgotten. Works - the game is played between the ears :-) 

New or not, I'd use the club if I had to. 

It is a friend of mine, a Titleist Ambassador, and Multi - event winner, who suggested to me the idea I mentioned about hitting the ball on its equator etc. he also says that (as claimed by another on this site) that Tour Players do not treat their clubs as disposable commodities.....

Ross

Melbourne Australia

Haha! I can totally relate! I just got some new AP1s and my first few times playing with them, I would either pull a hybrid or a wedge (depending on how far I needed to go), when playing in non-grassy areas haha!

Depends on how much money is on the line at the time!