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Has anyone ever converted their velcro putter cover into a magnetic one?

I found this old "how-to" article and am considering doing this to my own putter headcover.

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An Experiment Velcro (generically known as a “hook and loopâ€� closure) is a strong, lightweight,…

 

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Or just dont use a head cover on your putter. Its the club you pull the most and having to deal with taking it off and on again is so tiresome. Then you lose it then have to worry about going to find it again...bleh. Taking it off for good set me free! 

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6 minutes ago, iacas said:

Or… just get a new head cover.

Yes, of course that is an option.

The problem I've found is that the Taylormade Spider Mini is just large enough to be too large for regular mallet covers and just small enough to be too small for covers designed for the traditional spider shape. I have not found any after-market covers made for the Spider Mini.

If I can make the manufacturer's cover, which fits perfect, to work for $10-$15 ---- well, that would be ideal.

1 minute ago, Groucho Valentine said:

Or just dont use a head cover on your putter. Its the club you pull the most and having to deal with taking it off and on again is so tiresome. Then you lose it then have to worry about going to find it again...bleh. Taking it off for good set me free! 

Not an option for me. I spent $300 on this putter and I plan to keep it looking as pristine as possible. 

I would probably use iron covers too, if I wasn't well aware that I would catch too much crap for it.

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2 minutes ago, SPJr said:

Yes, of course that is an option.

The problem I've found is that the Taylormade Spider Mini is just large enough to be too large for regular mallet covers and just small enough to be too small for covers designed for the traditional spider shape. I have not found any after-market covers made for the Spider Mini.

If I can make the manufacturer's cover, which fits perfect, to work for $10-$15 ---- well, that would be ideal.

Not an option for me. I spent $300 on this putter and I plan to keep it looking as pristine as possible. 

I would probably use iron covers too, if I wasn't well aware that I would catch too much crap for it.

I use an expensive putter too. Or it used to be. It looks like i dug it up from the bottom heap at a rummage sale now. The dings add character, i say. 

Dont use iron covers. The golf gods will smite you.

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Don't worry, you won't see me using any iron covers. No matter how much I want to. 😎

 

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I have a ghost spider.  Put magnets in when the velcro wore out.  Pretty simple.  Use the STRONG ones.  I put one between the layers inside the flat face - use some craft glue and stitched a square around it so it doesn't travel (just cut a slit to insert the thing.)

Ditto on the second one too on the closure tab.

5 minute project.

I can now stick my cover to the cart, other clubs, etc.  and it closes every time.  Velcro sucks.  I'll find pics when I get home if you want.  but it's not really rocket science.

 

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23 minutes ago, rehmwa said:

I have a ghost spider.  Put magnets in when the velcro wore out.  Pretty simple.  Use the STRONG ones.  I put one between the layers inside the flat face - use some craft glue and stitched a square around it so it doesn't travel (just cut a slit to insert the thing.)

Ditto on the second one too on the closure tab.

5 minute project.

I can now stick my cover to the cart, other clubs, etc.  and it closes every time.  Velcro sucks.  I'll find pics when I get home if you want.  but it's not really rocket science.

 

I would definitely appreciate some photos. Thanks in advance.

When you say "STRONG" magnets, are you talking about the earth magnets?

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2 hours ago, SPJr said:

I would definitely appreciate some photos. Thanks in advance.

When you say "STRONG" magnets, are you talking about the earth magnets?

Yes, but the way I did it I had to accommodate some thick layers.  (and we had the earth magnets available)

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1 minute ago, rehmwa said:

Yes, but the way I did it I had to accommodate some thick layers.  (and we had the earth magnets available)

Gotcha.

I'm looking forward to the photos.

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SP - I don't think my pics will be any better than this description.

2019-03-20 12_07_01-Used - TaylorMade Ghost Spider S Mallet Putter Headcover - Poor Condition _ eBay.jpg

 

For the magnet in the body - I slit a line on the INSIDER of the cover (that soft fuzzy stuff).  used gorilla glue to attach the magnet to the inside of the leather body (between the leather and the fuzzy liner).  Then I sewed a line around the magnet also so it wouldn't fall back out.

For the magnet in the tongue - I slit a line about an inch up from the end of the tongue (on the under side of the flap in the pictures).  Magnet fit perfectly in that tongue.  Then sewed across the back behind the magnet so it wouldn't fall out.

Did this for two covers in a row.  As you can see in this picture from the internet, these covers are really crappy.  Both of mine wore out long before those magnets ever came close to falling out.  Last time, I bought a replacement from an off brand - it already had magnets.  Here's a link -

It's nicer than the Taylormade covers by a long shot.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, rehmwa said:

SP - I don't think my pics will be any better than this description.

2019-03-20 12_07_01-Used - TaylorMade Ghost Spider S Mallet Putter Headcover - Poor Condition _ eBay.jpg

 

For the magnet in the body - I slit a line on the INSIDER of the cover (that soft fuzzy stuff).  used gorilla glue to attach the magnet to the inside of the leather body (between the leather and the fuzzy liner).  Then I sewed a line around the magnet also so it wouldn't fall back out.

For the magnet in the tongue - I slit a line about an inch up from the end of the tongue (on the under side of the flap in the pictures).  Magnet fit perfectly in that tongue.  Then sewed across the back behind the magnet so it wouldn't fall out.

Did this for two covers in a row.  As you can see in this picture from the internet, these covers are really crappy.  Both of mine wore out long before those magnets ever came close to falling out.  Last time, I bought a replacement from an off brand - it already had magnets.  Here's a link -

It's nicer than the Taylormade covers by a long shot.

 

 

Yes, I had a "Big Teeth" cover for my last putter and I liked it a lot.

Problem is that the Spider Mini is smaller than the traditional putter. I'm sure this will cover it -BUT- it won't be snug and will move around. It might not really be an issue that the cover is larger. Just something that I am considering.

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oh sure - then magnets work.  enjoy the modification.  however you do it, it's not difficult.

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 Great timing on this post!  I’m about to do the exact same thing with my spider headcover.  

I’m tired of it falling off, but I absolutely want to keep the cover on it to keep the putter head from getting beat up.  Magnets works so much better than Velcro in this particular case…

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19 minutes ago, David in FL said:

 Great timing on this post!  I’m about to do the exact same thing with my spider headcover.  

I’m tired of it falling off, but I absolutely want to keep the cover on it to keep the putter head from getting beat up.  Magnets works so much better than Velcro in this particular case…

So, what's your plan of attack?

I'm a little undecided. I have the magnets on order but haven't started carving into anything yet.

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Just now, SPJr said:

So, what's your plan of attack?

I'm a little undecided. I have the magnets on order.

I’m just going to make a small slit, insert the magnets, and stitch neatly around them to keep them from moving.

I found rare earth magnets at Home Depot.

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1 minute ago, David in FL said:

I’m just going to make a small slit, insert the magnets, and stitch neatly around them to keep them from moving.

I found rare earth magnets at Home Depot.

Let us know how it goes 👍

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