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Iron headcovers - yay or nay?


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Poll: Iron headcovers - yay or nay? (207 member(s) have cast votes)

Iron headcovers

  1. Yay (73 votes [35.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.27%

  2. Nay (134 votes [64.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.73%

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#61 Pleasedwith3putts

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 01:38 PM

Sure, why not if they are clubs that would otherwise pick up bag chatter

Zero difference to protecting woods or a putter yet nobody questions that


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 11:43 PM

From what i remember Mizuno discourages iron covers as it can rust

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:06 PM

If clubs are kept in the trunk as mine are and rattle around and you hear this as you drive, these thoughts come to mind.  Put the bag cover on the bag, better-made transportation or better driving skills, or all three.  :lol:  :beach:
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:00 PM

I don't use them and don't think they are necessary to protect the club.  But if someone wants to use them, that's their business, I don't care.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 04:39 PM

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:43 AM

I’ve had 2 Ogio silencer bags since they came out. Cart bag and walking. No club chatter so no need for pesky iron headcovers. If I’m throwing the bag in the trunk I just snake my towel around them.

And yeah you should always do what you want but know that some people will definitely think you’re a tool with iron covers. Not saying it’s me and not saying you should care..but you should know some people will think this.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:18 AM

I have used iron covers and they do silence the bag as far as chatter. I don't think they cause any more time or hassle as some people say but the reason I didn't like them was my irons started to rust a bit.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:19 PM

1) I love buying clubs from guys who've used iron covers

2) iron covers are great for hiding club purchases from your wife
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:23 AM

Similar to the OP, I have only used hand me down clubs until recently. After I bought a new set of clubs I felt it would be wise to protect them. Of course I have matured too, I would hit my bag or cart with a club in the past. Now, I wouldn't think of doing anything that could potentially damage my clubs. I have seen a meme that had a 'starter pack' for a hack golfer. I had several things in the list and thought 'who cares', I am comfortable in my own skin.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:56 PM

View PostPleasedwith3putts, on 01 June 2018 - 01:38 PM, said:

Sure, why not if they are clubs that would otherwise pick up bag chatter

Zero difference to protecting woods or a putter yet nobody questions that
Exactly. If someone has issues with iron covers, why have one on that Cameron?

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:47 PM

Just bought a new set from a guy on eBay and he included iron covers. I may use them just to and from the course and leave them all off while I’m playing.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 09:46 AM

I regularly lose my driver and putter headcovers, and onlly use those to protect each other. Having 12 more headcovers in the bag would be a lost cause for me - literally.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 12:44 AM

I started play in the early eighties, everything was forged and a blade. I got used to keeping them clean after every round and started using covers. I normally keep my irons for 10+ yrs before upgrading. I buy what I want and get fitted each time. When I sell them or trade I get top dollar which helps pay for the next set plus fitting. (My current gamers were custom built in 2002. Still look great). New tech has not bettered these clubs yet. Only the lofts have gotten stronger. So I hit one more than my buddies who buy new sticks every two years and shoot the same scores!

I think you would be well served to take care of your investment and take pride in your sticks. Just my opinion and experience. Personally, bag chatter, nicks and dings are like scratches on a car.I donít care for the look or image that it conveys. The only marks you need to worry about are the dime size wear marks from your center strikes. Go get em! And enjoy!

Edited by adizero, 30 June 2018 - 12:53 AM.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:31 PM

I've voted and commented previously but I'll post again... just switched back to cast irons and I'm still using the covers.  Again, it's 99% to eliminate the clanking sound when cart riding, not really for club protection.
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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:14 AM

Can't go wrong with covers.  Keeps bag chatter to minimum, quieter and clubs look far better in long run.

The one set of non-forged I used a while back, X12 Pro model, still got dinged up without covers, so I cover them all now.

FWIW, I've had Castle Bay covers for over 10 years, still work perfect...and no, I haven't lost any.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 08:18 PM

If it makes you happy buy em.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 08:26 PM

For traveling...yes.  Otherwise... :russian_roulette:

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 11:11 AM

Yes I mean no. I mean yes. Yes as of today.


Edited by NoTalentLefty, 19 July 2018 - 11:58 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:03 PM


Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:12 AM

Been playing for years with off the shelf irons and this year I finally went and got a professional fitted set.  I talked myself into buying the neoprene head covers just for non-course use  (transporting in car mainly) to help keep them nice.  As soon as I get to the course they come off and if I feel the clubs are wet after they don't go back on right away.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 03:28 PM

Its like a dude wearing Union Jack speedo at the beach.  Sure, to each his own, except when I can see something hideous.  Like iron covers.

A thousand times no.

I wouldn't politely decline a round with someone using iron covers.  I'd accept and then mock them for 18 straight holes about being a huge nerd.
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 10:24 AM

View Postpinestreetgolf, on 20 July 2018 - 03:28 PM, said:

Its like a dude wearing Union Jack speedo at the beach.  Sure, to each his own, except when I can see something hideous.  Like iron covers.

A thousand times no.

I wouldn't politely decline a round with someone using iron covers.  I'd accept and then mock them for 18 straight holes about being a huge nerd.

I’m still laughing. Good one.
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:56 AM

Please no!!

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 05:22 PM

Only if you've also got one of those combined pen knife/pitch mark repairer/scissors/nailfile/death ray things, with  Gary Player logo usually.

Edited by Londoner, 25 July 2018 - 05:26 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 02:06 PM

I've noticed the overwhelming comments shunning iron covers come from guys who live in cool weather climates who either carry or use a trolley (as they call it).  I would love to put their beautiful naked forged blades on a riding cart for a loop with me and see the look on their face after the round when they survey the damage.

Edited by GolfGuitarsCars, 03 October 2018 - 02:13 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 02:12 PM

View PostGolfGuitarsCars, on 03 October 2018 - 02:06 PM, said:

I've noticed the overwhelming comments shunning iron covers come from guys who live in cool weather climates who either carry or use a trolley (as they call it).  I would love to put their beautiful naked forged blades on a riding cart for a loop with me and see the look on their face when they survey the damage.

Those who are opposed often cite the tools not jewels theory.  I could GAF what others think, my forged irons are not all banged up, even after 250+ rounds...I like them that way, as do the people I may sell them to do.

I also can't stand the clank clank chatter noise.
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Posted 03 October 2018 - 03:08 PM

Only on my specialty wedges, one of which is forged (Mizuno). My iron set was bought used for well under 300 because I don't own a money printing press or sell drugs for a living. YMMV.

View PostTingting, on 02 June 2018 - 11:43 PM, said:

From what i remember Mizuno discourages iron covers as it can rust
If you use a towel to clean and dry the club before putting it back on, and I do, I don't see how it would cause that.

Edited by Roenie, 03 October 2018 - 03:13 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 03:13 PM

I say, do whatever you want. Many here will call you a hack for having them, but who cares. My next bag is going to have iron head covers, a brush on the side, ill be wearing cargo shorts, ill have a ball retriever in the bag at all times and martini tees.
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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:49 PM

After years of battling those things I finally gave up the ghost and said heck with it. I now enjoy being able to see my sticks!
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Posted 03 October 2018 - 05:23 PM

I used to use them all the time and never really had an issue losing them. I would just take them off and slip them in my pocket and put back on after swing. Then I just decided to let them go bare and have for 4 years or so. Now seeing this poll makes me wonder if I should get some more to go back to them to protect the forged irons some


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