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  • Writer's picturePaul Hiller

Swagged Out: What’s Your Golf Trip Merchandise Go-To?

Updated: Apr 5

No golf trip is complete without some stylish swag to remember the experience. For me, I always purchase a yardage book. I love looking back at the book remembering specific shots I hit, and remembering the coolest features that make the course unique and special. The more vivid the yardage book, the better!

From embroidered polos to unique ball markers and flags, there are endless options when it comes to golf course merchandise. What is your go-to golf trip swag?

Whistling Straights golf putter cover and yardage book merchandise
Whistling Straights golf putter cover and yardage book merchandise

Course Apparel

Look good, feel good, play good. That's my rule of thumb. Golf course can help get you 1/3 of the way there, as well as a visual reminder of the courses you've played. Embroidered polos, hats, and weather-specific gear are classic choices. (Although my wife truly despises my favorite rain-proof bucket hat.) Courses partner with quality companies like Peter Millar, Nike, and Puma to curate seasonal gear with course-specific logos. The make and quality are always exceptional. This is a fantastic way to showcase your love for the courses you've conquered and even the ones that conquered you.

Golf Collectibles

Beyond the traditional choices, many golf courses offer unique collectibles that add a touch of personality to your golf trip memories. From major championship memorabilia to limited edition items, one-of-a-kind items make for exceptional conversation starters and cherished mementos. I’ve seen ashtrays produced from fallen trees (hello, fire hazard 🔥) or limited edition signed poster prints that make an excellent addition to any collection. The more unique or memory-filled, the better.

Budget-Friendly Golf Trip Merchandise

Ball markers and head covers make excellent and affordable souvenirs to commemorate your golf trip. Ball markers are great because they’re practical and cool reminder when you play at home. I tend to lose them if I play with them, so I’ll often buy one strictly for my collection. Head covers are also practical items you can take to the course to serve as a visual reminder of your trip and help you express your (sometimes brightly colored and hilarious) individuality. The trouble with head covers is if you play with them, they can look shabby quickly due to the normal wear and tear. The added bonus of most of these is the ability to squeeze them into your carry-on luggage without trouble.

Share Your Swag

Golf course merchandise is more than just a way to show off your style; it's a tangible connection to the memories and experiences of your golf trips. What’s your go-to golf course swag to commemorate your golf trips? Maybe you have a collection of embroidered polos from your favorite courses or a cigar box of unique ball markers that hold special significance. What golf trip swag best serves as a personal reminder of the courses you've played and the camaraderie you've shared? My latest personal go-to is a framed photo of my favorite hole with a golf pencil from the course attached.

The next time you embark on a golf trip, snag some swag and share it with us on social media! We want to hear your stories and experiences.

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