Iron headcovers, or no?

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By Adam H

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  1. Adam H

    Adam H
    Marietta, Ohio

    Hey all, Hope everyone is getting to play some winter golf, played today in 29 degree stupidity. Anyway, I recently purchased a set of 716 AP2'S, and I really want to keep them in top shape. I have a set of iron covers, but I think I recall reading that using them can cause moisture to build up, and rust the clubs quickly. Thoughts? Advice? Previous experiences? I.clean them after every round, just wondering if I should use the headcoversame? Thanks in advance, keep em in the short grass. Happy golfing, Adam

  2. Dougie Y

    Dougie Y
    Somerset

    Hey Adam

    I use iron covers for the same reason to keep my bats nice & chip free but to also stop the clang clang of the clubs when carrying as the sound really bugs me.

    As long as you clean & dry both clubs & covers along with your bag etc when you get home after they get wet then you'll have no problems
    I have used the covers for several years now & take some stick for it but hey it's my clubs my bag they cost a lot of money & im just looking after my investment.

    Picture of my set up (excuse he old cobra woods)
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  3. Darron K

    Darron K
    Fate, TX

    Dougie Y said:

    Hey Adam

    I use iron covers for the same reason to keep my bats nice & chip free but to also stop the clang clang of the clubs when carrying as the sound really bugs me.

    As long as you clean & dry both clubs & covers along with your bag etc when you get home after they get wet then you'll have no problems
    I have used the covers for several years now & take some stick for it but hey it's my clubs my bag they cost a lot of money & im just looking after my investment.

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    Same here, what Dougie said. My set of iron covers have a zipper.
  4. I personally can't stand iron headcovers. It increases the opportunity for rust, and slows the pace of play. Just my opinion.
  5. I've been using them for years. I always wipe my clubs after each shot. Clubs always stay in the house. Never a problem. Personal preference, but hey, I've got a lot of money invested in them. Everyone has their own opinion, but their yours,do what you want!
  6. JAYW3

    JAYW3
    HOUSTON, TX

    I wouldn't use them.
  7. vurich

    vurich
    First Tee Box

    Adam, I have an extremely strong opinion on iron covers. Never! Love to cover my metals because of the beauty of the paint, but irons are more beautiful the more they are used. The nicks and the banging of them, not to mention the sound, is like a Zen garden that heals the spirit and soul and has all the elements of true music when they knock against each other. Titleist clubs were made, imagined, engineered and manufactured to be used, not to be put in a museum. Use your clubs to their max, then get new ones! Have fun and enjoy!
  8. Carl T

    Carl T
    Little Rock, AR

    No to iron covers. Even on my driver the cover comes off during the round because I am going to use it 13 or 14 times. Saves time and nothing makes golf more miserable than slow play. By the way when using a cart, after you hit the ball just jump back in and wait to put that club back in the bag when you stop for your next shot. You can put the club back in the bag at the same time you get out the next club.
  9. Carl T, lemme understand. You take your driver cover off after your first drive and then, once unsheathed, the club remains uncovered until the parking lot? Because of time?

    OK, I completely see how someone who does this would question the validity of any measure taken to protect the appearance of their clubs because yours must look like they've been through a hail storm.

    As to slow play, this is not an issue the PGA (and PGA tour for that matter) have been asleep on. Data first published in 2004 has been supported by subsequent findings. Slow play top causes are:
    1. INAPPROPRIATE TEE SELECTION playitforward # (AS IS RECOMMENDED BY YOUR HCP).
    2. PLAYERS NOT PREPARING TO PLAY AS FELLOW PLAYERS PLAY. (GO TO YOUR BALL WITH YOUR CLUB(s)
    3. DISCOURTEOUS PLAY (ALLOWING FASTER PLAYERS / GROUPS THROUGH)
    4. TEE SHEET MANAGEMENT (FAILURE TO GROUP)
    etc..

    25 factors assessed over 2 years, CLUBHEAD COVERS, not surprisingly, not on the list, nor is club management (in any form).

    Slow play is the result of a bigger problem, lack of class on the golf course. Good luck with that one.
  10. N Anthony S

    N Anthony S
    Portland, OR

    Personally I don't like using covers on my irons. Probably because I am lazy and don't want to take the time to remove them to just have to put them back on again. Wasted effort to me. Only my woods do I use covers.
  11. RRomanowicz

    RRomanowicz
    New Bedford, Massachusetts

    iron headcovers = no tour sauce
  12. Greg B

    Greg B
    Gastonia, NC

    Personally I use them on mine, clubs cost too much not to take care of them. But each to his own.
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  13. Iron covers lead to rust unless you're VERY diligent about taking them off and cleaning the heads after every round. Even on non-rainy days moisture can get into the covers from the clubs and will cause issues when you put them back on.
    They also slow pace of play.
    That's the logic stuff...the real answer to why you shouldn't use them ? Any player who sees them will assume that you are one of those people who has a little set of beads to keep score, who has 11 training aids at home and two in your bag, probably uses a "switchblade" divot tool, and has one of those little plastic things to make sure you draw a straight alignment line in your ball. Of course, none of this might apply to you at all
  14. Rick R

    Rick R
    Graham, WA

    I have covers on everything. I like the look, and I can't afford to update my equipment through every design change. I like to keep my gear looking as nice as possible as long as I can. Though the sound of club chatter is quite enticing while out on the course, I just can't stand the beating they get while they are doing it.
  15. jeff l

    jeff l
    alsip, IL

    Say no to headcovers it mostly leads to slow play cause of people cleaning there club before they put it back in the bag or they can't find it lol
  16. harry h

    harry h
    Lasvegas, NV

    I for one because I love the titleist brand so much! Use see thru iron covers have for years I want to kept my irons looking new ! I play twice a week on avg clubs get wiped after every shot and I don't slow down play ! It's a personal choice but I for one will always do this.
  17. Steve G

    Steve G
    Kensington, MD

    IMHO I would not use them.
  18. Clubs cost to much to not take care of them and clean them after every shot it takes a whole 10 seconds. If they slow your play too much you must be playing Speed Golf
  19. Yes covers. Play the clubs twice as long and you keep value (gift, resale, second set). Once I'm out on the course, I only have them on every other iron (but on all drivers and hybrids always).
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  20. Richard I

    Richard I
    Bucyrus, OH

    I have used iron head cover for many years as I hate to see dinged - up iron heads. My 910 AP2's look great, almost perfect except a bit of face wear and never had any rust issues. My new AP3's will never be w/o a cover also. It does take a bit of time to pull off and put on but a long as your ready to hit when its your turn its not a problem. And get a good quality cover that doesn't fall off so your not wasting time looking for a cover. Also a cover that allows you to easily select the correct club. My Titleist clubs were beautiful when I received them and I want them to stay that way.
  21. I use iron headcovers but look what happen to my new ap2 pw this afternoon when taking a swing in the middle of the fairway.
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  22. Deno

    Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

    Nay to iron covers for me. I like the "bag clang". That's the pure sound of golf for me. I do clean my irons after every round.... battle scars and all.

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