For about three years now, I’ve been rolling with an Oscar the Grouch headcover for my driver. Yes, that’s right; Oscar the Grouch. It’s an inside joke between my wife and I, but she bought it for me a few years ago and I’ve been using it ever since. (You can make fun of me now. It’s okay.)
For the last few months though, I’ve been looking at adding a little class to my golf bag and incorporating a set of knitted headcovers to swap out Oscar, along with the stock Ping i15 3-wood and hybrid headcovers. You can’t deny that a nice set of wool headcovers with the classic poms on the end don’t look sweet. I mean, why not add a little class while protecting your $400 driver investment as well.
While looking around online for different headcovers, I came across Sunfish Sales, located in Nashville, TN. I was highly impressed with their product selection and decided to reach out for an opportunity for a golf product review to see if these headcovers really lived up to the excellent reviews on their website. A couple days later, I had the opportunity to spend 15 minutes on the phone with one of the owners, Alonzo Guess, who co-founded the company with one of his buddies, David Riggs.
Within a couple minutes, I could tell Alonzo backed up what his website said in regards to customer service and products:
Our goal is to make our customers 100% satisfied and continually improve our product line.
Alonzo was on top of his game and I could tell he knew what he was talking about when it came high quality golf wool headcovers. According to Alonzo, Sunfish Sales has been in the knitting industry for a while now, but the company actually started with other knitted products in their lineup. It was only recently that they’ve gotten into knitted wool headcovers for golf. It was an easy transition according to Alonzo, who along with co-owner David, set out to begin making these awesome headcovers.
In looking around on SunfishSales.com, it doesn’t take very long to understand why these headcovers have become quite popular. Their list of “Notable Customers” includes some of the most prestigious golf courses in the United States. Places maybe you’ve heard or once or twice, like Cypress Point, The Olympic Club, Shinnecock Hills, Bethpage State Park and TPC Sawgrass. These top-notch golf clubs all carry Sunfish products with their custom logos embroidered right on the side.
Sunfish Sales focuses a lot of their efforts on custom embroidery for their headcovers. In fact, one of the headcovers they sent was a beautiful white and pink headcover with the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon embroidered on it. They do quite a bit of special orders for golf tournaments and events and this was one of the many they did recently for breast cancer awareness tournaments. It was well done and I can see this embroidery lasting for quite some time without any fraying.
When I first received my headcovers and ripped open the package, the first thing I noticed was the weight of these wool headcovers. Now I have never knitted anything in my life and I don’t know much about it, but what immediately came to mind was durability. You definitely need durable headcovers not only to protect your metal woods, but you also need them to hold up as you take them off and put them back on 14 or more times per round. I don’t know about you, but I tend to take off my headcovers and throw them on the ground next to the cart until I return to it after hitting my shot. This is why I need something durable, and Sunfish certainly produces highly durable headcovers.
As you can tell from the various pictures I took of my new Sunfish headcovers, the poms are really the perfect fit for each metal wood. The driver comes with one white stripe and the biggest pom so it stands out as the big-dog in your golf bag. There’s no messing up that club. But after you’ve ripped it down the middle of the fairway, there’s no pulling the wrong club when you’re ready to go for the green in two. The three bold stripes with the smaller pom represent the 3-wood headcover. Then there’s a smaller pom with another single stripe to represent the hybrid.
For a set just like I received from Sunfish, it will cost you $79.99 for all three, which in my mind is a good deal compared to some of the other wool headcovers on the market today. They have a large selection of color combinations in stock and ready to ship today.
In fact, the many color combinations offered by Sunfish will certainly match perfectly with your school colors. If you add your mascot logo, then you’ll have the perfect set of headcovers to go along with your school spirit. Florida State, University of Minnesota and Michigan State are just a small sample of logoed golf headcovers shown on the Sunfish website.
So whether you’re a golf coach, a charity golf tournament coordinator or corporate executive holding a golf outing for your best clients, there’s no doubt the golfers in your group will be highly impressed with Sunfish Sales wool headcovers. I sure was and I’ll certainly be keeping these on my metal woods for the foreseeable future.
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