Stock Head Cover or Aftermarket

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  • irwinfletcher77irwinfletcher77 Banned Posts: 2,259
    I never use the stock head covers. I really don't want anyone knowing what I'm playing. Too many scum bags in the world today that want to take other peoples toys!!
  • smiginsmigin Let others worry Members Posts: 268
    If I used the OEM head covers on my stuff someone would likely feel sorry for me and replace them they are that old... does that count?
  • gxDDgxDD Banned Posts: 1,675


    I never use the stock head covers. I really don't want anyone knowing what I'm playing. Too many scum bags in the world today that want to take other peoples toys!!




    This is a great point. Didn't really start thinking this way till I went the way of custom covers. OEM covers are basically advertising what's in your bag.
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  • Spooky67Spooky67 Members Posts: 1,318 ✭✭
    Put Rocket Tours on my driver/woods/hybrids...
  • mcmanusmcmanus Posts: 466


    I never use the stock head covers. I really don't want anyone knowing what I'm playing. Too many scum bags in the world today that want to take other peoples toys!!




    This!! The majority of the courses I play are public courses where you have to leave your bag at the front of the clubhouse to go in and pay. Some courses I will just leave my clubs in my car until I paid, but others it would just take too long.



    That's why I went with the knit covers from Ju Ju. When I played Scotty Cameron putters I would usually try to find a custom shop cover that didn't scream SC. A putter is likely the easiest club to steal out of a bag especially if your bag is close to a practice green. Person walks up as if they own the bag, grabs a couple balls and putter and walks off...
  • CwingCwing Members Posts: 7,989 ✭✭
    Sumi g covers on my driver and fairway and unmarked hybrid covers on my 3 and 4 hybrid.
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    TaylorMade M4 3 hybrid stiff Atmos
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  • alfiealfie Members Posts: 1,413 ✭✭
    Black Club Glove headcover for Driver, 3W & putter. Some plain black sock type Nike headcover (with numbers I stitched from Rocket Tour) for 2 hybrids and 2 plain black sock ype Callaway headcover for the other 2 hybrids.

    Feel this way is way is best, as I can concentrate in just playing golf, not worry about an OEM headcover gettig dirty, lost, beat up or the clubs being advertised for what model it is. Besides, the entire set looks all uniform, not a carnival of different designs and colors.
  • ABgolfer2ABgolfer2 Members Posts: 2,704


    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?




    Spending more money for licensed golf accessories to give professional sports franchises free advertising is better how?
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  • myspinonitmyspinonit Members Posts: 2,793 ✭✭
    jshel wrote:


    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.




    Yeah, the not having the "what did you buy now?" comments has appeal, and part of the reason I've used non-OEM.



    But mostly it's for a feeling of more security, especially when travelling. I've been using Back9 USA covers for a while, then was back to OEM. But reading this, and now that I've got G25 driver and fairway, I've gone back to the Back9 ones on driver fairway and hybrids and even ordered some spare driver/fairways today, seeing the Legend ones are on a bit of a sale. And they do look cool IMO.



    I use clubglove ironcovers on my Muiras too, partly for the stealth security partly to protect them from dings.
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  • golfheaven69golfheaven69 Members Posts: 1,135
    You will never see stock head cover on my Alpha with Handcrafted shaft.
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,219 ClubWRX
    My headcovers are all tour issue and my index has never been lower.
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,329 ✭✭
    I like to have fun with my driver headcover. I use RocketSox or Animals or Collegiate and swap them out a lot.
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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,155 ✭✭
    I use an old old Adams Insight covers on my driver and 3 wood they are so old that the raised letters have fallen off. I like them because they split in half and have the magnetized ends easy to get on and off. On my old 7 wood I use an Alpha cover. I dont carry any hybrids. My putter is so old I dont even have a cover on it do not need one because it does not have a fancy insert or milled face
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  • devey07devey07 Posts: 988
    ive got some pretty cool bettinardi putter headcovers that i alternate and a few from my favorite courses.
  • mljones99mljones99 Members Posts: 1,842 ✭✭
    I use rocket tours just because I like them but would have no problem using OEM headcovers. I never leave my clubs unattended so theft isn't an issue.
  • diver_down1967diver_down1967 Members Posts: 83
    Seamus and Rocket Tours for the hybrids. I keep the OEMs headcovers for when I sell the clubs.



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  • Nine MilerNine Miler Members Posts: 1,772 ✭✭
    I have been using Jan Craig headcovers for many years. I am surprised I haven't heard anyone mention this company in this thread yet.
  • myspinonitmyspinonit Members Posts: 2,793 ✭✭
    edited Feb 9, 2015 #49
    myspinonit wrote:

    jshel wrote:


    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.




    Yeah, the not having the "what did you buy now?" comments has appeal, and part of the reason I've used non-OEM.



    But mostly it's for a feeling of more security, especially when travelling. I've been using Back9 USA covers for a while, then was back to OEM. But reading this, and now that I've got G25 driver and fairway, I've gone back to the Back9 ones on driver fairway and hybrids and even ordered some spare driver/fairways today, seeing the Legend ones are on a bit of a sale. And they do look cool IMO.



    I use clubglove ironcovers on my Muiras too, partly for the stealth security partly to protect them from dings.


    Update to this apparently rejuvinated thread. I had noticed what could have been the beginnings of shaft burn on one my my hybrids. I went back to OEM covers with socks for my woods and hybrids late last summer. I decided I preferred the shaft protection of the sock in anticipation of an extended vacation where there would be jostling with power cart golf. For my G20 hybrids that didn't have a sock, I went with the generic Ping 2014 hybrid covers with sock.



    A bonus for spousal Brownie points though. I bought a new bag for my wife in September but she didn't like the colour combo with her Adams OEM covers. So I passed over my Back9 covers for woods and hybrids to her and she's happy - and her bag does look cool.



