Former Golf Clubs Welcome You Home

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We had a old garbage can that some of my husbands retired golf clubs ended up in. Our neighbor was graduating from high school and is an avid golfer. I wanted his gift to be personal and was racking my brain on what to get him as a graduation gift? As I was walking by the can holding the clubs, the lightbulb went off! I knew what to do with those old clubs!

Various kinds of clubs in really bad shape!

I found an old pine board in our stash. I sanded it, then painted the board this off white color.

My husband helped me cut the clubs down to the length I wanted. Then, he showed me how to clean them using a bench top grinder, using a buffing attachment. It was scary at first because it goes so fast. But, eventually I got the hang of it. Having the heavy duty leather gloves (I used welding gloves) was a must too. And Oh yes, I wore eye protection.

Shiny and newish looking!

Here all 5 pieces are cleaned, shiny and ready to go.

Another view!

Next, I laid the clubs out so that they looked even on the board. I drilled a hole the exact size of the shaft so it would fit snug. I then put Gorilla Glue in the holes to secure them and let them dry overnight. You will see in the last pictures how I turned the putter sideways. It just looked better that way.

I asked his parents if he had a certain saying he liked and they told me this one. I cut out vinyl using my Cricut machine and attached it to the board. To make it more “golfy”, (if that’s a word) I used golf ball shapes to replace the “i” and dot in the exclamation point.

Here is the completed project. I used a water based sealer on the board and attached a chain on the back to hang it up.

And hopefully he can use it in his apartment or house when he moves on!

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  • Mary Kay
    on Nov 25, 2019

    So you did the golf coat rack for your neighbor’s kid??!! WOW! He is either a GREAT kid or you are a FABULOUS neighbor! Bet both are true! Nice job!

    • Jody Harris
      on Nov 25, 2019

      Yes, he is and this way he won’t forget the neighborhood! (Hopefully!)

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