Making one of our head covers is not rocket science. It does not involve using super high tech Tesla factory grade machine, nor NASA super computer. But, it only takes time, and a team of skilful hands. Commitment to excellence with dedicated craftsmanship and attention to details, is all we know on how to craft something near to perfection.
First, we begin the process by drawing and brainstorming. We firmly believe the freedom which offered by pen and paper is the most powerful way to turn something from ordinary into extraordinary. At the same time, we also spend hours on surfing different internet forums and discussion groups for options on certain character. We gain many knowledges through these comments and feedbacks. These often explain the reasons why certain golfing gear is more favourable than the others.
As golfers ourselves, we need to know, and constantly learning, on how to strike the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetic.
Next, we use clay and sculptural tools to make a basic clay model. Based on the previous drawings and research, the clay model turns everything 2D into 3D. It gives us the basic shape and size for the head cover. Once we are satisfied with the appearance, then a wax model is made. Although the wax model neither alter the shape nor add any details, it is critical for the final metal mould. It can significantly affect the quality of the metal mould if it is not probably done. The wax mould is forwarded to a 3D printing company for 3D scanning and generating a computer 3D model. The 3D printing company used that to print a hard plastic 3D model, it is the same as the final product.
After everything is checked, then computer file is forwarded to a moulding factory, to make the final production metal mould. While the metal mould is being made, we start works on the colouring moulds. We laser-cut the colouring moulds from the previous computer CAD files.
As the raw head cover is made by the new mould, we check the head cover and see is there any fault or uneven surface, if nothing is needed to be adjusted, we can start spraying the head cover.
We paint the head cover exactly like how a panel beater paint a car, but with pearlescent paint. It does not come cheap. It is the same type of paint used on most of the Audi’s range. In addition of it gives the head cover a metallic appearance, because of the ceramic crystal in the resin, the sprayed colour reflects and refracts from light, hence, the colours vary depending on the angle that you look at the head cover. This give the head cover a lot more dynamic appearance. Multiple coats of both paint and lacquer are used to ensure the glossy metallic finish, as well as achieving the highest degree of durability and protection from colour fading caused by weathering.
This is the birth story of our head cover! For the hydrographic technique that is used on our carbon fibre series golf head cover, as well as how to make soft plush head cover, please stay tune, and I will explain to you all very soon!