    I wouldn't consider knitted covers in our West Coast climate. The OEM faux leather ones already take long enough to dry out when they get wet and they give a lot more head protection IMO.
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    Ping Ping G 7 wood 20.5° Alta 65
    Ping G hybrids 22° & 26° Alta 70
    Miura PP9003 6-PW Steelfiber i70
    Vokey SM06: 50.08F, 54.08M, 58.08M Steelfiber i80
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5 CB 34”

  • noGIRsnoGIRs Members Posts: 354
    I use OEM covers because haven't found any others that I really liked enough to spend money on.


    mcmanus wrote:



    I never use the stock head covers. I really don't want anyone knowing what I'm playing. Too many scum bags in the world today that want to take other peoples toys!!




    This!! The majority of the courses I play are public courses where you have to leave your bag at the front of the clubhouse to go in and pay. Some courses I will just leave my clubs in my car until I paid, but others it would just take too long.








    For the people worried about advertising to thieves, I always have the rain hood closed on my bag, mostly to keep clubs from flying out when I pull my bag out of the trunk. I leave this on until I'm done paying in the clubhouse and then pull it off and stuff in my bag.
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  • Edaw68Edaw68 Members Posts: 1,471 ✭✭
    Manufacturer head covers on all my woods/hybrids. Pacific Dunes souvenir head cover on my putter.
  • CwingCwing Members Posts: 7,989 ✭✭


    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?




    Do you also wear logo less cloths, shoes, etc...
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    TaylorMade M4 3HL 16.5* fairway stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 3 hybrid stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 4 hybrid stiff Atmos
    PING G25 5-U
    Cleveland RTX 54*
    TaylorMade Hi Toe 58*
    Seemore si5
    Garmin g6/Caddytek V2
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  • PompsPomps Members Posts: 839 ✭✭
    Never stock headcovers. For my every day SLDRs, I go with Cru Golf Pure White. It has a great vintage look, and the pure white is clean and sharp. I have a set of Hogan persimmon woods, and for those I have awesome gray, navy and red leather Titleist headcovers from the 70s. They're beautiful.



    I know it's all about business today, but there are just too many logos...on the shirts, hats, bags, even in the rough on Euro tour events! The headcovers are no exception. The vintage style headcovers like Cru, Iliac, Stitch, etc. bring the game back to yesteryear before corporations had to have their name on everything and it was just about a classy look.
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  • Agent JimAgent Jim Members Posts: 2,804
    Some cheap ebay covers on the woods and Club Gloves on the others.



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  • Joebirds55Joebirds55 Members Posts: 1,101 ✭✭
    Agent Jim wrote:


    Some cheap ebay covers on the woods and Club Gloves on the others.



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    was looking at picking up those club glove hybrid covers. not really liking my stage 2 bright yellow that i have right now. how do you like them? club glove makes solid stuff and after all it is a head cover so how much could there really be to say about it, but just curious. Thanks.
  • SilverBulletsSilverBullets BMW Members Posts: 5,878 ✭✭
    I use Jan Craig's solely because I like the look of them and like the fact that they are less bulky than the OEM covers. Easy on, easy off. Having aftermarket covers block what clubs I am playing is just a minor benefit. But even then, I am carrying a set of forged irons and wedges so you could easily assume the woods are going to be nice.
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  • Agent JimAgent Jim Members Posts: 2,804
    Joebirds55 wrote:

    Agent Jim wrote:


    Some cheap ebay covers on the woods and Club Gloves on the others.








    was looking at picking up those club glove hybrid covers. not really liking my stage 2 bright yellow that i have right now. how do you like them? club glove makes solid stuff and after all it is a head cover so how much could there really be to say about it, but just curious. Thanks.


    I like them a lot. They do the job and don't take up much space. I don't even have to use the Velcro latch to keep them on.
    TM SLDR 460 set to 10.5° 70g Aldila VS Proto 44"
    TM RBZ Stage 2 Tour 14.5° & 19°
    Maltby KE4 Tour 22° Hybrid
    PING G25 4-UW CFS
    Maltby M-Series+ 54° and sometimes 58°
    Odyssey White Ice #7 37" counter balanced and a SpryEvo TeCu insert
    WS FG Tour(2014) or ProV1x
  • Joebirds55Joebirds55 Members Posts: 1,101 ✭✭
    Agent Jim wrote:

    Joebirds55 wrote:

    Agent Jim wrote:


    Some cheap ebay covers on the woods and Club Gloves on the others.








    was looking at picking up those club glove hybrid covers. not really liking my stage 2 bright yellow that i have right now. how do you like them? club glove makes solid stuff and after all it is a head cover so how much could there really be to say about it, but just curious. Thanks.


    I like them a lot. They do the job and don't take up much space. I don't even have to use the Velcro latch to keep them on.




    Thanks!
  • ChipDriverChipDriver Members Posts: 3,057 ✭✭
    I use AM&E padded covers on driver and putter - all black, no designs. Extremely padded/protected - no advertising - look boring as heck. Never had a problem. If I go play a public course - I put a rain cover on my bag.



    More important for me to enjoy my own equipment than to brag about it to others - and advertise whose bag to steal. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • jmvargasjmvargas Members Posts: 6,099 ✭✭
    the sumi-g headcovers are really good and provide excellent club protection but a bit on the heavy side...



    i put them on in my casual rounds but replace them with lighter ones when i travel by air with my clubs...



    i also use the stiff-arm with my travel cover whenever i have to go by air..
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  • KjBowenKjBowen Rhode IslandMembers Posts: 5,159 ✭✭
    Nothing says steal me like 3 big red dots on your putter.. I never use a Cameron cover
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