The music starts. "I hear, that jingle-jangle-jingle..." It clatters in time with your walk. You wince every time you hear that dull clack and clank. Your driver (yes, the one you spent good money on) is rattling against your other clubs. You could use this ...
Golf Club Head Covers for Irons, Drivers & Putters
The History of the Club Head Cover
The old McCafferty sauntered up to his set of sticks (literally sticks) and grabbed one to strike the pebble.
“What ye be doin’ there, laddy?” asks his friend.
“I be hittin’ me next shot, laddy,” he answers.
“Oh no ye don’. That be my club ye takin’ laddy,” accuses his friend.
“I beg ye pardon, laddy,” he admits, “It won’ happen again.”
So the old McCafferty ripped off one of his nicest socks and slipped it over his own club as to never confuse the two again. Ironically enough, his sock had stripes that resembled a Tiger…
No one really knows where club head covers started. No one knows who invented them. Of course, this fictional account would be great if it were true, and I’m sure several hundred thousand men and women throughout history claimed that they were the first to suggest putting covers on their clubheads. I do remember my grandfather’s clubs having covers that looked like big knitted socks, so my Scottish tale may not be so far fetched…
Simple, and twofold:
Protection. No one wants their expensive new titanium heads clacking against their fancy “White Ice” insert on their putter. Why not protect it with a soft cover to prevent that rattling around?
Distinction. Sport the Tiger if you’re a wannabe. Sport the weird Ian Poulter head cover if you’re a little odd. Or even show your team spirit with either the Florida Gators or Cincinnati Bengals head covers. Whatever you choose, it makes it super easy to find the club you want quickly, not mix it up with someone else’s, and makes a cool statement about you on the course.
Cheap, cheap, cheap. Most of these products are ridiculously inexpensive — compared to the replacement or repair cost of a nice driver that gets all banged up in your bag. If you have done some serious trekking during your golf round like I have, those clubs can go over the river and through the woods until to the 19th hole we go. What is also nice is that most often you can find a matching set of club head covers for a very reasonable price — that way your bag doesn’t look like a Muppet just threw up on it or something.
With the amazing variety nowadays, I’ll bet old McCafferty would be surprised at how his clever invention evolved over the years.
Read all our club head cover reviews below:
Magnetic Driver 460cc Carbon Fiber
PGA Tour Custom Winning Edge Designs
This thing is a little creepy. It's a head cover designed as the likeness of Ian Poulter. "Who's Ian Poulter?" you ask. He's the stylish English golfer that won the 2010 World Championship Match Play event on the PGA Tour. If you watch any golf ...
Barrel Head Covers Mesh
"WHO DAT?! WHO DAT THINK THEY GONNA BEAT DEM SAINTS?!" It's true: the Saints are going to the Superbowl! It's the first time in their 43-year history.
Sing it with me, "Oh when the Saints, oh when the Saints, oh when the Saints go marching in..."
The Saints ...
NFL Football Leather Mesh Barrel
Sing it with me: "Baby, if you ever wondered... Wondered whatever became of me… I'm living on the air in Cincinnati... Cincinnati WKRP." (This song was the theme from the old TV show WKRP in Cincinnati.)
Are you a fan of the Cincinnati "Bungels?" I am so, so sorry. One thing ...
Sesame Street Golf Large Driver 460 cc | Creative Covers
True story: I was playing in a golf tournament last summer. I kept hearing this annoying, very distracting sound. It sounded like metal banging together with metal. Finally, while walking up the fairway with my bag on my back, one of the golfers in my pairing walked up ...
Sesame Street Driver 460 cc
Sing it with me: "Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street??"
Check out this cool Ernie Head Cover! You remember Ernie and Bert, don't you? The stars of that old kid's television show, Sesame Street. Without Sesame Street, none of us would be able to spell, ...
Luco Definitive Skulls, Black Pink
Ahem, excuse me -- um, what the heck is this?!
I've been playing a lot of years, and I've spent many hours at the golf course, but I've yet to see anybody drive up on their Harley with their clubs strapped to their back. I'm not sure who they are ...
Orlimar Atom 3 w/ Head Cover
In the last few decades, putters have progressed considerably. And why shouldn't they? Drivers are changing every year, and they only account for 18 strokes each round. If you're like me, your putter hits the ball almost half the time you step up to it, probably more than ...
NCAA College Licensed Golf Head Cover Set of 3
"If ya not a Gatah… then YER GATAH BAIT!!!" That's the creed of the fans of the current NCAA Football Champions. I grew up in Florida where you are either a Gator (yayyyy!) or a Seminole (Boooo!). Lately, we Gators have had a nice run, winning back-to-back NCAA Basketball Championships ...
You know what I discovered? I can't be like Tiger. I tried. I tried so very hard. I bought Nike balls. I cupped my hat before I putted. Red shirts on Sundays. I even attempted the fist pump. Still not like him. It ...
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