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  • ChxDigLongBallChxDigLongBall MS 498Members Posts: 498
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    Have you seen these hickory alignment sticks? These are admittedly over priced, but if you customized them with club colors, or local school colors, it would be a nice gift that most people wouldn't splurge on for themselves...



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    I've thought about making these as a hobby to give to friends. Cool ides.









    Budget is a big driver here, as well as how hung up your membership is on the status associated with brand names....some good ideas already in this thread, but as you've noted what takes gifts from good to great is some sort of customization/personalization for the individual. A few ideas:
    • Recently laser engraving has gotten so good you can go so far as having someone's actual signature or even a selfie put onto an item in a matter of seconds. I have a business cary holder with my signature on it that is a great conversation starter.
    • I've seen leather embossers who will come on-site to add initials to items for not too much money
    • Nike and I think FootJoy have "design-a-shoe" programs where colors and even materials can be selected and then the shoes are sent after the event
    • If doing clothing, you can have an embroiderer come on-site to add initials


    In terms of the actual items - since golfers are obviously so picky with their gear and accessories, I find more lifestyle items to be popular. Stuff like a nice wallet, desk valet, even scorecard holder if your membership is into that. Also, depending on your membership, travel items can be cool - bag tag/passport case combos with club logo and initials, etc.


    That's the way I'm leaning. Thanks again. I've used most of these companies but if I decide to just do something custom stamped, I can handle that by myself. Much appreciated.



    Those are pretty cool. I haven't seen those. This may be an option. I believe I'm going to do a few smaller things that are very custom and then include some standard things like a putter cover and their choice of golf ball. These will probably be included now. Thanks.
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  • bjmdobjmdo SC 293Members Posts: 293
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    Things that I have liked:

    1) Maui Jim rep letting us pick any pair, cases with course logo

    2) Footjoy rep there letting us pick a pair of the loafers

    3) Last year received custom leather driver headcover with course logo and each individual's name on their cover. Really liked that one.
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  • stevopagolfstevopagolf  1474Members Posts: 1,474
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    I have received framed photo of one of the signature holes of the club which I have in my office. A "tool box", wooden holds a six pack with an old fashioned bottle opener on the side, has the club logo on it. They were creative items I have received.
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    I have received framed photo of one of the signature holes of the club which I have in my office. A "tool box", wooden holds a six pack with an old fashioned bottle opener on the side, has the club logo on it. They were creative items I have received.




    We did the Maui Jim thing about 6 years ago for a partner event and all of the players still wear their glasses when we have our partner conferences. Seems to be an easy win
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    While in the Marine Corps, I won the longest drive in our battalion tournament. What was the prize for such a remarkable achievement you ask? A neon Bud Light sign! It was proudly displayed in my barracks room for a while until it was broken due to some junior enlisted high-jinks.
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  • bu11dogbu11dog Raleigh, NC 1436ClubWRX Posts: 1,436
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    This is a cool topic and guys have shared some really cool ideas. I used to work at a club where we had the same problem.



    While not a gift...we tried making the tournament more of an experience as a whole by mimicking some of the stuff you see on tour. A few examples...on the range, we created little stands and would put player's names on them when they came up to the range to warm up. We also did an announcement with their name and where they were from on the first tee, especially if it was a member guest, but for members we often used their hometown. For past champions, we would share the years they'd won.



    I recognize that these aren't necessarily novel ideas...it sounds like you guys have it together, so you probably already do stuff like this. Just thought I'd share...
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14782ClubWRX Posts: 14,782
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    bu11dog wrote:


    This is a cool topic and guys have shared some really cool ideas. I used to work at a club where we had the same problem.



    While not a gift...we tried making the tournament more of an experience as a whole by mimicking some of the stuff you see on tour. A few examples...on the range, we created little stands and would put player's names on them when they came up to the range to warm up. We also did an announcement with their name and where they were from on the first tee, especially if it was a member guest, but for members we often used their hometown. For past champions, we would share the years they'd won.



    I recognize that these aren't necessarily novel ideas...it sounds like you guys have it together, so you probably already do stuff like this. Just thought I'd share...




    That’s cool with the names on the range.
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  • bu11dogbu11dog Raleigh, NC 1436ClubWRX Posts: 1,436
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    bu11dog wrote:


    This is a cool topic and guys have shared some really cool ideas. I used to work at a club where we had the same problem.



    While not a gift...we tried making the tournament more of an experience as a whole by mimicking some of the stuff you see on tour. A few examples...on the range, we created little stands and would put player's names on them when they came up to the range to warm up. We also did an announcement with their name and where they were from on the first tee, especially if it was a member guest, but for members we often used their hometown. For past champions, we would share the years they'd won.



