Some of the top golfers in the world have been unable to distinguish between sand bunkers and waste areas, also known as waste bunkers. In 2010, Dustin Johnson played a shot out of a sandy area outside the ropes on the 72nd hole of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Assuming he was in a waste bunker, he grounded his club behind the ball in an area that had been defined by the PGA of America as a sand bunker. The two-stroke penalty for grounding his club in a sand bunker knocked him out of a playoff. Usually, however, it's pretty easy to tell the difference between bunkers and waste areas.
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The good news for golfers with rusty clubs is that you may not have to do anything to fix the problem. PGA pro Frank Ganley notes that legendary golfer Bobby Jones didn’t mind a bit of rust forming on his club heads because the pitting caused by the rust helped him impart more backspin on the ball. However, rust must be removed from a golf shaft, according to Ganley. If your metal shafts are rusty, or you don’t like the look of a rusty club head, you can remove the rust the same way you would from most any other metal surface.
Golf shafts come in a variety of materials, flexes and specifications. Often, the stock shaft is not the best choice for your particular game. You may remove the original shaft and replace it with one that more closely fits your abilities. When considering a new shaft, note features such as weight, length, kick point and flex.