Re: How come Pros do not use iron covers or...up until about year ago, i was your stereotypical metalhead - hair halfway down my back, more often than not wearing black shirt and pants, and pulling up to the course with opeth or pantera blasting out of my car, and then lugging out my set with my iron club covers and my ball retriever and my swiss army golf pocket knife thingamajig. did the other golfers look at me cross? sure did. better question would be, did i care? not a bit.
i eventually gave up the long hair and the black clothes, but if the only reason being given for me to give up the iron covers is i look like a dweeb, well... i don't care. :P
that being said, i'm not specifically attached to my club covers. i've just had them for like 2 years now and i'm used to them being there. when the day comes that i've lost enough of them (i'm already missing my 5, 7, and PW covers) that i may as well just go ahead and buy another set or get rid of the ones that are left... i'll probably do the latter.
the ball retriever and pocket knife are staying, though. in reference to someone earlier saying "nothing says high-handicapper like (one or all of the above mentioned items)," i have to respond with "my scorecard doesn't know what i'm carrying." i shot 82 last weekend, which is certainly not a low handicap, but it's not terrible either, eh? the card isn't going to automatically add strokes to my score if i repaired a divot on the green with my little multi-purpose knife. and i don't think many people would begrudge me for wanting to get my ball back after i hit a pulled shot into a creek that runs the length of the fairway. perfectly good ball, after all. i'm working on a budget here, need to hang onto those as long as i can.