    I recognize that these aren't necessarily novel ideas...it sounds like you guys have it together, so you probably already do stuff like this. Just thought I'd share...




    That’s cool with the names on the range.




    Yeah everyone seemed to like it. it wasn't all that difficult either.



    For anyone interested, we painted a few boards and put a couple of hinges on the inside so they would stand up on their own and put a hook on the front to hold the name. For the name plates, we bought some plastic sleeves, printed the names on card stock and hole punched them to hang on the hook. Then to dress them up we put molding around the edges and also used molding to frame where the names went.



    A lot of pop for a not a lot of effort.
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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool!  6336Members Posts: 6,336
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    A nice shoe bag embroidered with the events name and date.
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  • okiekevokiekev  4Members Posts: 4
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    Got a yeti tumbler with the club logo on it at one member guest... it was a big hit and they seemed to get a lot of use that weekend!
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  • johntchowjohntchow Irvine, CA 122Members Posts: 122
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    i played at a tournament at Torrey this year after the Farmers and they had a gift bag with bunch of logo'd items but the 2 that stood out for me were the:
    Torrey Pines branded backpack
    Torrey Pines logo'd putter cover, too bad i use a mallet though


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  • radimanradiman  4724Members Posts: 4,724
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    I have not participated in an event that has the type of items mentioned in this thread as a gift.  From the outside looking in, I would say that the Footjoy experience would trump most others.  Being able to get a nice new pair of shoes is pretty cool.  However, the Travis Matthew one sounds pretty sweet too.  I am a sucker for nice headcovers though.  So, something high quality with the tournament logo would be pretty nice too.
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  • arydolphinarydolphin  265Members Posts: 265
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    Played in a one day event a couple of years ago where the tee gift was a Mizzen and Main shirt.  We got to pick from 3 different options that they had on display, and then they drop-shipped the shirt to our homes.  It was a little different at the time, but now since they've signed Phil as an endorser I bet it would go over well as something that wouldn't be golf-specific.
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  • bu11dogbu11dog Raleigh, NC 1436ClubWRX Posts: 1,436
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    @ChxDigLongBall, I'd be interested to know what you finally decided on.

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  • Rift2gRift2g Wisconsin Golfer - SV intern  35Members Posts: 35
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    Seamus is pretty exclusive with who they work with it feels like but as they are getting bigger they are branching out. Seen some really cool Bag Tag/Bottle Opener combos that they can make and they turn out fantastic. Also their custom headcovers ALWAYS look nice.

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  • averysdadaverysdad  1284Members Posts: 1,284
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    At a private club member-member I went to last year, they had both FJ and Titleist reps there with tons of stuff. Everybody had $150 credit and you had time with the reps to choose whatever you wanted from FJ or Titleist. The prices were all reduced from standard everyday pricing. What they didn’t have on hand, was shipped directly to your home. As this process took a while, the bar was very busy and had a bang up night in tips. All participants loved it and was received so well, they’re doing it again this year. Seems like this would lessen the burden on your staff for thinking of the next great idea and putting the reps to work and moving some product to their benefit.

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  • mankumanku  799Members Posts: 799
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    I play in a number of charity events in Los Angeles during the year...I get a ton of garbage that gets given away or is gathering dust in the garage.
    Best gift is a gift card to Roger Dunn...it always gets used, and always makes me happy.
    Recently, a tournament had a big display by Olukai (flip flops/casual shoes from Hawaii...sort of)...was able to pick out something nice for my daughter which was nice.
    Bear in mind that I'm a minimalist...only have one pair of golf shoes, a few shirts and tops. One set of clubs.
    I often get more pleasure out of getting rid of stuff than accumulating it!

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  • dave williedave willie  825Members Posts: 825
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    Probably one of the best tournament tee gifts I've received (and most useful) was a Hydro Flask water bottle with the logo of the WA State Golf Association. They are great water bottles and I carry it with me all the time.

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  • Wolf4birdieWolf4birdie  413Members Posts: 413
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    I like the Jones stuff... Had a cooler bag in our cart last year and everyone loved it

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  • sklippsklipp  8Members Posts: 8
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    We did custom yardage books which included tips on how to play each hole.

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  • reelwarriorreelwarrior  23Members Posts: 23
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    All the typical tee gifts mentioned above already - love the Maui Jim idea.. will pass that along to our team.

