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#211 Andy L

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:43 AM

Iron covers-- most likely found on old man clubs, bad golfers or the anally retentive low handicappers. Sure there are exceptions but that is the stereotype.

Seriously do what you want, but if one of my friends showed up with iron covers, expect some ball busting.

Edited by Andy L, 24 July 2012 - 07:49 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:35 PM

Or, covers found on those who don't want their 1000 set of forged irons looking like they were dragged down a cart path.

Hopefully, Andy L, has the game to back up his ball busting, cuz I don't run into many players who can beat me.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:32 AM

The obvious solution is to use a 14 way bag and put covers on half the clubs. ;)

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:00 AM

View Postgolfdad907, on 28 July 2012 - 08:35 PM, said:

Or, covers found on those who don't want their 1000 set of forged irons looking like they were dragged down a cart path.

Hopefully, Andy L, has the game to back up his ball busting, cuz I don't run into many players who can beat me.

My irons, except the face, where they are supposed to get worn, look brand new, thanks Castle Bay.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:31 PM

View PostSHORTBUTSTR8, on 06 August 2012 - 07:00 AM, said:

View Postgolfdad907, on 28 July 2012 - 08:35 PM, said:

Or, covers found on those who don't want their 1000 set of forged irons looking like they were dragged down a cart path.

Hopefully, Andy L, has the game to back up his ball busting, cuz I don't run into many players who can beat me.

My irons, except the face, where they are supposed to get worn, look brand new, thanks Castle Bay.

Don't think so highly of yourself....there is ALWAYS somebody out there that can wax you...

No kidding, a true wizard.

Which category you think Andy L fits in?  old man clubs, bad golfers or the anally retentive low handicappers....and yourself?

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:55 AM

View PostSHORTBUTSTR8, on 06 August 2012 - 07:00 AM, said:

View Postgolfdad907, on 28 July 2012 - 08:35 PM, said:

Or, covers found on those who don't want their 1000 set of forged irons looking like they were dragged down a cart path.

Hopefully, Andy L, has the game to back up his ball busting, cuz I don't run into many players who can beat me.

My irons, except the face, where they are supposed to get worn, look brand new, thanks Castle Bay.

Don't think so highly of yourself....there is ALWAYS somebody out there that can wax you...

And there is a better than 95% chance the person doing the waxing doesn't use iron covers. :-)

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:40 PM

Chatter adds a certain patina that says you and your clubs have history together. Light chatter says it's been a good one. Dents and dings suggest the relationship has been a little tempestuous.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:03 PM

View PostAndy L, on 24 July 2012 - 06:43 AM, said:

Iron covers-- most likely found on old man clubs, bad golfers or the anally retentive low handicappers. Sure there are exceptions but that is the stereotype.

Seriously do what you want, but if one of my friends showed up with iron covers, expect some ball busting.

And you could expect to get throat punched for being a moronic dumba$$.  But seriously, are you that big of a  d o u c h e  that you would make fun of another golfer for taking care of their expensive clubs?  I guess you wouldn't mind if someone chucked rocks at your car and beat the crap out of it with a ball bat either.  All the scratches and dings would give it character, right?  No difference. Get a life.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:49 PM

View Postdrumdude96, on 08 August 2012 - 01:03 PM, said:

View PostAndy L, on 24 July 2012 - 06:43 AM, said:

Iron covers-- most likely found on old man clubs, bad golfers or the anally retentive low handicappers. Sure there are exceptions but that is the stereotype.

Seriously do what you want, but if one of my friends showed up with iron covers, expect some ball busting.

And you could expect to get throat punched for being a moronic dumba$$.  But seriously, are you that big of a  d o u c h e  that you would make fun of another golfer for taking care of their expensive clubs?  I guess you wouldn't mind if someone chucked rocks at your car and beat the crap out of it with a ball bat either.  All the scratches and dings would give it character, right?  No difference. Get a life.

Lighten up drumdude!  No need to be so sensitive. I assure you that I would not make fun of your iron covers-- I would only do that to my friends-- yeah ball busting is what friends do when their out having fun on the golf course.

But the main point is that your analogy is completely wrong and goes into the realm of complete foolishness.  Nobody said anything about beating the crap out of a car (or irons) with a ball bat or rocks.  But clubs are tools-- just like a wrench, hammer, screwdriver etc. It strikes me as utterly preposterous to slam a club into the dirt, grass, sand, roots and sometimes pebbles and expect it to stay pristine. Sure you might keep the sides and back a little cleaner with covers, however the business end will still wear out.

Even on Golfwrx, where most of us are a little over the top about golf, less than 20% say they use iron covers.  In the broader universe of golfers I bet way less than 5% of golfers use iron covers-- and they get along quite fine without them.

