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Project by Tennessee posted 01-21-2014 09:23 PM 2923 views 58 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One day while browsing through a thrift shop, (yes, my wife and I haunt them, you would be surprised at the bargains.) I came across a big pile of golf clubs. I pulled out a few very old ones for my personal classic golf club collection, but then got online and started looking at golf club hat and coat racks. Most were rectangular and to be honest, somewhat boring. I thought I could do better. I pumped out a couple with the white oak, and my gallery manager went nuts over them, and then I got creative. Why couldn’t the wood look like an actual fairway? Paint a green on it, or use wood that lent itself to an actual golf fairway with green. My second attempt was to use the walnut with the sapwood on it, which simulates a sand trap. I added a discreet tee box and painted a flag in a knot area to look like a green. Then I built the large one with drivers, and put on the yardage, a tee box, two sandtraps and the outline of the green and a flag. I made it out of an older piece of poplar with a lot of that unwanted green tint in it, which kind of looks like grass.

I usually use a steel wire wheel to clean the clubs up, and sometimes buff them somewhat. I also cut the shafts with a HF speedy disc grinder at about 1/2 to 5/8 up from the actual clubhead, remove any plastic hosel, and epoxy the shaft into the wood. Most of the shafts fit nicely in a 21/64’s hole. Once the epoxy is dry, they are in there to stay. I put keyhole hangers in the wood on the backside, since I think the other methods look tacky, and with people taking hats and coats off and on, you want it secure to the wall. Keyholes are put on 16” or 24” centers, except for the small one, which is a 12” distance. I use the edge of my bench to decide how it should hang, and measure up from there. Since the “fairway” is usually wavy and not straight, it makes it easy to decide by eye.
Thanks for lookin’, and as always, copy if you want!
FYI, I average about 60-80 cents a club by buying somewhat in bulk from thrift shops. Pulled two pristine sets of five Titelist 5 irons with a bunch of other clubs today from a pawn shop for 60 cents apiece, and got the bag for free, which I will garage sale this spring. They are lying all over the place if you take the time to look. I price them out at $7 a head for irons, $12 a head for drivers. So the big one is listed at $80.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 09:30 PM

I dont golf, but even I think these are pretty cool!

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 09:36 PM

Hmmmm .. may have to steal ummm borrow this idea :)

Thanks for posting

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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Max

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 10:39 PM

Cool idea, they turned out nice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 11:17 PM

I heard there was a rash of golf clubs missing off of golf courses when their owners were not looking ,HMMMMM.
Of course I’m just kidding.
Very cool idea,nice work.

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 03:16 AM

Cool idea, thx for sharing

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#6 posted 01-22-2014 03:19 AM

Really cool idea.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 01-22-2014 04:40 AM

Paul,

Very clever idea! It’s obvious why it’s a popular item!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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djc4990

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#8 posted 01-22-2014 04:51 AM

made one of these a while back but never finished it…yours look much better than mine tho lol

-- Every bad idea is born in moms garage.

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#9 posted 01-22-2014 04:59 AM

Golf not my thing but love the idea Quite Cool projects.

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Tennessee

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#10 posted 01-22-2014 12:13 PM

Thanks to all, got two more to complete today!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#11 posted 01-22-2014 10:57 PM

Very creative, and good execution.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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Tennessee

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#12 posted 01-23-2014 01:10 PM

Thanks. Lots of view and favorites. Gonna create a shortage of junk golf clubs! Glad I bought a lot!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#13 posted 01-23-2014 01:39 PM

As a former avid golfer….

These are fantastic! Love the whole design concept & a great job at executing it!!!

Should a coat or hat fall off a hook/club….
Do you have to yell ”F O R E ! ! !” ???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#14 posted 01-23-2014 03:30 PM

These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing. You’ve already got my mind thinking of various designs and ideas based off of these racks.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Tennessee

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#15 posted 01-23-2014 07:44 PM

Randy, my wife asked the same thing! And Jonathan, as I improve them, I’ve thought of actually building up the wood in layers, sort of putting a 3D effect to the plaque so it would actually resemble a fairway. At that point, I could actually start duplicating famous holes in golf?

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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