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I've been using covers for years. Mostly when I walk just to keep the bag noise down and prevent dings. Even more so once I went to playing forged clubs as 18 holes of them smacking into each other can't lead to anything good.

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The following is from Mzizuno's Q&A on their website.....

 

"Forged heads are made of mild carbon steel that is chrome plated. Once you start hitting golf balls, you scratch the surface of the chrome and eventually expose the raw steel to moisture, and chemicals that can cause rust to form. The best way to minimize rust is to keep the irons dry at all times, wipe them after every shot and at the end of the round with a dry cloth. When cleaning, use only a NYLON brush (no metal) and dry them with a dry towel. If you get some rust forming, spray the surface with WD-40, clean with a soft nylon brush or Scotchbrite pad and wipe them clean with a dry cloth. Some high nitrogen fertilizers, sandy soil conditions and water with high iron content can accelerate the production of rust. The use of iron head covers is not recommended as they trap moisture and accelerate the production of rust."

 

So I do not think iron covers would be a good thing.

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Play Ping irons. No iron covers need apply. Problem solved.

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Play Ping irons. No iron covers need apply. Problem solved.

 

I was foolish.

 

I bought a bunch of PVC Iron covers, several sets, for my Pings and only after did I realize they were too much trouble pulling off and on during play. It was especially foolish because the 17-4 stainless with tumble finish of the Pings does not lend itself to bag chatter.

 

Thankfully, those Iron covers are now being put to use on forged heads of some of my newer sets. They are still a job to take off and put on so I take them all off before the round and put them back on after, but at least they are finally being used. Kind of fun too as I'm the only guy, so far, who is using PVC covers at my home course.

 

 

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I have a set of these type of covers --> Hornungs Clearview Clear View Golf Iron Covers.

 

They are clear so you can easily see the club you are pulling from the bag and work extremely well. However now a days I have a smaller bag then I used to and all of the covers / irons won't fit in the bag that will so i had to remove them. I only putt them back on when I know that I plan to ride in a cart or carry my bag (I have a push cart that is stable enough not to bounce them around a lot that I use). So when I travel or in a situation where I will know dings and bag chatter will happen easily then the covers go back on the irons.

 

I don't really care that people give me crap about them, I have a set of 2008 Titleist AP2s that have zero bag chatter and look like they only have about 25 round on them, just normal face scratching wear but no rust spots anywhere on the faces from impact.

 

The head covers do the job in prolonging the life and looks of the clubs IMHO. Some people just don't like the sound of bag chatter or the looks of the result of it, I play forged carbon heads they ding like it is no tomorrow, if you want to use them knock yourself out.

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head covers :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

really

 

why not just get a club organizer :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

If you're talking about what I'm thinking about, I dearly wish I could find another one. They not only organized my clubs and protected them from bag chatter, they also made the bag roomier and prevented shaft tangle.

 

I prefer the tray type to the clip type.

 

 

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Headcovers are like bikini tops. they serve a purpose but I prefer to see them bare.:P

 

I have a set of headcovers but I like the looks of the clubs in the bag. Since I am getting new irons in at the end of the week. I have been debating using them again, but I have decided to try those bag clips that hold the shafts in the bag to keep the heads from banging together.

 

As far headcover usage in general, I do not replace the head cover on my driver after every use. Well, since I got the new driver I am more careful about letting bump or rub anything if there is a chance I will put the cover back on. I also only use the putter cover when transporting the putter back and forth. I keep hybrid and fairway wood covers on to keep them from banging.

 

I hope these bag clips work because I much prefer bare breast, I mean iron clubheads.

 

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Headcovers are like bikini tops. they serve a purpose but I prefer to see them bare.:P

 

You're on a roll, bro! :lol:

 

Bought some iron covers for the new Mizzy's - spent some $$ and want to keep 'em nice. Will only use them when the clubs are in the trunk - after cleaning and drying. Thanks to the others that posted Mizuno's warranty policy!

 

Not sure why, but I do put the headcover back on the driver after each use - same with fairway and hybrids. Funny, it never occurred to me not to.

 

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Hope the bag clips you bought work better than mine. The ones I had would come off with the club when taking it out instead of staying in the bag.

 

I've had about 10 rounds with the MP59 without covers and they are still pristine, mostly thanks to the Nike M9 cart bag which allows all clubs to sit nicely.

 

I'm also one to put the driver cover after every tee shot, but for the putter I only put it back on after the round (it's well protected in the cart bag anyway).

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It makes sense to put the covers back on the woods. You really don;t want the paint chipping off from bag chatter and I have not seen any woods finished with anything other than paint in the last 20 years. Besides, they make a lousy tinkling sound when you travel with them uncovered.

 

Anybody miss the old sewn leather head covers of Persimmon days ? Those were a lot easier to put on and off because they didn't have to protect the shafts.

 

 

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I hate when someone rides in the cart with me that does not use headcovers on their woods, and has 8 or 9 of them and it sounds like a herd of goats going down the fairway.

 

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It makes sense to put the covers back on the woods. You really don;t want the paint chipping off from bag chatter and I have not seen any woods finished with anything other than paint in the last 20 years. Besides, they make a lousy tinkling sound when you travel with them uncovered.

 

Anybody miss the old sewn leather head covers of Persimmon days ? Those were a lot easier to put on and off because they didn't have to protect the shafts.

 

 

Shambles

 

You can have those again. Several places make them now. Iliac, Stitch, etc. There are more, but those are two of the most prominent.

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Could not agree more. Two guys in my regular game have iron covers and they spend more time cleaning clubs and putting on covers during their round that it slows the whole group down.

 

X2. There may be people who can use them quickly, but I have yet to play with someone who can.

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You can have those again. Several places make them now. Iliac, Stitch, etc. There are more, but those are two of the most prominent.

 

Hi RookieBlue7,

 

Actually in my part of the world hand made is dead easy and so is leather goods, albeit the quality cured leather is more difficult to find. The question was impulsive as I find current head covers excessively large and don't much like the shaft protectors.

 

I was just asking to see if I were the only one who finds the current head covers unsatisfactory.

 

 

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On sorta another note, has anyone who has a white metal wood/hybrid noticed that they seem to chip easier/quicker than their black cousins?..It's anoying as hell, though I got a little permanent white paint pen to dab the dings..Usually not a perfect match though to me it looks better than the underlyng gray color..Fairways & Greens 4ever

 

Agreed. Not sure if they actually ding/cheap more easily, but minimally it is more apparent. And the dirt...ugh. I was hitting a Rescue 11 hybrid on a slightly muddy day and had to do a full wash after every shot.

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Friends don't let friends buy iron covers.

There is no spoon.

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On a more serious note, if you use graphite shafts, the head cover is a must. Your 4iron will destroy the graphite shaft on on your driver in no time, banging and clanging on it. I learned that the hard way when I hit a beauty of a drive, only to have the clubhead and about 6 inches of shaft fall on my head during my "pose".

 

And a $400 driver with a dent in the top is just criminal.

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When this thread started, I was opposed to iron covers. Then I got my Mizuno MP62 heads, and I have to say that these are the most beautiful irons I have ever owned. I realize that the object of the game is to drive these into the ground at as close to 100 mph as possible but I do not want to damage them unnecessarly, so I will admit that I bought a set of Mizuno blue iron covers. I have some cheap ones that are really ugly and old and battered that I never used. But at least for a while I will use them. If you are going to use them, they may as well be nice ones.

 

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