Headcovers (Covers) For Irons - Page 8
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Depending on what region you play in, iron could can trap moisture against the clubhead and contribute to rusting. Plus, iron covers can contribute to slow play
A former college player who now works for Golf Galaxy gave me this advice:
- Put covers on your irons before transporting them long distance.
- Remove covers when you get to the tournament/vacation site, and leave them off during play.
- At end of tournament/vacation, clean irons well, make sure they're dry, and then put the iron covers back on for the return trip.
My X20 Tours have a burnished, brushed finish to them, so I don't have to worry about bag wear.
I don't know about Titleist, but I'm pretty sure that Mizuno suggests NOT having iron covers for their forged irons. I think the idea is that they can trap moisture. Any particular reason you're thinking of iron covers?
Like the two above posts say, some manufacturers explicitly advise against iron covers. That said, I think they'd be a good idea if you're transporting them in a plane, or something like that. In that case you're mainly looking for ding protection, and there isn't a huge chance for moisture trapping. But for everyday play, I'd avoid them.
Used the black neoprene slip on covers when I played forged. Simply wiped the iron off before putting the cover back on. But, here in Tucson, AZ the humidity hardly ever gets above 60%, and that is only during monsoon season. Rust isn't a real big issue here.
And they do a pretty good job of keeping your irons from looking like they hang out in the back of some rednecks pickup truck... ;)
I used iron covers a couple of years, and live in a high humidity area. Always wiped the club after hitting it, never had issues with moisture getting trapped.
My recommendation on gloves are Gloveskin. I eventually got tired of the gloves and stopped using them. The chatter don't bother me, and I can't say my forged clubs looks bad because of dinging.
just dont cheap out on the ones you get. Dicks sporting goods sells the gloveskin ones and those are great, ive had them for about a year on my clubs. Clubs look brand new except for the face,
I'm in the minority in that I like using iron covers. Have used the neoprene type on my Tour Burners since I got them in the spring of 08 and they still look great. If I happen to play under very wet conditions, I leave the covers off when I get home until they are dried. I don't like the sound of irons clanking around either. As far as contributing to slow play, that is complete nonsense. It takes no time to pull a club, put cover in pocket, hit shot, wipe club and replace cover.
Thanks to everyone who replied to my original question instead of trying to talk me out of iron covers. I went with the Gloveskin and they work well. Yes, their a pain in the azz, but better than getting bag wear on a brand new set of sticks. I may have to try the Bennington Organizer when the covers get on my nerves too bad.