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Unofficial Craftsman Golf ‘Birdie’ Headcover review by Steve Davies 

 

I was contacted by https://craftsmangolf.com/ via Twitter to see if I would like to try out some of their headcovers and provide a review and some feedback. 

I’m not connected to them in any way and this is my own, unofficial and unbiased, review of the set I received from the UK warehouse.

I was sent a complete set including driver, 2 x fairway, hybrid & blade putter. All  arrived in perfect condition in a plastic wrapper. 

At the time I received the set the price was around £80 - pretty good value for money for 5 headcovers!

Craftsman 'Birdie' Headcover set

 

I’ll place the pictures at the bottom of my review to make it easier to read through…

 

First Impressions: 5 out of 5

 

My first impressions were very good, quality seemed very high and all stitching was really neat with the alignment of the logos and birds being spot on. 

Colours were very bright and vibrant and materials seemed to be good quality.

It states on the website that the covers are leather but I couldn’t detect a leather smell but the material was very soft and supple so I contacted Craftsman golf regarding the material and they use a PU leather so there is misleading information on the website description - I’ve suggested changing the description - This has now been corrected to state PU leather on the website. 

The linings are nice and soft and should do a good job of protecting the clubs. 

A nice touch on the putter cover is the magnetic closure which I much prefer to velcro. 

 

Aesthetics: 4 out of 5

 

As mentioned in my first impressions, the covers look great - probably not what I would choose as a design if I were buying them but they do look good. The stitching is very high quality with only one noticeable thread inside the putter cover, detail on the birds and logos is good.

Everything lines up well with the logos and birds all being centred nicely on the covers.

The fairway & hybrid covers include a rotary dial to set the club number but there are no detents on the dial so it doesn’t click into place and could possibly move but this isn't a major issue to me as I only play 1 x fairway and 1 x hybrid but could be annoying if you use more than one of each.

I’ve had lots of compliments on them at my local course including the club pro who commented on how well made they are.


Out on the course: 4 out of 5

 

Out on the course the covers have performed very well. 

My only slight issue is that the fairway cover is a little loose on my Cobra F9 3 wood but it still stays in place and I’ve not had an issue with it falling off yet.

The magnetic closure on the putter cover works well. 

They have also stood up to a round in the rain without any issues and dried well without losing any shape or colour.

 

The good, the bad and the indifferent: 4 out of 5

 

Not really a lot to add here as I have been really impressed with these covers. 

 

My only, personal, issue with these covers is that the fairway cover is a little big but that may not be a problem with other woods. 

The other covers fit really well on my Cobra RadSpeed driver, Mizuno CLK hybrid and my own custom made putter. 

The club number dial on the fairway and hybrid could be a improved if the dial could stay in place a better. 

 

I’ve raised the issue of the material description with Craftsman so they would get an extra point if that is cleared up as I would be disappointed if I’d ordered a set of ‘premium leather’ covers and received PU leather instead - Score updated as the description has now been corrected on the website.  

 

Play it or trade it: 5 out of 5

 

I’ll be keeping these for sure. They add some colour to my bag, protect my clubs and look great as a set. 

I have a Daphnes Headcovers ‘wolf’ as my driver cover which is a nightmare in the wet so having this set will allow me to keep that for dry conditions.  


 

Conclusion: 

 

To be perfectly honest I wasn’t sure what sort of quality these covers would be, given the price of around £80, but they really are very good for the money.

The custom cover I had made for my own putter cost £50 on its own so they represent great value.

Maybe a slight adjustment on the fairway cover size and improvements on the number dials would be good but that’s about all I can fault on these.

 

Here’s some colour for your day 🙂

 

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Wow very colorful! Very nice set.

You mentioned about the number tags on the H and F covers - could you show a pic of those?

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Those are cool looking - nice review! 👏  My ZX5's are still sporting the US flag logo covers and, except for a bit of chaffing along some edges, they are holding up quite well.

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1 hour ago, cksurfdude said:

Wow very colorful! Very nice set.

You mentioned about the number tags on the H and F covers - could you show a pic of those?

I shall add some pics tomorrow 👍

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Here's a couple of photos of the dial on the fairway & hybrid covers. The dial is fairly stiff and there do appear to be some detents on the wheel and housing but they don't seem to actually do anything. 

The fairway dial has 3, 4, 5, 7 & X, the hybrid has 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & UT markings.

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