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post #91 of 118

If the noise bothers you so much and you ride, check out OGIO's new Chamber bag with their "silencer".

post #92 of 118

I can't believe this thread is still going. Please let it sink.

post #93 of 118
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I can't believe this thread is still going. Please let it sink.



You are aware you don't have to read every thread aren't you?  I skip lots of them and the internet police have yet to come knocking on my door.d2_doh.gif

post #94 of 118
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It's your setup. If they look good to you that's all that counts!!

 

the donald 001.bmp

Hahahahahahahaha.....?JC, that's hysterical!!! He's a good golfer, despite the hair......a3_biggrin.gif
post #95 of 118

Wow ... a lot of unhealthy hate on for ball retrievers here.

post #96 of 118
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Wow ... a lot of unhealthy hate on for ball retrievers here.



They're just jealous.  (And broke from buying new balls all the time)a2_wink.gif

 

post #97 of 118

I bought my iron covers for noise reduction and loss prevention. Since my iron covers are tethered in groups, I just let them dangle. If I see a cover dangling, I know I am missing a club that should be in the bag. I have not left a club beside the green in a long time. I cannot say that about my golf buddies. They usually are looking for a club every couple of weeks.

 

Slow play? On the weekend I am playing courses where we usually are waiting for the group to hit. When walking, I can leisurely play under 3.5 hours. I play public courses not private clubs. I started using iron covers when walking and using a push cart. They quiet the noise that can be heard across several fairways on a quiet weekday round.

post #98 of 118
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I bought my iron covers for noise reduction and loss prevention. Since my iron covers are tethered in groups, I just let them dangle. If I see a cover dangling, I know I am missing a club that should be in the bag. I have not left a club beside the green in a long time. I cannot say that about my golf buddies. They usually are looking for a club every couple of weeks.

 

Slow play? On the weekend I am playing courses where we usually are waiting for the group to hit. When walking, I can leisurely play under 3.5 hours. I play public courses not private clubs. I started using iron covers when walking and using a push cart. They quiet the noise that can be heard across several fairways on a quiet weekday round.

you joined this site almost 9 months ago and the first post you make is to announce you play with iron covers...impressive, borderline epic...or staggering - maybe get nice .10 skins game going on the next round to add some enjoyment. plus you always have a ball marker that way.

post #99 of 118
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I bought my iron covers for noise reduction... They quiet the noise that can be heard across several fairways on a quiet weekday round.

What exactly are your clubs made out of that they can be heard clanking together several fairways over?

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you joined this site almost 9 months ago and the first post you make is to announce you play with iron covers...impressive, borderline epic...or staggering - maybe get nice .10 skins game going on the next round to add some enjoyment. plus you always have a ball marker that way.

Huh? b5_confused.gif

post #100 of 118

I always seem to get behind players who have iron head covers and take 1-2 minutes to put them on after every shot while our group is waiting behind them painfully watching the process - after they take their brush and clean off any spec of dirt that might be in the grooves of said club......

post #101 of 118

I don't use them (iron covers) because after having found dozens of them left on the course, I decided I'm way cooler than thata3_biggrin.gif

post #102 of 118

A couple of years ago, I talked to a golf shop guy who used to play college golf. He would use covers on his irons when traveling to an out-of-town tournament. The covers went on before he put his bag into the equipment van or checked his bag with the airlines. The covers came off once he reached the tournament site, and went back on after final cleaning before transport home. He never used the covers "on course" - way too much hassle.

 

He also worried that moisture gets trapped under the covers using them on a damp day during play, which might lead to rust on the heads.

 

If a person really worries about bag wear of irons, get iron models with satin or brush finish - then bag dings aren't a worry.

 

As for tubes: I carry one in my bag - my putter goes in it, to keep it from getting lost among the wedges. 

post #103 of 118

May I reiterate what I said on this thread nearly 4 years ago...iron covers are nerdy. Not to mention I have never seen any decent golfer use them. I do not see any reason anyone would use them, I play 75+ rounds a year and practice twice that often. I have forged blades and they look and work just fine after 2 full seasons. Iron covers are a waste of time and money. The course I work at throws away hundreds of the stupid things every year because people constantly lose them.

post #104 of 118
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I can't believe this thread is still going. Please let it sink.

