Old-school leather style head covers are the hot ticket right now in the golf accessories world. There are some very nice ones out there, some which fetch a hefty price. On the less expensive side and less smug is Craftsman head covers. These are Chinese made (don’t sigh, 99.9% of golf stuff is made in China). I’ve played most of the 2017 season with these head covers and they look like brand new and are not wearing out in the slightest.
My set includes a driver, 3-metal, hybrid, and blade putter cover as shown in the picture below.
On The Course
On the course I find the Craftsman head covers to work well and do their primary job, protect my golf clubs. They are solid, well made, and durable. I’m not sure if the colors in my set are supposed to be from the American flag though. The blue is more of a black.
I can’t write a detailed 2,000 word review on golf head covers. Suffice it to say that Craftsman Golf makes solid and simple head covers, including full customizing options. I’d love to see what they could do with some Hooked on Golf Blog logos on there.
I need a head cover to do three jobs: Show up, keep up, shut up. Oh sorry, that’s a caddie’s job. I need head covers to protect my expensive golf investment. I need them to be easy to use. I need them to be durable and light weight. Finally, I need them to look decent. Craftsman Golf’s covers cover all the bases, and all the clubs.
Craftsman Golf website
I’ve tested out many golf head covers from classy high end ones like Sumi-G to inexpensive Chinese made pho leather ones like Craftsman Head Covers. Until now none has really been a match for my game. I’ve finally paired up my driver head cover to my play, like a wine aficionado pairs up a fine Italian red with baked ziti. Say hello to Emoji Poop driver head cover.
- Fits all modern drivers up to 460cc
- Thick padding in the head area protects club
- Looks like a happy, smiling pile of poop
On The Course
My driving has been damn good of late. I’m hitting 80-90% of my fairways. No, I do not wish to talk about my iron game. My short game hasn’t been great either. But when I get to my golf bag and feel sorry for myself after making another bogey, I’m instantly entertained by that smiling pile of poop. The poop helps bring things into perspective.
My 460cc driver fits easily. Putting it on and taking it off is no problem. I find myself rotating the poop while walking the course, you know, to make sure it is right side up.
This is a terrific golf novelty gift at less than $20 on Amazon. I’ve finally found a match for my golf game in my poop head cover.
Father’s Day is coming up. This would make dad’s day great. To seal the deal, the Emoji Poop driver cover registers the maximum available on the Hooked on Golf Blog Give-a-Shit-O-Meter.
Father’s Day alert…
For a few rounds I’ve been testing the Just4Golf.com Knitted Headcovers. Normally I’m not a fan of knitted head covers because the ones I’ve tried in the past lose their elasticity and become shabby and saggy, not staying on the club. These have stayed in good condition however, and are like new after some heavy testing.
Just4Golf’s knitted covers are sized from hybrids to fairways to drivers. There are also blade and mallet putter models. The putter covers come in rubber/plastic materials, but match the knitted versions.
Just4Golf makes many styles and colors in their knitted head cover line. The styles pictured I really like. They’re red and black (much better than blue… a college football thing). The pattern is a nice Scottish style, reminding me of my 2nd home in St. Andrews. There are 10 “collections” of styles. Within each collection are multiple variations. There are 100’s of possibilities.
On The Course
These are fun head covers and they look sharp. The covers are easy to put on and take off. Except for the ball on top (see critiques), these covers are thin, light, and not bulky; great for walking golfers.
One great benefit to having these covers on my hybrid, 3-wood, and driver, is that jerks who steal clubs have no idea what is inside. Those three clubs alone in my set probably top $1,000.
Often with knitted covers the “ball” on the top of the cover can be too big and bulky. Over time the cover begins to sag and not hold the weight of the ball. I’m not to that point yet, and hoping they stay as new. I could do without the big ball. It just makes things a little tough to deal with when getting clubs out, putting them in the trunk, or traveling. Perhaps a small ball would be better, or no ball at all.
Prices are roughly between $17-$24 depending on the model and style.
The Just4Golf knitted head covers are a neat way of going old school. They’re stylish, durable, and fun to use on the course. These head covers would make great, and affordable Father’s Day golf gifts.
I’ve been touting how cool the products from SUMI-G are. My new golf buddy Marius, the cranium behind SUMI-G, has a talent for making super hip, elegant, unique and functional golf accessories. Every round of golf I play I have people drooling over my new head covers. Just two days ago a military buddy of mine wanted the driver cover so bad I gave him the one off my personal set so he could have one in time for a trip to Hawaii.
Tired old head cover designs
Lame head cover #1: This one is a stretchy cotton sock which wears out and eventually just falls off.
Lame head cover #2: This one is leather or plastic and has velcro, which wears and and gets shabby looking over time.
Lame head cover #3: This one is leather or plastic and has a zipper. The zipper may work for 1-2 rounds, then fails.
SUMI-G Mega-cool super stylin’ hip headcover
The SUMI-G head cover (hybrid shown upper right, driver cover lower right) has a stylish look with a silky black finish which feels like velvet. I’m no fashion expert, but the black finish will match any bag color.
This headcover has a unique mechanical closure which protects the head. The mechanical enclosure allows for installation of the cover with one hand can be put on the club from the ground without even having to bend over. This one handed ground installation can save having to bend over dozens of times (drivers, fairways, hybrids) during around, helping guys like me with a bad back stay off the injured reserve list. This 12 second video below shows just how quick and easy it is to slip the cover on:
I’ve been excited to write this review not just because this is the coolest head cover on our planet and several others, but because I could use the words “rigid exoskeleton.”
The SUMI-G head cover employs a rigid exoskeleton to protect the club and the shaft. Drivers these days are quite an investment and I don’t know about you but I’d sure want a rigid exoskeleton protecting my $500 driver with the $150 shaft.
On the course
These headcovers bring more enjoyment to my golf rounds because of their ease of use. I just throw the head cover on the ground by the tee and slip it on with one hand when leaving the tee after blistering a drive down the middle. It has become sort of my “post shot routine.”
Style, uniqueness and a perfectly useful functionality. This is the coolest innovation in head covers in years and they’re so classy and sharp looking to boot. Who wouldn’t love to own a head cover which has a rigid exoskeleton and convenient one handed ground installation?
If you just have to have a set of these head covers now, the new Golf Space SHOP carries the entire SUMI-G product line.
SUMI-G HOG Photo Gallery.
SUMI-G interview at the 2009 PGA Show.
SUMI-G web site.