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Have you ever grabbed your driver out of your bag and noticed it had a new scratch? Or reached for a fairway wood and realised it had dirt dried onto the clubface?
Golf clubs are an investment and there are many benefits to keeping them protected. One of the easiest ways to protect your golf clubs against damage is by using head covers.
Here, we’ll look at what golf club head covers are, the benefits of head covers, and frequently asked questions about golf club head covers.
A head cover is a special covering that fits over the club’s head to protect it when not in use. If you have watched professional golf, there’s a good chance you’ve seen players using golf club head covers.
Compared to buying a new golf club, head covers are a minimal investment. Head covers are designed to protect golf clubs from scratches, the elements, and damage from banging into other clubs.
Whether you want your clubs to look good or are concerned with protecting your investment, head covers are multifunctional. Here, we’ll look at 5 benefits of golf club covers.
One of the most obvious benefits of head covers is protection for your clubs. Golf head covers guard clubs against dust, impact damage, elements, dirt, and debris.
Without head covers, clubs can bang against each other in your golf bag, leading to damage and scratches. Wet or muddy days on the course can leave clubs caked in dirt or susceptible to rust from excessive moisture.
Off the course, head covers keep clubs protected against dust accumulation during storage.
Protecting a vehicle by taking care of it and maintaining it properly can help maximise its resale value. The same goes for golf clubs. By protecting your golf clubs with head covers, you can ensure the highest resale value possible should you decide to sell your clubs in the future.
For some players, one of the best benefits of golf club covers involves improved aesthetics. Whether a player wants to liven up their bag with some personality or easily identify clubs, head covers are a perfect solution. By selecting certain head covers for certain clubs, you can quickly identify the club you want for your next shot.
A scratch on your putter’s surface or dirt caked onto your driver’s clubface can both have a negative impact on your game. Keeping your clubs clean, scratch-free, and in good working condition can help keep your confidence high and ensure proper performance from your golf clubs.
There’s no rule saying you can’t cover all the clubs in your golf bag, but in general, it is unnecessary. If you watch the pros, you’ll almost always notice they have head covers for their driver, hybrids, fairway woods, and often the putter.
The three golf club types that need head covers the most are:
Typically, irons do not need head covers. However, their metal construction can put them at risk of corrosion from rust.
If you do choose to use head covers on your irons, you may inadvertently trap moisture and increase the iron’s susceptibility to corrosion. It is important to make sure any clubs are clean and dry before using a head cover, but this is especially true with irons. You’ll also need to make sure the actual head cover is dry before placing it over your irons.
Ultimately, the decision to protect some or all of your clubs with head covers comes down to personal preference.
A quality head cover is an affordable way to protect your golf clubs and help maximise their longevity and performance. At Mackem Golf, we decided to use our love of golf and background in fashion to create premium wool head covers that offer the perfect mix of style and performance.
Our small team in Australia handpicks each fabric, with a focus on beautiful earth tones and designs that honour the more traditional side of golf. Each piece is handmade with the utmost care to create premium head covers that add equal parts style and function to your bag.
Our range of handmade golf club head covers includes:
Whether you need help deciding which golf clubs need head covers, what size head covers you need, or simply want to learn more about our head covers, please feel free to contact us. We always love chatting about the game or our products — so reach out to us anytime. To stay up to date on our latest product launches and updates, follow us on Facebook and Instagram