LPGA pro Yuna Nishimura shows off impressive club wear patterns

Close-up photos of LPGA pro Yuna Nishimura's hybrid and fairway wood showing club wear patterns against grass background

The club wear patterns on Yuna Nishimura's hybrid and fairway wood.

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Professional golfers hit a lot of golf balls, with one of the most well-known for wearing down ranges being Vijay Singh. A modern equivalent when it comes to smashing golf balls before and after rounds is Bryson DeChambeau, who coincidently left Vijay chuckling a few years ago at the Masters while he watched him pound driver after driver on the range.

As for wear marks caused by all that practice, most pros tend to switch out clubs often enough that you don’t notice excessive usage, with some exceptions being old, reliable fairway woods, or in the case of Tiger Woods, his famous Scotty Cameron Newport 2.

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Tiger Woods famous Scotty cameron even has a wear mark from over two decades of use. Jonathan Wall

But, there is one LPGA pro that could have them all beat when it comes to practice-induced wear marks, and that is Japanese LPGA Tour player Yuna Nishimura, who, with the help of Callaway Golf’s social media team, showed off the impressive wear marks on her fairway woods, hybrids and irons.

The wear marks not only show just how much the professionals practice, but also show that when it comes to deviation on misses around the face, even their misses generally stay inside a space the size of a nickel.

Although you might not have the same amount of time on your schedule to practice for hours each week, it does demonstrate the importance of hitting the middle of the face and using your time wisely, which is also why you see pros like Tommy Fleetwood and others use the same drills and training aids on the range to help get into the same position at impact shot after shot.

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Ryan Barath

Golf.com Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.

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