But like I said before, do what you want.  No need to insult--Lighten up!

Edited by Andy L, 08 August 2012 - 05:53 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:57 PM

View PostAndy L, on 08 August 2012 - 05:49 PM, said:

View Postdrumdude96, on 08 August 2012 - 01:03 PM, said:

View PostAndy L, on 24 July 2012 - 06:43 AM, said:

Iron covers-- most likely found on old man clubs, bad golfers or the anally retentive low handicappers. Sure there are exceptions but that is the stereotype.

Seriously do what you want, but if one of my friends showed up with iron covers, expect some ball busting.

And you could expect to get throat punched for being a moronic dumba$$.  But seriously, are you that big of a  d o u c h e  that you would make fun of another golfer for taking care of their expensive clubs?  I guess you wouldn't mind if someone chucked rocks at your car and beat the crap out of it with a ball bat either.  All the scratches and dings would give it character, right?  No difference. Get a life.

Lighten up drumdude!  No need to be so sensitive. I assure you that I would not make fun of your iron covers-- I would only do that to my friends-- yeah ball busting is what friends do when their out having fun on the golf course.

But the main point is that your analogy is completely wrong and goes into the realm of complete foolishness.  Nobody said anything about beating the crap out of a car (or irons) with a ball bat or rocks.  But clubs are tools-- just like a wrench, hammer, screwdriver etc. It strikes me as utterly preposterous to slam a club into the dirt, grass, sand, roots and sometimes pebbles and expect it to stay pristine. Sure you might keep the sides and back a little cleaner with covers, however the business end will still wear out.

Even on Golfwrx, where most of us are a little over the top about golf, less than 20% say they use iron covers.  In the broader universe of golfers I bet way less than 5% of golfers use iron covers-- and they get along quite fine without them.

But like I said before, do what you want.  No need to insult--Lighten up!

I guess I did fly off the handle there, but I find some of the comments in this thread to be completely asinine.  I assure you that at least 90% of the wear on uncovered irons comes from bag chatter.  I've had sets of forged irons in the bag for years that were in extremely good condition, even when I played almost everday (the good old days).  It's not the contact with the ground that causes most of the wear, it's the metal-to-metal contact from clanking around in the bag.  A little lesson about metals from a tool and die maker.  An object cannot scratch or dent a metal unless it is as hard or harder than the metal being damaged.  Grass,  dirt, and tree roots physically can't ding a steel golf club, because they aren't as hard as the steel.  You do get a bit of "brush marks" from tiny stone fragments in the soil, but those are even pretty minimal on a set with a good, hard chrome plating.  Now rocks will absolutely gouge and damage steel without question, but contact with rocks is normally an unfortunate and unforseen accident.  I really think you would be quite surprised at how long your irons stayed "nice-looking" if you did use iron covers.  If you don't care, you don't care.  I just don't understand all the flack for the guys who do care.  And my apologies for the crude comments.  I was out of line.


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:44 PM

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:16 PM

Funny, saw a recent listing, nice set of Razr X Forged Protos, listing stated, played only a few rounds, but does have bag chatter due to soft forging.......gee, would have used iron covers could have gotten a lot more :cheesy:
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

The master mechanics and carpenters I know are very particular about taking care of their tools.  So the "tools not jewelry" argument doesn't work for me.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

I just bought a set of 1025CM and 1025M from Scott and looking at the Bennington and Kahma bags for mine. Don't worry about resale since you can figure on used clubs being worth 10-20 cents on the dollar these days. So if you have the personality to take care of your investments, then get a nice chatter-free bag and forget the head covers and towel. Some guys could care less how they treat their gear and they care even less about your stuff, so follow your own instinct on this one.  I have a set I bought used that have chatter dents, so I don't protect them, but new heads get protected.  For me lately it's been head covers, and I can't wait to get away from them.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

"They aren't trophies, they're golf clubs."

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

View PostAdam23, on 07 October 2012 - 08:11 PM, said:

"They aren't trophies, they're golf clubs."

NAKED!!

I wonder if surgeons consider scalpels and the like, simply tools ?
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:43 PM

Had covers on my miura baby blades for a bit...then decided I was keeping them and covers went!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:09 AM

I dont care if you get covers or not but I hate it when a guy w/ cover loses a cover and holds people up looking for them.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

This solves both issues...

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

View Postdeck, on 01 April 2011 - 09:41 PM, said:

So who uses putter covers?
I use no  putter cover, but all my irons (mp59) do have a cover on them. This means that the putter is still nice after about 100 rounds
(bought it april last year). My backup set has no headcovers for the irons, so the putter does have a cover..


