Golf Head Covers Instructions

By William McCoy
Golf head covers protect your clubs while letting you identify them for use.
Golf head covers protect your clubs while letting you identify them for use.

If you value the condition of your golf clubs, investing in a set of head covers is money well spent. During a round of play, clubs without head covers will bang together in your bag, resulting in eventual chipping or denting. The clubheads can also damage your graphite shafts. With head covers, you can confidently carry your bag knowing the clubs are being protected.

Note the number of clubs for which you wish to purchase head covers and note any specifics regarding the clubs. For example, if you use an oversized driver, it will require an oversized head cover.

Purchase head covers to protect your clubs. Most golfers protect their driver, fairway woods, hybrids and putter with specially designed covers. It's also possible to buy covers plastic or rubber covers for your irons. If choosing a cover for a putter, differentiate between a mallet cover or a blade cover. Head cover designs range from matching the look of certain clubs to plush cartoon characters and animals. Select the covers that suit your style.

Place the head covers over the appropriate clubs. Some covers are soft sleeves that slide directly over the clubhead, while others are more tailored to the size and shape of the club. These often snap together with magnets and contain elastic and vinyl or leather components. Ensure you put the covers over the correct clubs. For example, place a cover marked with a "3" over your 3-wood.

About the Author

Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.

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