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Why Don't Pros Use Iron Covers?


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Probably more of an inconvenience than anything. Plus both items would add extra weight to an already heavy bag. The bags are so big, the shaft tubes would never stay in one place anyway. The player doesn't have to carry the bag around the course, but they usually do for travel; in and out of airports, hotels, etc. I doubt they do any damage, but who cares. Almost everyone gets free stuff anyway. They hit off of cart paths and rocks all the time. I'm sure they get those clubs replaced.
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I think pros get their clubs replaced every match or maybe even every round by their sponsors. I remember seeing Tiger breaking an iron before when it hit a tree, he didn't cry over it.
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I think pros get their clubs replaced every match or maybe even every round by their sponsors. I remember seeing Tiger breaking an iron before when it hit a tree, he didn't cry over it.

No. Irons last for months, years, etc. Some pros have had the same iron sets for several years.

Since nobody else will say it, the answer some are thinking of is this: They don't have tubes or iron covers because they're not dweebs. And that being said, i've never played with anyone in the past four or five years that have had either.
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Since nobody else will say it, the answer some are thinking of is this: They don't have tubes or iron covers because they're not dweebs.

That is what I wanted to say, but couldn't think of the polite way to say it.

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Irons and steel shafts seem to last forever. I've never seen a iron face get a dent or scratch from another club. Same goes for steel shafts. Woods need covers since the graphite shaft can get nicked and the heads (even titanium) are thin enough to dent and scratch the paint/finish
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Actually I think the tubes can cause wear marks on graphite shafts... think about it, the graphite bouncing into the plastic all day.

...and I agree with the above comments... pros definately do NOT get new irons weekly or even monthly, more like every year or two, just depends when they need or want them.

Tubes suck because they add weight to bag, mess up graphite shafts, and look silly.

Iron covers suck becuase they look silly and are a huge pain in the rear end

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iacas said it but I will too. Iron covers are really considered hacker equipment. They rate in importance somewhere between those ridiculous clicker things people use to keep their score and the swiss army knife/ divot tool/ cleat wrench/ ball marker/ cleat brush. No real player I know would be caught dead using iron covers, they are the golfing equipment equivalent of a pocket protector.

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dings on my clubs don't really bother me, and I like the sound of my clubs hitting against each other when I'm walking. But then again, I don't play forged clubs, which I imagine would look pretty bad after a couple weeks of buying them.

Headcovers on woods are enough of an annoyance(I am on the verge of leaving them in the car.) What annoys me is, invariably, the only shots that leave marks on my clubs are the ones way out on the toe

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I don't give a sh*t about using iron covers. This is my second set of forged irons and I learned the hard way the first time of what bag chatter does to a forged club.

And I highly doubt any of you would even fathom the thought of calling me a dweeb if we got paired together.

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I don't give a sh*t about using iron covers. This is my second set of forged irons and I learned the hard way the first time of what bag chatter does to a forged club.

I have forged irons, and I walk every round, with no headcovers, and my clubs look just fine after 2 seasons of playing them. Do you usually ride in a cart? That would produce a little more "chatter"..... in which case you would be a double dweeb.
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