Stock Head Cover or Aftermarket

My local course once told me "the best way to get your clubs stolen is to advertise what's in the bag". Since that day I don't use any manufacture headcovers except on my putter (hard to find something nice that fits putter heads). I am using some sweet old school wool argyle covers that my Mom knit for me years ago (see some manufacturers using the same now). No hiding my irons, but at least someone would have to get close to my bag to see what I was playing.

So how about the rest of you, do you proudly advertising what you are carrying, or do you put a personal touch on your clubs?
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  • optimatoroptimator It's only an addiction if you're trying to quit Members Posts: 177 ClubWRX
    I have a Amp Cell driver, FW & hybrids. I want to change the headcovers just because they are ugly. I've never really worried about it, but I have read of a few Scottys being stolen from bags...
  • GuiaGuia Members Posts: 8,693 ✭✭
    Do a search and this was covered several weeks ago. You should never let your clubs out of your sight,

    or play where theft is not a problem.
  • Jimmy MacJimmy Mac Members Posts: 1,557
    I have a full bag of Iliac covers. Of course, the irony being some of the cover cost as much as the clubs they're hiding. Can't win.
  • 4pillars4pillars Members Posts: 660
    Save them so they are new when I sell the club
  • RightHandRough  RightHandRough Members Posts: 506 ✭✭
    The girfriend got into crocheting over the winter, guess what covers my sticks? image/good.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':good:' /> They actually look pretty darn good, and match my bag. I hang on to the oems in case I sell, like 4pillars said.
  • bruinsPATSirishbruinsPATSirish Golf is hard. Members Posts: 6,429
    Like the OP said, no better way way to get your new sticks stolen then flashing that Titleist 915D cover in the fall.

    I get rid of the stock headcovers ASAP, I like the "sleeper" look better anyways image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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    Callaway MackDaddy FORGED 52/56/60 DG TI S200
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  • esketoresesketores Members Posts: 2,069
    I haven't used a OEM head cover in probably 20 years.
    PING G25 12 degree w/S+ @ 45"
    Titleist 910F 17° / 910h 24° & 27°
    Titleist 913Hd 20°
    PING G25's 6-U KBS Tour - V
    Cleveland RTX 53 / 588 56°
    Callaway ProType ix 9ht
  • JDW3JDW3 Members Posts: 593 ✭✭
    I use both. I have after market head covers for my driver and putter and manufacture head covers on my 3 wood and 3 hybrid.

    I had my 7 wood stolen about 13 years ago and I had an after market head cover on it.
    Driver: Ping G400 Max
    3 wood: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816
    Hybrid: Cobra F7 19* & 22*
    Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 16
    Wedges: Vokey sm7 50*, 54*, 60*
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 & Piretti Potenza 2
    Ball: Snell My Tour Ball
  • BuckyBadgerBuckyBadger Chicks dig me cuz I rarely wear underwear Members Posts: 3,864
    I really like the Titleist 913 headcover. My bag is all black, red and white. That being said, I have a set of JUJU headcovers that are still going strong. Love those things. One of the best investments I've made on this site.

    My friends make fun of me, but I use my rainhood alot. If I go into the clubhouse for a beer between nines, I use my rainhood to cover my sticks. My friends don't use headcovers on anything so they can go pound sand!
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    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]15* TM RBZ Matrix Ozik 7S[/font]
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    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]5-AW Srixon z545 C-Taper Lite S[/font]
    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]PING Glide 54*SS, 58*TS[/font]
    [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]Taylormade DLL+ 36"[/font]
  • sherwin1987sherwin1987 2042 US Senior Amateur Champion Members Posts: 719
    Luckily I play TM woods so my RBZ stage 2 cover is already dated. Don't even get me started on my R11s, it is soooo 2 seasons ago. In all seriousness though, I have those two headcovers and then a us open at merion hybrid cover that my parents got for me when they went to the open.
    Driver- Taylormade M1 460 9.5*, 7m3 Black Tie S
    Fairway- Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 HL, 16*, 8m3 Black Tie S
    Hybrid- Taylormade RBZ Stage 2, 19*, hm3 Black Tie S
    Irons- Adams CMB 4-PW, KBS Tour C-Taper 120 S
    Wedges- Adams CMB GW, Taylormade EF ATV 54*, Vokey SM3 60*
    Putter- TM Ghost Spider S
  • stevejasonstevejason Posts: 88
    edited Mar 25, 2017 #12
    I use Rose & Fire on my woods and hybrids.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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    Callaway GBB Epic 5 Wood
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    Callaway Steelhead XR 8-LW Irons
    Callaway SureOut 64* LW
    Rossie Metal X Milled Putter
  • rcain1usrcain1us Members Posts: 2,938 ✭✭
    I like the OEM covers when my clubs are stuffed into the trunk of my Accord as I think they protect better than the knit covers, but i have a couple of rocket-tour pom pom covers to switch to on the course. If for no other reason then they are easies to get on and off
  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX ClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,841 ClubWRX
    At my home course I feel comfortable enough to use the stock headcovers since theft has never been an issue.

    When I play at other courses I often change them out for a nice set of JuJu's I had made last year. They are such great headcovers and I don't want to wear them out, so I use them for travel.
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    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54, 58 - DGTI S400
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  • jrpwajrpwa Posts: 97
    I have used stock at my local course, but have been looking for a different option.
  • SetTheBarrHighSetTheBarrHigh DallasClubWRX Posts: 3,918 ClubWRX
    I always gamed a set of Rocket Tour skinny sticks for the longest time. However, I started using the stock Adams ones starting with the "Super" series because I liked how easy they were to get on and off.
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    What's In The Bag

    Ping G410 Plus 9°
    Titleist TS2 16.5°
    Mizuno CLK 19°
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-P
    Mizuno T7 52°, Titleist SM7 58°
    Titleist Studio Stainless Mid Sur
  • mcmanusmcmanus Posts: 466
    I went with Ju Ju's vs stock covers after hearing of a number of club thefts at various courses.

