The great thing about making bespoke equipment is that you get to understand just how different people really are, there is no right or wrong, just individual preferences. One thing I have learned is that you can never judge a book by its cover.
The first tour player to carry an SRC cover was Chris Wood, he is a huge Bristol City fan and his only stipulation regarding design was that is was it to be red and have ‘WOODY’ on it somewhere. At the time we had a red/black urban camo leather which was really cool so we embroidered a few bullet holes on it and replaced the two O’s in his name with more bullet holes, job done.
The week the cover went into the bag he was on fire, not only finishing 4th in the PGA Championship but also getting a hole in one during the final round which bagged him a BMW I8 car, as far as Woody was concerned the cover was lucky and we were a damn good omen. He went on to win this prestigious event a few years later, probably all down to the lucky cover 😊. Since then we have made many covers for Chris and he also carries our wood covers, all of which carry the “made in Bristol stamp’ which he designed.
Where on earth do you begin when designing a pair of covers for Tony Jacklin? We started with his emphatic victory at the 1969 Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes. An epic moment in time and an equally epic outfit.
On the final day Sir Tony was dressed from head to toe in lavender, cover number one had to reflect that. The first thing we did was to get in touch with the R&A regarding permission to use the Claret Jug on the cover and after signing a huge contract we were indeed allowed to use the infamous image on Mr Jacklin’s headcover.
The embroidery was ‘1969 Open Champion, Royal Lytham and St Annes’ with the Claret Jug all in a silver thread. The second cover was based on his car number plate, quite simply and ever so cool ‘OPENS 2’.
We have now made dozens of covers for Andy and he is always a great guy to design for, not only is he up for anything, the more crazy they are the more he likes them! He always says ‘just do whatever you want’ so we do and they are far from shy.
Quite possibly one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, Kiradech is flamboyant, unusual and dead cool. His covers are based on a caricature which a friend of his friend had drawn.Knowing that he was a fan of Manchester Utd we changed his outfit to the represent their kit.
We have made many covers in lots of colours and every time we change the colour we change the outfit. My personal favourite was his US Masters cover which was Augusta yellow with a green and white kit with a touch of red.
Eddie contacted us in early part of 2017 with a proposition we just couldn’t refuse….design a bag for him to use on tour! In true SRC / Eddie style this turned out to be far from an ordinary bag as you can see from the photos.
The bag had not 1 but 2 front panels both of which did not conform to the norm!
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