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Got new Callaway EF woods over the off-season. In addition to being an enticement to thieves that you've got $1000 worth of new gear in your bag, do you think it looks bad showing up with a real matchey looking bag? (Kind of like having your name on your bag when you're a hacker) I'm not a big fan of the fuzzy animal covers either, but thinking about getting some plainer looking ones or just using some mismatched generic covers.

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It never occurred to me to even be bothered. I'm surprised anybody is..

I just think they all look cheesey or bad. I have all custom headcover for my driver, both my woods, my hybrid and putter.

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I prefer to have as much of my bag reflect my own personality and tastes. OEM headcovers are always ugly. I don't even use the headcover to my new Scotty putter.

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I like the G410 covers (have driver and two fairways), probably the nicest OEM ones from clubs I've had. But I don't use them just for safety from potential thieves. Same (esoecially) for not using the OEM cover on my Scotty. Not that I would..the yellow one for the Phantom X is just fugly.

I still like a good looking bag though so I'm using some Rose and Fire ballistic nylon ones on my fairways and putter. Also have one for the driver but presently using a Dormie on there. There probably is a point though that using an aftermarket cover is an additional advertisement to thieves that probably a goody is under there, or that the headcover is a target by itself.

 

Ping G410 Plus 10.5°  Alta CB 55 R

Ping G410  5 wood (at 16.5°) &  7 wood ( at 19.5°)  Alta CB 65 R

Ping G410  22° & 26° hybrids  Alta CB 70 R

Miura PP9003 6-PW Steelfiber i70 A

Vokey SM6 49.07F, 54.08M, 58.08M Steelfiber i80 R

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5  34"

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I'm in the minority here. I play a Ping G400 Max driver and love the looks of the OEM headcover. I had played a Cobra 3 wood and used an old headcover from my Dad's bag with his name and club name embroidered on it. I recently bought a G400 5 wood and use that OEM cover to match my driver. I now have my Dad's cover on display in my workshop.

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Even if the OEM headcover isn't ugly, I still prefer to have covers that match my style. If I was gaming an expensive putter I think that Scotty HCs can draw wandering eyes. Right now I have a combo of Illiac, Fore Leaf, and a homemade cover. I do have the stock 2Ball headcover. I have problems losing custom mallet covers. Ever since I switched back to the stock cover it has stayed put. Lol.

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I use Seamus. The golf industry is in an awesome place giving us a ton of options for the small things like headcovers by smaller producers.

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I haven’t used a stock OEM cover for 20yrs. To the untrained eye my bag looks very generic. I hope it keeps the thieves off when they don’t see the obvious name brands blazing neon signs all over the place. Knock on wood...

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The R&F ballistic nylon look great, last very well and are still "basic". For the uninformed, the quality leather number on the headcover adds a bit of modest bling and the padding is very good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ping G410 Plus 10.5°  Alta CB 55 R

Ping G410  5 wood (at 16.5°) &  7 wood ( at 19.5°)  Alta CB 65 R

Ping G410  22° & 26° hybrids  Alta CB 70 R

Miura PP9003 6-PW Steelfiber i70 A

Vokey SM6 49.07F, 54.08M, 58.08M Steelfiber i80 R

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5  34"

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I loved the R7 TP ones, the super deep black one, even the titleist ones of that era were super classy. now a days Im pretty sure ive thrown out every stock head cover as soon as I get home

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I'll use the OEM covers if they're easy enough to get on/off and aren't hideous. However, I often buy stuff 2nd hand that doesn't come with the cover. So currently I only use the i20 cover that came with my driver. My Adams and PING hybrids didn't come with covers so just use a couple knit covers I've had for awhile (rocket tour and sunfish). Putter didn't come with a cover either so just got a PING cover that local store had. It's not a PING putter though.

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I dont like to advertise what I have in the bag so I use plain fuzzy headcovers.

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Driver _____ Ping G400 Max
Woods ____ Ping G410 3 & 5 
Hybrids ___ Ping  G410 4H & Titleist 818H1 5H
Irons ______ Titleist 718 AP1 6-W
Wedges ___ Titleist Vokey SM8 52.08F & 56.08S
Putter _____ Rife 400 Mid Mallet
Ball _______ Snell MTB Black - Yellow / Srixon Q-Star Tour - Yellow
Bag _______ Datrek Lite Rider
Distance __ GPS:  Bushnell NEO Ghost,  Rangefinder:  Precision Pro NX7 Pro
GHIN ______ HCP floats between 10 and 12

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I prefer to avoid brands as they invite theft. I use Stitch leather headcovers. Simple, classy, and timeless. Until I'm paid to play a specific brand of clubs, I'll skip the OEM covers.

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Doesn’t want theft so uses more expensive headcovers lol little backwards logic there. Anyone who knew enough what oem headcover was worth stealing would see you spent money on nice covers and know to steal it anyway lol

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Sunfish knit poms currently. Have used other poms in the past. Like the retro look and it doesn’t matter how often I swap woods and hybrids, bag always looks the same.

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I figure the Seamus ones would get soaked in PNW rain and take a long time to dry and I've shied away from those styles. The same for any knit ones, or do these have special treatment?

Ping G410 Plus 10.5°  Alta CB 55 R

Ping G410  5 wood (at 16.5°) &  7 wood ( at 19.5°)  Alta CB 65 R

Ping G410  22° & 26° hybrids  Alta CB 70 R

Miura PP9003 6-PW Steelfiber i70 A

Vokey SM6 49.07F, 54.08M, 58.08M Steelfiber i80 R

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5  34"

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