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

Whatever floats your boat. I go no iron covers ever since its not a beauty contest.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

I'm a no cover guy, I like my irons to have character... When I get new irons I'll actually hit extra balls on the range when I first get them so I get that dime sized sweet spot on the face I like to see. I use blades so bag chatter will happen & doesn't bother me since its not making big nicks or anything like that, plus on the irons I've got lead tape on it helps flatten it on there as well as really make it stick. The only time I ever thought about using iron covers was to travel, since I travel a lot I thought maybe I'd buy a set to keep strictly in the travel bag but a towel+stiff arm works just fine. If you wanna keep them new don't hit them, keep em naked...show the character of your irons.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

Why put a protective cover on something you slam into the ground at 80-100mph over 65 times a round?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

View PostSOONERMAGIC, on 24 January 2013 - 08:55 PM, said:

Why put a protective cover on something you slam into the ground at 80-100mph over 65 times a round?

not all of us need 65 iron swings around, I guess (kidding)
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:08 PM

No longer naked. Got covers for the XForged


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

Leaving in ur trunk long periods of time will multiply chatter marks x 1000.....covers not my bag, but to each is own, but wait till your OCD kicks in when u lose one.... Then what happens?!?
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

View Postdrumdude96, on 08 August 2012 - 06:57 PM, said:

View PostAndy L, on 08 August 2012 - 05:49 PM, said:

View Postdrumdude96, on 08 August 2012 - 01:03 PM, said:

View PostAndy L, on 24 July 2012 - 06:43 AM, said:

Iron covers-- most likely found on old man clubs, bad golfers or the anally retentive low handicappers. Sure there are exceptions but that is the stereotype.

Seriously do what you want, but if one of my friends showed up with iron covers, expect some ball busting.

And you could expect to get throat punched for being a moronic dumba$$.  But seriously, are you that big of a  d o u c h e  that you would make fun of another golfer for taking care of their expensive clubs?  I guess you wouldn't mind if someone chucked rocks at your car and beat the crap out of it with a ball bat either.  All the scratches and dings would give it character, right?  No difference. Get a life.

Lighten up drumdude!  No need to be so sensitive. I assure you that I would not make fun of your iron covers-- I would only do that to my friends-- yeah ball busting is what friends do when their out having fun on the golf course.

But the main point is that your analogy is completely wrong and goes into the realm of complete foolishness.  Nobody said anything about beating the crap out of a car (or irons) with a ball bat or rocks.  But clubs are tools-- just like a wrench, hammer, screwdriver etc. It strikes me as utterly preposterous to slam a club into the dirt, grass, sand, roots and sometimes pebbles and expect it to stay pristine. Sure you might keep the sides and back a little cleaner with covers, however the business end will still wear out.

Even on Golfwrx, where most of us are a little over the top about golf, less than 20% say they use iron covers.  In the broader universe of golfers I bet way less than 5% of golfers use iron covers-- and they get along quite fine without them.

But like I said before, do what you want.  No need to insult--Lighten up!

I guess I did fly off the handle there, but I find some of the comments in this thread to be completely asinine.  I assure you that at least 90% of the wear on uncovered irons comes from bag chatter.  I've had sets of forged irons in the bag for years that were in extremely good condition, even when I played almost everday (the good old days).  It's not the contact with the ground that causes most of the wear, it's the metal-to-metal contact from clanking around in the bag.  A little lesson about metals from a tool and die maker.  An object cannot scratch or dent a metal unless it is as hard or harder than the metal being damaged.  Grass,  dirt, and tree roots physically can't ding a steel golf club, because they aren't as hard as the steel.  You do get a bit of "brush marks" from tiny stone fragments in the soil, but those are even pretty minimal on a set with a good, hard chrome plating.  Now rocks will absolutely gouge and damage steel without question, but contact with rocks is normally an unfortunate and unforseen accident.  I really think you would be quite surprised at how long your irons stayed "nice-looking" if you did use iron covers.  If you don't care, you don't care.  I just don't understand all the flack for the guys who do care.  And my apologies for the crude comments.  I was out of line.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:48 PM

I like buying clubs from people who take extreme care of them or do not play or practice much, but in my hands those same clubs will be clean but self supporting.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:58 PM

Cover em'....they will still look and bling next year and the year after.  I have some MP-33's, and they still turn heads.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:29 AM

View Postdocholiday128, on 22 April 2013 - 05:58 PM, said:

Cover em'....they will still look and bling next year and the year after.  I have some MP-33's, and they still turn heads.
  Exactly, why beat up works of golf art unnecessarily?

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