How to Fix Sky Marks on a Golf Club

By M.L. Rose

A golf club is designed to strike the ball with its club face. Occasionally, however, a player may “sky” the ball off the tee by hitting the ball with the top of the club head. PGA pro Mark Blakemore defines a “sky” as a shot that’s “hit off the top edge of the clubface resulting in a much more vertical shot than the club was designed to produce or you had intended.” This can occur when a player tees the ball up too high, or simply makes a poor swing off the tee. Such a swing may not only produce a short, high shot, but it may leave marks on top of your club that you’d like to remove.

Clean the club’s surface with a damp cloth. Allow the surface to dry completely.

Apply touch-up paint to cover the sky marks, then let the paint dry completely.

Remove any excess dried paint by rubbing it lightly with 1,500-grit sandpaper.

Smooth the painted area gently, using 8,000-grit sandpaper.

Apply metal polish to the painted area, then buff the area with a clean cloth.

About the Author

M.L. Rose has worked as a print and online journalist for more than 20 years. He has contributed to a variety of national and local publications, specializing in sports writing. Rose holds a B.A. in communications.

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