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Putter covers really?

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by ernesttbass, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. ernesttbass

    ernesttbass Banned Banned

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    Are putter covers ridiculous?

    it’s a hunk of steel practically indestructible!

    I don’t use any club covers!

    tiger and wolf covers that’s infantile!
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I have always been anal about the condition of my clubs. Head covers stay on my fairway woods and hybrids during the round. I will remove the driver cover when starting the round because I use it often and it doesn't get dinged if the other long clubs are covered. My Ping irons don't show bag chatter so I don't use covers on those. With my Frontline or my Cameron, I will use a putter cover. My Anser 4's don't get covers because they won't show wear. Most of the guys in our group have woods banging together as they travel down the cart path. Drives me nuts hearing that. You paid good money for the clubs, why not take reasonable care of them? I have two little chips in the top of my driver. Both are no larger than a pin head. I plan on total refinishing of it this winter. Just bugs me to know those two spots are there, even though you can't see them unless you look closely.
    I always carry a large white towel from cart to the green if I take more than the putter. No way will I walk off leaving a wedge or chipping iron laying and forgetting it. The putter is on the towel while I'm chipping. The iron/wedge is on the towel when I'm putting. Keeps grips dry and keeps me from losing clubs. My putter cover is tossed into the cart basket as I leave the cart. Replaced when I return, before inserting it back into the bag. Does not take any additional time.
    Used to clean my clubs after EVERY round. Now, they usually are cleaned once every two or three days. Grooves washed and cleaned with a brush. Grips sprayed with a dilute soapy water and rubbed out with a towel. If I happen to play in any rain, all clubs will be removed from the bag when I return home and set on a towel in front of a fan until perfectly dry.
    Much of this is left from when I used to change clubs more often than underwear. I wanted them in pristine condition to get the best return when trading. Value of used has tanked. And... I don't trade clubs as I used to. I still want them kept in as good condition as possible.
     
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    I cover driver, woods, hybrid and putter. The older I get the more hybrids I have, thus the more head covers. lol

    The putter cover is as much to protect the graphite shafts on the neighboring clubs as the putter head itself.

    If I purchase the clubs, I want to keep them in good shape. If I build them myself, I want to keep them in good shape.
     
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    ernesttbass Banned Banned

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    That makes sense.
    I don’t have hybrids or lofted wedges!
    As for cost I pay more to replace the grips than I pay for the clubs, only thing I bought new was a putter the rest are mined from thrift stores.
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    You don't have lofted wedges?

    What kind of wedges do you have?
     
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    ernesttbass Banned Banned

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    I use 4 and 6 irons for chipping

    9 and 10 irons for pitching
     
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    Yep, putter covers are good protection for more than just the putter. Back in the day, we had some ST putter covers made, mine is still in the bag.

    10 iron is a wedge, btw, so you actually do have at least 1 lofted wedge.
     
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    It’s a little more lofted than a 9 iron like a 9 iron is a little more that an 8 iron
    It’s labeled with a “P” but I call it a 10 iron
    I call my metal driver and fairway metals “woods” but there not made of wood!

    they still call recordings records and footage but there digital now.
     
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    I don't have any golf clubs, I call them golf ball motivators.
     
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    ernesttbass Banned Banned

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    To each his own!
    More power to ya!

    Darling? Briscoe Darling!
     
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    What you did there, I see it. I was close to a similar post earlier. lol

    I call them bowling pins and try to play golf at bowling rates. I'll let you know when it works.
     
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    Bowling is cheaper
     
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    Yes, "P" stands for Pitching wedge, which is a lofted wedge. Standard designation throughout golf for decades. Call it what you want, just don't say you don't have any lofted wedges just because you want to call it a 10 iron.

    'nuff said on that!
     
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    Maybe his pitching wedge identifies as a 10 iron.
     
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    I've had some wedges over the years that identified as 90 year old men: couldn't get it up no matter what! And yes, had to be the club's fault. :rolleyes:
     
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    Still needs a prostate exam.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    FIFY :D
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    I use a putter cover because it protects the face from getting dings. I also keep the covers on my driver and fairway metals when not in use for the same reason. It's fine with me if one doesn't use them. My son-in-law doesn't even own any head covers. As my mother used to say "to each their own".
     
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    Well, they've ALL "lofted", unless they are 0 loft. Your putter is about 3 degrees...
     
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