For some reason people continue to perpetuate this myth that irons, particularly forged irons will somehow be damaged through normal use if not protected by covers. Nonsense.
This is what a set of forged irons looks like after 4 years, 500+ rounds, and countless range sessions. It's worth noting that I'm a bit of a digger too. As you can see, they're nearly ready for the trash heap. Barely playable.......
If someone wants to use iron covers, they should knock themselves out and do so. But understand that your clubs will not suffer ANY damage if you don't, and if you do, you will be viewed as a hack by the vast majority of better golfers.
Edited by David in FL - 2/26/13 at 9:14am