Jump to content
IGNORED

Why Don't Pros Use Iron Covers?


Recommended Posts

1 minute ago, Zippo said:

Well, shoot. Now I need to start a thread on how to load my clubs in my bag 'cause I don't think that will work very well.

Pictures or the shaft wear didn't happen.  😁

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Replies 251
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

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

Iron covers are like sweaters on dogs. Just stop it.

Clubs clicking together is as sweet a sound as metal spikes on a parking lot.

Posted Images

11 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I was looking into buying little covers for my ball and tees.  Just being a smart ass, but the functionality of your irons is not affected by headcovers.  It comes down to whether the tiny dings bother you or not.  Essentially the only thing that happens to irons is the grooves wear down and the technology becomes old.  Hearcovers protect against neither.

To a certain extent I agree with you.  It is mostly cosmetic damage, but the other side of that is over time the damage can affect club performance, particularly if the grooves/face get affected by the damage.  Also, noise is reduced on the course and that matters.  Makes me feel like I am looking after my clubs and that increases my confidence

Link to post
Share on other sites

On 4/9/2021 at 5:24 PM, pganapathy said:

It is mostly cosmetic damage, but the other side of that is over time the damage can affect club performance, particularly if the grooves/face get affected by the damage.  

I am not going to hold my breath waiting for evidence of this ever having happened. In other words, it doesn't.

Bag chatter tends to affect the backs of irons, not the faces simply by the nature of how clubs behave in the bag. Faces are naturally protected.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

On 4/9/2021 at 3:24 AM, pganapathy said:

over time the damage can affect club performance, particularly if the grooves/face get affected by the damage.

Eh not going to happen in one’s lifetime. 

 

On 4/9/2021 at 3:24 AM, pganapathy said:

noise is reduced on the course and that matters.

Negligible at best. 

 

On 4/9/2021 at 3:24 AM, pganapathy said:

Makes me feel like I am looking after my clubs and that increases my confidence

How does it increase your confidence? Confidence relates to your performance. Whether your clubs have normal wear doesn’t affect your performance. Therefore, I don’t see how it gives you confidence. Or maybe you just like shiny things; nothing wrong with it. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

3 minutes ago, ncates00 said:

Noise is reduced on the course and that matters.

Clubs clicking together is as sweet a sound as metal spikes on a parking lot.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

19 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Clubs clicking together is as sweet a sound as metal spikes on a parking lot.

But not as sweet as the sound of Matt Kuchar saying "Goll-eeey Matty" as he hits one OB. :-)

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

15 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Clubs clicking together is as sweet a sound as metal spikes on a parking lot.

Not to be confused with someone running to their car in metal spikes during a thunderstorm and scraping to a halt like an ice hockey player into their car door. Because that never happened. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, TourSpoon said:

Not to be confused with someone running to their car in metal spikes during a thunderstorm and scraping to a halt like an ice hockey player into their car door. Because that never happened. 

Did the mini Bondo patches work?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Iron covers are like sweaters on dogs. Just stop it.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
  • Funny 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

2 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Iron covers are like sweaters on dogs. Just stop it.

Those sweaters keep the dog from getting dinged!  And losing its groove.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

(edited)
5 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Iron covers are like sweaters on dogs. Just stop it.

It's like the guy who wants to get his ball retriever regripped to match his Par-BQ tools. 

Edited by TourSpoon
sp
  • Funny 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Moderator
14 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Iron covers are like sweaters on dogs. Just stop it.

Maybe in Florida where you wear a parka when it’s 55F. When it’s 0F, the dog can wear a covering.

Oh and iron covers are definitely like white socks with sandals.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

(edited)
1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

Maybe in Florida where you wear a parka when it’s 55F. When it’s 0F, the dog can wear a covering.

No no no Scott. Dog’s coats are well suited for cold weather. Do wolves in the mountains of Montana wear sweaters? Lol. 
 

But true about parkas when it’s sub 60* here. Hilarious when I see someone with a parka, hat and scarf with UGG boots and it’s 59*.

Edited by Vinsk
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Man, you guys are brutal. Sweaters on dogs. White socks. I bet you don't even have a bed for your clubs at night or let them ride in the front seat on the way to the course. Quit treating your clubs like tools. They are part of the family and deserve love and respect. An uncovered iron is an unloved iron. There. I've said it!

  • Funny 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I will not put a white belt on my clubs!   A couple of the guys I play with on the weekend purchased new clubs and bought club covers.. ugh.   

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
2 hours ago, Zippo said:

Man, you guys are brutal. Sweaters on dogs. White socks. I bet you don't even have a bed for your clubs at night or let them ride in the front seat on the way to the course. Quit treating your clubs like tools. They are part of the family and deserve love and respect. An uncovered iron is an unloved iron. There. I've said it!

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

(edited)
56 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

I will not put a white belt on my clubs!   A couple of the guys I play with on the weekend purchased new clubs and bought club covers.. ugh.   

Headcovers for your irons is like a vinyl film hood cover on your car.  It protects the hood from rock chips (purely aesthetic) but is a bad look.  Wear and tear on certain things in life is a given (bodies included), adds character and we should embrace it.  Like a good pair of faded jeans.  Hope I'm not stepping on any toes here.  And if I am then go out and buy some toe covers...

Edited by Double Mocha Man
  • Like 1
  • Funny 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

6 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Headcovers for your irons is like a vinyl film hood cover on your car.  It protects the hood from rock chips (purely aesthetic) but is a bad look.  Wear and tear on certain things in life is a given (bodies included), adds character and we should embrace it.  Like a good pair of faded jeans.  Hope I'm not stepping on any toes here.  And if I am then go out and buy some toe covers...

Don't worry the toes are in the sandals with the white socks...although sandals with black socks seem to be on the rise and more socially offensive especially in beach climes. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasfeb21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Day 518: Did some backswing drills working on priority piece with Live View Pro camera. Hit some foam balls outside,  slow speed for a few 10-ball sets with rehearsals between, and then close to full speed for the last 10. 
    • Interesting.  I don't need them during a round, so if it lasts a few minutes, and that's enough to offload the rounds, that's good enough for me.  I wish they'd keep the Windows app working, I don't understand why they discontinued it.
    • Day 84.   Real balls today!  I hit a dozen balls this evening, slow backswing slow through, focusing on the chest down head back parts from last time.  After the first, I made good contact, so I think that's a good sign.  
    • Day 506 - May 17, 2021 Hit balls (including one ball into the parking lot) from the back of the range at Whispering Woods today. Didn't quite have the same feel as the other day, but… it's close.
    • So I was helping my daughter out at the back of the range today. I had chipped literally two 8-irons, then wanted her to take a break, so I said “watch this in case I duck hook it onto the practice green” (short game). I’m on the back of the range, hitting toward the mats that are 300 yards away. I hit it, a high seed, and… it hits by the mats (between two people, about six mats apart) and bounces into the parking lot. It’s a gravel parking lot, the ball didn’t go very far. But, ooooookay. So, that’s enough of that. My daughter was both in awe and frightened that I may have dented someone’s Honda. A student takes his Mevo out on the course to measure shots hit out there, and he said he measured my first tee shot a few days ago at 175 ball speed and 117.x (don’t remember the decimal value) clubhead speed. He bought a set of SuperSpeed sticks off eBay later that day. Wheeeeee.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Billy B
      Billy B
      (42 years old)
    2. Golf hack
      Golf hack
      (61 years old)
    3. GrinderUK
      GrinderUK
      (61 years old)
    4. macuis
      macuis
      (38 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...