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Iliac Golf Leather Headcover Review

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Review by Richard A

Vintage Leather head covers for drivers, Fw metals, Hybrids and putters. Simply awesome. Functional Leather covers are easy to get on and off. They do not fall off and look awesome. Not every day you will see them either so you and look good and not match every other golfer out there.

Hunter Mahan and many other PGA Tour players think the same way. Each week out on the PGA Tour you can spot players that choose the unique and stylish option of Iliac.

All our hand crafted leather head covers come in Driver, 3 Wood, 5 Wood, Hybrid and Utility sizes.

iliac Golf Leather Head Covers from iliac Golf on Vimeo.

Features

100% genuine natural leather
Authentic design
Driver easily fits 460cc heads
3 Wood, 5 Wood, Utilities and Hybrids fit todays club sizes
Handmade in the USA

The quality of the headcovers are second to none. They are lined in wool and look like they were built by hand one at a time. You can feel the quality in the weight of the leather. Hard to find products like this today available in so many colors and customization options.

Here are some pictures of the white ones that they sent in to us and some other options you can consider.

Since 2005 Iliac Golf products have created a huge impact on tour and in the top golf resorts around the world. Most of the 40 or so PGA Tour players that use iliac Golf products do so as a personal choice; they simply love the unique design and quality of the wool and leather head covers and clothing designs. 90 of the top 100 golf resorts in the USA now stock iliac Golf products and in the United Kingdom and Ireland, from its launch in 2011, iliac Golf can now be found in an ever increasing number of top golf courses across the region.

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  1. Paul

    May 3, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I have two sets of these, and am generally positive. I have lost a hybrid head-cover and have found that these head-covers do tend to fall off when using a carry-bag. The bottom of the head-cover hits the club spacer at the top of the bag, pushing it up and off the club. One set was Red/Navy, and these almost immediately faded to a not very attractive washed out pinkish color. I do love the quality and vintage look.

  2. Juan

    Oct 7, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Wow, superb blog luyaot! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is wonderful, let alone the content!

  3. Wheatgerm

    Jul 9, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Who spends $340 on a set of head covers? I might. Sometimes you have to treat yourself. And I do love those Polo white/black/British red head covers, especially the one pictured here with the Ryder Cup embroidery. That’s as sweet as it gets.

    It’s gonna sting. They cost more than a staff bag, as much as my new Scotty Cameron Select putter, and almost as much as my driver. But I just might do it. Someone has to stimulate this economy.

  4. JASON

    Jun 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    What is the snug difference between the utility and hybrid covers? Is it even discernible?

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  6. Bert LaMar

    Jun 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks for the review.

  7. ZMO

    May 9, 2012 at 3:58 am

    CHeck out Bert at 8:30 on this vid. Old School before he was into golf.
    Snow Shredding!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YijiZ9KfxsE&feature=relmfu

  8. Three Guys Golf Blog

    May 9, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Yup Bert makes amazing things. I love his headcovers, but I really love his polos. The plaid collars make them about the coolest duds around.

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WRX Spotlight: Uther Supply golf towels

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Product: Uther Supply golf towels

Pitch: Via Uther: “Uther cart towels use the highest quality material and construction which have been tested to perform season after season…Uther’s unique blend of moisturize wicking, soft microfiber is 3x more absorbent than cotton and 5x more durable…Waffle pattern to easily remove even the most stubborn dirt in club grooves and golf ball dimples…Uther is the creator of the fashionable golf towel. Features unique sublimated prints and designs that make a fun accessory for both men and women golf bags.”

Our take on Uther Supply golf towels

Most golfers have a “logo” towel hanging on their bag today. Typically you’ll see the name of a course the golfer has visited, or an OEM name. Uther Supply towels, however, are different. Uther (pronounced “other”) Supply Founder Dan Erdman described his inspiration for this unique line of golf towels in an interview with GolfWRX a few years back:

“When you work in the back shop and storage facility, you handle a lot of golf bags. I just noticed rows and rows of bags that all look the same and I thought it made a lot of sense to inject some personality into it. You know, people go crazy for how all the pros personalize their wedges and their bags. They buy towels and bag tags from courses like TPC Sawgrass and Pebble Beach to personalize their stuff, but in the end it all kind of blends together… I thought we could really add something to the marketplace.”

They have certainly succeeded in creating a new type of towel in the marketplace. We used them over several rounds of golf, in various conditions to put them to the test.

Meant to be shown off, Uther golf towel designs are creative and clever, with some of the most popular being the “Happy Gilmore inspired” Cart Towel and “90s coffee cup” Tour Towel. There of course, are many others to choose from.

Of course, let’s not forget that the primary function of a towel is to clean your golf equipment. That might seem easy but we at WRX have ordered some custom towels from other manufacturers in the past and were disappointed in the performance. Uther’s towels, however, succeed in both form and function. They’re stylish, but they also are an excellent functional towel. You’re like to be impressed at how light they are as well. These aren’t bath towels, but rather high-quality microfiber blends that Uther says are 3x more absorbent than cotton.