    Not sure how you're supposed to "not let your clubs out of your sight" when you have to go inside to pay your green fees.

    Some courses I'll leave my clubs in my car go pay then take them out.

  • double or triple?double or triple? Members Posts: 1,965 ✭✭
    I use stock headcovers on all my clubs except my putter. Putter needed something a little flashy.

  • nower22nower22 Members Posts: 328 ✭✭
    stock, never had any issues with theft and i'm to cheap to buy other headcovers
  • jmvargasjmvargas Members Posts: 6,100 ✭✭
    edited May 14, 2014 #20
    i have 5 hybrids so i use the stock black&white headcovers which really look cool and match my current gamer all-black mid-sized staff bag....

    ...but i am kind of a ho when it comes to covers for my drivers and fairway woods....

    i have probably 6 or 7 different sets in various color combos which i feel match my current bags...

    ..really like the japanspec covers and sumi-G covers nowadays
    not too fond of knits as they really don't provide much protection on rainy days...

    PS..and i don't use a putter headcover..
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    Daiwa New Super Lady 21* 7W
    Mizuno Intage 27* 9W
    Giga U3 21* hybrid
    Tourstage Viq U5 25* hybrid
    Adams V4 6H/7H
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    HEAVY PUTTER mid-weight K4 putter
    Sun Mountain H2N0 stand bag
    Wilson Harmonized 55*/60*wedges
    Cleveland 588 56/60
  • carrier streetcarrier street Members Posts: 1,174 ✭✭
    I have aftermarket, but mainly because I buy used woods and am looking for the best deal.
    910 FD
    P790 UDI 2 iron
    3-PW MP18 MB
    Vokey 54S and 60L
    Scotty TEI3 Newport
  • Agent JimAgent Jim Members Posts: 2,804
    I've been using my Ogio Chamber so during rounds I don's use any. In transit I use cheap all black zipper ones for driver/fairway and a Club Glove cover on my hybrid and putter. My Scotty Cameron head cover has never made it to a golf course. I just think its a billboard for thieves. I play a municipal and my buddy dropped his Odessey ProType cover the first round he had it and it has never made its way to the lost and found. I'm also a cop so inherently don't trust people.
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    Odyssey White Ice #7 37" counter balanced and a SpryEvo TeCu insert
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  • prestiegeprestiege PING a ling Members Posts: 2,353 ✭✭
    what if someone wants to steal your cover? post-88848-0-55556200-1395357871_thumb.jpg
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  • scunnyscunny Members Posts: 288 ✭✭
    Remember when i was first an assistant there was a speight of clubs being nicked so we all started changing to blank covers and since qualified over here the companies arent very forthcoming with kit even if you do well selling their stuff so ive allways used after market covers. Got a some really sound Japanese comocome covers to fit mallet and blade putters, Back 9 USA Driver and fairway cover and an AM&E Walker cup fairway cover. The Back 9 has the vintage feel/look but loads of protection and AM&E is really sound with the same basic design as the limited cameron ones or that many top courses have logoed
  • mcmanusmcmanus Posts: 466
    Guia wrote:

    Do a search and this was covered several weeks ago. You should never let your clubs out of your sight,

    or play where theft is not a problem.

    Easier said then done.. theft can happen anywhere.

    I know a number of private clubs that leave their front gates opened especially on busy weekends. Anybody can easily walk up with the proper attire.
  • gxDDgxDD Banned Posts: 1,675
    Illiac... on the driver

    Daphnes... on the 3wd

    Barefoot Resort cover... on the putter
    913D3 - Diamana D+ 72x
    910Fd - Motore Sp. VC 8.2x
    712CB - KBS Tour S+
    SM4 - KBS Tour S
    2014 Fastback
  • jsheljshel Members Posts: 640 ClubWRX
    I have other headcovers on my driver, 3 wood and one of my two hybrids.

    My reason is simple: Then it doesn't look quite as obvious when I ho a new driver.
    Driver: Titleist TS3 9.5 degrees Mitsubishi Tensei shaft
    3W: TaylorMade M1
    Hybrid: Callaway XR 19 degree
    Irons: PXG XF Gen 2 Steelfiber shafts
    Wedges: Vokey SM6 54, 58
    Putter: Cameron & Crown Fastback
  • parpar41parpar41 Members Posts: 1,218 ✭✭
    Aftermarket all the way. figure it makes me at least look more like a "player".

    Plus none of the OEMs are paying me to advertise their products.
  • James ThomasJames Thomas Members Posts: 253
    I use the stock Tight Lies cover on my 3 wood (it's well-padded but easy to get on/off), but I've started using Scooby on my driver.
    In my Nike Performance cart bag on my Clicgear 3.5+ cart:
    Cobra ZL Encore 10.5
    Ping G-25 3-wood
    Callaway Big Bertha 5-wood
    Callaway X2Hot 4 hi
    Mizuno JPX 825 Pro 5 - GW
    Mizuno JPX 54* & 58*
    Scotty Cameron Kombi
  • ShamblesShambles Members Posts: 3,548 ✭✭
    My clubs are too cheap and old to bother about selling them. More likely, if someone were selling good clubs at the price, I would buy them. The only time I replace an original cover with a generic is when the generic is so much better, or the caddy lost mine somewhere in the fairways.

  • Badgergolfer2Badgergolfer2 Members Posts: 1,355
    I use headcovers of my favorite sports teams. Im not worried so much about my clubs being stolen as much as I feel why should I give golf companies free advertising?
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