Scott Readman Concepts Putter Cover Review

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Scott Readman Concepts offers putter covers handmade in Bath, England made of premium materials with a strong emphasis on style and design.

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Introduction

In this era, there seems to be a new headcover company popping up every week.  Truth be told, there are a lot that make claims of greatness ranging from the highest quality materials to superior design to extreme customization.  In reality, there are a handful of companies out there where this is true, but more often than not, the companies struggle to live up to their claims.  Then there’s Scott Readman Concepts.  My first experience with Scott at SRC opened my eyes to one of the biggest gems in the golf accessory business.  All of SRC’s putter covers are made by hand in Bath, England and feature rare and premium materials that you’re not likely to find anywhere else.

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Quality & Design

It’s one thing to make a putter cover that looks good, but it’s a whole different thing to make a cover that works well, protects the club, and holds up to the elements and use.  The Scott Readman Concepts putter covers have been passing these tests with flying colors.  For durability in the closure, SRC uses gold-plated neodymium magnets which are thin, lightweight, and extremely strong.  Additionally, though the materials are sturdy and strong, the putter covers are still lightweight and soft.  They don’t have a rigid “cardboard” feel that you will find in putter covers of lesser quality.

As mentioned previously, all of SRC’s putter covers are designed and handcrafted in Bath, England.  This shows in the strong attention to detail and fine craftsmanship.  Rather than being pumped off an assembly line, each cover goes through the hands of one of two SRC team members and is meticulously inspected to make sure it meets the standards of Scott Readman Concepts.  There’s no point in using premium materials if the quality of the construction isn’t there.

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About the Covers

The design and execution of Scott Readman Concepts putter covers are not as simple as just throwing together some materials.  A lot of thought goes into exactly what materials will be used and how the design will be executed.  Below is a more detailed view of the three headcovers we received from Scott.

Kimino Silks:

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The latest range of Japanese Kimono silk headcovers from Scott Readman Concepts are some of the most flamboyant, intricate, and delicate fabrics SRC has worked with to date.  There are a variety of different silk options with different Kanji symbols embroidered on them.  The cover pictured above is called “Sakura Bamboo” and is made from a vintage Japanese Kimono silk produced between 1920 and 1930.  The Kanji Symbols  mean belief, trust, and success – three important attributes both on and off the course!  The limited supply of these materials makes for a rare cover.  There are only three of these exact covers available.

Harris Tweed Family:

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Though my tastes change frequently, I think the Harris Tweed may be my favorite putter covers from Scott Readman Concepts.  Scott offers up a lot of interesting information regarding these headcovers:

The rare character and beauty of Harris Tweed is attributable to the fact that it is the only fabric produced in commercial quantities by truly traditional methods anywhere in the world. Hundreds of distinctive patterns have been developed over the centuries, each unique but unmistakably Harris Tweed with its characteristic subtle designs in complex natural shades. Hand spun, hand woven and dyed by the crofters and cottars in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

This cover is called “Scot’s Lovage”  and is a 3 piece design made from “Purple Amaranth” which is an unusual pearlescent purple tartan Harris Tweed.  The center piece is made from “Lady’s Bedstraw” which is a pale green/brown herringbone Harris Tweed with shades of moss green, pale straw and golden brown woven through the fabric.

Generally speaking, the SRC Harris Tweed covers are extremely limited, and sometimes even one-of-a-kind.  These covers feature the Harris Tweed Authority Certification “Orb” and are some of the finest craftsmanship in the SRC range.  To me personally, these scream “British” and I love these classic covers.

Opulence Collection:

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The Opulence Collection from Scott Readman Concepts impresses me the most with its use of materials.  The silver leather is embossed Pittards and the center piece is a blue sea snake skin.  The colors are a perfect contrast that really pop, and the details in both the Pittards and snake skin really push the putter cover over the edge.  This head cover is one of five made and is truly timeless.

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Conclusion

This review of these three Scott Readman Concepts putter covers only scratches the surface of the SRC machine.  Scott Readman is a name to pay attention to from here on out as others take notice of him and what he has to offer the golf world.  As recently as the 2015 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, Chris Wood (you may know him from hitting a hole in one to win a new BMW i8) put a custom SRC mallet cover in his bag.  If that wasn’t enough, IJP Design has started working with SRC to make limited edition blade and mallet putter covers out of their signature tartan fabrics.  Based on my experience with both the product and the company, I think this is only the start of great things of Scott Readman Concepts.

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