As far as cons, if we’re nitpicking, you may need to find a larger carabiner clip for some golf bags if you want to hang your towel in a more prominent place. These are made to show off, after all.

Prices range from $28-$35 USD and are available for purchase at uthersupply.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy in the US and Golf Town in Canada.

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WRX Spotlight: Adidas Forgefiber Boa golf shoes

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Product: Adidas Forgefiber Boa golf shoes

Pitch: From Adidas: “Designed for protection from the elements, these golf shoes have enhanced cushioning to return energy on every swing. The shoes feature a spikeless outsole that flexes with your foot and has strategically placed lugs for outstanding grip and balance. An innovative closure system is built for micro-adjustments so you get the exact fit you need.”

Our take on Adidas Forgefiber Boa golf shoes

Golf shoes are curious creatures existing in a strange place? No? Finally free of the gravitational pull of traditionalism, shoe styles are finally at a place where form follows function. And while you may pine for the days of saddle shoes aesthetically, your feet (and likely your golf swing) surely do not.

While the shoes are also available in gray/white and black/white colorways, we tested the bolder dark marine variant.

Now, “good” footwear, as we are constantly wont to admit, is highly subjective. As of yet, you can’t test two pairs of kicks on a TrackMan and determine which is superior (rumored featured of TrackMan 5). So leaving aside aesthetics and how you like your shoes to fit, we provide the most valuable information, that is, regarding stability, cushioning, and traction. However, in this case, it’s also worth noting the closure system does allow for a more precise fit (and one that stays in place) than lace-up shoes do.

With respect to comfort, first of all, anything Boost is going to be comfortable, and these shoes are no exception. And whether you refer to the “Forgefiber in the upper features heat-pressed, TPU-coated fibers…stitched in” to the upper (as Adidas does), or merely the sensation that the Forgefiber Boas provide a solid foundation during the swing, the truth is the same: sound, stable here.

A look at the Puremotion outsole showcases some serious spikeless technology that also offers performance on par with the very best in spikeless footwear.

A final word: These shoes are no porous sieve, either, as you might be concerned they could be on first glance. Adidas’ Climastorm technology in the exterior yields a respectable level of water-repellency.

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WRX Spotlight: Swag ball markers and divot tool

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Product: Swag ball markers and divot tool

Pitch:  From Swag: “Swag is the brand that isn’t scared to push the limits in a conservative sport that isn’t evolving to meet changing styles. We like to listen to music on the course, we want to be bold, we love having fun, we love golf, and we’re going to express that both on and off the course. We aren’t going to try to sell you on how great our proprietary materials are and we don’t need to rely on clever marketing to sell more. We’re a no BS company. What matters is that our putters feel good and in turn make you feel good when putting. We have some crazy ideas, we love to tinker, and we experiment on how to perfect everything we do.”

Our take on Swag’s ball markers and divot tool

Swag Golf is creating some of the most sought after products on the market right now, with their funky headcovers and putters all being in high demand. Well, the companies ball markers and divot tool are no different, both of which are easily identifiable as coming from this emerging company who create high-quality products.

The Skull is the companies flagship symbol, and their Stainless Steel Skull Marker their most recognizable marker. The skull marker features black and fluorescent paint, with the bright sunglasses on the marker giving it a vibrant look. 100% CNC milled, the tool contains the companies name engraved on the back of the marker.

A variation on the Skull Marker is the companies Rainbow Skull Marker. Just in case the black and fluorescent paint job on the former wasn’t flashy enough for you, Swag’s Rainbow Skull Marker will make sure to get you noticed, containing the same features as their Skull Marker with a Rainbow PVD finish.

Moving away from their Skull Marker’s, Swag’s St Paddy’s Day Cap Marker is more than worthy of a mention. Identical in size to a bottle cap, the St Paddy’s Day inspired marker features a hand polished golden finish, with the word Swag in green written on the front, while on the back the words “Swag Golf Co.” as well as the company’s philosophy “Don’t give a putt” featured.

The company describe their bottle cap/marker as not being the first bottle cap/marker on the market but “the best one” out there. While I can’t confirm how true that statement is, I can certainly say it is an excellent one.

Swag’s first divot tool is the DTF Divot Tool. Get your head out of the gutter, that stands for “Down To Fix”. The device comes in a black and lime paint job, and an impressive weight of 49 Grams which should ensure that it doesn’t go missing on you.

The divot tool, like their ball markers, is 100% CNC milled and made from 303 Stainless Steel. For a Swag product, the writing and branding on the tool is quite minimalist, and it is as clean and sharp looking a divot tool as I’ve seen from the 2019 releases.

As always with Swag products, the only issue is the limited releases and how quickly the items go, which is no surprise considering the unique products as well as the quality provided. They are, however, continuing to create and release more and more products and their website, as well as their social media sites, are all well worth keeping a close eye on if you’re looking to snag some of the companies top gear in the future.

 

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