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Headcovers offer way to show Team U-S-A spirit

By Marty Hackel

If you're watching the action from Sochi, you know the Olympics provide a great excuse to show your national pride. What better way in golf to do so than with a USA headcover?

Jan Craig USA headcover (430).jpgChicago-based Jan Craig Headcovers has been helping golfers express themselves since 1962. High-profile clients include Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Tom Watson. In a game steeped in tradition, there are few ways you can transport yourself back in time the way Craig's iconic pom-poms can.

The classic design of these hand-knit headcovers (starting at $29) is a perfect option for any traditionalist. They're also customizable, letting you create distinctive looks with multiple colors and three-letter combinations. The choice of U-S-A makes an ideal gift for golfers inspired by the winter games in Sochi -- or with Olympic aspirations in 2016 when golf returns in Rio.