Headcovers have come a long way since April 13th, 1997 when Frank, the ever-present headcover of the world’s most famous Tiger, captured plenty of attention on the bag that won the Masters by 12 strokes. Once a rare novelty, customized headcovers are now a common sight both on tour and the local club. Today there are numerous online, direct-to-consumer brands offering covers with everything from a simple monogram to fully-customized designs unique to the individual. Let’s take a look at a few of the top names in the space and examples of what they offer.
About the Brand
Dormie Golf Workshop was created by PGA Canada members and brothers Jeff and Todd Bishop, with the intention of bringing fellow golfers really cool covers and allowing the customer to be involved in the process. Dormie focuses on quality and individuality, creating high end products with a passion for design. While a range of stock items are available at Golf Galaxy locations around the country, Dormie also places a large emphasize on customized products through direct web sales, with each item made to order.
Dormie’s Big Block Top cover is available for drivers, woods, and hybrids and is a good representation of the quality of products they offer. This headcover is made with full-grain leather in Nova Scotia and offers personalization through a text line at the bottom of the cover. Additionally, this cover has various colorways through combinations of black, white, and red. This level of personalization is also available on a wide range of designs to suit many tastes.
In addition to personalization, Dormie also offers fully unique creations through their site. Customers can submit a form with what they want and Dormie’s design team will create a mock-up and price quote. If approved, then Dormie will start work and 6-8 weeks later a custom cover will be ready for your bag.
About the Brand
Fore Ewe headcovers are handmade in Portland, Oregon from 100% US wool yarn. Their products provide the classic look of knit headcovers, but fit for modern clubs and fully customizable. Since 2018, Fore Ewe has been part of MacKenzie Golf Bags. Also based in Portand, MacKenzie creates custom leather carry bags. Taken together, these brands can provide a one-of-a-kind style for you out on the course.
While Fore Ewe does have set designs including classic stripes and poms, what really sets them apart is their online design builder allowing customers to create exactly what they want. This builder allows for eight custom selections for driver, fairway, and hybrid clubs. This includes color blocks, top treatments, and stitched monograms.
Whatever design is created, it will be knit with double-waxed yarn for durability. Covers start at $55 and increase with the various options added.
About the Brand
Cayce Golf doesn’t share much about their story on the website or social media, but what they do share are some incredible headcover designs. The brand has declared war on the boring, stock headcover and currently sells over 100 unique designs along with special limited runs and custom services. With such a wide variety and a clear sense of humor, it’s easy to see why Cayce earned a spot in the 59 AWARDS.
While it might not be a kind reflection on the state of your game, this “Dumpster Fire” design from Cayce will make your bag stand out. Available for drivers and fairway woods, the headcover is made with a durable water and stain repellent material and is machine washable.
For Cayce’s custom-made headcovers, you fill out an online form with artwork attached or a description for the desired look at an extra fee. From there the design team will mock up a headcover for your approval. Custom covers start at $129.99, however they can discount for bulk ordering in larger quantities.
About the Brand
Robert Mark Golf was founded in 2012 with the intention of disrupting the golf industry with dynamic made-to-order and customized accessories. Their handcrafted leather headcovers and putter covers have gained a loyal following in the years since, providing high-quality products with designs that stand out from the crowd. These designs are stitched by master seamstresses in New England with attention to the smallest details.
RMG’s trademark design is the skull-and-crossbones and that is featured on many of their set products, such as this driver-fairway wood combo with orange rugby stripes. Customized designs start at $85 and can be built directly online with a range of color and graphic options. Additionally, truly one-of-a-kind creations can be created by uploading your own custom logo art.
Pins & Aces Golf Co. was founded by garment manufacturing veterans and avid golfers who were tired of poorly-designed and made headcovers. They figured they could do better themselves with the know-how needed to change the headcover game with wild and unique designs. They also committed to be 100% American made with production in their home state of Colorado. While politics might be a taboo topic among a golf group, several Pins and Aces designs allow golfers to show their support right on their golf bag.
Within their “Presidential Series,” Pins and Aces has an Abe Lincoln design that’ll definitely grab attention, particularly for the faux-hair beard. At $44.95, these covers are less expensive than many other headcover brands. Custom covers are available by request only. The company promises fast lead times and high quality for these covers through their complete supply chain.