How to Make Fun Golf Head Covers

By Josh Baum

Golf head covers are often sold as novelty gifts, but they're really quite functional. They help keep your clubs dry, clean and free of dings and scratches when you store or transport them. You can choose from plenty of plain, serious and grown-up styles, but if you're looking for something a little more fun, you can make your own, using old things that you might already have lying around the house.


Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Pick out some old stuffed animals. You can use old ones that you've been planning on recycling or donating anyway, or you can find cheap ones at many thrift stores. The important thing to keep in mind when picking them out is that the stuffed animal will actually serve as the top of the club cover, so you should pick toys of specific sizes. The best ones will have heads that are just a little bigger than the club head. Smaller stuffed animals that are about the size of a club head all by themselves tend to work well, too. If you have one that is in-between, you may be able to use part of the toy, such as a teddy bear from the arms up.
Step 2
Use heavy scissors to cut the stuffed animals into club cover tops. If you have a larger stuffed animal with a head that is about the size of a club cover, cut the head off and remove the stuffing. If you have a smaller one that is the size of a club head by itself, cut the largest neat hole you can cut in the bottom and pull the stuffing out. You can get creative with how you want to cut them, just keep in mind that they must be large enough for a club head to fit in the hollowed-out portion, and the opening must be large enough for the club head to fit through easily.
Step 3
Cut a tube sock in half where the ribbed upper neck meets the heel. The ribbed neck is the part you want to use. Cut several more of these--one for every club cover you want to make.
Step 4
Glue the cut end of each tube sock to the inside of the hole cut in the bottom of each stuffed animal. It's best to do this a little at a time. Apply a short line of fabric glue along the cut edge of the sock; then press the glue against the inside of the stuffed animal just above the hole you cut. Hold the two pieces together for a few moments until the glue hardens; then apply another line of glue to the sock next to the section you just glued. Hold that section of the sock against the inside of the stuffed animal until the glue dries; then continue working your way around the circumference of the sock in that fashion until it is glued all the way around. Let the glue dry completely.
Step 5
Slide the club covers onto your clubs once the glue has finished drying. Choose the covers that are a little roomier for your drivers and wedges, and use the smaller ones for irons and putters.

About The Author

Josh Baum is a freelance writer with extensive experience in advertising and public relations. A graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Journalism, Baum writes targeted, optimized Web copy, print advertisements and broadcast scripts for advertising agencies, publishers and Web developers throughout the United States and Canada. He lives and works in Chicago, ll.


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