    Our member-member included a bag towel with our names embroidered on it sitting on the seat of the cart on the last day.. Worth a mention as it was a nice surprise to walk away with (even though my gf has it on her bag.. haha)

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  • taylorx300taylorx300  1301Members Posts: 1,301
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    Contestant badge/ money clip was a cool tee gift, made me feel like a pro.
    Event logo shoe bag - can never have enough of those.

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  • CHuntsmanCHuntsman  860Members Posts: 860
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    I'm playing in a tourney tomorrow for one of our biggest clients. I haven't played in said tourney since 2013' Back then we got sized for new FJ's, Garmin S1 GPS watch, Titleist hat with their company logo, and some other small stuff. I will report back tomorrow with what was gifted this year.

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  • fsutankerfsutanker  323Members Posts: 323
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    I’ve played in the same MG for about 7 years now. The swag has ranged from not good to good/interesting. This year, they gave us 12 points to shop with and items included FJ shoes, coolers, speakers, insulated cups, balls, etc. seems folks were most excited about this setup over previous years. Something inexpensive I would appreciate is a yearly poker chip or ball marker, something consistent that you can collect over the years that you participate in the event.

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  • NC IA HackerNC IA Hacker  132Members Posts: 132
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    Going on planning my 6th and 7th fundraising tourneys this summer. Things that have gone over well:
    1. Shag bag coolers from Jones Golf. They offer very competitive tourney pricing on a bunch of items. We've been using them for at least 3 years now.
    2. JBL clip speakers. Attach right to the bag.
    3. Western birch tees- just a nice cheap giveaway to stock carts with.
    4. Yeti-esk cups/koozies

    We also do a last place gag gift award..."The crying towel", floral bucket hats, terribly colored visors. Shockingly these things are a hot commodity for the teams just out to have a good time.

    Good luck!

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  • soregongolfersoregongolfer Roseburg, OR 1428Members Posts: 1,428
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    Unique or fresh doesn't mean anything to me. I'm into something useful. A quality ball marker or divot tool means way more to me than something cute that'll find it's way to the bottom of my bag.

    Edit to add that it looks as if you've done some really cool stuff in the past. Keep it up, but be as inclusive and you can. The flask sounded nice, but lot of people like myself don't drink.

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  • Rift2gRift2g Wisconsin Golfer - SV intern  35Members Posts: 35
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    @NC IA Hacker said:
    Going on planning my 6th and 7th fundraising tourneys this summer. Things that have gone over well:
    1. Shag bag coolers from Jones Golf. They offer very competitive tourney pricing on a bunch of items. We've been using them for at least 3 years now.
    2. JBL clip speakers. Attach right to the bag.
    3. Western birch tees- just a nice cheap giveaway to stock carts with.
    4. Yeti-esk cups/koozies

    We also do a last place gag gift award..."The crying towel", floral bucket hats, terribly colored visors. Shockingly these things are a hot commodity for the teams just out to have a good time.

    Good luck!

    I like the Gag gift IMO Depending on the mood of the event if that makes sense. if its with people who can have a laugh and make fun of themselves its great. Also a fan of the Yeti mugs very useful for everyday coffee and what ever.

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  • GTgolfGTgolf  520Members Posts: 520
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    IMO:

    Go with something practical that people will USE.

    Leather driver/3w/h headboard with special logo
    Putter cover withe logo
    Flasks
    Cooler with logo - jones sports co makes some cool ones that say “member-guest legend” & “send it”.
    Sunglasses
    Aussie sun hats from imperial
    Towels
    Custom ball markers with course holes/hcp/yardages.
    Choice of a wedge with engraving
    Leather briefcase/mailbag with course logo

    Gifts that aren’t practical kinda drive me crazy. I’d rather get something I would use.

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  • jmont04jmont04  7Members Posts: 7
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    One thing that I got as a freebie at a tournament that I love and use all the time is a shoe bag...might have never bought one on my own but now my shoes are always in the bag. If they're in the trunk and grass or dirt is kept in the bag and if I need to grab my equipment it's golf bag and shoe bag and I'm gone.

    Mine is a little cheap one with a business logo on it, but of course you can choose a different level of quality and logo/personalization.

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  • dave williedave willie  825Members Posts: 825
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    @soregongolfer said:
    Unique or fresh doesn't mean anything to me. I'm into something useful. A quality ball marker or divot tool means way more to me than something cute that'll find it's way to the bottom of my bag.

    Edit to add that it looks as if you've done some really cool stuff in the past. Keep it up, but be as inclusive and you can. The flask sounded nice, but lot of people like myself don't drink.

    The flask (like a Hydro Flask) is for water. Very few players drink whiskey on the golf course nowadays. Insulated water flasks are great for keeping water cold and keeping you hydrated.

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