First, any golf club that is damaged or broken can, if the golfer wishes to, continued to be used for play.
Second, a golfer cannot replace a golf club during the same round unless it was damaged by an outside influence or natural forces, or by another golfer or person other than yourself or your caddie.
Can you play with a damaged golf club?
A player is not allowed to replace a damaged club, except when it is damaged during the round by an outside influence or natural forces or by someone other than the player or his or her caddie.
Do golf clubs break?
Golf clubs can break due to user error. Broken golf clubs occur when golfers slam the club head into the ground out of frustration. Incorrect storage of the club and poor swing technique will also cause shafts and heads to break.
Can you change clubs between rounds?
yes, you can change between rounds. NOTE – You can change or replace a club during a round as long as it was “damaged or broken during a NATURAL golf stroke swinging motion” .. as in If you swing at a ball normally and the clubs breaks, you can replace during the round.