Looking for that perfect Earth Day trinket for your favorite golfer? Check out AB Golf Designs’ retro club head covers made from recycled plastic bottles.
Those of us old enough to remember the classic striped knit stockings that protected our moms’ and dads’ club heads will enjoy the new eco-friendly wraps for woods, hybrids, and putters. They have the look and feel of the wool cover-alls from yesteryear, complete with pom-pom tops, but they’re made from the bottles’ polyester fibers — a process that the company says limits toxic emissions from incinerators.
Each cover is hand-washable and provides a fits securely over the neck of a club. The white with horizontal blue strips and white and blue confetti pom-pom looks pretty cool on the seven-wood in my golf bag. They’re so hip that LPGA Tour stars Yani Tseng, Christina Kim, and Paige McKenzie have AB Golf cloaks poking out of their golf bags.
As The A Positions’ James Frank noted recently, AB Golf used to be Butthead Covers. Golf socks featuring the cabooses of various creatures are still popular items, as are the firm’s lines of boxing gloves, whimsical animals, and almost anything you can think of to coddle your precious sticks.
The throwback club head protectors are available in several colors and each retails for about $25. You may also purchase three- and four-piece sets for $75 and $90, respectively.