Daphne’s Headcovers Review
These little wonders offer some serious benefits for your backyard practice sessions. With a limited flight distance of 40 yards, they’re perfect for honing your skills in a confined space. No more worrying about hitting the ball too far and losing it in the neighbor’s yard! But don’t let their short flight distance fool you. These practice balls provide a true feel and flight, just like a real golf ball. That means you’ll get accurate swing feedback, allowing you to work on your performance with confidence. You can practice your drives, chips, and putts, knowing that what you see is what you’ll get on the course.
Updated February 2024 to update current pricing information.
Golf is arguably the most solitary of sporting pursuits in the world. That means there’s plenty of room for individuality and customization. Think about it, no two golf swings are the same. Putting strokes vary from Crenshaw’s long languid motion, to Isao Aoki’s choppy stroke that looked like he was killing snakes.
That individual flare shows up in golf equipment as well. One golfer’s bag is going to look entirely different than another. Different clubs, balls, accessories, the list goes on.
That’s especially true when it comes to headcovers. Especially animal headcovers. There’s one person to thank for the animal headcover phenomenon, Jane Spicer. Actually, her mum too. Formally a puppet maker, she started Daphne’s Headcovers with her mum, the company’s namesake, when she was only 16. We’ll get into the story of Daphne’s Headcovers in a minute. But for now, let’s take a deeper dive into what exactly Daphne’s Headcovers is all about.
You know Frank, right? He’s the headcover on Tiger’s driver. Guess who made Frank? Daphne’s headcovers. We’ll get more into that a bit later as well…
So Daphne’s makes headcovers. They’re more than just headcovers though. Their animal headcovers range from barnyard animals, to reptiles, to cats and dogs, and just about everything in between. Maybe you have a beloved pet you want to commemorate. Perhaps there’s an inside joke in your golf group about someone being a zombie. Chances are, Daphne’s has a headcover to fit whatever you’re looking for.
If they don’t, not to worry. Daphne’s is THE trusted name in headcover customization. Whether you want a headcover with your company logo, or the mascot of your slow-pitch softball team, Daphne’s can make it happen.
The process for customization is simple. To start, all you have to do is send the talented team at Daphne’s a proof or print of what you have in mind. Minimums start at 90 pieces. They’ll give you a price quote in return.
If you approve it there is a onetime design fee and the process will begin,. The will create an actual prototype of your design for you to comment on. If you want changes made, no problem. Daphne’s is happy to make them free of charge.
After you give the green light with the final proof you will be billed for 50% of the order and Daphne’s will get to work creating your order of custom headcovers, one by one, by hand.
- Quality materials and craftsmanship. Daphne’s sources only the very best materials for the headcovers. Care and attention to detail go into every single headcover they produce.
- Customer service. If there’s a pillar of business at Daphne’s, it’s going above and beyond for their customers. Customers are like family. That’s why all of their headcovers come with a 100% lifetime guarantee.
- Giving back. We can’t overstate how much Daphne’s is so involved with worthwhile philanthropic causes.
Should You Buy a Daphne Headcover?
There are too many reasons why the answer is resounding yes.
To start, when you buy a Daphne’s headcover, you know you’re getting the best in quality and craftsmanship. Their headcovers are built with passion and they’re meant to last. With that being said, when you slip any headcover on and off your driver thousands of times, it’s going to show some battle scars. Daphne’s understands that and stands by their product. Their lifetime guarantee far surpasses anything else in the industry.
Talk about fun? The Daphne’s family understands that the game of golf can be frustrating, no matter if you’re a beginner or seasoned Tour Pro. That’s why their aim is to make headcovers that are lighthearted and keep smiles on people’s faces. When you’re waiting on the tee, they want you tell the story of how you wound up with a taco as a headcover. When you come off a bad hole, their headcovers provide some much needed levity.
Giving back. A portion of the proceeds from every Daphne’s headcover purchase goes toward a cause anyone would be proud to be a part of. Currently, philanthropic endeavors include Els for Autism and Gabriel’s Angels.
The Daphne’s Headcover Story
Jane Spicer grew up making puppets with her mother, Daphne. They traversed the western United States selling their wares when one day, a customer suggested they try their hand at golf headcovers.
Even though mother and daughter thought the idea was “silly,” they decided to give it a shot.
Low and behold, they found their products in the Arizona-based Biltmore golf shop. That was just the beginning.
In the ensuing decades, Daphne’s continued to experience steady growth as it expanded across the United States and internationally.
The Iconic Tiger
All of a sudden, a young phenom by the name of Tiger Woods came along and put Daphne’s on the global map. Tiger’s mother actually bought the “Tiger” headcover for her son all the way back in 1983. What made the headcover incredibly special was the personal inscription of “Love Always, Mom” written in Thai. As Tiger’s amateur prowess grew into professional dominance, Daphne’s “Tiger” headcover became a universal symbol of mother’s love.
At the time of this writing, Daphne’s headcovers can be found in more than 75 countries around the globe. Their designs have become synonymous with names like Tiger, John Daly, Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, Jordan Speith, Laura Davies and Lorena Ochoa. We don’t have enough space in this article to name the other dozens of Pros who Daphne’s has designed headcovers for.
The innovation continues year after as the company introduces new designs that are current with the times.
This year, we received the Tiger, Gopher, Taco and Frog headcovers. Both the Taco and Frog are new for 2020.
When I opened up the box they came in, my wife and kids lit up like the 4th of July with excitement. My German Shepherd saw a chew toy in his future. Safe to say, we kept him away at all costs.
As I sat and admired the quality craftsmanship of each individual headcover, I couldn’t help but feel the care and passion that went into the production of each product. My kids wanted to keep the Tiger and Gopher as stuffed animals respectively. Sorry guys.
I’ll tell you that Daphne’s headcovers will be in my bag as long as I’m able to play this silly game. The story behind the brand, the quality of the product, and the smile it brings to face, make it the only headcover I’ll choose.
These little wonders offer some serious benefits for your backyard practice sessions. With a limited flight distance of 40 yards, they're perfect for honing your skills in a confined space. No more worrying about hitting the ball too far and losing it in the neighbor's yard! But don't let their short flight distance fool you. These practice balls provide a true feel and flight, just like a real golf ball. That means you'll get accurate swing feedback, allowing you to work on your performance with confidence. You can practice your drives, chips, and putts, knowing that what you see is what you'll get on the course.
- Easy customization process makes it easy to create your perfect headcover.
- Lifetime warranty is unmatched, an unprecedented standard for any headcover in the industry.
- Quality materials are resistant to tears, stretching and discoloration.
- Order minimum on customized orders means you have to buy in bulk.
- Price point may be a little high for some golfers.
- Some golfers may want a traditional leather headcover
Who doesn’t love a story of success rooted in hard work, passion, and a little luck along the way? That’s exactly what Daphne’s Headcovers story epitomizes.
Even though the company has grown far beyond a mum and daughter operation, Daphne’s maintains the core values it was founded upon. When hiring, Jane looks for people that are kind above all else. That’s something that can’t always be taught.
They continue to treat their customers with the utmost respect and care, new and old alike.
Daphne’s stands behind their products. They’re proud, yet humble people. That’s why their 100% lifetime guarantee remains unmatched.
If you’re looking for a golf accessory that embodies quality, hard work, passion, fun, and giving back, there’s nothing better than a Daphne’s headcover. You might not shoot lower scores but, the fun they can bring to your experience on the course is priceless.
As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast both on Apple and Spotify talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry.