Re: How come Pros do not use iron covers or...
Do you imply that iron covers damage the irons?
The pros break a club if they have to in order to take a difficult shot, since you do what the pros do, I expect this is something you also consider?
If you're going to be a dweeb and use iron covers, at least only be a semi-dweeb. Take them off as you take your clubs out of the trunk of your car, and only put them back on after your clubs are clean and the heads are dry -- a wet club inside a head cover causes rust.
If you insist on using them, dweeb, don't replace them during a round -- as stated above, dirt and moisture with an iron cover will cause rusting... clean and dry the clubs, then replace with the cover.
You chose to open the thread. But perhaps something was learned. I took the initial use of "dweeb" to be lighthearted. I've seen worse in other forums when it comes to this subject ... much worse.
Clubs for tour players are completely expendable.
Look at this:
Now y'all have done it. I ordered a set on Amazon as I am about to take on some Miura PP-9003. Already have the wedges and have a cart partner who is absolutely insane when he drives his street legal golf cart. The clanking is too much for my golf ho'in soul.
Who ever broke out the "dweeb" label nailed it. I've never seen a legit amateur player -- someone who pays for their equipment -- use them. Sometimes we forget what we put our irons through. Hitting out of waste areas, hard pan lies, or off range mats that are comparable to cement. Irons are pretty durable, the last thing you need to be concerned about is them knocking into each other in the bag. Got hooked up with some random golfer not to long ago and he sported iron covers. Most of our betting that day revolved around what kind of dingbat we were dealing with. Sure enough, he loses an iron cover on one holes, has to go back. Next, he plays my ball. Attempts to fix a divot, turns it into a crater. So not to typecast or anything, but if you walk to the first tee with iron covers, expect that your playing partners are making fun of you behind your back. Might as well just wear a "Kick Me" sign.
RE: the thread title
- Professionals get their gear for free and a lot of them acually like nicked up irons. It's like getting a few door dings on a new car. Soon enough you can park within walking distance to the grocery store because one more ding really doesn't matter.
- Sponsors like clubs to be seen - unless your sponsor is Club Glove or something.
- Caddies don't care for them
For the average Joe?
All I can say is, GO FOR IT!!
It's your setup. If they look good to you that's all that counts!!