 

Post of the Day!!! 

 

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I always seem to get behind players who have iron head covers and take 1-2 minutes to put them on after every shot while our group is waiting behind them painfully watching the process - after they take their brush and clean off any spec of dirt that might be in the grooves of said club......

 

I clean my club after every shot before I put it away, too.  Takes no time at all because I do it while others are hitting, or after driving forward to my ball and waiting on the next shot.  My irons are always spotless in my bag, but I don't need head covers to keep them that way.  What really gets me is those who use iron covers religiously, but never clean the clubs off.  They have grass and dirt caked into the grooves, then wonder why they can't make them perform.

 

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May I reiterate what I said on this thread nearly 4 years ago...iron covers are nerdy. Not to mention I have never seen any decent golfer use them. I do not see any reason anyone would use them, I play 75+ rounds a year and practice twice that often. I have forged blades and they look and work just fine after 2 full seasons. Iron covers are a waste of time and money. The course I work at throws away hundreds of the stupid things every year because people constantly lose them.

 

The course I worked at has the same issue.  But it's not just with iron covers, our lost and found box fills up mostly with driver or 3W head covers.  Then toss a few iron covers in the bin and they filter down to the bottom, then the bin has to be completely emptied on the rare occasion that someone actually comes looking for his lost iron cover.  But we also ended up with hundreds of clubs too, and all brands and numbers.  Public course golfers seem to be incredibly absent-minded, and/or sloppy, judging by the sheer volume of stuff they leave behind on the course.  The other surprising thing about it is how few ever show up to reclaim what they lost.  Lose a cell phone or GPS... they are all over it, but lose a club and it ends up donated to some junior golf program at the end of the year.

 

And I will repeat what I said in this thread 4 years ago.  I use a ball retriever because I don't see any sense in throwing away a perfectly good ball that I've hit just out of reach in the hazard.  If that makes me dweebie or nerdy or otherwise offends you sense of propriety, then I have a well used finger for you.  I don't use iron covers because they are more hassle than they are worth.  I don't resell my clubs, and dings and nicks in irons are a part of the game, 99% of which come from playing the game properly.

post #105 of 118
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

The course I worked at has the same issue.  But it's not just with iron covers, our lost and found box fills up mostly with driver or 3W head covers.  Then toss a few iron covers in the bin and they filter down to the bottom, then the bin has to be completely emptied on the rare occasion that someone actually comes looking for his lost iron cover.  But we also ended up with hundreds of clubs too, and all brands and numbers.  Public course golfers seem to be incredibly absent-minded, and/or sloppy, judging by the sheer volume of stuff they leave behind on the course.  The other surprising thing about it is how few ever show up to reclaim what they lost.  Lose a cell phone or GPS... they are all over it, but lose a club and it ends up donated to some junior golf program at the end of the year.

 

Its crazy isn't it?! People leave $300 range finders in carts and never come back for them. Before Erik gave me my Leupold, I had a Bushnell range finder that someone left and never came back for. My dad has a unclaimed rangefinder and GPS. People that leave these things must have more money than brains.

 

Sorry, back on topic...

post #106 of 118
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Originally Posted by NM Golf View Post

What exactly are your clubs made out of that they can be heard clanking together several fairways over?

 

Probably forged titanium muscleback blades using "brimstone processing".  Those are the only real clubs that need iron covers anyway.

 

http://thesandtrap.com/t/32564/how-do-you-hit-170-yards-with-7-iron/90#post_506258

 

By the way, if you go to that post you'll see I gave it the thumbs up.  I sometimes get a kick out of reading extremely old threads that existed before the forum makeover, and giving them posthumous thumbs ups.

post #107 of 118

Pros have no reasons to use iron covers or tubes because they can get new clubs any time they want for free.  If all you had to do was stop at the tour truck and could get custom fitted for a set of whatever you wanted, would YOU use covers/tubes?

post #108 of 118
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Originally Posted by microcrayfish View Post

And I'm sure the folks at Callaway, Taylormade, Ping etc. paying their huge paychecks would just love it for the pros to cover up the clubs they're trying to sell.

Hahaha, true. I remember an article about an LPGA golfer that used iron covers and was "nicely" told not to by her sponsor afterwards.
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